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Best-Selling Books Bar Graph (Grades 5-8)


Subject: Language Arts,
Grade:3-5, 6-8

Brief Description
Students fill in bar graphs to show ten of the best-selling children's books of all time. Work sheet provided.


Students create simple bar graphs to show how many copies of each of the ten books have been sold.


reading, bar graph, books, literature, library, reading

Materials Needed

Graph Ten Best-Selling Books 2 work sheet

Lesson Plan

Hand out the Ten Best-Selling Books, Graph 2 work sheet to students. Students color the graph to represent the number of copies each of the ten books sold.

NOTE: The source of the information on this work sheet is Publishers Weekly All-Time Bestselling Hardcover Children's Books. Note that the ten books listed on the student work sheet are ten of the 40 best-selling books of all time. We chose some of the most recognizable titles from the Publishers Weekly list. All numbers are rounded.


Students correctly color at least eight of the ten bars on the chart.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards

Language Arts:


Originally published 11/13/2000
Last updated 10/19/2005