Scholastic Book Talk: May 2011 Best Sellers


Young Adult

1. Stolen Children by Peg Kehret ($3 in Arrow)
2. Cut by Patricia McCormick ($4 in TAB)
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ($7 in TAB andBookBeat: Teens Online)
4. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell ($5 in TAB)
5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins ($7 in TAB and BookBeat: Teens Online)



Middle Grade

1. The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan ($10 in Arrow and TAB)
2. The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan ($10 in Arrow and TAB)
3. Liar, Liar by Gary Paulsen ($12 in Arrow and TAB)
4. Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech ($4 in Arrow)
5. Fire World by Chris d’Lacey ($15 in Arrow and TAB)





1. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, Revised and Expanded by Jeff Kinney ($7 in LuckyArrow, and Spring Gift Books)
2. The LEGO® Book ($37 in SeeSawArrow, and Spring Gift Books)
3. Sea Horses ($3 in SeeSaw)
4. Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton and Sheryl Bark ($12 inArrow and TAB)
5. Summer Activities (Usborne) by Fiona Watt ($3 in Firefly)




Picture Books

1. Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink by Victoria Kann ($3 inFirefly)
2. Zoomer by Ned Young ($4 in SeeSaw)
3. Ready, Set, School! by Jacquelyn Mitchard ($2 inFirefly)
4. Ten Tiny Tadpoles by Debbie Tarbett ($2 inHoneybee)
5. Summer Wonders by Bob Raczka ($3 in Firefly)



Transitional Readers

1. I SPY a Butterfly riddles by Jean Marzollo, photos by Walter Wick ($2 in SeeSaw)
2. Barbie®: I Can Be a Pet Vet ($3 in SeeSaw)
3. Splat the Cat Sings Flat by Rob Scotton ($4 in SeeSaw)
4. Ant Hill: Picnic! A Day in the Park by Joan Holub ($2 inFirefly)
5. Ready for Kindergarten, Stinky Face? by Lisa McCourt ($3 inFirefly)




Early Chapter Books

1. Kitty Corner: Otis by Ellen Miles ($2 in Lucky and Spring Gift Books)
2. Calendar Mysteries: May Magic by Ron Roy ($2 inLucky)
3. Magic Tree House®: Summer of the Sea Serpent by Mary Pope Osborne ($3 in Lucky)
4.  The Summer Vacation from the Black Lagoon® by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee ($3 in Lucky)
5. Rio: The Junior Novel by Lexa Hillyer ($5 in Lucky)




Chapter Books

1. My Life as a Book by Janet Tashijan ($4 in Arrow)
2. Breakaway by Andrea Montalbano ($3 in Arrow)
3. The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies ($4 in Arrow)
4. Goosebumps Hall of Horrors: Night of the Giant Everything by R.L. Stine ($3 in Arrow)
5. Big Nate: From the Top by Lincoln Peirce ($6 in Lucky)



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