New York Times Children's Books Best-seller List

September 21, 2014

This Week Children's Picture Books Weeks
on List
1 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
(Philomel.) Problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt. (Ages 3 to 7)
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2 GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
(Chronicle.) Trucks at sunset. (Ages 4 to 8)
153
3 PRESS HERE, by Hervé Tullet
(Handprint/Chronicle.) A dance of color. (Ages 4 to 8)
156
4 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS, by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
(Dial.) What to serve your dragon-guests. (Ages 3 to 5)
38
5 PETE THE CAT: I LOVE MY WHITE SHOES, by Eric Litwin. Illustrated by James Dean
(Harper/HarperCollins.) Well-shod Pete has rainbows on his feet. (Ages 3 to 7)
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6 ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER, by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts
(Abrams.) A young inventor learns to fail better. (Ages 4 to 8)
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7 OTIS AND THE SCARECROW, by Loren Long
(Philomel.) Otis the tractor befriends a sullen scarecrow. (Ages 4 to 8)
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8 PETE THE CAT AND THE NEW GUY, by Kimberly Dean and James Dean
(Harper/HarperCollins.) Pete and his new friend, Gus the platypus, search for an activity they can do together. (Ages 3 to 7)
5
9 LADYBUG GIRL AND THE DRESS-UP DILEMMA, by Jacky Davis. Illustrated by David Soman
(Dial.) Lulu is determined to find the perfect costume for Halloween. (Ages 4 to 7)
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10 UNI THE UNICORN, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrated by Brigette Barrager
(Random House.) Uni believes that little girls do exist. (Ages 3 to 6)
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This Week Children's Middle Grade Weeks
on List
1 WONDER, by R. J. Palacio
(Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) A boy with a facial deformity enters a mainstream school. (Ages 8 to 12)
93
2 PERCY JACKSON'S GREEK GODS, by Rick Riordan. Illustrated by John Rocco
(Disney Publishing Worldwide.) The title hero offers a personal tour of the pantheon. (Ages 10 to 14)
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3 A LONG WALK TO WATER, by Linda Sue Park
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing.) A Sudanese tale of survival. (Ages 10 to 14)
32
4 FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ANTIMATTER MOTOR, by Jon Scieszka. Illustrated by Brian Biggs
(Abrams.) A boy tries to win a science prize to save his grandfather's fix-it shop. (Ages 8 to 12)
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5 THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 1, by Valorie Schaefer. Illustrated by Josee Masse
(American Girl Publishing.) The changing body. (Ages 8 to 12)
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6 THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, by Katherine Applegate
(HarperCollins Publishers.) A gorilla living in a mall meets an elephant. (Ages 8 to 12)
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7 ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY, by Chris Grabenstein
(Random House Publishing.) A group is locked in a futuristic library. (Ages 9 to 12)
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8 TREASURE HUNTERS, by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Illustrated by Juliana Neufeld
(Little, Brown.) Four sailor siblings contend with pirates and spies when searching for their missing parents. (Ages 8 to 12)
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9 OUT OF MY MIND, by Sharon M. Draper
(Simon & Schuster.) A girl longs to speak. (Ages 10 to 13)
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10 STAR WARS: JEDI ACADEMY, RETURN OF THE PADAWAN, by Jeffrey Brown
(Scholastic.) A boy begins his second year of training. (Ages 8 to 12)
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This Week Young Adult Weeks
on List
1 IF I STAY, by Gayle Forman
(Penguin Group.) A young cellist falls into a coma. (Ages 12 and up)
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2 WHERE SHE WENT, by Gayle Forman
(Penguin Group.) A rock star and a cellist reunite for an evening in New York City. (Ages 12 and up)
13
3 THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, by John Green
(Penguin Group.) A 16-year-old heroine faces the medical realities of cancer. (Ages 14 and up)
93
4 LOOKING FOR ALASKA, by John Green
(Penguin Group.) A boy finds excitement when he meets a girl named Alaska. (Ages 14 to 17)
93
5 PAPER TOWNS, by John Green
(Penguin Group.) After a night of mischief, the girl Quentin loves disappears. (Ages 14 and up)
79
6 THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak
(Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning; now a movie. (Ages 14 and up)
92
7 ELEANOR AND PARK, by Rainbow Rowell
(St. Martin's Press.) The world opposes the love of two outcast teenagers. (Ages 14 to 18)
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8 MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, by Ransom Riggs
(Quirk Books.) An island, an abandoned orphanage and a collection of curious photographs. (Ages 12 and up)
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9 THIRTEEN REASONS WHY, by Jay Asher
(Penguin Group.) Before she commits suicide, a girl sends recordings to 13 people. (Ages 12 and up)
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10 THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN, by Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney
(Little, Brown & Company.) A boy leaves his reservation to attend an all-white school. (Ages 12 and up)
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These lists are an expanded version of those appearing in the September 21, 2014 print edition of the Book Review, reflecting sales for the week ending September 6, 2014.

An asterisk (*) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above it. A dagger (†) indicates that some retailers report receiving bulk orders.

List and descriptions from the New York Times web site at:
http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/overview.html