The Bestselling Children’s Books of the Week
Way back in the blog history, I did a regular check-in on the New York Times bestsellers of the week. For some reason, the mood struck me to take a peek at the books that are topping the list right now.
So here we go . . .
First up, picture books:
We’ve got a variety of titles here: we have a celeb book that tops the list, a couple hints that folks are getting ready for Halloween (Grumpy Monkey Don’t Be Scared and The Bad Seed), and a character that lives on the bestseller list, back with a winter/Christmas tale (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Sleigh).
Now, to the middle grade:
Wonder, Wonder, Wonder – it’s the book that won’t stop selling. Incredible run for Wonder. Alan Gratz is also in the top five – a familiar place for him these days. I love seeing A Horse Named Sky in there – a lesser known book from a great imprint (Greenwillow). And what modern list of bestsellers would be complete without Rick Riordan and Harry Potter?
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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