Holiday Sales for Children’s Books
Big trends of 2015 include adult coloring books, book 10 of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and both Crayons titles by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. Also of note: Middle grade and picture books seem to outshine YA.
As for the holiday season as a whole, most stores are optimistic. ‘For us, I think December’s going to be good,’ said Blue Willow owner Valerie Koehler. ‘Our numbers are going to come in well ahead of last year.’ (Publishers Weekly)