New York Times Best Sellers - As of July 9, 2010: Children's Books


As of July 9th, here are the New York Times Top Selling Children's Books.  Not a whole lot of movement from last week, except to note that Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga has been on the NY Times list for 151 weeks and Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series has 4 more weeks on Ms. Meyer's, at 155 weeks!  Can you even imagine?  


This Week 
1 THE RED PYRAMID, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $17.99.) Ancient gods (this time from Egypt) and a mortal family meet. (Ages 10 and up)
2 THEODORE BOONE: KID LAWYER, by John Grisham. (Dutton, $16.99.) He’s 13, but he knows what to do when he encounters a murder case. (Ages 8 to 12)
3 CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) The protagonist of "The Hunger Games" returns. (Ages 12 and up)
4 THE HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) In a dystopian future, a girl fights for survival on live TV. (Ages 12 and up)
5 TALES FROM A NOT-SO-POPULAR PARTY GIRL, by Rachel Renée Russell. (Aladdin, $12.99.) The further reflections of Nikki Maxwell on the social agonies of middle school; a "Dork Diaries" book. (Ages 9 to 13)
6 INFINITY (CHRONICLES OF NICK), by Sherrilyn Kenyon. (St. Martin’s Griffin, $17.99.) Brain-eating demons complicate academic life. (Ages 12 and up)
7 FALLEN, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte, $17.99.) Thwarted love at boarding school. (Ages 12 and up)
8 BEFORE I FALL, by Lauren Oliver. (Harper/HarperCollins, $17.99.) Last kisses, death and second chances await a teenager one fateful Friday. (Ages 14 and up)
9 THE SHADOWS, by Jacqueline West. Illustrated by Poly Bernatene. (Dial, $16.99.) A girl and her family move into an old mansion where the paintings are more than art. (Ages 9 to 11)
10 BIG NATE: IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF, written and illustrated by Lincoln Peirce. (Harper/HarperCollins, $12.99.) Where Nate goes, trouble follows. (Ages 8 to 12)
This Week 
1 THE HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $8.99.) In a dystopian future, a girl fights for survival on live TV. (Ages 12 and up)
2 THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. Excerpt (Ages 14 and up)
3 THREE CUPS OF TEA: YOUNG READERS EDITION, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. (Puffin/Penguin, $8.99.) A former climber builds schools in Pakistani and Afghan villages. (Ages 9 to 12)
4 BEEZUS AND RAMONA, by Beverly Cleary. Illustrated by Tracy Dockray. (HarperCollins, $5.99.) The movie tie-in edition of the midcentury classic about a girl and her often pesky little sister. (Ages 9 to 12)
5 PINKALICIOUS AND THE PINK DRINK, written and illustrated by Victoria Kann. (Harper Festival/HarperCollins, $3.99.) Pink meets lemonade in a series of experiments. (Ages 3 to 7)
6 THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN, by Sherman Alexie. Illustrated by Ellen Forney. (Little, Brown, $8.99.) A young boy leaves his reservation for an all-white school. (Ages 12 and up)
7 SHIVER, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic, $8.99.) Love among the lupine. (Ages 13 and up)
8 IF I STAY, by Gayle Forman. (Speak/Penguin, $8.99.) A young cellist falls into a coma. (Ages 12 and up)
9 SCAT, by Carl Hiaasen. (Knopf, $8.99.) An eco-mystery, with a dismal swamp and wild characters. Excerpt (Ages 9 to 12)
10 SAVVY, by Ingrid Law. (Puffin/Penguin, $7.99.) Mibs is about to turn 13, the age at which supernatural abilities are conferred on members of her family. (Ages 9 to 12)
This Week 
1 THE TWILIGHT SAGA, by Stephenie Meyer. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) Vampires and werewolves in school. (Ages 12 and up)
2 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper) Children of the gods battle mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12)
3 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, by Sara Shepard. (HarperTeen, hardcover and paper) Four girls less perfect than they seem. (Ages 14 and up) (Ages 14 and up)
4 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Abrams, hardcover only) The travails of adolescence, in cartoons. (Ages 9 to 12)
5 THE IMMORTALS, by Alyson Noël. (St. Martin’s Griffin, hardcover and paper) Love and angst of the supernatural variety. (Ages 14 and up)
6 GALLAGHER GIRLS, by Ally Carter. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper) A school for spies. (Ages 12 and up)
7 HOUSE OF NIGHT, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. (St. Martin’s, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school. (Ages 14 and up)
8 THE 39 CLUES, by various authors. (Scholastic, hardcover only) A brother and sister travel the world in search of the key to their family’s power. (Ages 9 to 12)
9 RANGER’S APPRENTICE, by John Flanagan. (Philomel, hardcover and paper) A boy warrior battles evil. (Ages 9 to 12)
10 VAMPIRE ACADEMY, by Richelle Mead. (Razorbill, paper only) Undead boarding school. (Ages 12 and up)