Monday, October 26, 2009

New York Times: Best sellers for kids & young adults

Here are the best-selling chapter books from the New York Times of Sunday, October 25. Look for library copies of these books using the World Catalog search box, or purchase copies using the search box here on BookBag.

Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic) The protagonist of The Hunger Games returns. (Ages 12 and up)

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic). In a dystopian future, a girl fights for survival on live TV. (Ages 12 and up)

The Magician's Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo and Yoko Tanaka. (Candlewick). An orphan in search of his sister follows a fortuneteller’s mysterious instructions. (Ages 7 and up)

Fire, by Kristin Cashore. (Dial/Penguin). The last remaining human monster could save a kingdom. (Ages 14 and up)

Tricks, by Ellen Hopkins. (McElderry/Simon & Schuster). A novel in verse about five teenagers who become prostitutes. (Ages 14 and up)

Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld. Illustrated by Keith Thompson. (Simon Pulse). A round-the-world in airship trip before the eruption of World War I. (Ages 12 and up)

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, by David Benedictus. Illustrated by Mark Burgess. (Dutton, $19.99.) The further adventures of Pooh and company. (Ages 9 to 12)

Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic Press). Love among the lupine. (Ages 12 and up)

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Dave McKean. (HarperCollins). To avoid a killer a boy takes up residence in a cemetery. (Ages 10 and up)

Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick. (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers). A love story with ancient battles and immortals. (Ages 14 and up)

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