My apologies for falling a little behind on posting this!
As of August 26, 2010, here are the New York Times Top Selling Children's / YA Books.
For the week, Suzanne Collins managed to capture the #1 and #3 slots on the list, with her highly anticipated release of MOCKINGJAY on Tuesday, 8.24. And it will probably be no surprise, when that title pops up into the top 10 for this week - we shall see on Thursday!
On a side note, I happened to see Pitticus Lore's I AM NUMBER FOUR at Border's last week, when I was picking up my copy of MOCKINGJAY. I hadn't actually heard a lot about this title - hadn't been seeing a ton of talk going on about it, either...but as I walked by, something about it caught my attention. And after reading the description on the inside of the jacket cover, I knew without a doubt, it would be something I'd like to read. I have a feeling this is going to be one to keep an eye on - and an author that is surely on the rise. Being #8 on the NY Times Best Seller list, surely doesn't hurt, either?
I will continue to post the NY Times top 10 for Children's / YA - not only because I love to watch how all of the titles toggle back and forth for position - but also to keep the dream alive that I will someday, be on this list!
|1||CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) The protagonist of "The Hunger Games" returns. (Ages 12 and up)|
|2||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)|
|3||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)|
|4||TALES FROM A NOT-SO-POPULAR PARTY GIRL, by Rachel Renée Russell. (Aladdin, $12.99.) The further reflections of Nikki Maxwell on the agonies of middle school; a "Dork Diaries" book. (Ages 9 to 13)|
|5||LINGER, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic Press/Scholastic, $17.99.) The teenage werewolves of "Shiver" face a new test of love and loyalty. (Ages 12 and up)|
|6||DORK DIARIES, written and illustrated by Rachel Renée Russell. (Aladdin, $12.99.) Reflections of a junior Samuel Pepys of the female variety. (Ages 9 to 13)|
|7||HOT X, by Danica McKellar. (Hudson Street, $26.95.) A guide to conquering algebra. (Ages 14 and up)|
|8||I AM NUMBER FOUR, by Pittacus Lore. (HarperCollins, $17.99.) Unbeknownst to Earth dwellers, members of another civilization live among them. (Ages 14 and up)|
|9||SCUMBLE, by Ingrid Law. (Dial/Walden Media, $16.99.) Ledger Kale finally inherits the awesome magical power he’s long awaited, but something goes awry. (Ages 8 to 12)|
|10||FALLEN, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte, $17.99.) Thwarted love at boarding school. (Ages 12 and up)|
|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||BEEZUS AND RAMONA, by Beverly Cleary. Illustrated by Tracy Dockray. (HarperCollins, $5.99.) The movie tie-in edition of the midcentury classic. (Ages 9 to 12)|
|3||THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. Excerpt (Ages 14 and up)|
|4||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)|
|5||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)|
|6||THE FALLEN AND LEVIATHAN, by Thomas E. Sniegoski. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) A half-angel, half-human hero girds for battle. (Ages 16 and up)|
|7||AERIE AND RECKONING (THE FALLEN, BOOK 2), by Thomas E. Sniegoski. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) A boy comes to terms with his heritage. (Ages 16 and up)|
|8||THE FORBIDDEN GAME (THE HUNTER, THE CHASE, THE KILL), by L. J. Smith. (Simon Pulse, $10.99.) In this dark game, the humans prove to be the playthings. (Ages 12 and up)|
|9||SHIVER, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic, $8.99.) Love among the lupine. (Ages 13 and up)|
|10||SCAT, by Carl Hiaasen. (Knopf, $8.99.) An eco-mystery, with a dismal swamp and wild characters. Excerpt (Ages 9 to 12)|
|1||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)|
|2||PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper) Battling mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12)|
|3||THE TWILIGHT SAGA, by Stephenie Meyer. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) Vampires and werewolves in school. (Ages 12 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||ARTEMIS FOWL, by Eoin Colfer. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper) A criminal’s magical adventures. (Ages 8 and up)|
|6||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)|
|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||RANGER’S APPRENTICE, by John Flanagan. (Philomel, hardcover and paper) A boy warrior battles evil. (Ages 9 to 12)|
|9||WARRIORS, by Erin Hunter. (HarperCollins, hardcover and paper) Four clans of cat warriors aspire to meet up with the StarClan. (Ages 10 to 14)|
|10||VAMPIRE ACADEMY, by Richelle Mead. (Razorbill, paper only) Undead boarding school. (Ages 12 and up)|