Top children's books for holiday gifts, according to Scholastic Book Clubs and Book Fairs

Here are the books that Scholastic Book Clubs and Book Fairs say will be the most popular for 2011 gift-buying.

3. Middle grade fiction


Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book  by Tom Angleberger (Abrams)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney (Abrams)

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Macmillan)

The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (Disney Hyperion Books)

Middle School:  The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illustrated by Laura Park (Little, Brown and Company)

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 2: A King’s Ransom by Jude Watson (Scholastic)

Torn by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Simon & Schuster)

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo (Scholastic)

Wonderstruck written and illustrated by Brian Selznick (Scholastic)

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