The AAP Monthly StatShot for March 2012 shows children’s book sales up 46.6% over the same period in 2011 – an especially impressive figure given the lag in adult sales, down 11.6% at the houses that report numbers to the AAP. On the kids’ side, hardcover sales are up 59.3% over the same period last year, thanks in large part to the ever-in-favor Hunger Games trilogy. E-books once again outshine other categories, with sales up a whopping 173.9%. Though it’s worth noting that the e-book figures represent a relatively minor segment of total children’s sales ($19.3 million out of $140 million), to paraphrase Dr. Seuss: good news is good news, no matter how small.