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Star Wars A Pop-Up Guide

Best Selling Picture Books | March 2014

The Children’s Book Review | March 2, 2014

Star Wars is always a popular theme among children and the Star Wars pop-up book that appears in this list has been a favorite among our readers since 2007.  At the beginning of the month we like to share a list of most popular picture books and our hand selected titles from the nationwide best selling picture books, as listed by The New York Times, hasn’t changed—continuing proof that the books by Tom Lichtenheld, Sherri Duskey Rinker, Eric Litwin, Oliver Jeffers, and Drew Daywalt are true favorites.

The Children’s Book Review’s Best Selling Picture Book

Star Wars A Pop-Up GuideStar Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy

By Matthew Reinhart

Sabuda and Reinhart Studios have created another spectacular pop-up book for George Lucas’s epic STAR WARS movies! Bestselling pop-up artist and engineer Matthew Reinhart has designed a thirtieth anniversary commemorative edition that comes packed with a variety of novelty features — pop-ups, working light sabers, pull tabs, and other interactive looks at the exciting and popular movies. This beautiful book will impress all fans of STAR WARS and gives a whole new perspective to the films.

Ages 7 and up | Publisher: Orchard Books | Oct. 15, 2007 | ISBN-13: 978-0439882828

Nationwide Best Selling Picture Books

What-Does-The-Fox-SayWhat Does the Fox Say?

By Ylvis, Christian Løchstøer; Illustrated by Svein Nyhus

Do you know what the fox says? Based on the hugely popular YouTube video with more than 200 million views, this picture book is packed full of foxy fun.

Dog goes woof. Cat goes meow. Bird goes tweet and mouse goes squeak…
But what does the fox say?

The lyrics of Ylvis’s YouTube sensation “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” meet Svein Nyhus’s playful illustrations in this irresistibly entertaining read-aloud picture book.

Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | Dec. 10, 2013 | ISBN-13: 978-1481422239

TheDayTheCrayonsQuitThe Day the Crayons Quit

By Drew Daywalt; Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated by the creator of Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me — now a #1 New York Times bestseller!

Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun.What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?

Kids will be imagining their own humorous conversations with crayons and coloring a blue streak after sharing laughs with Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers. This story is perfect as a back-to-school gift, for all budding artists, for fans of humorous books such as Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith, and for fans of Oliver Jeffers’ Stuck, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Lost and Found, and This Moose Belongs to Me.

Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Philome | June 27, 2013 | ISBN-13: 978-0399255373

PeteTheCatILoveMyWhiteShoesPete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes 

By Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin’ and groovin’ and singing his song…because it’s all good. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes asks the reader questions about the colors of different foods and objects.

Don’t miss Pete’s other adventures, including Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School ShoesPete the Cat and His Four Groovy ButtonsPete the Cat Saves Christmas, and Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Ages 4-8 | Publisher: HarperCollins | Mar. 2, 2010 | ISBN-13: 978-0061906220

SteamTrainDreamTrainSteam Train, Dream Train

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

The team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime! The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, bouncy kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls. Sweet and silly dreams are guaranteed for any budding train enthusiasts!

Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Chronicle Books | Apr. 16, 2013 | ISBN-13: 978-1452109206

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

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

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they’ll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.

Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Chronicle Books | May 4, 2011 | ISBN-13: 978-0811877824

The information for the best selling books 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 for their most current and up-to-date list.

There is no doubt that you’ll discover a great read-aloud picture book from this crop of best selling books. If you have a true Star Wars fan, you can discover more Star Wars books here.

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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