[bksvol-discuss] Re: Children's bestsellers this week

Here's the children's paperback bestsellers this week:
1 THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from
Nazi burning. Excerpt (Ages 14 and up) 123
2 THIRST NO. 2: PHANTOM, EVIL THIRST, CREATURES OF FOREVER, by Christopher
Pike. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) A girl struggles with her dreamed-of transition
from undead to mortal. (Ages 14 and up) 2
3 THREE 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) 52
4 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) 41
5 L.A. CANDY, by Lauren Conrad. (HarperCollins, $9.99.) Excitement in TV
land by someone who has been there. (Ages 14 and up) 2
6 THIRST NO. 1, by Christopher Pike. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) A reissue of "The
Last Vampire" (1994), "Black Blood" (1994) and "Red Dice" (1995). (Ages 14
and up) 24
7 DARK VISIONS, by L. J. Smith. (Simon & Schuster, $9.99.) A school for
psychic teens, not to mention vampires. (Ages 14 and up) 19
8 NEED, by Carrie Jones. (Bloomsbury, $9.99.) The birds and bees of pixie
royalty and some human romance too. (Ages 12 and up) 2
9 GRACELING, by Kristin Cashore. (Graphia/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $9.99.)
A girl endowed with special talents is also celebrated for her abilities as
a warrior. (Ages 14 and up) 16
10 THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA FOR KIDS, by Michael Pollan. (Dial, $9.99.) An
adaptation of the grown-ups’ guide to the origins of dinner. (Ages 9 to 12)
4

I started to check to see if these were in the collection but I can only
find 14 Christopher Pike books in the collection. I really thought there
were lots more than that. If someone wants to check the list then I will see
if there are some I can work on or not.

Here are the bestselling series books:
SERIES BOOKS
This Week  Weeks on List
1 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion,
hardcover and paper) Children of gods and mortals battle mythological
monsters. (Ages 9 to 12) 132
2 THE TWILIGHT SAGA, by Stephenie Meyer. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown,
hardcover and paper) Vampires and werewolves in school. (Ages 12 and up) 128

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) 53
4 HOUSE OF NIGHT, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. (St. Martin’s, hardcover
and paper) Vampires in school. (Ages 14 and up) 73
5 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) 215
6 RANGER’S APPRENTICE, by John Flanagan. (Philomel, hardcover and paper) A
boy warrior battles evil. (Ages 9 to 12) 35
7 THE IMMORTALS, by Alyson Noël. (St. Martin’s/Griffin, hardcover and paper)
Love and angst of the supernatural variety. (Ages 14 and up) 9
8 VAMPIRE DIARIES, by L. J. Smith. (HarperTeen, hardcover and paper)
Vampires in school, with a love triangle. (Ages 12 and up) 38
9 VAMPIRE ACADEMY, by Richelle Mead. (Razorbill, paper only) Undead boarding
school. (Ages 12 and up) 22
10 THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, by Cassandra Clare. (McElderry/Simon & Schuster,
hardcover and paper) A world of demons and warriors. (Ages 14 and up) 31


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