Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunday New York Times

New York Times Children's Book List
March 20, 2010

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The New York Times list of children's book is available. Here is the direct link to the list:


There are so many books on the list that students and their parents just love reading. All have been on this list for several weeks and months. These include:

3 THE LION AND THE MOUSE, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.  

5 LISTEN 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.

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2 PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (THE ULTIMATE GUIDE), by Mary-Jane Knight. Designed by Philip Chidlow. 

2 THREE CUPS OF TEA: YOUNG READERS EDITION, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.

3 THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak.

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1 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper) Battling mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12) 140

2 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Abrams, hardcover only) The travails of adolescence, in cartoons. (Ages 9 to 12) 61

3 THE TWILIGHT SAGA, by Stephenie Meyer. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) 
7 HOUSE OF NIGHT, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. (St. Martin’s, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school. (Ages 14 and up) 81

8 THE 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) 39

9 VAMPIRE DIARIES, by L. J. Smith. (HarperTeen, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school, with a love triangle. (Ages 12 and up) 46

10 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, by Cressida Cowell.

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PICTURE BOOKS

This Week Weeks on List

1 THE EASTER EGG, written and illustrated by Jan Brett. (Putnam, $17.99.) A story of caring and the hatching of spring. (Ages 4 to 8) 5

2 DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND: THE VISUAL GUIDE, by Jo Casey and Laura Gilbert. (DK, $16.99.) A movie tie-in. (Ages 8 and up) 3

3 THE LION AND THE MOUSE, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. (Little, Brown, $16.99.) A fable of reciprocal kindness, redrawn. (Ages 4 to 8) 19

4 WADDLE!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. (Workman, $12.95.) Animals in motion, with color. (Ages 4 to 8) 26

5 LISTEN 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) 50

6 POET EXTRAORDINAIRE!, by Jane O’Connor. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. (HarperCollins, $12.99.) Fancy Nancy’s fancy turns to rhyme. (Ages 4 to 8) 2

7 MY 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) 2

8 OTIS, written and illustrated by Loren Long. (Philomel, $17.99.) A frisky tractor befriends a calf. (Ages 4 to 8) 16

9 GALLOP!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. (Workman, $12.95.) Animals seem to move when you flip the page. (Ages 4 to 8) 107

10 I 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) 5

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CHAPTER BOOKS

This Week Weeks on List

1 THE HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) In a dystopian future, a girl fights for survival on live TV. (Ages 12 and up) 79

2 PERCY 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) 8

3 CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) The “Hunger Games” continue. (Ages 12 and up) 28

4 ALICE'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) 6

5 SWEET LITTLE LIES, by Lauren Conrad. (Harper/HarperCollins, $17.99.) The heroines of "L.A. Candy" in a new Hollywood story. (Ages 14 and up) 6

6 FALLEN, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte, $17.99.) Thwarted love among misfits at a boarding school in Savannah, Ga. (Ages 12 and up) 14

7 BEFORE 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) 2

8 THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Dave McKean. (HarperCollins, $17.99.) To avoid a killer, a boy makes a cemetery home. Excerpt (Ages 10 and up) 64

9 THE BATBOY, by Mike Lupica. (Philomel, $17.99.) A young baseball fan uses the perfect summer job to cement relationships. (Ages 9 to 12) 1

10 INCARCERON, by Catherine Fisher. (Dial/Penguin, $17.99.) An infamous prison, where inmates don’t believe there is an outside world. (Ages 14 and up) 6

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PAPERBACK BOOKS

This Week Weeks on List

1 FANCY NANCY'S ELEGANT EASTER, by Jane O’Connor and Carolyn Bracken. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. (HarperFestival, $6.99.) Bunnies, flowers, eggs and a soup├žon of French vocabulary. (Ages 4 to 8) 1

2 THREE 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) 59

3 THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. Excerpt (Ages 14 and up) 131

4 L.A. CANDY, by Lauren Conrad. (HarperCollins, $9.99.) Excitement in TV land by one who has been there. (Ages 14 and up) 10

5 DARK VISIONS, by L. J. Smith. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) A school for psychic teens. (Ages 14 and up) 27

6 THIRST 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) 10

7 THIRST 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) 32

8 THE 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) 48

9 THE 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) 8

10 THE 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) 6


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SERIES BOOKS

This Week Weeks on List

1 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper) Battling mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12) 140

2 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Abrams, hardcover only) The travails of adolescence, in cartoons. (Ages 9 to 12) 61

3 THE TWILIGHT SAGA, by Stephenie Meyer. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) Vampires and werewolves in school. (Ages 12 and up) 136

4 EVERNIGHT, by Claudia Gray. (HarperTeen, hardcover and paper) An exclusive school with unusual admission requirements. (Ages 12 and up) 1

5 THE CLIQUE, by Lisi Harrison. (Poppy/Little, Brown, paper only) The lives and loves of the popular kids at an elite prep school. (Ages 12 and up) 16

6 MAGIC 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) 223

7 HOUSE OF NIGHT, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. (St. Martin’s, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school. (Ages 14 and up) 81

8 THE 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) 39

9 VAMPIRE DIARIES, by L. J. Smith. (HarperTeen, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school, with a love triangle. (Ages 12 and up) 46

10 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, by Cressida Cowell. (Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) A smart young Viking named Hiccup and his pet. (Ages 9 to 12)

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Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

A CHILDREN'S BOOK A DAY, KEEPS THE SCARY MONSTER AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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