September’s Bestsellers

21 Sep

What children’s titles are being read by children across America?  Check out these hot titles to see if the kids/students in your life are reading them. Take a look, and then let us know what your top reads are for September.

Picture Books

1. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn (SeeSaw)
2. If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff (SeeSaw)
3. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! by Lucille Colandro (SeeSaw)
4. Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney (Firefly)
5. Let It Fall by Maryann Cocca-Leffler (Firefly)

Transitional Readers and Early Chapter Books


1. Toy Story 3: The Great Toy Escape (SeeSaw)
2. The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future by Dav Pilkey (Lucky and Arrow)
3. Pinkalicious: School Rules! by Victoria Kann (SeeSaw)
4. Grow a Reader Collection (SeeSaw)
5. Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles by Jane O’Connor (SeeSaw)

Chapter Books


1. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary (Lucky and Arrow)
2. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (Lucky)
3. Mudshark by Gary Paulsen (Arrow)
4. Judy Moody Goes to College by Megan McDonald (Lucky)
5. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner (Teachers’ Picks)

Middle Grade


1. Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book Five: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (Arrow and TAB)
2. The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (Arrow and TAB)
3. School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari (Arrow)
4. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (Arrow)
5. Runaway Twin by Peg Kehret (Arrow)

Young Adult


1. Mockingjay Pack by Suzanne Collins (TAB and Teen Readers’ Club)
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (TAB)
3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (TAB)
4. Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick (TAB)
5. Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender (TAB)


1. Bad Pets by Allan Zullo (Arrow)
2. Thirty Days Has September: Cool Ways to Remember Stuff (TAB and Teachers’ Picks)
3. Guinness World Records™ 2010 (Lucky, Arrow, and TAB)
4. Top Secret Boy Stuff (Lucky and Arrow)
5. 3-D Thrillers!: Sharks and the World’s Scariest Sea Monsters (Lucky)

Scholastic Book Clubs’ Bestsellers are the most popular books offered across all age groups (PreK–8) each month. The ranking is based on the unit sales of titles available at the time through Scholastic Book Clubs. Books available each month for $1 are not included.

3 Responses to “September’s Bestsellers”

  1. bizemom October 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    Great to see what kids are reading. I know mine have fallen in love with two from that list.

    I can only hope my new book, Kanagroo’s Shoes, makes the ranks some day. It should be out in a month!

  2. Matt Henchen November 11, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    The idea of having a diary geared towards boys is a great and this ‘book’ did contain some interesting activities and prompts for boys to think about. However, the stickers and many of the activities and graphics were blatantly anti-female – “I hate Pink,” “Boys Rule,” “No Girls Allowed.” The book also praised highly disrespectful attitudes with stickers that read “whatever,” “I didn’t do it,” “Chief Troublemaker,” and “So.” The book also promoted narcissistic attitudes with stickers declaring – “Number 1 Dude,”Super Star,” “Legend,” and “Genius at Work”. As a high school teacher, I fight against these attitudes every day and it is shocking to see such rubbish sold in school bookdrives.

    • Jen A. January 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

      Hi Matt, thanks for your post. We always appreciate hearing opinions from the teachers and students we serve, and want you to know we have passed along your comments to our editors. Thank you again for letting us know your thoughts.

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