Scholastic Book Clubs 2010-2011 Bestsellers List Includes Classic Favorites and Hot New Titles

Exciting new titles to be offered for back-to-school 2011-2012

New York, NY — June 29, 2011 — Scholastic Book Clubs today announced the bestselling children’s books of the 2010-2011 school year in each of seven categories: picture books, transitional readers, early chapter books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult, and nonfiction.

"This year we saw kids truly embrace the power of choice, with popular genres including mythology, humor and a continual growth of young adult titles," said Judy Newman, President of Scholastic Book Clubs. "We see younger kids choosing books with favorite characters, such as Clifford and Flat Stanley, while middle grade readers are going beyond vampires and reading historical fiction and books about real teen issues."

The Scholastic Book Clubs bestsellers in 2010-2011 are:

Picture books
If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond (HarperCollins)
Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak (Tanglewood Press)
There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee (Cartwheel / Scholastic)
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner and Mark Buehner (Dial / Penguin)
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney (Viking / Penguin)

Transitional Readers
I Can Read: Flat Stanley and the Haunted House by Jeff Brown, Lori Haskins Houran and Macky Pamintuan (HarperCollins)
Step into Reading: A Fairy-Tale Fall by Apple Jordan and Francesco Legramandi (Random House)
Scholastic Reader: Clifford's Busy Week by Norman Bridwell (Cartwheel / Scholastic)
I Can Read: Pinkalicious: Pink around the Rink by Victoria Kann (HarperCollins)
I Can Read: Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser (HarperCollins)

Early Chapter Books
Magic Tree House #41: Moonlight on the Magic Flute by Mary Pope Osborne (Random House)
Bad Kitty Vs Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel (Roaring Brook / Macmillan)
The Puppy Place: Bella by Ellen Miles (Scholastic)Ready, Freddy: Apple Orchard Race by Abby Klein (Scholastic)
Magic Tree House #29: Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osborne (Random House)

Chapter Books
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney (Amulet / Abrams)
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future by Dav Pilkey (Blue Sky Press / Scholastic)
Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary (HarperCollins) 

Middle Grade
The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (Hyperion)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (Hyperion)
The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (Hyperion)
The Kind of Friends We Used to Be by Frances O'Roark Dowell (Atheneum / Simon & Schuster)
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine (Puffin / Penguin)

Young Adult
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (Bantam / Random House)>br> Cut by Patricia McCormick (Push / Scholastic)
Gallagher Girls: Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter (Hyperion)

Bad Pets by Allan Zullo (Scholastic)
Thirty Days Has September: Cool Ways To Remember Stuff by Chris Stevens (Scholastic)
3-D Thrillers: Sharks and the World's Scariest Sea Monsters (Scholastic)
Ripley's Special Edition 2011 (Scholastic)
Guinness World Records 2010: The Book of the Decade by Guinness World Records (Guinness World Records)

The bestsellers were chosen based on unit sales data of titles available through Scholastic Book Clubs from September 2010 through June 2011. Special offer books available each month for $1 are not included.

Book Clubs will feature new titles during the 2011-2012 school year, like Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers by Dav Pilkey, Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney, Heroes of Olympus, Book 2: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan, Skippyjon Jones: Class Action by Judy Schachner, and Llama Llama Home with Mama by Anna Dewdney.

Each month, Scholastic Book Clubs will continue to offer a $1 book to help make quality books affordable for every child.

To find out more about Scholastic Book Clubs offers and connect with editors and other book lovers, check out Scholastic Book Clubs’ Book Talk blog and Facebook page.

About Scholastic Book Clubs:
For more than 60 years, Scholastic Book Clubs has provided monthly catalogues offering top quality books and reading materials from all publishers to teachers and students in pre-school through high school. Six different Scholastic Book Clubs reach over one million teachers each month, providing the most sought-after titles at affordable prices for children in classrooms nationwide. Over 90% of all elementary school teachers in the United States participate in Scholastic Book Clubs. Today, more than half of the orders from parents and teachers are received online through Scholastic Book Clubs' new online ordering system.


Kristen Joerger