New York Times Children's Books Best-seller List

July 20, 2014

This Week Children's Picture Books Weeks
on List
1 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
(Philomel.) A colorful problem arises 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)
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3 THE PIGEON NEEDS A BATH!, by Mo Willems
(Hyperion.) A filthy bird is persuaded to bathe. (Ages 3 to 7)
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4 MY NEW FRIEND IS SO FUN!, by Mo Willems
(Hyperion.) Gerald must deal with the fact that Piggie has a new pal. (Ages 6 to 8)
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5 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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6 PRESS HERE, by Hervé Tullet
(Handprint/Chronicle.) A dance of color. (Ages 4 to 8)
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7 LOCOMOTIVE, by Brian Floca
(Richard Jackson/Atheneum.) A family’s 1869 journey across America on the newly completed transcontinental railroad. (Ages 4 to 10)
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8 JOURNEY, by Aaron Becker
(Candlewick.) A lonely girl draws a red door on her bedroom wall and enters an imaginary world. (Ages 4 to 8)
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9 PETE THE CAT AND HIS MAGIC SUNGLASSES, by Kimberly and James Dean. Illustrated by James Dean
(Harper/HarperCollins.) Seeing things in a new way. (Ages 3 to 7)
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10 DUCK AND GOOSE GO TO THE BEACH, by Tad Hills
(Schwartz & Wade.) Two feathered friends visit the ocean. (Ages 3 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 FROZEN, by RH Disney
(Random House Publishing.) The junior novelization of the movie, based on “The Snow Queen.” (Ages 8 to 12)
32
3 OUT OF MY MIND, by Sharon M. Draper
(Simon & Schuster.) A brilliant girl with cerebral palsy longs for a way to speak. (Ages 10 to 13)
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4 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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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 RUSH REVERE AND THE FIRST PATRIOTS, by Rush Limbaugh
(Simon & Schuster.) A time traveler arrives in Boston in 1765. (Ages 8 to 12)
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7 FLORA AND ULYSSES, by Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by K. G. Campbell
(Candlewick.) A rodent with unusual powers. (Ages 9 to 12)
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8 THE STAFF OF SERAPIS, by Rick Riordan
(Disney Publishing Worldwide.) A magician and a goddess's daughter face down ancient enemy; a stand-alone e-book. (Ages 9 to 12)
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9 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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10 ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY, by Chris Grabenstein
(Random House Publishing.) After spending the night in a locked, futuristic library, a group must find its way out.  (Ages 9 to 12)
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This Week Young Adult Weeks
on List
1 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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2 IF I STAY, by Gayle Forman
(Penguin Group.) A young cellist falls into a coma after she suffers an accident. (Ages 12 and up)
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3 LOOKING FOR ALASKA, by John Green
(Penguin Group.) A boy seeking excitement finds that and more when he meets a girl named Alaska. (Ages 14 to 17)
84
4 PAPER TOWNS, by John Green
(Penguin Group.) After a night of mischief, the girl Quentin loves disappears. (Ages 14 and up)
70
5 THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak
(Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning; now a movie. (Ages 14 and up)
83
6 AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES, by John Green
(Penguin Group.) Colin Singleton wants to break the pattern of being dumped. (Ages 12 and up)
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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 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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10 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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These lists are an expanded version of those appearing in the July 20, 2014 print edition of the Book Review, reflecting sales for the week ending July 5, 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