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

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

Llama Llama Home with Mama

by Anna Dewdney

(Ages 1-5)

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers: Book 1: The Medusa Plot

by Gordon Korman

(Ages 8-12)

Big Nate on a Roll

by Lincoln Peirce

(Ages 8-11)

Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book

by Tom Angleberger

(Ages 9-12)

Aphrodite the Diva (Goddess Girls)

by Joan Holub

(Ages 8-12)


The best selling children’s books this month:


Skippyjon Jones, Class Action

by Judy Schachner

(Ages 3-7)


by Victoria Kann

(Ages 5-8)

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

by Phillip C. Stead

(Ages 2-6)

LEGO Harry Potter

by DK Publishing

(Ages 6-14)

Press Here

by Herve Tullet

(Ages 4-8)


The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: The Throne of Fire

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-11)

What Happened to Goodbye

by Sarah Dessen

(Ages 12 and up)

The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus, Book One      The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-12)

The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-11)

Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life

by Chris Tebbetts

(Ages 8-12)


Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

by John Grisham

(Ages 8-12)

Along for the Ride

by Sarah Dessen

(Ages 12 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)

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

by J. K. Rowling

(Ages 10 and up)

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

by Sara Shepard

(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. Visit: www.nytimes.com.

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

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.

  • Great list, Bianca. Thanks. I write contemporary middle grade and it’s nice to see some titles listed that don’t include witches, wizards and such.

    August 2, 2011
    • SO glad that you enjoyed the list! We certainly try to have multiple genres represented whenever we can.

      August 2, 2011

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