"Last year, we predicted Harry Potter and the wizard universe to grow in a large way in 2016. Now we know Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two was the number one selling book according to many retail sellers. In addition, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them became a pop culture juggernaut," said David Allender, Editorial Director of Scholastic Reading Club. "Other predictions that became a reality were the growth of superheroes in kid-friendly titles, the boom of coloring books for all ages, as well as the continual growth and demand for graphic novels. We look forward to seeing our trends help kids discover the power and joy of reading." To hear last year's trends, listen to our Scholastic Reads podcast.
(*)Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™ U.S., U.K., Australia, and India editions: www.scholastic.com/readingreport.
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