Calde-Bump, Newbery Jump
The Caldecott and Newbery sell books.
How have the recent winners fared on the bestseller lists?
Here are the picture book bestsellers from last week (which takes data from before the awards were announced):
And here are the picture book bestsellers for this week:
Notice the change? Finding Winnie moved to number one, Last Stop on Market Street to number three, and Waiting moved into number five. Here’s hoping next week we see Trombone Shorty and Voice of Freedom move in as well.
As for Newbery, here are the middle grade bestsellers from last week:
And here are the middle grade bestsellers for this week:
The Newbery Medal winner, Last Stop On Market Street, made it’s move on the picture book list. Here we see honor The War That Saved My Life jump on the list at number six. Fingers crossed we see Roller Girl join in the fun next week.
But wait! Roller Girl did receive a Newbery jump, I just wasn’t looking in the right place. As Colby Sharp correctly points out in the comments, Roller Girl made a move on the Paperback Graphic Books list.
Here’s the list from last week:
And now, this week:
Take a look at number ten.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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