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October, 2011: Best Selling Kids’ Books, New Releases, and More …

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 1, 2011

Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site, the most coveted new releases and bestsellers.


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The most coveted books that release this month:

Heroes of Olympus, The, Book Two: The Son of Neptune

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-11)

Ranger’s Apprentice: The Lost Stories

by John Flanagan

(Ages 9-12)

If You Give a Dog a Donut

by Laura Numeroff (Author), Felicia Bond (Illustrator)

(Ages 3-7)

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

by Eric Carle

(Ages 0-5)

The Mysterious Benedict Society: Mr. Benedict’s Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums

by Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka

(Ages 8-12)

Dork Diaries 3 1/2: How to Dork Your Diary

by Rachel Renee Russell

(Ages 12 and up)

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales / With an Introduction by Lemony Snicket

by Chris Van Allsburg

(Young Adult)


The best selling children’s books this month:


Skippyjon Jones, Class Action

by Judy Schachner

(Ages 3-7)

Llama Llama Home with Mama

by Anna Dewdney

(Ages 3-5)


by Maurice Sendak

(Ages 4-7)

Press Here

by Herve Tullet

(Ages 4-8)

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes

by Eric Litwin

(Ages 3-7)



by Brian Selznick

(Ages 9-12)

Every Thing On It

by Shel Silverstein

(Ages 8-11)

LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

by DK Publishing

(Ages 12 and up)

The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: The Throne of Fire

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-11)

Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life

by Chris Tebbetts

(Ages 8-12)


The Maze Runner

by James Dashner

(Ages 12 and up)

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

by John Grisham

(Ages 8-12)

The Book Thief The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

(Ages 14 and up)

Thirteen Reasons Why

by Jay Asher

(Ages 12 and up)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

(Ages 12 and up)


by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9 to 12)

Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset

by Suzanne Collins

(Ages 12 and up)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of BooksDiary of a Wimpy Kid

by Jeff Kinney

(Ages 9 to 12)

Harry Potter BooksHarry Potter

by J. K. Rowling

(Ages 10 and up)

The 39 Clues

by various authors

(Ages 9-12)

This information was gathered from the New York Times Best Sellers list, which reflects the sales of books from books sold nationwide, including independent and chain stores. It is correct at the time of publication and presented in random order. Visit: www.nytimes.com.

Know of any kids’ literacy or author events that are happening during the months of October or November? Leave your suggestion in the comments field below.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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