Monday, March 8, 2010

NY Times Children's Book List

New York Times Children's & Graphic Books List

The New York Times Children books and Graphic novel best sellers list has been published. I am including them on this blog. V for Vendetta is still on the Graphic books list. The author Alan Moore has two other graphic novels on the lists also. The books are Batman: the Killing Joke and Watchmen! I am looking forward to catching the Watchmen movie soon.

Here is the list of New York Times Children's Best Sellers:
A fairly recent newcomer to the Children's list has taken on the number one spot on the children's Picture Books list. I am looking forward to reading this book and sharing it during story time. Will keep you posted!!!!!!

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)3
2THE LION AND THE MOUSE, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. (Little, Brown, $16.99.) A fable of reciprocal kindness, redrawn. (Ages 4 to 8)17
3DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND: THE VISUAL GUIDE, written by Jo Casey and Laura Gilbert. (DK, $16.99.) A movie tie-in. (Ages 8 and up)1
4LISTEN 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)48
5CAT THE CAT, WHO IS THAT?, written and illustrated by Mo Willems. (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins, $10.99.) A friendly cat introduces her social set. (Ages 1 to 5)2
6WADDLE!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. (Workman, $12.95.) Animals in motion, with color. (Ages 4 to 8)24
7LET'S SAY HI TO FRIENDS WHO FLY!, written and illustrated by Mo Willems. (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins, $10.99.) The cat named Cat expands her circle to the creatures of the air. (Ages 1 to 5)1
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)6
9I AM GOING!, written and illustrated by Mo Willems. (Hyperion, $8.99.) Gerald and Piggie, contrary pals, work out their comings and goings. (Ages 4 to 8)4
10SIT-IN, by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. (Little, Brown, $16.99.) Four friends at a lunch counter take a stand for civil rights. (Ages 6 and up)3

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)77
2PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (THE ULTIMATE GUIDE), written 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)6
3CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) The “Hunger Games” continue. (Ages 12 and up)26
4SWEET LITTLE LIES, by Lauren Conrad. (Harper/HarperCollins, $17.99.) The heroines of "L.A. Candy" in a new Hollywood story. (Ages 14 and up)4
5FALLEN, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte, $17.99.) Thwarted love among misfits at boarding school. (Ages 12 and up)12
6WITCH AND WIZARD, by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. (Little, Brown, $17.99.) Brother and sister flex their newfound powers. (Ages 12 and up)11
7ALICE'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)4
8SHIVER, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic Press/Scholastic, $17.99.) Love among the lupine. (Ages 12 and up)29
9WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON, written and illustrated by Grace Lin. (Little, Brown, $16.99.) Traditional folktales embroider a Chinese girl’s adventures. (Ages 9 to 12)2
10INCARCERON, by Catherine Fisher. (Dial/Penguin, $17.99.) An infamous prison, where inmates don’t believe there is an outside world. (Ages 14 and up)4

This Week
Weeks on List
1L.A. CANDY, by Lauren Conrad. (HarperCollins, $9.99.) Excitement in TV land by one who has been there. (Ages 14 and up)8
2THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. Excerpt (Ages 14 and up)129
3THIRST 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)8
4THIRST 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)30
5ETERNAL, by Cynthia Leitich Smith. (Candlewick, $8.99.) Vampires plus fallen angels equal romance. (Ages 14 and up)1
6GRACELING, by Kristin Cashore. (Graphia/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $9.99.) A girl endowed with special talents is also celebrated as a warrior. (Ages 14 and up)22
7DARK VISIONS, by L. J. Smith. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) A school for psychic teens. (Ages 14 and up)25
8THE 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)1
9THE GIRL WHO COULD FLY, by Victoria Forester. (Square Fish, $6.99.) A girl soars into a nightmare of villains who tinker with DNA. (Ages 9 to 12)2
10THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN, by Sherman Alexie. Illustrated by Ellen Forney. (Little, Brown, $8.99.) A young boy leaves his reservation for an all-white school. (Ages 12 and up)47

This Week
Weeks on List
1PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper) Modern children of the gods battle mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12)138
2DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Abrams, hardcover only) The travails of adolescence, in cartoons. (Ages 9 to 12)59
3THE TWILIGHT SAGA, by Stephenie Meyer. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) Vampires and werewolves in school. (Ages 12 and up)134
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)37
5HOUSE OF NIGHT, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. (St. Martin’s, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school. (Ages 14 and up)79
6MAGIC 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)221
7CHRONICLES OF VLADIMIR TOD, by Heather Brewer. (Putnam) School is no picnic for a student who thirsts for blood. (Ages 12 and up)3
8VAMPIRE DIARIES, by L. J. Smith. (HarperTeen, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school, with a love triangle. (Ages 12 and up)44
9RANGER’S APPRENTICE, by John Flanagan. (Philomel, hardcover and paper) A boy warrior battles evil. (Ages 9 to 12)39
10WAKE , by Lisa McMann. (Simon Pulse) A teenage girl channels the dreams of others. (Ages 12 and up)*

List of Graphic Books

This Week
Weeks on List
1THE BOOK OF GENESIS: ILLUSTRATED, by R. Crumb. (W.W. Norton & Co., $24.95.) The legendary artist tackles the first book of the Bible.20
2HALO: HELLJUMPER, by Peter David and Eric Nguyen. (Marvel Entertainment, $24.99.) Something deadly is transpiring on the colony planet Ariel and it’s up to the elite soldiers known as "Helljumpers" to find out what.1
3STARMAN OMNIBUS, VOL. 4, by James Robinson and others. (DC Comics, $49.99.) Jack Knight, the son of the 1940’s Starman, meets Captain Marvel and Bulletman in an adventure with ties to his father’s past. Plus: Batman and Hellboy.1
4DARK TOWER: THE FALL OF GILEAD, by Robin Furth and Peter David. (Marvel Entertainment, $24.99.) This comic series explores the world set forth by Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” novels. Has Roland committed the worst crime of all?4
5WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN, by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven. (Marvel Entertainment, $34.99.) In a future world where the villains are triumphant, Wolverine has left heroics behind to care for his family. If only Hawkeye and the Hulk gang would accept that.14
6BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. (DC Comics, $17.99.) This critically acclaimed story from 1988 offers a possible origin for the Joker.51
7MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN, by Fred Van Lente and others. (Marvel Entertainment, $24.99.) The latest installment in the adventures of the undead versions of Marvel heroes.5
8THOR, VOL. 3, by J. Michael Straczynski and Marko Djurdjevic. (Marvel Entertainment, $19.99.) The story of the Asgardians on Earth takes a turn that involves Doctor Doom. Will Thor turn his back on his people?3
9BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL, by Tony Daniel. (DC Comics, $19.99.) Following the "death" of Batman, the protectors and plunderers of Gotham City fight to see who will control the mantle of the bat.14
10DEADPOOL: X MARKS THE SPOT, by Daniel Way and Shawn Crystal. (Marvel Entertainment, $19.99.) Deadpool hits the road to find himself and that journey leads him to an encounter with the X-Men.1


This Week

Weeks on List
1FABLES, VOL. 13, by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges. (DC Comics, $17.99.) The Fables face-off against the Literals, the embodiments of romance, comedy, fantasy and one who can forever erase them from the world.3
2THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 11, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. (Image Comics, $14.99.) The road to Washington is filled with many dangers for Rick and his band of refugees. To say anything more will ruin the story.8
3THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE: RECORDED ATTACKS, by Max Brooks. (Three Rivers Press, $17.00.) If you want to survive a zombie attack, there may be no better way than to see how past cultures have done it.21
4WATCHMEN, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. (DC Comics, $19.99.) This epic tale from 1986 signaled a new maturity in comic books.53
5CHEW, VOL. 1, by John Layman and Rob Guillory. (Image Comics, $9.99.) Talk about taking a bite out of crime! Detective Tony Chu gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats, including corpses. He’s recruited to help solve the strangest cases.8
6V FOR VENDETTA, by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. (DC Comics, $19.99.) In a dystopian future, an anarchist sets out to topple the oppressive and totalitarian government of the United Kingdom.46
7ULTIMATUM, by Jeph Loeb and David Finch. (Marvel Entertainment, $19.99.) The end, and rebirth, of Marvel’s "Ultimate" universe, in which its classic heroes were re-imagined for modern times, happens here.1
8WALKING DEAD, VOL. 2, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. (Image Comics, $14.99.) The gripping story of the human survivors in a world overrun by zombies continues.3
9ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, VOL. 2, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. (DC Comics, $12.99.) Another batch of brilliant Superman tales in which the Man of Steel faces Bizarro, a couple who survived Krypton’s destruction and... his death?2
10THE UNWRITTEN, VOL. 1, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross. (DC Comics, $9.99.) The father of Tom Taylor created a famous boy-wizard character modeled after his son. Now the fictional Tommy threatens to overwhelm the real one.7

This Week
Weeks on List
1NEGIMA! (MAGISTER NEGI MAGI), VOL. 25, by Ken Akamatsu. (Del Rey, $10.99.) Fate Averruncus gives Negi a choice: fight him and save the world or flee and guarantee his student’s safety.1
2NARUTO, VOL. 47, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Naurto learns more secrets from his past and moves closer to discovering the identity of his nemesis, Pain.4
3SOUL EATER, VOL. 2, by Atsushi Ohkubo. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Maka, an arms expert, wants to turn the Soul Eater, her living scythe, into the ultimate weapon for Death.1
4VAMPIRE KNIGHT, VOL. 9, by Matsuri Hino. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Cross Academy has day and evening students, but the latter have a secret: they are vampires.4
5BLACK BUTLER, VOL. 1, by Yana Toboso. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Sebastian is a loyal butler who moves easily from dinner parties to the underworld. Is he too good to be true? Is he even human?5
6BLACK BIRD, VOL. 3, by Kanoko Sakurakoji. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Misao Harada can see into a magical realm where she is the bride demon of prophecy. How will she survive the pursuit of demons who want the power in her blood?4
7ALICE IN THE COUNTRY OF HEARTS, VOL. 1, by Quinrose and Soumei Hoshino. (TOKYOPOP, $10.99.) Alice wanders into a very different part of Wonderland in this interpretation of the classic tale. In this new area of the fantasy land, every man is in love with Alice... and firearms.4
8YU-GI-OH! R, VOL. 3, by Kazuki Takahashi and Akira Ito. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) When the follower of an old enemy returns to take revenge, Yugi Mutou must duel to save a friend’s life.4
9FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, VOL. 22, by Hiromu Arakawa. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Two brothers harmed in a ritual that was half magic/half science seek the legendary Philosopher’s Stone to make things right. But others seek the weapon of alchemy for their own nefarious means.7
10HIGURASHI: WHEN THEY CRY, VOL. 2, by Ryukishi07 and Jiro Suzuki. (Yen Press, $10.99.) The village of Hinamizawa is filled with many mysteries, but Keiichi Maebara must combat something closer to home: his friend is being abused by her uncle and no one seems to want to help.1

Happy reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!

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