Sunday, August 14, 2011

New York Times Children's Chapter Books for Week of August 14, 2011

New York Times Children's Chapter Books
Week of August 14, 2011

Below is the list of New York Times Children's Chapter Books

How many have you read on this list? What would you recommend for others to read? What are your thoughts?

1 THE THRONE OF FIRE, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $18.99.) The Kanes seek the sun god, Ra; Book 2 of the Kane Chronicles. (Ages 10 and up) 14

2 NEVER HAVE I EVER, by Sara Shepard. (HarperTeen, $16.99.) Emma’s investigation of her twin sister’s murder continues. (Ages 14 and up) 1

3 MIDDLE SCHOOL, THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE, by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. Illustrated by Laura Park. (Little, Brown, $15.99.) Rafe breaks every rule in the book. (Ages 8 to 12) 6

4 MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, by Ransom Riggs. (Quirk Books, $17.99.) An island, an abandoned orphanage and a collection of curious photographs. (Ages 12 and up) 9

5 SUPER DIAPER BABY 2, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Blue Sky/Scholastic, $9.99.) The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers. (Ages 7 to 10) 6

6 THEODORE BOONE: THE ABDUCTION, by John Grisham. (Dutton, $16.99.) The “kid lawyer” uses his legal skills to find a missing friend. (Ages 8 to 12) 9

7 THE LYING GAME, by Sara Shepard. (HarperTeen, $16.99.) A long-lost twin impersonates her dead sister to try to solve her murder. (Ages 14 and up) 7

8 THE LOST HERO, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $18.99.) A return to Camp Half-Blood and semi-divine characters. (Ages 10 and up) 43
9 WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE, by Sarah Dessen. (Viking, $19.99.) A girl rediscovers herself after her parents’ bitter divorce. (Ages 12 and up) 13

10 WOLFSBANE, by Andrea Cremer. (Philomel, $17.99.) Calla is offered a chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack. (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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