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

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 1, 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.

THE HOT SPOTS: THE TRENDS

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Summer Reading Tips & What to Read When

Kids’ Summer Reading Lists: Early-Fluent to Fluent Readers / Ages 6-10

THE NEW RELEASES

The most coveted books that release this month:

Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)

by Suzanne Collins

(Young Adult)

Artemis Fowl 7: The Atlantis Complex Artemis Fowl 7: The Atlantis Complex

by Eoin Colfer

(Ages 9-12)

The 39 Clues, Book 10: Into the Gauntlet The 39 Clues, Book 10: Into the Gauntlet

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

(Ages 9-12)

Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes (I Can Read Book 1)Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes

by Jane O’connor

(Ages 4-8)

Hunger Games Trilogy BoxsetHunger Games Trilogy Boxset

by Suzanne Collins

(Young Adult)

Sabotaged (Missing) Sabotaged (Missing)

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

(Ages 8-12)

Clementine, Friend of the WeekClementine, Friend of the Week

by Sara Pennypacker

(Ages 7-10)

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)

City DogCity Dog, Country Frog

by Mo Willems, Jon J Muth

(Ages 4-7)

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

by Simon Beecroft

(Ages 7 and up)

The Quiet Book The Quiet Book

by Deborah Underwood

(Ages 3-5)

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

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

by Lauren Kate

(Ages 12 and up)

by Maggie Stiefvater

(Young Adult)

PAPERBACK BOOKS

Pinkalicious: Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink Pinkalicious: Pinkalicious and t…
by Victoria Kann

(Ages 4-7)

Beezus and Ramona

by Beverly Cleary

(Ages 9-12)

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

by Sherman Alexie

(Ages 12 and up)

ShiverShiver

by Maggie Stiefvater

(Ages 13 and up)

The Book Thief The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

(Ages 14 and up)

SERIES BOOKS

Percy Jackson & the Olympians,

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9 to 12)

Pretty Little Liars Box Set: Books 1 to 4Pretty Little Liars

by Sara Shepard

(Ages 14 and up)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid,

by Jeff Kinney

(Ages 9 to 12)

The Twilight Saga CollectionThe Twilight Saga Collection

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 August, 2010

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

An Exquisite Vision: The Art of Lisbeth Zwerger
June 29 – Sep 26
Location: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, USA

Golden Kite, Golden Dreams: the SCBWI Awards
Jul 8 – Oct 1
Location: Abilene, TX, USA

Library Week
Aug 16 – 22
Location: New Zealand

The Children’s Book Council: Children’s Book of the Year Awards
Aug 20
Location: Australia

The Children’s Book Council: The Crichton Award for New Illustrators
Aug 21
Location: Australia

The Children’s Book Council: Children’s Book Week (Across the Story Bridge)
Aug 21 – 27
Location: Australia

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