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Children's Picture Books
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Rank Last Week Weeks on List Bibliographical Information
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Pub Date Units
2019 YTD
1 24 3
Disney 5-Minute Christmas Stories
Disney Storybook Artists, Author
Disney Press, $12.99 (192)
978-1-4847-2741-6
LAST WEEK: 24
WEEKS ON LIST: 3
PUB DATE: Sep 2016
UNITS SOLD: 34,455
YTD: 55,193
Sep
2016
34,455
55,193
2 27 3
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: 27
WEEKS ON LIST: 3
PUB DATE: Feb 2012
UNITS SOLD: 23,967
YTD: 43,993
Feb
2012
23,967
43,993
3 6 4
Alice Schertle, Author, Jill McElmurry, Illustrator
Harcourt Brace and Company, $14.99 (24)
978-0-544-32041-3
LAST WEEK: 6
WEEKS ON LIST: 4
PUB DATE: Sep 2014
UNITS SOLD: 20,975
YTD: 76,275
Sep
2014
20,975
76,275
4 8 4
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Dr Seuss, Author
Random House Children's Books, $15.00 (64)
978-0-394-80079-0
LAST WEEK: 8
WEEKS ON LIST: 4
PUB DATE: Oct 1957
UNITS SOLD: 19,555
YTD: 71,484
Oct
1957
19,555
71,484
5 4 4
Polar Express 30th Anniversary Edition
Chris Van Allsburg, Author
Harcourt Brace and Company, $19.99 (32)
978-0-544-58014-5
LAST WEEK: 4
WEEKS ON LIST: 4
PUB DATE: Sep 2015
UNITS SOLD: 18,526
YTD: 78,731
Sep
2015
18,526
78,731
6 45 3
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition [With Light Boy Doll]
Carol V Aebersold, Author
CCA,
978-0-9769907-0-3
LAST WEEK: 45
WEEKS ON LIST: 3
PUB DATE: Sep 2005
UNITS SOLD: 17,801
YTD: 35,442
Sep
2005
17,801
35,442
7 16 3
5-Minute Frozen
Disney Book Group, Author, Disney Storybook Art Team, Illustrator
Disney Press, $12.99 (192)
978-1-368-04195-9
LAST WEEK: 16
WEEKS ON LIST: 3
PUB DATE: Oct 2019
UNITS SOLD: 17,585
YTD: 44,627
Oct
2019
17,585
44,627
8 - 1
5-MINUTE STAR WARS STORIES
N/A
DISNEY LUCASFILM ,
978-1-368-01882-1
LAST WEEK: -
WEEKS ON LIST: 1
PUB DATE: Oct 2017
UNITS SOLD: 17,392
YTD: 22,301
Oct
2017
17,392
22,301
9 9 3
Clement Clarke Moore, Author, Christian Birmingham, Illustrator
Courage Books, $9.95 (46)
978-0-7624-2416-0
LAST WEEK: 9
WEEKS ON LIST: 3
PUB DATE: Aug 2005
UNITS SOLD: 17,154
YTD: 61,599
Aug
2005
17,154
61,599
10 11 6
Drew Daywalt, Author, Oliver Jeffers, Illustrator
Penguin Workshop, $19.99 (32)
978-0-525-51574-6
LAST WEEK: 11
WEEKS ON LIST: 6
PUB DATE: Oct 2019
UNITS SOLD: 15,568
YTD: 55,205
Oct
2019
15,568
55,205
11 - 1
Matthew Reinhart, Author, Matthew Reinhart, Illustrator
Disney Editions, $40.00 (12)
978-1-4847-3780-4
LAST WEEK: -
WEEKS ON LIST: 1
PUB DATE: Oct 2016
UNITS SOLD: 11,975
YTD: 15,475
Oct
2016
11,975
15,475
12 14 61
The Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith, Author, Katz Cowley, Illustrator
Scholastic Paperbacks, $7.99 (24)
978-0-545-26124-1
LAST WEEK: 14
WEEKS ON LIST: 61
PUB DATE: May 2010
UNITS SOLD: 11,924
YTD: 423,703
May
2010
11,924
423,703
13 13 6
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Author, A. G. Ford, Illustrator
Chronicle Books, $16.99 (40)
978-1-4521-3911-1
LAST WEEK: 13
WEEKS ON LIST: 6
PUB DATE: Oct 2018
UNITS SOLD: 11,510
YTD: 52,174
Oct
2018
11,510
52,174
14 15 921
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Author
Philomel , $10.99
978-0-399-22690-8
LAST WEEK: 15
WEEKS ON LIST: 921
PUB DATE: Mar 1994
UNITS SOLD: 11,384
YTD: 376,900
Mar
1994
11,384
376,900
15 23 4
Adam Wallace, Author, Andy Elkerton, Illustrator
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $10.99 (32)
978-1-4926-4631-0
LAST WEEK: 23
WEEKS ON LIST: 4
PUB DATE: Oct 2016
UNITS SOLD: 11,383
YTD: 36,357
Oct
2016
11,383
36,357
16 31 7
Good Night, Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Author, Jill McElmurry, Illustrator
Houghton Mifflin, $17.99 (32)
978-1-328-85213-7
LAST WEEK: 31
WEEKS ON LIST: 7
PUB DATE: Oct 2019
UNITS SOLD: 11,069
YTD: 66,333
Oct
2019
11,069
66,333
17 51 34
I Need a New Butt!
Dawn McMillan, Author, Ross Kinnaird, Author
Dover Publications, $8.99 (32)
978-0-486-78799-2
LAST WEEK: 51
WEEKS ON LIST: 34
PUB DATE: Sep 2014
UNITS SOLD: 10,621
YTD: 171,517
Sep
2014
10,621
171,517
18 18 986
Margaret Wise Brown, Author, Clement Hurd, Illustrator
HarperFestival, $8.99 (34)
978-0-694-00361-7
LAST WEEK: 18
WEEKS ON LIST: 986
PUB DATE: Oct 1991
UNITS SOLD: 9,842
YTD: 337,877
Oct
1991
9,842
337,877
19 19 4
The Dinky Donkey
Craig Smith, Author, Katz Cowley, Illustrator
Scholastic Inc., $7.99 (24)
978-1-338-60083-4
LAST WEEK: 19
WEEKS ON LIST: 4
PUB DATE: Nov 2019
UNITS SOLD: 9,812
YTD: 40,210
Nov
2019
9,812
40,210
20 30 3
James Dean, Author, James Dean, Illustrator
HarperCollins, $12.99 (48)
978-0-06-267527-9
LAST WEEK: 30
WEEKS ON LIST: 3
PUB DATE: Sep 2018
UNITS SOLD: 9,515
YTD: 29,967
Sep
2018
9,515
29,967
21 21 206
Giles Andreae, Author, Guy Parker-Rees, Illustrator
Cartwheel, $6.99 (32)
978-0-545-39255-6
LAST WEEK: 21
WEEKS ON LIST: 206
PUB DATE: Mar 2012
UNITS SOLD: 9,092
YTD: 251,540
Mar
2012
9,092
251,540
22 26 981
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Jr., Author, Eric Carle, Illustrator
Henry Holt, $7.95 (24)
978-0-8050-4790-5
LAST WEEK: 26
WEEKS ON LIST: 981
PUB DATE: Sep 1996
UNITS SOLD: 8,918
YTD: 280,930
Sep
1996
8,918
280,930
23 28 223
Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Author, Jill McElmurry, Illustrator
HMH, $7.99 (30)
978-0-544-56803-7
LAST WEEK: 28
WEEKS ON LIST: 223
PUB DATE: Jul 2015
UNITS SOLD: 8,876
YTD: 278,672
Jul
2015
8,876
278,672
24 22 13
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why
Amy Shields, Author
National Geographic Society, $14.95 (128)
978-1-4263-0793-5
LAST WEEK: 22
WEEKS ON LIST: 13
PUB DATE: May 2011
UNITS SOLD: 8,660
YTD: 110,525
May
2011
8,660
110,525
25 41 17
Ann Whitford Paul, Author, David Walker, Illustrator
Farrar Straus Giroux, $7.99 (34)
978-0-374-30021-0
LAST WEEK: 41
WEEKS ON LIST: 17
PUB DATE: Jun 2014
UNITS SOLD: 8,561
YTD: 131,071
Jun
2014
8,561
131,071

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