Sunday, August 14, 2011

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

New York Times Children's Paperback Books Weeks on List

This weeks children's book paperback best sellers are included below. Some of the titles should be familiar to you. Let us know which ones you have read, which you are planning to read, and which ones you recommend for others to read!

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

2 THIRTEEN REASONS WHY, by Jay Asher. (Razorbill, $10.99.) Before she commits suicide, a girl sends recordings to 13 people. (Ages 12 and up) 8

3 THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN, by Sherman Alexie. Illustrated by Ellen Forney. (Little, Brown, $8.99.) A boy leaves his reservation to attend an all-white school. (Ages 12 and up) 106

4 THEODORE BOONE: KID LAWYER, by John Grisham. (Puffin, $7.99.) He’s only 13, but he knows how to handle a murder case. (Ages 8 to 12) 14

5 SOUL SURFER, by Bethany Hamilton with Sheryl Berk and Rick Bundschuh. (MTV/Gallery, $14.) Surfing again after a shark attack. (Ages 12 and up) 14

6 THE NINE LIVES OF CHLOE KING, by Liz Braswell. (Simon Pulse, $10.99.) A girl with special catlike powers is hunted by assassins. (Ages 14 and up) 8

7 ALONG FOR THE RIDE, by Sarah Dessen. (Speak, $8.99.) Teenage night owls bond during a summer at a charming beach town. (Ages 12 and up) 18

8 THE MAZE RUNNER, by James Dashner. (Delacorte, $9.99.) A stone wall imprisons teenagers who live by their wits. (Ages 12 and up) 20
9 MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS, by Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater. (Little, Brown, $6.99.) A house painter and his penguins. (Ages 8 to 12) 8

10 WHEN YOU REACH ME, by Rebecca Stead. (Yearling, $6.99.) A sixth-grade girl in New York City receives mysterious notes. (Ages 9 and up) 19

Until the next time......
Happy reading!
A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!

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