New York Times Best Sellers: Children's / YA for Week Ending January 9, 2011


For week ending January 9, 2011, here are the New York Times Top Selling Children's / YA Books. For more information and all top 10's that made the NY Times Bestseller lists, check out their site: NYTimes.

Suzanne Collins continues to hold onto the Children's Series #1 position, with THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy

In Paperback - two new books grace the top 10: WHEN YOU REACH ME, by Rebecca Stead in the #5 position, and IDENTICAL, by Ellen Hopkins taking over the #6 spot.

Making a move: Ally Condie's MATCHED has jumped up to the #3 position, from last week's #9. While I thought the foundation for the book was an interesting concept - it was a bit slow moving for me at times - check out my full review here on my blog

 Children's Series

This Week  Children's SeriesWeeks on List
1   THE HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, hardcover and paper) In a dystopian society a girl fights for survival on live TV. (Ages 12 and up) 19
2   DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Abrams, hardcover only) The travails of adolescence, in cartoons. (Ages 9 to 12) 103
3   VAMPIRE ACADEMY, by Richelle Mead. (Razorbill, paper only) Undead boarding school. (Ages 12 and up) 38
4   BLUE BLOODS, by Melissa de la Cruz. (Hyperion, hardcover and paper) Young and privileged vampires are having a blood feud. (Ages 14 and up) 18
5   PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper) Battling mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12) 182
6 HARRY POTTER, by J. K. Rowling. (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic, hardcover and paper) A young wizard hones his skills while fighting evil. (Ages 10 and up) 240
7 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, by Sara Shepard. (HarperTeen, hardcover and paper) Four girls less perfect than they seem. (Ages 14 and up) 31
8 THE TWILIGHT SAGA, by Stephenie Meyer. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) Vampires and werewolves in school. (Ages 12 and up) 178
9 HOUSE OF NIGHT, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. (St. Martin’s, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school. (Ages 14 and up) 109
10 WARRIORS, by Erin Hunter. (HarperCollins, hardcover and paper) Four clans of cat warriors aspire to meet up with the StarClan. (Ages 10 to 14) 97

Children's Paperback Books

This Week  Children's Paperback BooksWeeks on List
1 WITCH AND WIZARD, by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. (Little, Brown, $9.99.) One of each, a sister and brother, flex their new powers. (Ages 10 and up) 9
2 FALLEN, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte, $9.99.) Love is thwarted at a boarding school with an unusual student body. (Ages 12 and up) 14
3 HUSH, HUSH, by Becca Fitzpatrick. (Simon & Schuster, $17.99.) A love story of immortals and ancient battles. (Ages 14 and up) 14
4 THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. (Ages 14 and up) 173
5 WHEN YOU REACH ME, by Rebecca Stead. (Yearling, $6.99.) A sixth-grade girl in New York City begins receiving mysterious notes. (Ages 9 and up) 1
6 IDENTICAL, by Ellen Hopkins. (McElderry/Simon & Schuster, $10.99.) Identical twins alternate in recounting family secrets and destructive behavior. (Ages 14 and up) 1
7 THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Dave McKean. (HarperCollins, $7.99.) To avoid a killer, a boy lives in a cemetery. (Ages 10 and up) 14
8 BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. (Little, Brown, $17.99.) A secret wrapped in a Southern Gothic novel. (Ages 12 and up) 10
9 THE MAZE RUNNER, by James Dashner. (Delacorte, $9.99.) A stone wall imprisons teenagers who live by their wits and have no memories. (Ages 12 and up) 12
10 SHIVER, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic, $8.99.) Love among the lupine. (Ages 13 and up) 25

Children's Chapter Books

This Week  Children's Chapter BooksWeeks on List
1 THE GIFT, by James Patterson and Ned Rust. (Little, Brown, $17.99.) A sister and brother flex their new powers; a Witch and Wizard book. (Ages 10 and up) 3
2 THE LOST HERO, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $18.99.) A return to Camp Half-Blood and semi-divine characters old and new. (Ages 10 and up) 12
3 MATCHED, by Ally Condie. (Dutton, $17.99.) In this dystopian romance, a girl rebels against a deterministic future society. (Ages 12 and up) 5
4 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) 35
5 TORMENT, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte, $17.99.) A novel about the nephilim, the children of humans and fallen angels. (Ages 12 and up) 12
6 THE LYING GAME, by Sara Shepard. (HarperTeen, $16.99.) A long-lost twin impersonates her dead sister to try to solve her murder. (Ages 14 and up) 2
7 CRESCENDO, by Becca Fitzpatrick. (Simon & Schuster, $18.99.) A world where the truth is sought and feared; a sequel to “Hush, Hush.” (Ages 14 and up) 9
8 CLOCKWORK ANGEL, by Cassandra Clare. (McElderry/Simon & Schuster, $19.99.) Victorian England proves a treacherous place. (Ages 14 and up) 13
9 SAPPHIQUE, by Catherine Fisher. (Dial/Penguin, $17.99.) In the sequel to "Incarceron," Finn makes it Outside to discover it is a prison of another kind. (Ages 14 and up) 1
10 HARRY POTTER FILM WIZARDRY, by Brian Sibley. (Collins Design/HarperCollins, $39.99.) Deep background, subtext and behind-the-screen details from the moviemakers. (Ages 18 and up) 11