Top 10 Best Selling Children’s Books March 2012

Top 10 Best Selling Children’s Books March 2012

Your kids will giggle with glee as they enjoy the best-selling kids books on the market today.

1. The Lorax (Classic Seuss) 6. Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
2. The Serpent’s Shadow 7. Fancy Nancy’s Elegant Easter
3. Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny! 8. Max’s Easter Surprise (Max and Ruby)
4. Easter Bugs : A Springtime Pop-up 9. Moo Baa La La La
5. Where Are Baby’s Easter Eggs? 10. Potty (Leslie Patricelli board books)

1. The Lorax (Classic Seuss)

List Price: $14.95
Price: $8.97
You Save: $5.98 (40%)

When Dr. Seuss gets serious, you know it must be important. Published in 1971, and perhaps inspired by the “save our planet” mindset of the 1960s, The Lorax is an ecological warning that still rings true today amidst the dangers of clear-cutting, pollution, and disregard for the earth’s environment. In The Lorax, we find what we’ve come to expect from the illustrious doctor: brilliantly whimsical rhymes, delightfully original creatures, and weirdly undulating illustrations. But here there is also something more–a powerful message that Seuss implores both adults and children to heed.

The now remorseful Once-ler–our faceless, bodiless narrator–tells the story himself. Long ago this enterprising villain chances upon a place filled with wondrous Truffula Trees, Swomee-Swans, Brown Bar-ba- loots, and Humming-Fishes. Bewitched by the beauty of the Truffula Tree tufts, he greedily chops them down to produce and mass-market Thneeds. (“It’s a shirt. It’s a sock. It’s a glove. It’s a hat.”) As the trees swiftly disappear and the denizens leave for greener pastures, the fuzzy yellow Lorax (who speaks for the trees “for the trees have no tongues”) repeatedly warns the Once-ler, but his words of wisdom are for naught. Finally the Lorax extricates himself from the scorched earth (by the seat of his own furry pants), leaving only a rock engraved “UNLESS.” Thus, with his own colorful version of a compelling morality play, Dr. Seuss teaches readers not to fool with Mother Nature. But as you might expect from Seuss, all hope is not lost–the Once-ler has saved a single Truffula Tree seed! Our fate now rests in the hands of a caring child, who becomes our last chance for a clean, green future… Click Here for More

2. The Serpent’s Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, Book Three)

List Price: $19.99
Price: $11.40
You Save: $8.59 (43%)

He’s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. The Kanes’ only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent’s own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent’s shadow . . . or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld.
Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles… Click Here for More

3. Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny!

Price: $6.99

Duck & Goose are back! New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate spring in this sturdy board book. Duck & Goose have lots of ideas about how to find the Easter Bunny, but will they succeed? Preschoolers won’t be able to resist this latest board book featuring Duck & Goose, lots of colorful eggs, and the Easter Bunny.

TAD HILLS is the author and illustrator of the ALA Notable Book Duck & Goose
and Duck, Duck, Goose, both New York Times bestsellers. His Duck & Goose board books include the ALA Notable Book What’s Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites (Duck & Goose), and the Indie bestsellers, Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin and Duck & Goose, It’s Time for Christmas!. He is also the author-illustrator of the New York Times bestselling How Rocket Learned to Read, which Kirkus Reviews calls “a paean to the joy of reading and the teachers that inspire it. Lovely… Click Here for More

4. Easter Bugs : A Springtime Pop-up by David A Carter

List Price: $10.95
Price: $6.57
You Save: $4.38 (40%)

David A. Carter, paper engineer extraordinaire, is back with more pop-up bugs! Fans of The 12 Bugs of Christmas: A Pop-up Christmas Counting Book by David A. Carter, Alpha Bugs (mini edition): A Pop-up Alphabet, Love Bugs Mini Edition, and the other silly pop-ups in Carter’s insect series, will be delighted at the new surprises in store with Easter Bugs. “Spring has sprung and left winter behind. How many Easter Bugs can you find?” Who’s in the dip-dyed rainbow egg? How about the egg with baby blue dots? The jeweled egg? The purple peekaboo egg? Inside each brightly decorated egg waits a new bug, unlike any you’ll ever see in nature (unless genetic engineering goes awry). There’s the fluffy yellow Chick-Chick Bug, with touchable fleecy soft fur. And some shiny silver Raindrop Bugs. There’s even a bucktoothed Bunny Bug with turquoise spots. For a spectacular finale, Carter constructs a basket full of every insect depicted. Kids will have a grand old time guessing what kind of creepy-crawly critter lies behind each egg. Here’s one delicious Easter treat that won’t cause cavities! (Ages 3 to 6)… Click Here for More

5. Where Are Baby’s Easter Eggs?: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Price: $7.99

Little ones will love lifting the large, sturdy flaps in this sweet, irresistible board book to find Baby’s Easter eggs. Where could they be? Children will discover colorful springtime objects under each of the six sturdy flaps until… they find Baby’s Easter eggs in a fold-out finale.

Karen Katz has written and illustrated more than fifty picture books and novelty books including the bestselling Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? A Lift-the-Flap Book After graduating from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, she attended the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture where she became interested in folk art, Indian miniatures, Shaker art and Mexican art. Her book, Counting Kisses, was a Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2002 Gold Seal Award Winner. Karen, husband Gary Richards, and their daughter, Lena, divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York… Click Here for More

6. Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

List Price: $14.99
Price: $8.99
You Save: $6.00 (40%)

Although this book was around when many of today’s parents were youngsters, it has remained a steadfast must-have in every toddler’s library. For starters, it’s a great vocabulary guide that names the many things that go (and some that haven’t a prayer of going, but are great fun to imagine anyway). It’s also teeming with detail-rich scenes and characters on every page, teaching children the rewards of looking long and closely (such as finding the hidden “Goldbug” in each spread). Along the way it entertains with the silly and slapstick–everything from toothpaste and toothbrush cars to six fire department vehicles that show up to extinguish a ladybug-size fire in a miniature pink convertible. What’s most amazing about this book, however, is its longevity. When you purchase it for your fledgling talker, you should consider it an investment. Even 11-, 12-, and 13-year-olds are known to pore over the book nostalgically, cooing at Lowly Worm and eagerly tracking Officer Flossie’s book-long chase after that irresponsible, speedster driver in a cowboy hat. (Ages 2 and older)… Click Here for More

7. Fancy Nancy’s Elegant Easter

Price: $6.99

Nancy prepares an elegant Easter affair in this fancy new lift-the-flap book!

Throwing a fabulous and fancy Easter party is a very big job—and Nancy and Bree are in charge of decorating! This book includes thirteen flaps that open to reveal hidden surprises that will delight all festive Fancy Nancy fans!

Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser are the author and illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series. Jane lives with her family in New York City. Robin lives with her family in Southern California… Click Here for More

8. Max’s Easter Surprise (Max and Ruby)

Price: $3.99

Ruby and her friend Louise are decorating Easter eggs, but Max wants to have an Easter Parade. Big sister Ruby tells Max that the Easter Parade is tomorrow, but that he can help today by carrying all the decorated eggs to the Easter basket. But Max doesn’t want to just carry the eggs… he wants to march them in a parade… Click Here for More

8. The Care and Keeping of You (American Girl) (American Girl Library)

Price: $9.95                8th-place tie

The bestselling guide has sold more than 3 million copies! It answers all the questions preteen girls have about their bodies, from healthy eating to bra buying to periods. It offers guidance on basic hygiene and health without addressing issues of sexuality.

The book coveres a lot of self care like teeth brushing, showering, and the basics. The last part of this book is about menstruation and body hair. There is no sex talk like some other puberty books. I highly recommend this book for any girl about to hit puberty. Or any parent that just can’t quite work up the nerve to discuss ‘those things’… Click Here for More

9. Moo Baa La La La

Price: $5.99

Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.

Sandra  Boynton is a popular American humorist, songwriter, children’s author and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than forty books for both children and adults, as well as over four thousand greeting cards, and four music albums. Although she does not license her characters to be redrawn or adapted, she has herself designed—for various companies—calendars, wallpaper, bedding, stationery, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, and plush toys… Click Here for More

10. Potty (Leslie Patricelli board books)

Price: $6.99

A new toddler title charts a crucial achievement. There comes a point in a toddler’s life when going in one’s diaper is only one possible option, and the question must be raised: “Should I go in my potty?”

With pitch-perfect humor and pacing, Leslie Patricelli follows the inner dialogue (sure to have little ones shouting responses) and hilarious actions of everyone’s favorite Baby, winding up with an over-the-top look of surprise and delight that will have both parents and offspring laughing out loud–“I did it!”… Click Here for More

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Copyright 2012 David Masters