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Amazon’s 2010 Top 10

13 Nov

With 2010 coming to a close, it’s time to review the year in print. Amazon has posted their Top 10 Children’s Picture Books for 2010. David Weisner’s Art & Max earns the top nod followed by: Olivia Goes to Venice; The Quiet Book; City Dog, Country Frog; A Bedtime for Bear (Bear & Mouse); Brontorina; Ladybug Girl at the Beach; Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters; Three Little Kittens; Dog Loves Books.

With all of the acclaimed talent behind these books this list looks like more like a business decision to move more of what’s already selling. Of Thee I Sing, written by the President of the United States of America Barack Obama isn’t even released until November 16th. Even with advanced copies being available to Amazon editors, one naturally questions this decision. But I’m sure each of these books is a delight.

If you’d rather trust  your fellow consumer, Amazon also provides a Top 10 Costumer Favorites, which is a list of the bestselling picture books.  Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink tops the list followed by: Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, LATE Night; The Easter Egg; Fancy Nancy’s Elegant Easter; Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion; The Quiet Book; Fancy Nancy and the Sensational Babysitter; Llama Llama Holiday Drama; Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It’s Beauty Day; and Ladybug Girl at the Beach. With all these best selling female character driven books, it looks like many of my protagonists need a sex change.

Being in rural Japan, I haven’t had easy access to this year’s crop. Personally, I can’t wait until I visit America in December. With Deborah Underwood’s The Quiet Book appearing on both lists, it’s, for me atleast, a must read. Though I will grab each of these off the shelf and steal a seat in the children’s section at Barnes and Noble.

So what made your list?