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Scholastic lists this month’s bestsellers

Scholastic has once again 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 from September to October.
October 12, 2011

Scholastic has once again 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 from September to October.

The top-five picture books:
1. Who Will Carve the Turkey This Thanksgiving? by Jerry Pallotta
2. Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton
3. 10 Trick-or-Treaters by Janet Schulman
4. Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie by Herman Parish
5. Alpha Oops! H Is for Halloween by Alethea Kontis

The top-five books for transitional readers:
1. Inside a House That Is Haunted by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
2. Hello Kitty’s Fun Fall Day by Elizabeth Bennett
3. Strawberry Shortcake: Ballet School
4. Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl by Jane O’Connor
5. Dolphin Tale: A Tale of True Friendship by Emma Ryan

The top-five early chapter books:
1. Dolphin Tale: The Junior Novel
2. Magic Tree House: A Good Night for Ghosts by Mary Pope Osborne
3. Horrible Harry Goes Cuckoo by Suzy Kline
4. Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures #7: The Flying Chinese Wonders by Jeff Brown
5. Judy Moody, Girl Detective by Megan McDonald

The top-five chapter books:
1. Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger
2. Dear Dumb Diary: Me (Just Like You, Only Better) by Jim Benton
3. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret UFOs by Donald J. Sobol
4. Fourth Grade Fairy by Eileen Cook
5. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

The top-five middle grade books:
1. The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
2. How to Survive Middle School by Donna Gephart
3. The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
4. Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
5. Zombiekins by Kevin Bolger

The top-five young adult books:
1. Girl, Stolen by April Henry
2. I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
4. The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

The top-five in non-fiction:
1. National Geographic Kids: Bats by Elizabeth Carney
2. National Geographic Kids: Cats vs. Dogs by Elizabeth Carney
3. National Geographic Kids: Weird but True! 3
4. Skeletons by Lily Wood
5. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Special Edition 2012

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

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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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