Sunday, March 14, 2010

New York Times 3/14/2010 Children's Best Sellers List

Today is the day for the New York Times Best Sellers List 
for Children's books!

Here is the link to the the New York Times Best Sellers List for Children's books:

This Week
Weeks on List
1THE EASTER EGG, written and illustrated by Jan Brett. (Putnam, $17.99.) A story of caring and the hatching of spring. (Ages 4 to 8)4
2POET EXTRAORDINAIRE!, by Jane O’Connor. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. (HarperCollins, $12.99.) Fancy Nancy’s fancy turns to rhyme. (Ages 4 to 8)1
3DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND: THE VISUAL GUIDE, by Jo Casey and Laura Gilbert. (DK, $16.99.) A movie tie-in. (Ages 8 and up)2
4THE LION AND THE MOUSE, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. (Little, Brown, $16.99.) A fable of reciprocal kindness, redrawn. (Ages 4 to 8)18
5LISTEN TO THE WIND: THE STORY OF DR. GREG AND "THREE CUPS OF TEA", by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth. Illustrated by Susan L. Roth. (Dial, $16.99.) A school grows in Pakistan. (Ages 4 to 8)49
6MY GARDEN, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes. (Greenwillow/HarperCollins, $17.99.) A little girl’s garden yields a bounty of magical variety. (Ages 4 to 8)1
7WADDLE!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. (Workman, $12.95.) Animals in motion, with color. (Ages 4 to 8)25
8ALL THE WORLD, by Liz Garton Scanlon. Illustrated by Marla Frazee. (Beach Lane, $17.99.) A day in the life of a multicultural family. (Ages 4 to 8)7
9GALLOP!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. (Workman, $12.95.) Animals seem to move when you flip the page. (Ages 4 to 8)106
10OTIS, written and illustrated by Loren Long. (Philomel, $17.99.) A frisky tractor befriends a calf. (Ages 4 to 8)15

This Week
Weeks on List
1THE HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) In a dystopian future, a girl fights for survival on live TV. (Ages 12 and up)78
2PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (THE ULTIMATE GUIDE), by Mary-Jane Knight. Designed by Philip Chidlow. (Disney-Hyperion, $12.99.) Gods, beasts and tips for children with an immortal parent, based on Rick Riordan’s series. (Ages 10 and up)7
3CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) The “Hunger Games” continue. (Ages 12 and up)27
4ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia. (Collins Design/HarperCollins, $16.99.) Down the rabbit-hole again, with new illustrations. (Ages 9 to 12)5
5SWEET LITTLE LIES, by Lauren Conrad. (Harper/HarperCollins, $17.99.) The heroines of "L.A. Candy" in a new Hollywood story. (Ages 14 and up)5
6FALLEN, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte, $17.99.) Thwarted love among misfits at a boarding school in Savannah, Ga. (Ages 12 and up)13
7WITCH AND WIZARD, by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. (Little, Brown, $17.99.) One of each, sister and brother, flex their newfound powers. (Ages 12 and up)12
8BEFORE I FALL, by Lauren Oliver. (Harper/HarperCollins, $17.99.) Last kisses, death and second chances await a teenager one fateful Friday. (Ages 14 and up)1
9INCARCERON, by Catherine Fisher. (Dial/Penguin, $17.99.) An infamous prison, where inmates don’t believe there is an outside world. (Ages 14 and up)5
10SHIVER, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic Press/Scholastic, $17.99.) Love among the lupine. (Ages 12 and up)30

This Week
Weeks on List
1THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. Excerpt (Ages 14 and up)130
2L.A. CANDY, by Lauren Conrad. (HarperCollins, $9.99.) Excitement in TV land by one who has been there. (Ages 14 and up)9
3THREE CUPS OF TEA: YOUNG READERS EDITION, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. (Puffin, $8.99.) A former climber builds schools in Pakistani and Afghan villages. (Ages 9 to 12)58
4DARK VISIONS, by L. J. Smith. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) A school for psychic teens. (Ages 14 and up)26
5THIRST NO. 2: PHANTOM, EVIL THIRST, CREATURES OF FOREVER, by Christopher Pike. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) A girl struggles with her dreamed-of transition from undead to mortal. (Ages 14 and up)9
6THIRST NO. 1, by Christopher Pike. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) A reissue of "The Last Vampire" (1994), "Black Blood" (1994) and "Red Dice" (1995). (Ages 14 and up)31
7THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA FOR KIDS, by Michael Pollan. (Dial, $9.99.) An adaptation of the grown-ups’ guide to the origins of dinner. (Ages 9 to 12)7
8ETERNAL, by Cynthia Leitich Smith. (Candlewick, $8.99.) Vampires plus fallen angels equal romance. (Ages 14 and up)2
9THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH, by Carrie Ryan. (Delacorte, $9.99.) No place is safe in a poorly gated community surrounded by hungry zombies. (Ages 14 and up)2
10THE UNDERNEATH, by Kathi Appelt. Illustrated by David Small. (Atheneum, $7.99.) In a tough neighborhood, a dog and cat form a family. (Ages 9 to 12)5

This Week
Weeks on List
1PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper) Children of gods battle monsters of myth. (Ages 9 to 12)139
2DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Abrams, hardcover only) The travails of adolescence, in cartoons. (Ages 9 to 12)60
3THE TWILIGHT SAGA, by Stephenie Meyer. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) Vampires and werewolves in school. (Ages 12 and up)135
4THE 39 CLUES, by various authors. (Scholastic, hardcover only) A brother and sister travel the world in search of the key to their family’s power. (Ages 9 to 12)38
5MAGIC TREE HOUSE, by Mary Pope Osborne. Illustrated by Sal Murdocca. (Stepping Stone/Random House, hardcover and paper) Winged children try to save the world. (Ages 6 to 9)222
6VAMPIRE DIARIES, by L. J. Smith. (HarperTeen, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school, with a love triangle. (Ages 12 and up)45
7HOUSE OF NIGHT, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. (St. Martin’s, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school. (Ages 14 and up)80
8CHRONICLES OF VLADIMIR TOD, by Heather Brewer. (Putnam) School is no picnic for a student who thirsts for blood. (Ages 12 and up)4
9RANGER’S APPRENTICE, by John Flanagan. (Philomel, hardcover and paper) A boy warrior battles evil. (Ages 9 to 12)40
10THE IMMORTALS, by Alyson Noël. (St. Martin’s Griffin, hardcover and paper) Love and angst of the supernatural variety. (Ages 14 and up)14
Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  1. As fans of your site and book postings, the HarperCollins Children's Books publicity team would love to get direct contact information and work with you in the future. I understand that you cover some YA books. Can you confirm what age groups within children's books you are interested in covering so that we can send you ones that are suited for your site?

  2. Dear Jackie:

    You can reach me at
    I am currently covering Kindergarten through eighth grade. This will include graphic novels also as they are VERY popular in my libraries.

    Thank you and have a wonderful day!

    - Ida

    p.s. I will be presenting at IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) in Gothenburg, Sweden and Amsterdam in August on my experiences as a children's librarian in both a public and school library.