Monday, March 1, 2010

Sunday New York Times Children's List

The New York Times Children's Book Lists

I have decided to include graphic novels as well this week. Graphic Books are fun. They are great for engaging reluctant readers or children who are VERY reluctant to read.

Here is the list of Graphic Books bestsellers. I noticed that "Frank Miller's "V for Vendetta" is still on the list. Several graphic novels have been made into films. A few that come to mind are "V for Vendetta," "Sin City," :

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.19
2DARK 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?3
3WOLVERINE: 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.13
4THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS, by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Mike Perkins. (Marvel Entertainment, $24.99.) This collected edition reprints the first mini-series devoted to the comic book version of Stephen King’s novel, "The Stand."6
5BATMAN: 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.50
6THE STAND: AMERICAN NIGHTMARES, by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Mike Perkins. (Marvel Entertainment, $24.95.) This collected edition reprints the second mini-series devoted to the comic book version of Stephen King’s novel, "The Stand."7
7BATMAN: 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.13
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?2
9THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young. (Marvel Entertainment, $29.99.) Dorothy travels to the land of OZ, graphic novel style.22
10MARVEL 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.4

This Week
Weeks on List
1THE 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.7
2FABLES, 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.2
3ALL-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?1
4THE 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.20
5WALKING DEAD, VOL. 1, by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. (Image Comics, $14.99.) The gripping story of the human survivors in a world overrun by zombies begins.18
6WATCHMEN, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. (DC Comics, $19.99.) This epic tale from 1986 signaled a new maturity in comic books.52
7THE 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.6
8CHEW, 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.7
9V 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.45
10DEADPOOL, VOL. 2, by Daniel Way and Paco Medina. (Marvel Entertainment, $14.99.) Is there honor among thieves? The data which Deadpool was assigned to steal was in turn stolen by Norman Osborn. That does not sit so well with the "merc with the mouth."4

This Week
Weeks on List
1NARUTO, 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.3
2VAMPIRE 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.3
3BLACK 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?4
4BLACK 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?3
5ALICE 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.3
6FULLMETAL 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.6
7NARUTO, VOL. 46, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Naruto’s friends are threatened, the mysteries of Pain deepen and Naruto must fight to protect his village.20
8D. GRAY-MAN, VOL. 16, by Katsura Hoshino. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) The protagonist: 15-year-old Allen Walker. The setting: 19th century England. His mission: to find Innocence, a substance used to create weapons to destroy the akuma demons.3
9THE YU-GI-OH! GX 4, VOL. 4, by Naoyuki Kageyama and Kazuki Takahashi. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) The next generation of Yu-Gi-Oh battle it out at the Duel Academy. But what evil plans are afoot?6
10YU-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.

 I have included the children's book lists below!
This Week
Weeks on List
1THE LION AND THE MOUSE, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. (Little, Brown, $16.99.) A fable of reciprocal kindness, redrawn. (Ages 4 to 8)16
2THE EASTER EGG, written and illustrated by Jan Brett. (Putnam, $17.99.) A story of kindness and the hatching of spring. (Ages 4 to 8)2
3CAT 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)1
4ALL 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)5
5WADDLE!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. (Workman, $12.95.) Animals in motion, with color. (Ages 4 to 8)23
6MY HEART IS LIKE A ZOO, written and illustrated by Michael Hall. (Greenwillow/HarperCollins, $16.99.) A child’s (zoological) garden of feelings. (Ages 4 to 8)3
7OTIS, written and illustrated by Loren Long. (Philomel, $17.99.) A frisky tractor befriends a calf. (Ages 4 to 8)14
8I 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)3
9SIT-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)2
10FLY GUY MEETS FLY GIRL, by Tedd Arnold. (Cartwheel/Scholastic, $5.99.) They have compound eyes only for each other. (Ages 4 to 8)1

This Week
Weeks on List
1SWEET LITTLE LIES, by Lauren Conrad. (Harper/HarperCollins, $17.99.) The heroines of "L.A. Candy" in a new Hollywood story. (Ages 14 and up)3
2PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (THE ULTIMATE GUIDE), written by Mary-Jane Knight. Designed by Philip Chidlow. (Disney-Hyperion, $12.99.) Gods, beasts and practical tips for children with an immortal parent, based on the series by Rick Riordan. (Ages 10 and up)5
3THE HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) In a dystopian future, a girl fights for survival on live TV. (Ages 12 and up)76
4CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) The protagonist of "The Hunger Games" returns. (Ages 12 and up)25
5FALLEN, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte, $17.99.) Thwarted love among misfits at boarding school. (Ages 12 and up)11
6ALICE'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)3
7WITCH AND WIZARD, by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. (Little, Brown, $17.99.) Brother and sister flex their newfound powers. (Ages 12 and up)10
8SHIVER, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic Press/Scholastic, $17.99.) Love among the lupine. (Ages 12 and up)28
9HEIST SOCIETY, by Ally Carter. (Hyperion, $16.99.) Teenagers steal back stolen art in a scam within a scam. (Ages 12 and up)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)3

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)7
2THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. Excerpt (Ages 14 and up)128
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)57
4THIRST 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)7
5LOCK AND KEY, by Sarah Dessen. (Speak, $8.99.) A crack appears in a girl’s cynicism. (Ages 12 and up)21
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)29
7THE 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)46
8DARK VISIONS, by L. J. Smith. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) A school for psychic teens. (Ages 14 and up)24
9GRACELING, 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)21
10THE GIRL WHO COULD FLY, by Victoria Forester. (Square Fish, $6.99.) A lonely home-schooled girl soars into a science fiction nightmare populated by villains who tinker with DNA. (Ages 9 to 12)1

This Week
Weeks on List
1PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper) Children of gods battle mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12)137
2DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Abrams, hardcover only) The travails of adolescence, in cartoons. (Ages 9 to 12)58
3THE TWILIGHT SAGA, by Stephenie Meyer. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) Vampires and werewolves in school. (Ages 12 and up)133
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)36
5HOUSE OF NIGHT, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. (St. Martin’s, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school. (Ages 14 and up)78
6CHRONICLES OF VLADIMIR TOD, by Heather Brewer. (Putnam) School is no picnic for a student who thirsts for blood. (Ages 12 and up)2
7MAGIC 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)220
8VAMPIRE DIARIES, by L. J. Smith. (HarperTeen, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school, with a love triangle. (Ages 12 and up)43
9THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, by Cassandra Clare. (McElderry/Simon & Schuster, hardcover and paper) A world of demons and warriors. (Ages 14 and up)33
10THE IMMORTALS, by Alyson Noël. (St. Martin’s Griffin, hardcover and paper) Love and angst of the supernatural variety. (Ages 14 and up)

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

Until the next time..........

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

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