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Scholastic lists this month’s bestsellers

Scholastic is once again breaking down the past month's bestselling books based on purchases made through its US network of in-school Book Clubs. Read on for the top-five picture books, transitional readers, early chapter books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult and non-fiction from February-March 2011.
March 9, 2011

Scholastic is once again breaking down the past month’s bestselling books based on purchases made through its US network of in-school Book Clubs. Read on for the top-five picture books, transitional readers, early chapter books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult and non-fiction from February-March 2011.

The top-five picture books:

1. Little Critter: It’s Earth Day! by Mercer Mayer
2. The Easter Egg by Jan Brett
3. Happy Easter, Curious George by Margret and H.A. Rey
4. The Easter Story by Allia Zobel-Nolan
5. Splat the Cat: Where’s the Easter Bunny? by Rob Scotton

The top-five books for transitional readers:

1. Rango: Hero at Last by Annie Auerbach
2. I SPY an Egg in a Nest riddles by Jean Marzollo
3. Ant Hill: Picnic! A Day in the Park by Joan Holub
4. Biscuit Meets the Class Pet by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
5. Olivia Plants a Garden

The top-five early chapter books:

1. Puppy Place: Moose by Ellen Miles
2. Thea Stilton and the Cherry Blossom Adventure by Thea Stilton
3. The Pup Who Cried Wolf by Chris Kurtz
4. Pete & Penny’s Pizza Puzzles: Case of the Secret Sauce by Aaron Rosenberg
5. Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: Princess Mix-Up Mystery by Carolyn Keene

The top-five chapter books:

1. Goddess Girl: Artemis the Brave by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
2. I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis
3. Cupcake Diaries: The Cupcake Cure by Coco Simon
4. Fish by Gregory Mone
5. Goosebumps Horrorland® Hall of Horrors: Claws! by R.L. Stine

The top-five middle grade books:

1. Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
2. The Lost Children by Carolyn Cohagan
3. The Batboy by Mike Lupica
4. Empty by Suzanne Weyn
5. Dream of Night by Heather Henson

The top-five young adult books:

1. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
2. Missing by Catherine MacPhail
3. Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender
4. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
5. Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson

The top-five in non-fiction:

1. Caterpillars and Butterflies
2. River Monsters
3. 3-D Thrillers! Sharks and the World’s Scariest Sea Monsters
4. Whole-y Cow! Fractions Are Fun by Taryn Souders
5. From Tadpole to Frog by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Visit Scholastic’s Book Talk for more information about the monthly bestsellers list.

About The Author
Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

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