Cool Facts: Congrats to Jon, Leslie, Maggie, and April for Being Children’s Book Masters!

Thank you to those of you that played along yesterday with my trivia contest.  Jon, Leslie, Maggie, and April all made very good guesses as to which children’s books have sold more than 4 million copies.  Maybe you have your own guesses, too.  Keep in mind that this list was last compiled in 2000 by Publisher’s Weekly, so the numbers have only grown.

 

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/print/20011217/28595-all-time-bestselling-children-s-books-.html

 

The link is also to the right.

 

There are two lists, hardcover and paperback, so scroll down the whole page.

 

Number one for hardcover books:  The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey (Golden, 1942) 14,898,341

Number one for paperback books:  Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, illus. by Garth Williams (HarperCollins, 1974) 9,899,696

 

I am looking forward to an updated Publisher’s Weekly List.  Have a great weekend, and read a great book!

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4 thoughts on “Cool Facts: Congrats to Jon, Leslie, Maggie, and April for Being Children’s Book Masters!

  1. The Poky Little Puppy!!! I LOVED that book and call my children The Poky Little Puppy! How interesting that it’s number 1!! Completely forgot about Charlotte’s Web!!! What a sweet story!! That one makes sense to me!!

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