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Scholastic lists this month’s bestsellers

With kids back to the books, Scholastic has broken 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, transitional, early chapter, chapter, middle grade, young adult and non-fiction books so far this year.
September 14, 2011

With kids back to the books, Scholastic has broken 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, transitional, early chapter, chapter, middle grade, young adult and non-fiction books so far this year.

The top-five picture books:

1. Pirates Go to School by Corinne Demas

2. Little Critter: The Best Show & Share by Mercer Mayer

3. Smurfs: A Smurfin’ Big Adventure

4. Huggapotamus by Steve Metzger

5. Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark by Deborah Diesen

The top-five books for transitional readers:

1. A Hippopotamus Ate the Teacher by Mike Thaler

2. Pinkalicious: Pinkie Promise by Victoria Kann

3. Cars 2: Secret Agent Mater

4. Mouse Loves School by Lauren Thompson

5. The Magic School Bus® in the Bat Cave

The top-five early chapter books:

1. Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel

2. Super Diaper Baby 2 by Dav Pilkey

3. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer by Megan McDonald

4. My Weirder School: Miss Child Has Gone Wild by Dan Gutman

5. Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension

The top-five chapter books:

1. Big Nate on a Roll by Lincoln Peirce

2. Faith, Hope & Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

3. Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen

4. Lawn Boy Returns by Gary Paulsen

5. Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret

The top-five middle grade books:

1. Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

2. School of Fear: Class Is Not Dismissed by Gitty Daneshvari

3. Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

4. Firestorm! by Joan Hiatt Harlow

5. Kane Chronicles #2: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

The top-five young adult books:

1. Torn by Margaret Peterson Haddix

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

3. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

4. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

The top-five in non-fiction:

1. Ten True Tales: Heroes of 9/11 by Allan Zullo

2. Miracle Pets by Allan Zullo

3. U.S. Navy SEALs

4. Guinness World Records 2011

5. Who Would Win? Hammerhead vs. Bull Shark by Jerry Pallotta

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

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