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January Dollar Books!

16 Dec

Hey BookTalkers, we have a special holiday treat for you… it’s the January $1 books! Click through for more! Continue reading

‘Tis the Season…for Snow Forts!

13 Dec

Last week we had the first snow of the season here in New York. Granted it was just some flurries, but it had everyone buzzing with excitement in our offices! So we thought we’d gather some of our favorite snow reads for when we get back inside after spending all day in the stuff!


Cynthia Rylant’s quiet lyrical text and Lauren Stringer’s beautiful illustrations together make Snow a wonderful love letter to, well, snow! It’s a perfect bedtime story after a full day of snowmen and snow angels for little ones. You can find it on SeeSaw December!

Sneezy the Snowman

This snowman cannot stay warm! Every time his friends try to help, he ends up melting and they have to rebuild him. Find out how they fix Sneezy’s snowy problem in this hilarious read-aloud on SeeSaw December!

Mouse’s First Snow

Join Mouse as he experiences all the best parts of winter! Ride along with him on his first sled, and watch as he and his father build his first snow house and as Mouse makes his own snow angel. This Firefly December title is perfect for beginning readers

The Magical Snowman

Told with simple text and engaging illustrations, The Magical Snowman is a story about friendship. Little Rabbit makes a snowman one morning, and while his father says the snowman isn’t real, Little Rabbit will find out just how real the snowman is! Available on Firefly December!

Where the Snowflakes Fall

With an adorable arctic seal on the cover, little readers will love this book all about arctic animals that live in snow! Find it on Honeybee this December!

Snow Science Pack

As an added bonus, on SeeSaw this December you can find a kit to make your own snow! (I won’t lie, I may bring this with me when I visit Florida!)

Sweet Dreams for You!

6 Dec

One of our favorite subjects for our little readers (and their parents!) is bedtime. And we’ve got quite a few bedtime books for you this winter, so there’s sure to be something for every kind of sleeper!

Twinkle, Twinkle, Time for Bed

A twist on the classic lullaby, this version of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” shows that even toys need to be tucked into bed. With its adorable illustrations and story-time tips for parents, this bedtime book is perfect for reading and being read to! You can find it on Honeybee this December.

I Love You, Stinky Face

While settling down to bed, Stinky Face has just a few questions for his mom. No matter who he is, whether he’s an alligator or a gross, smelly skunk, Stinky Face’s mommy will always love him. I Love You, Stinky Face is available on Honeybee December.

Little Critter: Just Go to Bed

We all know and love Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter. He’s just as precocious as ever in this great installment of the series. Little Critter does not want to go to bed, and he will do anything to get out of it! Just Go to Bed is on Honeybee December.

Bedtime for Little Bears!

Enjoy the season and bedtime by saying good night to all sorts of arctic animals in this adorable picture book. Bedtime for Little Bears! is on Firefly’s cover this December!

If Animals Kissed Good Night

Here’s the perfect book for you if you want to say good night to the rest of the animal kingdom! Told in rhyme, If Animals Kissed Good Night shows us all the different ways that animals say good night. Find it on Firefly December!

Happy Hanukkah, Everyone…and Happy Reading!

3 Dec

I love Hanukkah. I love the latkes (potato pancakes), the applesauce, the jelly doughnuts, the dreidels (spinning tops), and the gelt (chocolate candy coins). I love lighting the shamash on my menorah and the way my windowsill looks with the soft lights from the candles.

It’s really important to learn about the reasons we all partake in these traditions, as the holiday is about a really important time in Jewish History, one that can be shared by some of my favorite (yes, you guessed it) books.

Here are a few wonderful titles that can help you teach your class or family about these eight candle-latke-dreidel-filled nights:

Eight Wild Nights: A Family Hanukkah Tale. This Lucky November title by Brian P. Cleary showcases the wonders and traditions of the Hanukkah season in an amusing rhythmic text and brought to life with rich, colorful illustrations. This funny holiday read is sure to get each and every member of the family laughing! It even includes a paragraph summarizing the holiday.

Dreidel, Dreidel, Driedel, with pictures by Amy Cartwright, will help young kids sing and read the familiar words to the Hanukkah song. Featuring sparkly (and sturdy) pages and a pop-up dreidel that really spins, this book is an excellent Honeybee November choice for holiday celebrations that is sure to delight!

Hoppy Hanukkah is my new favorite title Hanukkah title. November Firefly showcases the talent of Linda Glaser, who has crafted as story about two little bunnies want to light all the candles and blow them out! But Mama and Papa explain to them how the candles are lit each night and the menorah is placed in the window for all to see. Grandpa and Grandma come over, too, and there are latkes (potato pancakes) to eat, presents to open, and a dreidel (spinning top) to play with.

What’s your favorite part about the holiday season?

December Dollar Books!

24 Nov

Hey BookTalkers, we have a special Thanksgiving eve treat for you and just in time for the holidays…it’s the December $1 books! Click through for more! Continue reading


23 Nov

It’s almost here, everyone–Thanksgiving is just around the bend. To celebrate, we thought we’d talk about some of our favorite books for this Thanksgiving!

Thank You Bear

Though not a traditional Thanksgiving picture book, Greg Foley’s Thank You Bear is a beautiful story about recognizing the value of thoughtfulness. Some of the other animals may not think that Bear’s gift for Mouse is anything special, but Bear’s doubts are laid to rest with Mouse’s exclamation that his present is the “greatest thing ever!” The soft illustrations and moving story make this a perfect book for younger and older readers alike. You can find Thank You Bear on Firefly this November!

I SPY Thanksgiving

On SeeSaw this November we have a brand new I SPY reader from Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick: I SPY Thanksgiving! This is a wonderful way to help your kids gain reading confidence and get them excited about all the traditional trappings of Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George

What can we say? It’s Curious George and Thanksgiving, so you can be sure there are a lot of laughs and heartfelt moments. George is so excited about Thanksgiving, he loves everything: the food, the parade, and especially his family and friends. Told through a series of fun, rhyming poems, this tabbed board book is perfect for little fingers. Find it on November’s Honeybee!

November Dollar Books!

20 Oct

It’s that time again…time to talk about November’s dollar book deals. Look at all the great books we’ve got for you in November! Click through for more!
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October’s Bestsellers

18 Oct

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

Picture Books

1.The Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz ($2 in Firefly)
2.Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie! by Judy Cox ($3 in SeeSaw)
3.Pinkalicious: Tickled Pink by Victoria Kann ($3 in Firefly)
4.The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by J. Elizabeth Mills ($3 in Firefly)
5.Countdown to Thanksgiving by Jodi Huelin ($2 in Firefly)

Transitional Readers and Early Chapter Books

1.Flat Stanley and the Haunted House by Jeff Brown ($3 in SeeSaw and Lucky)
2. Noodles: I’m Sorry! by Hans Wilhelm ($2 in SeeSaw)
3. Phineas and Ferb: Thrill-o-rama! ($4 in Lucky)
4.Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey by Herman Parish ($3 in SeeSaw)
5. Rainbow Magic: The Fairies’ Birthday Surprise ($3 in SeeSaw)

Chapter Books

1.Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary ($4 in SeeSaw and Arrow)
2. Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Book One: The Capture by Kathryn Lasky ($4 in Lucky and Arrow)
3.Goddess Girls: Athena the Brain by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams ($3 in Arrow)
4.The Best Halloween Ever by Barbara Robinson ($3 in Arrow)
5.I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis ($3 in Arrow)

Middle Grade

1.Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn ($3 in Arrow)
2.The Kind of Friends We Used to Be by Frances O’Roark Dowell ($3 in Arrow)
3.Z. Rex by Steve Cole ($4 in Arrow)
4.Million-Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica ($5 in TAB)
5.The Stone Child by Dan Poblocki ($4 in Arrow)

Young Adult

1.Slob by Ellen Potter ($4 in TAB)
2. Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eleventh Grade Burns by Heather Brewer ($5 in TAB)
3. Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Twelfth Grade Kills by Heather Brewer ($16 in TAB)
4.Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins ($7 in TAB)
5.To Die For by Christopher Pike ($7 in TAB)


1.Bats by Lily Wood ($3 in SeeSaw)
2.The Magic School Bus Fixes a Bone by Joanna Cole ($3 in SeeSaw)
3. Extreme 3-D: Piranha and Other Underwater Killers ($4 in Lucky and Wild! Math & Science)
4. Ten True Tales: Battle Heroes: Voices from Afghanistan ($3 in Arrow and TAB)
5. Who Would Win?: Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Velociraptor by Jerry Pallotta ($2 in 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.

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.

Happy 10th Birthday, Honeybee!

5 Aug

Put on your party clothes and take out the apple juice!  It’s time to celebrate Honeybee’s 10th anniversary!  Since 2000, this Book Club catalog for toddlers to fours has really grown up.

Back in 2000, Scholastic introduced Honeybee as a once-a-year catalog that would cater to the youngest children.  It was designed for caregivers who needed the perfect potty training book or the latest Karen Katz lift-the-flap.  We soon learned that these books are exactly what people were looking for; each time Honeybee was offered, its books would fly out of our warehouse.  It was all too clear that parents and teachers still wanted more… Continue reading