Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunday New York Times Children's Books for April 18, 2010

Sunday New York Times Children's Books  
April 18, 2010

It's time again for the Sunday New York Times best selling children's books.

I enjoy reading this list, adding to my blog, and sharing it with students, parents, teachers, and other librarians each week both from here and the printed list. What better way to find out which children's books to order for our libraries, schools, and home collections! This is one of the highlights for my week!!!!!!!!!!!

Why don't you share with us your favorite book(s) on this list.

What book has been on this list the longest? I am not going to tell you... You have to look for yourself..::))

Until the next time!

Happy Reading!

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

Here is the link to the entire list:
Here is the entire list:
This Week
Weeks on List
1LEGO STAR WARS, by Simon Beecroft. (DK, $21.99.) An annotated visual dictionary. (Ages 7 and up)17
2THE LION AND THE MOUSE, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. (Little, Brown, $16.99.) A fable of reciprocal kindness, redrawn. (Ages 4 to 8)23
3POET EXTRAORDINAIRE!, by Jane O’Connor. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. (HarperCollins, $12.99.) It''s the season when Fancy Nancy’s fancy turns to rhyme. (Ages 4 to 8)6
4THE EASTER EGG, written and illustrated by Jan Brett. (Putnam, $17.99.) A story of caring and the hatching of spring. (Ages 4 to 8)9
5MY 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)6
6WADDLE!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. (Workman, $12.95.) Animals in motion, with color. (Ages 4 to 8)29
7GALLOP!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. (Workman, $12.95.) Animals seem to move when you flip the page. (Ages 4 to 8)110
8MISS BROOKS LOVES BOOKS! (AND I DON'T), by Barbara Bottner. Illustrated by Michael Emberley. (Knopf, $17.99.) A reluctant reader rejects every offering from grown-ups until she finds an unconventional idol. (Ages 4 to 8)2
9LMNO PEAS, by Keith Baker. (Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster, $16.99.) A sort of "What Color Is Your Parachute?" for very young legumes. (Ages 4 to 8)1
10SKIPPYJON JONES, LOST IN SPICE, written and illustrated by Judy Schachner. (Dutton, $16.99.) The peppery red planet captures a cat’s fancy. (Ages 4 to 8)19

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)83
2CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) The protagonist of "The Hunger Games" returns. (Ages 12 and up)32
3WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON, by John Green and David Levithan. (Dutton/Penguin, $17.99.) Two boys with the same name join forces in a reality possible only in musical theater. (Ages 14 and up)1
4FALLEN, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte, $17.99.) Thwarted love among misfits at boarding school. (Ages 12 and up)18
5BIG NATE: IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF, written and illustrated by Lincoln Peirce. (Harper/HarperCollins, $12.99.) Where Nate goes, trouble is never far behind. (Ages 8 to 12)2
6SWEET LITTLE LIES, by Lauren Conrad. (Harper/HarperCollins, $17.99.) The heroines of "L.A. Candy" in a new Hollywood story. (Ages 14 and up)10
7PERCY 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)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)6
9THIRTEEN REASONS WHY, by Jay Asher. (Razorbill, $16.99.) Before she commits suicide a girl sends explanatory recordings to 13 people. (Ages 14 and up)58
10WHEN YOU REACH ME, by Rebecca Stead. (Wendy Lamb, $15.99.) A sixth-grade girl in New York City begins receiving mysterious notes. (Ages 9 to 12)15

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)135
2MOVERS AND FAKERS, by Lisi Harrison. (Poppy/Little, Brown, $9.99.) A boarding school with a "no losers" policy. (Ages 12 and up)1
3L.A. CANDY, by Lauren Conrad. (HarperCollins, $9.99.) Excitement in TV land. (Ages 14 and up)14
4IF I STAY, by Gayle Forman. (Penguin, $8.99.) A young cellist falls into a coma after she suffers an accident. (Ages 14 and up)1
5THE 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)52
6THREE 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)63
7LETTERS TO GOD, by Patrick Doughtie and John Perry. (Zondervan, $14.99.) A movie tie-in about a boy with terminal cancer. (Ages 14 and up)1
8SAVVY, by Ingrid Law. (Puffin, $7.99.) Mibs is about to turn 13, the age at which supernatural talents are conferred on members of her family. (Ages 9 to 12)3
9LOCK AND KEY, by Sarah Dessen. (Speak, $8.99.) A crack appears in a girl’s mask of cynicism. (Ages 12 and up)23
10MASTERPIECE, by Elise Broach. Illustrated by Kelly Murphy. (Square Fish, $7.99.) Meet the beetle, an artistic fellow whose creations help him forge a friendship with a human boy. (Ages 8 to 13)1

This Week
Weeks on List
1DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Abrams, hardcover only) The travails of adolescence, in cartoons. (Ages 9 to 12)65
2PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper) Children of the gods battle mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12)144
3THE TWILIGHT SAGA, by Stephenie Meyer. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) Vampires and werewolves in school. (Ages 12 and up)140
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)40
5DARKEST POWERS, by Kelley Armstrong. (Harper/HarperCollins, hardcover and paper) A genetically altered girl struggles with adolescence. (Ages 14 and up)1
6HOW 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)5
7MAXIMUM RIDE, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) Winged children try to save the world. (Ages 10 and up)60
8VAMPIRE DIARIES, by L. J. Smith. (HarperTeen, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school, with a love triangle. (Ages 12 and up)50
9WARRIORS, by Erin Hunter. (HarperCollins, hardcover and paper) Four clans of cat warriors aspire to meet up with the StarClan. (Ages 10 to 14)83
10FABLEHAVEN, by Brandon Mull. (Shadow Mountain/Aladdin, hardcover and paperback) Evil is afoot in a sanctuary for magical creatures. (Ages 9 to 12)

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