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Sunday New York Times Children's Book List - May 2, 2010

Sunday May 2, 2010 
New York Times Children's Books

Here is the latest New Yorks Times Children's book list for the week of May 2, 2010. There are some new comers to the list. Can you tell us which ones are the newest?

Here is the link to the entire list:


Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Until the next time ...

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


Children's Books

This Week
Weeks on List
1LEGO STAR WARS, by Simon Beecroft. (DK, $21.99.) An annotated visual dictionary. (Ages 7 and up)19
2POET EXTRAORDINAIRE!, by Jane O’Connor. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. (HarperCollins, $12.99.) Fancy Nancy turns to rhyme. (Ages 4 to 8)8
3THE LION AND THE MOUSE, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. (Little, Brown, $16.99.) A fable of reciprocal kindness, redrawn. (Ages 3 to 6)25
4THE EARTH BOOK, written and illustrated by Todd Parr. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, $9.99.) Ideas for saving the planet, plus a poster. (Ages 3 to 6)1
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/Penguin, $16.99.) A school grows in Pakistan. (Ages 4 to 8)52
6PARTY ANIMALS, by Kathie Lee Gifford. Illustrated by Peter Bay Alexandersen. (Running Press, $17.95.) Friends celebrate their differences. (Ages 4 to 8)1
7PETE THE CAT: I LOVE MY WHITE SHOES, by Eric Litwin. Illustrated by James Dean. (Harper/HarperCollins, $16.99.) Well-shod Pete has rainbows on his feet. (Ages 3 to 7)2
8GALLOP!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. (Workman, $12.95.) Animals seem to move when you flip the page. (Ages 4 to 8)112
9MY GARDEN, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes. (Greenwillow/HarperCollins, $17.99.) A little girl’s garden yields a magical bounty. (Ages 4 to 8)8
10WADDLE!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. (Workman, $12.95.) Animals in motion, with color. (Ages 4 to 8)31

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)85
2CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) The protagonist of "The Hunger Games" returns. (Ages 12 and up)34
3RULES OF ATTRACTION, by Simone Elkeles. (Walker, $16.99.) A teenager with gang ties seeks safety at the home of a professor and develops strong feelings for the man’s daughter. (Ages 14 and up)2
4THIRTEEN REASONS WHY, by Jay Asher. (Razorbill/Penguin, $16.99.) Before she commits suicide a girl sends explanatory recordings to 13 people. (Ages 14 and up)60
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)4
6THE TIME PIRATE, by Ted Bell. (St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99.) The time traveler Nick McIver fights Nazis and helps George Washington. (Ages 9 to 12)2
7FALLEN, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte, $17.99.) Thwarted love at boarding school. (Ages 12 and up)20
8WILL 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)3
9BEFORE 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)8
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)16

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)137
2IF I STAY, by Gayle Forman. (Speak/Penguin, $8.99.) A young cellist falls into a coma after she suffers an accident. (Ages 12 and up)3
3MOVERS AND FAKERS, by Lisi Harrison. (Poppy/Little, Brown, $9.99.) A boarding school with a "no losers" policy. (Ages 12 and up)3
4L.A. CANDY, by Lauren Conrad. (HarperCollins, $9.99.) Excitement in TV land. (Ages 14 and up)16
5LETTERS 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)3
6THREE CUPS OF TEA: YOUNG READERS EDITION, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. (Puffin/Penguin, $8.99.) A former climber builds schools in Pakistani and Afghan villages. (Ages 9 to 12)65
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)54
8LOCK AND KEY, by Sarah Dessen. (Speak/Penguin, $8.99.) A crack appears in a girl’s mask of cynicism. (Ages 12 and up)24
9SAVVY, by Ingrid Law. (Puffin/Penguin, $7.99.) Mibs is about to turn 13, the age at which supernatural abilities are conferred on members of her family. (Ages 9 to 12)5
10GRACELING, 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)25

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)67
2PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper) Battling mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12)146
3THE TWILIGHT SAGA, by Stephenie Meyer. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) Vampires and werewolves in school. (Ages 12 and up)142
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)42
5HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, by Cressida Cowell. (Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) A smart young Viking named Hiccup and his pet. (Ages 8 to 12)7
6WICKED LOVELY, by Melissa Marr. (Bowen Press/HarperCollins hardcover, HarperTeen paper) A mortal becomes a fairy queen. (Ages 12 and up)3
7DARKEST POWERS, by Kelley Armstrong. (Harper/HarperCollins, hardcover and paper) A genetically altered girl struggles with the demands of adolescence. (Ages 14 and up)3
8WARRIORS, by Erin Hunter. (HarperCollins, hardcover and paper) Four clans of cat warriors aspire to meet up with the StarClan. (Ages 10 to 14)85
9HOUSE OF NIGHT, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. (St. Martin’s, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school. (Ages 14 and up)86
10MAXIMUM RIDE, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) Winged children try to save the world. (Ages 10 and up)62

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