Having a hard time keeping up with the trends in the children's book world? One way to discover new books is to take a look at the bestselling lists. I've found several lists available online. Publication frequency varies and some of the links go directly to children's books lists while several others link to the main list and have a separate category for kid's books. My favorite resources are the Indie (Independent Bookstore weekly list) and the New York Times Children's Book List.
With Christmas approaching quickly, several holiday themed books appear on the lists: Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas, The Christmas Magic, The Christmas Sweater, The Night Before Christmas, The Spirit of Christmas, The Polar Express and more.
Remember, books make great last minute gifts! Are you giving books for the holidays? Is your favorite bestseller list missing? Please let me know and I'll make sure to add it.
National Indie Bestsellers (published weekly)
The Heartland Indie Bestseller List (Midwest Region - other regions available for viewing)
The New York Times Bestseller List (published weekly)
USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list
Publisher's Weekly Latest BestSellers of Children's Fiction Books
Powell's Bestseller List
Barnes and Noble Top 100
Borders Kids Bestsellers
Amazon Bestsellers in Children's Books
Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) Christian Kids Bestsellers
CBA Children's and Young Adult Best-Seller List [pdf]