Sunday, January 10, 2010

New York Times: Best sellers for kids & young adults

From the New York Times of Sunday, January 10, here are the ten best-selling chapter books for kids. It may be a new year on the calendar, but there are lots of familiar supernatural characters and author names on the list. Find copies using the WorldCat and Amazon search boxes here on BookBag.

1 Witch and Wizard, by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. (Little, Brown) One of each, brother and sister, flex their newfound powers. (Ages 12 and up)

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

3 Fallen, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte) Thwarted love among misfits at a boarding school in Savannah, Ga. (Ages 12 and up)

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

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

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

7 Beautiful Creatures, by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. (Little, Brown) A secret wrapped in a Southern Gothic novel. (Ages 12 and up)

8 Along For the Ride, by Sarah Dessen. (Viking) A summer on two wheels for a girl ready to learn more about herself and her loved ones. (Ages 14 and up)

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

10 Dork Diaries, written and illustrated by Rachel Renée Russell. (Aladdin
) Reflections of a junior Samuel Pepys of the female variety. (Ages 9 to 13)

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