The surveys are in, the results are tabulated, and we have the flavors du jour for this year’s Scholastic Book Fair.
Scholastic Book Fair is a pretty big deal in our house. My seven-year-old goes on and on for weeks about which books might be the best pick-ups of the year. Ninjas had a strong showing in 2012. Zombies got their grey, pallid foot in the door with Steve Mockus’, How To Speak Zombie. But last year’s clear winner was Pokemon.
(You can find last year’s results here.)
Well… it all came down to a few tense moments late on a rainy Friday afternoon. Decisions were made and forms were scribbled. Now, I’m proud to give to you all the results.
Drum roll, please…
The winners of the 2013 seven-year-old Scholastic Book Fair Selection Committee are:
- The Notebook of Doom by Troy Cummings
- LEGO Legends of Chima: Lions and Eagles by Scholastic
- LEGO Legends of Chima: Beware of the Wolves by Greg Farshtey
As you can see, the undead are still clinging to life (figuratively). However, the clear winner this year – and with a dominant performance – is LEGO, claiming two of the top three slots.
We’ll be watching next year to see if the blocky little figures can rival the staying power of the walking dead or if they go the way of Pikachu and friends.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve got kids and if they picked up anything sweet from the Scholastic Book Fair.