Friday, October 15, 2010

New York Times Children's Books Week of October 10, 2010

New York Times Children's Books
Week of October 10, 2010



Here is the link to this week's list of New York Times best selling children's books:

One of my favorite children's book authors debuted in the number one Picture Books section on this week's New York Times best selling children's book list. Children's book author/illustrator Mo Willems has a new book that debuted at the number one spot on this weeks's list. The book is:

1 KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE, written and illustrated by Mo Willems. (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins, $17.99.) A little girl and her well-loved companion take a trip that leads to unexpected discoveries. (Ages 3 to 7) 1

How many of your are planning to run out and buy this one? Let us know what you think! Have you read the other Knuffle Bunny books? How about his Leonard the Terrible Monster?

Here is the entire list:



This Week Weeks on List

1 KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE, written and illustrated by Mo Willems. (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins, $17.99.) A little girl and her well-loved companion take a trip that leads to unexpected discoveries. (Ages 3 to 7) 1

2 SCAREDY-CAT, SPLAT!, written and illustrated by Rob Scotton. (Harper/HarperCollins, $16.99.) Splat aims to scare his cat school pals on Halloween. (Ages 3 to 7) 3

3 MY MOMMY HUNG THE MOON, by Jamie Lee Curtis. Illustrated by Laura Cornell. (Joanna Cotler/HarperCollins, $16.99.) A child waxes poetic about Mom’s amazing achievements. (Ages 4 to 8) 4

4 OLIVIA GOES TO VENICE, written and illustrated by Ian Falconer. (Atheneum, $17.99.) A piglet prone to big ideas wants to live on the Grand Canal. (Ages 3 to 7) 1

5 LEGO STAR WARS, by Simon Beecroft. (DK, $21.99.) An annotated visual dictionary. (Ages 7 and up) 41

6 HEADS, written and illustrated by Matthew Van Fleet. (Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster, $17.99.) Animal noggins with tabs to make them move. (Ages 2 and up) 6

7 IT'S A BOOK, written and illustrated by Lane Smith. (Roaring Brook, $12.99.) It doesn’t tweet or need recharging. (Ages 6 and up) 8

8 WHEREVER YOU ARE, MY LOVE WILL FIND YOU, written and illustrated by Nancy Tillman. (Feiwel & Friends, $16.99.) All about the tenderness a parent feels for a child. (Ages 4 to 8) 3

9 WE ARE IN A BOOK!, by Mo Willems. (Hyperion, $8.99.) Gerald and Piggie return to the page, and ponder their existence there. (Ages 4 to 8) 3

10 THE THREE LITTLE DASSIES, written and illustrated by Jan Brett. (Putnam, $17.99.) A retelling of "The Three Little Pigs," with Namibian flavor. (Ages 3 to 5) 2


This Week Weeks on List

1 TORMENT, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte, $17.99.) A novel about the nephilim, the children of humans and fallen angels. (Ages 12 and up) 1

2 THE RED PYRAMID, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $17.99.) Ancient gods (this time from Egypt) and a mortal family meet. (Ages 10 and up) 22

3 CLOCKWORK ANGEL, by Cassandra Clare. (McElderry/Simon & Schuster, $19.99.) Victorian England proves a treacherous place. (Ages 14 and up) 5

4 THE EXILED QUEEN, by Cinda Williams Chima. (Disney-Hyperion, $17.99.) A tale of heroes, wizards, stolen amulets and forced marriages. (Ages 12 and up) 1

5 TALES FROM A NOT-SO-POPULAR PARTY GIRL, by Rachel Renée Russell. (Aladdin, $12.99.) The further reflections of Nikki Maxwell on the agonies of middle school; a "Dork Diaries" book. (Ages 9 to 13) 16

6 LINGER, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic Press/Scholastic, $17.99.) The teenage werewolves of "Shiver" face a new test of love and loyalty. (Ages 12 and up) 12

7 MONSTER HIGH, by Lisi Harrison. (Poppy/Little, Brown, $16.99.) Frankie Stein worries about befriending "normal" classmates. (Ages 12 and up) 5

8 DORK DIARIES, written and illustrated by Rachel Renée Russell. (Aladdin, $12.99.) Reflections of a junior Samuel Pepys of the female variety. (Ages 9 to 13) 26

9 THE SEARCH FOR WONDLA, written and illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi. (Simon & Schuster, $17.99.) Eva Nine, who lives underground, surfaces to escape danger. (Ages 10 and up) 2

10 RECKLESS, written and illustrated by Cornelia Funke. (Little, Brown, $19.99.) Boys and beasts in a dark place called Mirrorworld. (Ages 10 and up) 3


This Week Weeks on List

1 THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. Excerpt (Ages 14 and up) 160

2 THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Dave McKean. (HarperCollins, $7.99.) To avoid a killer, a boy lives in a cemetery. Excerpt (Ages 10 and up) 1

3 THREE 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) 88

4 RADIANCE, by Alyson Noël. (Square Fish/St. Martin’s, $7.99.) Adventures in the afterlife, where the time is always Now. (Ages 9 to 12) 5

5 BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. (Little, Brown, $17.99.) A secret wrapped in a Southern Gothic novel. (Ages 12 and up) 2

6 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) 76

7 NERDS (BOOK ONE: NATIONAL ESPIONAGE, RESCUE, AND DEFENSE SOCIETY), by Michael Buckley. (Amulet/Abrams, $6.95.) Stealth is challenging when you wear orthodontic headgear. (Ages 8 to 12) 1

8 SHIVER, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic, $8.99.) Love among the lupine. (Ages 13 and up) 17

9 HUSH, HUSH, by Becca Fitzpatrick. (Simon & Schuster, $17.99.) A love story of immortals and ancient battles. (Ages 14 and up) 2

10 FALLEN, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte, $9.99.) Love is thwarted at a boarding school where the students are not your average mortals. (Ages 12 and up) 1


This Week Weeks on List

1 HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, hardcover and paper) In a dystopian society a girl fights for survival on live TV. (Ages 12 and up) 6

2 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper) Children of the gods battle mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12) 169

3 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Abrams, hardcover only) The travails of adolescence, in cartoons. (Ages 9 to 12) 90

4 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) 65

5 CHRONICLES OF VLADIMIR TOD, by Heather Brewer. (Dutton, hardcover and Speak, paper) School is no picnic for a student who thirsts for blood. (Ages 12 and up) 6

6 TIFFANY ACHING ADVENTURES, by Terry Pratchett. (HarperCollins, hardcover and paper) A girl uses witchcraft to quash her enemies. (Ages 12 and up) 1

7 THE TWILIGHT SAGA, by Stephenie Meyer. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) Vampires and werewolves in school. (Ages 12 and up) 165

8 GUARDIANS OF GA’HOOLE, by Kathryn Lasky. (Scholastic, paper only) Owls are the wise guides in this fantasy world. (Ages 9 to 12) 4

9 THE CRANK TRILOGY, by Ellen Hopkins. (McElderry/Simon & Schuster, hardcover and paper) Chronicles of addiction. (Ages 14 and up) 3

10 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) 226


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

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

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

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