Monday, May 20, 2024

Children’s Books Swamp the Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers as Parents Freak Out During Home Stay, Only 10 Are for Adults


The top selling book in the US this morning?

“My First Learn to Write Workbook,” by Crystal Radle. No, I am not kidding. Forty four of the top 100 Amazon best selling books are for children. Parents are freaking out during the home stay. They have swamped the bestsellers.

There are only ten of the top 100 for adults. They include “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng, the basis for the new Reese Witherspoon-Kerry Washington TV series. Also, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee.

Number 59 is “The Great Influenza,” by John M. Barry, about the pandemic of 1918.

If you’ve got a grade school kid under 6, read them Dr. Seuss’s “The Sneetches.” Over 6, read them “Harry Potter.” Works like a charm!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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