Friday, December 18, 2009

Discover Bestselling Children's Books

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.

Independent stores:

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

Online Retailers:

Powell's Bestseller List

Barnes and Noble Top 100

Borders Kids Bestsellers

Amazon Bestsellers in Children's Books

Christian Bestsellers:

Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) Christian Kids Bestsellers

CBA Children's and Young Adult Best-Seller List
[pdf] Bestsellers


Eva said...

Hi! thanks for visiting my blog :) and thanks for the book recommendation, I'll have to check that one out :)

Bingo said...

Thanks for this. I always love it when USA Today Thursday comes as that's the "book" features day. I do like the NY Times list the best because it does divide it into different kinds like fiction, kids, non-fiction, etc. Good links to check and interesting to see who has different books. If I don't get by to say it have a wonderful Christmas and keep up the wonderful blogging about kids' books PLEASE as is it so important! (former reading teacher speaking, you can tell)

Jon Bard said...

Excellent resources! I've tweeted this to my folks...

Jon, Home of the Fightin' Bookworms