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April 2012: Best Selling Kids’ Books, New Releases, and More …

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 2, 2012

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:

The Art of Miss Chew

by Patricia Polacco

(Ages 5-8)

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

by Trenton Lee Stewart

(Ages 10-13)

Goddess Girls #8: Medusa the Mean

by Joan Holub and Suzanne Willams

(Ages 8-12)

Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin (His Fair Assassin Trilogy #1)

by Robin LaFevers

(Ages 14-17)

The False Prince (Ascendance Trilogy)

by Jennifer A. Nielsen

(Ages 10-14)


The best selling children’s books this month:


And Then It’s Spring

by Julie Fogliano

(Ages 4-7)

I Want My Hat Back

by Jon Klassen

(Ages 4-8)

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

by Sherri Duskey Rinker (Author), Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)

(Ages 4-8)

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories

by Dr. Seuss

(Ages 6-9)


The Fault in our Stars

by John Green

(Ages 14-17)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

by Ransom Riggs

(Ages 12 and up)

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

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-11)

The LEGO Ideas Book

by Daniel Lipkowitz

(Ages 8-12)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

by Brian Selznick

(Ages 9-12)



Switched (Trylle Trilogy)

by Amanda Hocking

(Ages 12 and up)

War Horse

by Michael Morpurgo

(Ages 9-12)

The Red Pyramid

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 10 and up)

The Book Thief The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

(Ages 14 and up)

Thirteen Reasons Why

by Jay Asher

(Ages 12 and up)



Big Nate Goes for Broke

by Lincoln Peirce

(Ages 8-12)


by Christopher Paolini

(Young Adult)

by Rick Riordan

P(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)

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.

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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.

  • Bianca,
    What a delight to have a website to turn to when needing the scoop on new books. I worked for a children’s book wholesale company before I “went back to school” as an elementary school librarian and I really miss getting to see the galleys and seeing all the new books coming out. I appreciate the emails and getting to see what’s up and coming and seeing new titles from “old friends.”

    April 5, 2012
    • Thanks for your incredibly KIND words! I’m thrilled that you enjoy TCBR.

      April 5, 2012

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