Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Children's Trends for 2013 and More
Editors at Scholastic's book fairs and clubs along with their trade editors have released a forecast of 10 top trends in children's books for 2013. They say bullying is "the timely topic," and also look for biographies, Civil War anniversary books and survival stories in nonfiction. In fiction they say to keep a watch out for more strong girl protagonists; novels in cartoon form; and sci-fi. The year's big movie tie-ins include film releases of Scott Orson Card's Ender's Game, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's Beautiful Creatures, Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments, and the latest Percy Jackson adaptation, Sea of Monsters.