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What’s Hot in June, 2010? Author Events, Best Selling Kids’ Books, and More …

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 3, 2010

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

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THE NEW RELEASES

The most coveted books that release this month:

City DogCity Dog, Country Frog

by Mo Willems, Jon J Muth

(Ages 4-7)

Fancy NancyFancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It’s Beauty Day

by Jane O’connor, Robin Preiss Glasser

(Ages 4-8)

Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by Mo Willems

(Ages 4-8)

Pinkalicious: School Rules! (I Can Read Book 1) Pinkalicious: School Rules! (I Can Read Book 1)

by Victoria Kann

(Ages 5-8)

Naruto, Vol. 48 (Naruto (Graphic Novels)) Naruto, Vol. 48 (Naruto (Graphic Novels))

by Masashi Kishimoto

(Ages 6-9)

The SecretThe Secret Lives of Princesses

by Philippe Lechermeier, Rebecca Dautremer

(Ages 7-9)

Dark Flame (Immortals) Dark Flame (Immortals)

by Alyson Noel

(Young Adult)

The Twilight Saga Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie   Companion The Twilight Saga Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

by Mark Cotta Vaz

(Young Adult)

THE BEST SELLERS

The best selling children’s books this month:

PICTURE BOOKS

Ladybug GirlLadybug Girl at the Beach

by Jacky Davis, David Soman

(Ages 3-7)

The Very Fairy Princess

by Julie Andrews

(Ages 4-8)

Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire! Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire!

by Jane O’connor

(Ages 4-8)

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

by Simon Beecroft

(Ages 7 and up)

Instructions Instructions

by Neil Gaiman

(Ages 7-12)

CHAPTER BOOKS

Big Nate: In a Class by Himself Big Nate: In a Class by Himself

by Lincoln Peirce

(Ages 8-12)

The Hunger Games The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

(Ages 12 and up)

Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)

by Suzanne Collins

(Ages 12 and up)

Fallen Fallen

by Lauren Kate

(Ages 12 and up)

The Carrie Diaries The Carrie Diaries

by Candace Bushnell

(Ages 14 and up)

PAPERBACK BOOKS

Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, LATE Night Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, Late Night

by Jane O’connor

(Ages 4-8)

Savvy Savvy

by Ingrid Law

(Ages 8-12)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

(Ages 12 and up)

If I Stay If I Stay

by Gayle Forman

(Ages 12 and up)

The Book Thief The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

(Ages 14 and up)

SERIES BOOKS

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3) Percy Jackson & the Olympians,

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9 to 12)

How to Train Your Dragon Book 1 How to Train Your Dragon

by Cressida Cowell

(Ages 9-12)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Diary of a Wimpy Kid,

by Jeff Kinney

(Ages 9 to 12)

The Twilight Saga Collection The Twilight Saga

by Stephenie Meyer

(Ages 12 and up)

House of Night, Books 1-4 (Marked / Betrayed / Chosen / Untamed)House of Night

by P. C. Cast

(Ages 14 and up)

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. To see the full list you can visit: www.nytimes.com.

KIDS’ LITERATURE EVENTS: CIRCA May, 2010

It’s no secret that it’s cool to read. Where can you be seen promoting literacy and encouraging kids to read?

Canadian Library Association National Conference and Trade Show
Jun 2 – 5
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Know of any kids’ literacy or author events that are happening during the month of May or June? 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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