Bestseller Stat Shot: Board Books
While most print formats are seeing a year-over-year sales drop-off in 2013, board books aren’t just up—they’re way up: 12%. (See the Weekly Scorecard on p. 5 for how other formats are faring.) A quick scan of this week’s top-selling board books shows that three of the top 10 have been on the list since 2004, with many more further down the list notching runs well beyond the 100-week mark. The format is also seasonally driven. Right now, there’s a barrage of Halloween books and enough pumpkin-themed reading to stock a farm stand. Here are the top 10 board books this week.
|Room on the Broom||Donaldson/Scheffler||Dial||12,189|
|Five Little Pumpkins||Dan Yaccarino||HarperFestival||8,331|
|Where Is Baby’s Pumpkin?||Karen Katz||Little Simon||7,334|
|Halloween Jack||Jo Rigg||Priddy Books||6,133|
|Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?||Martin/Carle||Henry Holt||6,097|
|Haunted Clubhouse||Marcy Kelman||Disney||5,813|
|Biscuit’s Pet & Play Halloween||Capucilli/Schories||HarperFestival||5,666|
|Five Little Pumpkins||Ben Mantle||Tiger Tales||5,605|
|The Very Hungry Caterpillar||Eric Carle||Philomel||5,599|
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