Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Little Ones May Not Like My Book

This week, Publishers Weekly released a list of the bestselling children's books of 2009. The list is divided into four categories: hardcover frontlist (books released in 2009), hardcover backlist (books released prior to 2009), paperback frontlist, and paperback backlist. The books are then grouped together based on the number of copies sold.

Thirteen Reasons Why made the hardcover backlist category for books selling between 200,000 and 299,999 copies. There are a total of thirteen books in that group.

Thirteen? How interesting...

So, which book do you think has the least chance of getting read at your public library's storytime?

The Poky Little Puppy
Janette Sebring Lowery, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren
Golden, 1996 (288,295)

The Big Blue Book of Beginner Books
P.D. Eastman
Random, 2008 (260,143)

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
Dr. Seuss
Random, 1996 (253,277)

Thirteen Reasons Why
Jay Asher
Razorbill, 2007 (240,807)

Hop on Pop
Dr. Seuss
Random, 1963 (240,196)

I Love You Through and Through (board book)
Bernadette Rossetti Shustak, illus. by Caroline Jayne Church
Scholastic/Cartwheel, 2005 (227,024)

Are You My Mother?
P.D. Eastman
Random, 1960 (226,766)

Are You My Mother? (board book)
P.D. Eastman
Random, 1998 (222,752)

Disney Bedtime Favorites
Disney Press, 2007 (220,329)

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (board book)
Eileen Christelow
HMH, 1998 (211,017)

The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg
Houghton, 1985 (209,500)

Dr. Seuss's ABC
Dr. Seuss
Random, 1960 (208,359)

The Going to Bed Book (board book)
Sandra Boynton
Little Simon, 1982

If anyone does see a librarian reading my book at storytime, please take a photo and send it to me!


Claire Dawn said...

I love your book. I would read it as a librarian! :)

Hiding from the boogeyman doesn't make him go away.

Lisa Yee said...

Well, seeing as 13 Reasons Why is a counting book, I'd say the board book version of Are You My Mother.

Jay Asher said...

I guess it is kind of a counting book. Never thought of it that way!

Unknown said...

Maybe I can coax our YA lib. into a pic with your book. I think he likes to be pictures.

Alethea said...

WOW. I'm hearing the Sesame Street song, "One of these things is not like the other..."