It's almost the second Monday of October, which means it's time to talk turkey. Since we're BookNet, that means finding out what the bestselling Thanksgiving titles were in 2017 to help booksellers stock up for the holiday.
We looked at sales throughout 2017 for Juvenile Non-Fiction and Fiction books with a Thanksgiving-related BISAC subject code as reported in BNC SalesData (which tracks print sales in the English-language trade market). We found that the top sellers were fairly frontlist-heavy — eight of the titles were published in 2017. Only two titles were backlist: one was published in 2004 (Thanks for Thanksgiving) and another was published in 2016 (A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving). All 10 of the top sellers were either published in August or September.
The top 10 Thanksgiving-related Juvenile bestsellers in 2017
If You're Thankful and You Know It by Chrissy Bozik 🇨🇦 and Patricia Storms 🇨🇦 (Scholastic, 9781443157636)
Baby's First Thanksgiving by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff (Dorling Kindersley, 9781465463494)
Thanks from the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Penguin Young Readers Group, 9780515158069)
Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes and Doris Barrette (HarperCollins, 9780060510961)
Thank You, Bees by Toni Yuly (Candlewick Press, 9780763692612)
Thanks for Thanksgiving Board Book by Julie Markes and Doris Barrette (HarperCollins, 9780062643315)
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving by Charles Schulz and Scott Jeralds (Simon Spotlight, 9781481468053)
Si Tu Veux Dire Merci, Crie Hourra! by Chrissy Bozik 🇨🇦 and Patricia Storms 🇨🇦 (Scholastic Canada, 9781443157643)
Where Is Baby's Turkey? by Karen Katz (Little Simon, 9781534400894)
Find more information on all these books in our Top 10 Thanksgiving Bestsellers 2017 catalogue.
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