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Scholastic lists the year’s bestsellers

School is out and the results are in on Scholastic's bestselling books for the 2010-2011 school year. Read on for the top-five in picture books, transitional reading, early chapter books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult and non-fiction.
July 5, 2011

School is out and the results are in on Scholastic’s bestselling books for the 2010-2011 school year. The list is based on purchases made through Scholastic’s US network of in-school book clubs. Read on for the top-five in picture books, transitional reading, early chapter books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult and non-fiction.

The top-five picture books:

1. If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff
2. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
3. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! by Lucille Colandro
4. Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
5. Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

The top-five books for transitional readers:

1. Flat Stanley and the Haunted House
2. Disney Princess: A Fairy-Tale Fall
3. Clifford’s Busy Week by Norman Bridwell
4. Pinkalicious: Pink Around the Rink by Victoria Kann
5. Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles by Jane O’Connor

The top-five early chapter books:

1. Magic Tree House #41: Moonlight on the Magic Flute by Mary Pope Osborne
2. Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel
3. The Puppy Place: Bella by Ellen Miles
4. Ready, Freddy!: Apple Orchard Race by Abby Klein
5. Magic Tree House #29: Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osborne

The top-five chapter books:

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
2. The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future by Dav Pilkey
3. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
4. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
5. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

The top-five middle grade books:

1. The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
2. Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book Five: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
3. The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
4. The Kind of Friends We Used to Be by Frances O’Roark Dowell
5. Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

The top five young adult books:

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
4. Cut by Patricia McCormick
5. Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter

The top-five in non-fiction:

1. Bad Pets by Allan Zullo
2. Thirty Days Has September: Cool Ways to Remember Stuff
3. 3-D Thrillers!: Sharks and the World’s Scariest Sea Monsters
4. Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: Special Edition 2011
5. Guinness World Records 2010

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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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