Saturday, September 25, 2010


Some picture books really sell. What makes a hit that sells over 700,000 copies? Let's consider one author's bestsellers here. Check out the list of current bestsellers here. And here's another interesting resource--a podcast called "Chatting About Books." This episode, here (click on the Listen Now button,) is about a reference book called What Should I Read Aloud? A Guide to 200 Bestselling Picture Books. Listen and you'll hear what some moms, and Jane Yolen, have to say.


Sara said...

Thanks! This was a helpful and enjoyable post for me to check out while my daughter naps...especially because I'm just about to submit my first picture book manuscript! ;) Love your blog.

@cupcakepoetry (tw)

Lori's Story said...

Great link, thanks!

Brimful Curiosities said...

I'm very interested in the last book you mentioned. Choosing picture books to read isn't hard, but choosing quality books that appeal to both children and adults is another story.

Andrea Zimmerman said...

Hi Brimful Curiosities,
I agree about getting a book that appeals to both--but what book are you referring to when you said "the last book?"

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