New York Times Children's Books Best-seller List

October 5, 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 HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG AND MORE LOST STORIES, by Dr. Seuss
(Random House.) Horton and his cohorts are back in four stories. (Ages 6 to 9)
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3 GUS & ME, by Keith Richards with Barnaby Harris and Bill Shapiro. Illustrated by Theodora Richards
(Megan Tingley/Little, Brown.) A grandson is given his first guitar. (Ages 4 to 10)
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4 MIX IT UP!, by Hervé Tullet
(Chronicle.) Primary colors get together. (Ages 4 to 8)
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5 GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
(Chronicle.) Trucks at sunset. (Ages 4 to 8)
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6 PRESS HERE, by Hervé Tullet
(Handprint/Chronicle.) A dance of color. (Ages 4 to 8)
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7 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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8 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS, by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
(Dial.) What to serve your dragon-guests. (Ages 3 to 5)
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9 OTIS AND THE SCARECROW, by Loren Long
(Philomel.) Otis the tractor befriends a sullen scarecrow. (Ages 4 to 8)
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10 LADYBUG GIRL AND THE DRESS-UP DILEMMA, by Jacky Davis. Illustrated by David Soman
(Dial.) Lulu looks for the perfect costume. (Ages 4 to 7)
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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)
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2 NIGHTMARES!, by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller. Illustrated by Karl Kwasny
(Random House Publishing.) A boy has bad dreams. (Ages 8 to 12)
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3 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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4 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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5 A LONG WALK TO WATER, by Linda Sue Park
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing.) A Sudanese tale of survival. (Ages 10 to 14)
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6 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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7 COUNTING BY 7s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan
(Penguin Group.) Willow, 12, has a hard time making friends after her adoptive parents die in a car accident. (Ages 10 to 14)
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8 TREASURE HUNTERS: DANGER DOWN THE NILE, by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Illustrated by Juliana Neufeld
(Little, Brown.) Four sailor siblings search for their missing parents. (Ages 8 to 12)
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9 FANTASY LEAGUE, by Mike Lupica
(Penguin Group.) A young fantasy football guru hits the big-time. (Ages 10 to 14)
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10 OUT OF MY MIND, by Sharon M. Draper
(Simon & Schuster.) A girl longs to speak. (Ages 10 to 13)
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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 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)
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3 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)
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4 THE INFINITE SEA, by Rick Yancey
(Penguin Group.) Companions face a harsh choice in the follow-up to “The 5th Wave.” (Ages 14 and up)
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5 LOOKING FOR ALASKA, by John Green
(Penguin Group.) A boy finds excitement when he meets a girl named Alaska. (Ages 14 to 17)
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6 PAPER TOWNS, by John Green
(Penguin Group.) After a night of mischief, the girl Quentin loves disappears. (Ages 14 and up)
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7 THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak
(Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning; now a movie. (Ages 14 and up)
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8 I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN, by Jandy Nelson
(Penguin Group.) Once close, a twin brother and sister fall out. (Ages 14 and up)
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9 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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10 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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These lists are an expanded version of those appearing in the October 5, 2014 print edition of the Book Review, reflecting sales for the week ending September 20, 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