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

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 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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2010 Children’s Choice Book Awards Nominees

Author Interview: Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams (Goddess Girls series)

THE NEW RELEASES

The most coveted books that release this month:

I Shall Wear Midnight I Shall Wear Midnight

by Terry Pratchett

(Young Adult)

Torment (Fallen)Torment (Fallen)

by Lauren Kate

(Young Adult)

Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpecte…

by Mo Willems

(Ages 3-7)

This Isn't What It Looks Like (Secret Series) This Isn’t What It Looks Like (S…

by Pseudonymous Bosch

(Ages 8-12)

Olivia Goes to Venice Olivia Goes to Venice

by Ian Falconer

(Ages 3-7)

We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) We Are in a Book!

by Mo Willems

(Ages 3-7)

The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets

by Roald Dahl

(Ages 8-12)

My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story

by Jamie Lee Curtis

(Ages 4-8)

Buzz Boy And Fly Guy Buzz Boy And Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold

(Ages 4-8)

Zen Ghosts Zen Ghosts

by Jon J. Muth

(Ages 4-8)

Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find YouWherever You Are: My Love Will Follow

by Nancy Tillman

(Ages 4-8)

On the Blue CometOn the Blue Comet

by Rosemary Wells

(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)

It's a Book It’s a Book

by Lane Smith

(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 Very Fairy Princess

by Julie Andrews

(Ages 4-8)

CHAPTER BOOKS

Dork Diaries 2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party GirlDork Diaries 2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl

by Rachel Renée Russell

(Ages 9-13)

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)

LingerLinger

by Maggie Steifvater

(Young Adult)

PAPERBACK BOOKS

Scat Scat

by Carl Hiaasen

(Ages 9-12)

Beezus and RamonaBeezus 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 and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3) 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 KidDiary 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

Lisa Brown
Fri, Sept 3, 2010, 7:00 PM
Location:
Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA, USA
Featured Book: Picture the Dead

Brian Lies
Fri, Sept 17, 2010, 3:00 PM
Location:
Hicklebee’s 1378 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA, USA
Featured Book: Bats at the Ballgame

Jennifer Fosberry
Sat, Sept 18, 2010, 2:00 PM
Location:
Barnes & Noble El Cerrito Plaza, 6050 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA, USA
Featured Book: My Name is not Isabella

Jennifer Fosberry
Sun, Sept 19, 2010, 11:30 PM
Location:
Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA, USA
Featured Book: My Name is not Isabella

Jennifer Fosberry
Mon, Sept 20, 2010, 4:30 PM
Location:
Mrs. Nelson’s, 1030 Bonita Avenue, La Verne, CA, USA
Featured Book: My Name is not Isabella

Margaret Peterson Haddix
Mon, Sept 20, 2010, 7:00 PM
Location:
Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA, USA
Featured Book: Sabotaged

Gordon Korman
Tues, Sept 21, 2010, 3:00 PM
Location:
Hicklebee’s 1378 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA, USA
Featured Book: Framed

Sara Pennypacker & Marla Frazee
Fri, Sept 24, 2010, 3:00 PM
Location:
Hicklebee’s 1378 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA, USA
Featured Book: Clementine: Friend of the Week

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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