Thursday, November 10, 2011

Scholastic’s Holiday Gift List for Kids

The Scholastic Book fair has arrived at our school! I know I'm excited and so are the kids at school. I'm the chair once again this year so I've been extremely busy getting the fair organized and finding volunteers.

The other day while I was setting up some of the tables, I heard one little boy happily exclaim, "Look at all the Star Wars books! Awesome!" Yes, the fair is an awesome smorgasbord for book lovers. And for many of the area kids, it's likely the only time they get to see such a large array of books for purchase. Now I'm not saying that the selection of books at the fair is superb, but at least the fair does provide kids with some exposure to new books.

Since I'm not going to have a lot of time to blog right now, I thought I'd share with you Scholastic's preditions for the the most popular new titles this holiday season. I'm interested to find out what titles will be popular at our fair. Have you helped out at a book fair this year? What titles were bestsellers?

Scholastic’s Holiday Gift List for Kids:
(Click here for full list)

Picture Books

  • 10 Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Lois Ehlert (Simon & Schuster)
  • Can You See What I See? Toyland Express written and illustrated by Walter Wick (Scholastic)
  • If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond (HarperCollins)
  • The Man in the Moon written and illustrated by William Joyce (Simon & Schuster)
  • Pinkalicious: The Princess of Pink Treasury written and illustrated by Victoria Kann (HarperCollins)

Transitional Readers and Chapter Books

  • Clementine and The Family Meeting by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee (Disney Hyperion Books)
  • Fly Guy: Fly Guy vs. The Flyswatter! by Tedd Arnold (Scholastic)
  • Magic Tree House: Dogs in the Dead of Night by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Salvatore Murdocca (Random House)
  • Rainbow Magic: Magical Holiday Boxed Set by Daisy Meadows (Scholastic)
  • Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers by Dav Pilkey, George Beard, and Harold Hutchins (Scholastic)

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney (Abrams)
  • The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (Disney Hyperion Books)
  • The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 2: A King's Ransom by Jude Watson (Scholastic)
  • War Horse by Michael Morpurgo (Scholastic)
  • Wonderstruck written and illustrated by Brian Selznick (Scholastic)

Young Adult Fiction

  • Crossed by Ally Condie (Penguin)
  • Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (Random House)
  • Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion Books)
  • The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic)


  • How Cool Is This: An Up-close, Inside Look at How Things Work (DK Publishing)
  • The Hugo Movie Companion: A Behind the Scenes Look at How a Beloved Book Became a Major Motion Picture by Brian Selznick (Scholastic)
  • Lego Harry Potter: Building The Magical World (DK Publishing)
  • Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia (DK Publishing)
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not!: Special Edition 2012 (Scholastic)


Jackie Higgins said...

Oh, great list. I always try to throw a book in with all my nephews Christmas presents. I feel like I have a good feeling on what to buy for the little guys but the older ones can stump me. This list gives me a great starting point. Good luck with the book fair!

Little Wonders' Days said...

Nice list! Our book fair is coming up soon and I'll have to print this list to take with me.

Kristen M. said...

Good luck with your book fair! We got ours all setup on Wednesday and now I'm just waiting for Monday to come and the fair to get started! I can't wait to shop there too. :)