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Children's Picture Books
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Pub Date Units
2014 YTD
1 14 2
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition [With Light Boy Doll]
Carol V Aebersold, Author
CCA,
978-0-9769907-0-3
LAST WEEK: 14
WEEKS ON LIST: 2
PUB DATE: Dec 2006
UNITS SOLD: 20,424
2012 YTD: 44,753
Dec
2006
20,424
44,753
2 7 2
Caralyn Buehner, Author, Mark Buehner, Illustrator , illus. by Mark Buehner.
Penguin Putnam/Fogelman, $15.99 (32p)
978-0-8037-2550-8
LAST WEEK: 7
WEEKS ON LIST: 2
PUB DATE: Sep 2002
UNITS SOLD: 15,640
2012 YTD: 34,811
Sep
2002
15,640
34,811
3 16 7
B J Novak, Author
Dial Books, $17.99 (48)
978-0-8037-4171-3
LAST WEEK: 16
WEEKS ON LIST: 7
PUB DATE: Sep 2014
UNITS SOLD: 12,041
2012 YTD: 91,717
Sep
2014
12,041
91,717
4 53 2
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition [With Light Girl Doll]
Carol V Aebersold, Author, Chanda A Bell, Author, Coe Steinwart, Illustrator
Cca & B, $37.95
978-0-9843651-7-3
LAST WEEK: 53
WEEKS ON LIST: 2
PUB DATE: Feb 2012
UNITS SOLD: 11,740
2012 YTD: 29,589
Feb
2012
11,740
29,589
5 30 3
Alice Schertle, Author, Jill McElmurry, Illustrator
Harcourt Brace and Company, $14.99 (24)
978-0-544-32041-3
LAST WEEK: 30
WEEKS ON LIST: 3
PUB DATE: Sep 2014
UNITS SOLD: 11,389
2012 YTD: 30,798
Sep
2014
11,389
30,798
6 10 137
Alice Schertle, Author, Jill McElmurry, Illustrator
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), $6.99 (30)
978-0-547-24828-8
LAST WEEK: 10
WEEKS ON LIST: 137
PUB DATE: Oct 2009
UNITS SOLD: 10,783
2012 YTD: 292,839
Oct
2009
10,783
292,839
7 58 2
The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Illustrator
Houghton Mifflin,
978-0-395-38949-2
LAST WEEK: 58
WEEKS ON LIST: 2
PUB DATE: Oct 1985
UNITS SOLD: 9,378
2012 YTD: 33,849
Oct
1985
9,378
33,849
8 22 724
Margaret Wise Brown, Author, Clement Hurd, Illustrator
HarperFestival, $8.99 (34)
978-0-694-00361-7
LAST WEEK: 22
WEEKS ON LIST: 724
PUB DATE: Jan 2007
UNITS SOLD: 9,075
2012 YTD: 325,701
Jan
2007
9,075
325,701
9 26 658
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Author
Philomel Books, $10.99
978-0-399-22690-8
LAST WEEK: 26
WEEKS ON LIST: 658
PUB DATE: Oct 2014
UNITS SOLD: 8,465
2012 YTD: 292,585
Oct
2014
8,465
292,585
10 37 72
Drew Daywalt, Author, Oliver Jeffers, Illustrator
Philomel Books, $17.99 (40)
978-0-399-25537-3
LAST WEEK: 37
WEEKS ON LIST: 72
PUB DATE: Jun 2013
UNITS SOLD: 8,278
2012 YTD: 297,439
Jun
2013
8,278
297,439
11 33 720
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Jr., Author, Guruge, Illustrator, Eric Carle, Illustrator
Henry Holt & Company, $7.95 (24)
978-0-8050-4790-5
LAST WEEK: 33
WEEKS ON LIST: 720
PUB DATE: Sep 1996
UNITS SOLD: 8,240
2012 YTD: 274,612
Sep
1996
8,240
274,612
12 84 2
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Dr Seuss, Author
Random House Children's Books, $15.00 (64)
978-0-394-80079-0
LAST WEEK: 84
WEEKS ON LIST: 2
PUB DATE: Oct 1957
UNITS SOLD: 7,100
2012 YTD: 23,186
Oct
1957
7,100
23,186
13 53 3
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving
James Dean, Author, James Dean, Illustrator
HarperFestival, $6.99 (16)
978-0-06-219869-3
LAST WEEK: 53
WEEKS ON LIST: 3
PUB DATE: Oct 2013
UNITS SOLD: 6,787
2012 YTD: 26,895
Oct
2013
6,787
26,895
14 71 2
Disney Christmas Storybook Collection
Disney Book Group, Author, Elle D Risco, Author, Calliope Glass, Author, Various, Author, Disney Storybook Art Team, Illustrator
Disney Press, $16.99 (304)
978-1-4231-8450-8
LAST WEEK: 71
WEEKS ON LIST: 2
PUB DATE: Sep 2014
UNITS SOLD: 6,673
2012 YTD: 21,108
Sep
2014
6,673
21,108
15 44 94
Nancy Tillman, Author
Feiwel & Friends, $7.99 (28)
978-0-312-60155-3
LAST WEEK: 44
WEEKS ON LIST: 94
PUB DATE: Jan 2010
UNITS SOLD: 6,601
2012 YTD: 213,449
Jan
2010
6,601
213,449
16 70 2
Christmastime Is Here!
Ellen Weiss, Author, SI Artists, Illustrator, David Roe, Designed by
Reader's Digest Association, $9.99 (10)
978-0-7944-2718-4
LAST WEEK: 70
WEEKS ON LIST: 2
PUB DATE: Oct 2012
UNITS SOLD: 6,420
2012 YTD: 14,866
Oct
2012
6,420
14,866
17 - 1
The Story of Christmas
Patricia A Pingry, Author, Rebecca Thornburgh, Illustrator
Candy Cane Press, $6.99 (22)
978-0-8249-1845-3
LAST WEEK: -
WEEKS ON LIST: 1
PUB DATE: Oct 2010
UNITS SOLD: 5,817
2012 YTD: 13,035
Oct
2010
5,817
13,035
18 63 218
Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!
Dr Seuss, Author, Corriher, Author
Random House Children's Books, $4.99 (24)
978-0-679-88281-7
LAST WEEK: 63
WEEKS ON LIST: 218
PUB DATE: Nov 1996
UNITS SOLD: 5,686
2012 YTD: 237,726
Nov
1996
5,686
237,726
19 64 430
Green Eggs and Ham
Dr Seuss, Author
Random House Children's Books, $8.99 (72)
978-0-394-80016-5
LAST WEEK: 64
WEEKS ON LIST: 430
PUB DATE: Aug 1960
UNITS SOLD: 5,325
2012 YTD: 332,617
Aug
1960
5,325
332,617
20 74 2
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Dr Seuss, Author, Ring, Author
Random House Children's Books, $8.99 (72)
978-0-394-80013-4
LAST WEEK: 74
WEEKS ON LIST: 2
PUB DATE: Mar 1960
UNITS SOLD: 5,171
2012 YTD: 288,713
Mar
1960
5,171
288,713
21 80 3
Giles Andreae, Author, Guy Parker-Rees, Illustrator
Cartwheel Books, $6.99 (32)
978-0-545-39255-6
LAST WEEK: 80
WEEKS ON LIST: 3
PUB DATE: Mar 2012
UNITS SOLD: 5,088
2012 YTD: 146,437
Mar
2012
5,088
146,437
22 60 45
Sam McBratney, Author, Anita Jeram, Illustrator
Candlewick Press (MA), $7.99 (24)
978-0-7636-4264-8
LAST WEEK: 60
WEEKS ON LIST: 45
PUB DATE: Oct 2008
UNITS SOLD: 5,032
2012 YTD: 205,190
Oct
2008
5,032
205,190
23 77 6
Shel Silverstein, Author
HarperCollins Publishers, $16.99 (64p)
978-0-06-025665-4
LAST WEEK: 77
WEEKS ON LIST: 6
PUB DATE: Feb 2014
UNITS SOLD: 4,990
2012 YTD: 221,922
Feb
2014
4,990
221,922
24 93 2
First 100 Words
Priddy Books, Manufactured by
Priddy Books, $5.99 (24)
978-0-312-51078-7
LAST WEEK: 93
WEEKS ON LIST: 2
PUB DATE: May 2011
UNITS SOLD: 4,954
2012 YTD: 106,878
May
2011
4,954
106,878
25 76 3
Eileen Christelow, Author
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), $6.99 (30)
978-0-547-89691-5
LAST WEEK: 76
WEEKS ON LIST: 3
PUB DATE: Jul 2012
UNITS SOLD: 4,540
2012 YTD: 211,202
Jul
2012
4,540
211,202
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