NYT's Best Sellers: Children's / YA for Week Ending March 26, 2011

For week ending March 26, 2011, here are the New York Times Top Selling YA / Children's Books. For more information and all top 10's that made the NY Times Bestseller lists, check out their site: NYTimes.

In YA chapter books, three new titles make their debut on the list, coveting the #1, 8 & 9 positions - with two new appearances on the paperback list. It's nice to see some fresh content for a change!


Position on the list, Title / Author, # of weeks on the list


1   INVINCIBLE (THE CHRONICLES OF NICK), by Sherrilyn Kenyon. (St. Martin's Griffin, $17.99.) Next assignment: raise the dead. (Ages 12 and up) 1
2   A WORLD WITHOUT HEROES, by Brandon Mull. (Aladdin, $19.99.) A young boy is transported to a world ruled by an evil wizard. (Ages 8 to 12) 2
3   THE LOST HERO, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $18.99.) A return to Camp Half-Blood and semi-divine characters. (Ages 10 and up) 24
4   I AM NUMBER FOUR, by Pittacus Lore. (HarperCollins, $17.99.) Members of another civilization live secretly among Earth-dwellers. (Ages 14 and up) 16
5   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) 47
6   JUSTIN BIEBER, FIRST STEP 2 FOREVER, by Justin Bieber. (HarperCollins, $21.99.) Short takes and photos from the pop star. (Ages 6 to 12) 17
7   TALES FROM A NOT-SO-POPULAR PARTY GIRL, by Rachel Renée Russell. (Aladdin, $12.99.) Further reflections of Nikki Maxwell on enduring middle school; a “Dork Diaries” book. (Ages 9 to 13) 35
8   BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY, by Ruta Sepetys. (Philomel, $17.99.) A girl, her mother and her brother are deported to Siberia. (Ages 12 and up) 1
9   BEST OF THE BEST, by Tim Green. (Harper/HarperCollins, $16.99.) A Little League player tries to keep his family together. (Ages 8 to 12) 1
10   MOON OVER MANIFEST, by Clare Vanderpool. (Delacorte, $16.99.) Abilene, 12, solves a mystery in Depression-era Kansas. (Ages 9 to 12) 11



1   BEASTLY, by Alex Flinn. (HarperTeen/HarperCollins, $8.99.) Kyle had money and perfect looks, until a witch cast a spell. (Ages 13 and up) 7
2   WITCH AND WIZARD, by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. (Little, Brown, $7.99.) A sister and brother flex their new powers. (Ages 10 and up) 21
3   THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. (Ages 14 and up) 185
4   ASK ELIZABETH, by Elizabeth Berkley. (Putnam, $16.99.) Advice for girls. (Ages 12 and up) 1
5   RED RIDING HOOD, by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright. (Little, Brown, $9.99.) Reimagining the fairy tale, with the inclusion of a werewolf. (Ages 14 and up) 9
6   THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. (Puffin/Penguin, $8.99.) A former climber builds schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. 103
7   SPLAT THE CAT: WHERE'S THE EASTER BUNNY?, by Rob Scotton. (HarperFestival, $6.99.) Splat’s Easter Bunny hunt. (Ages 2 to 6) 2
8   INFINITY (CHRONICLES OF NICK), by Sherrilyn Kenyon. (St. Martin's Griffin, $9.99.) Brain-eating demons complicate academic life. (Ages 12 and up) 1
9   WHEN YOU REACH ME, by Rebecca Stead. (Yearling, $6.99.) A sixth-grade girl begins receiving mysterious notes. (Ages 9 and up) 12
10   THE MAGICIAN'S ELEPHANT, by Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by Yoko Tanaka. (Candlewick, $6.99.) An orphan receives an unbelievable piece of information from a fortuneteller. (Ages 9 to 12) 1



1   DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Abrams, hardcover only.) The travails of adolescence, in cartoons. (Ages 9 to 12) 115
2   THE HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, hardcover and paper.) A girl fights for survival on live TV. (Ages 12 and up) 31
3   PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS,by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper.) Children of the gods battle monsters. (Ages 9 to 12) 194
4   THE ALEX RIDER ADVENTURES, by Anthony Horowitz. (Philomel/Speak, hardcover and paper.) A young spy follows in his father’s stealthy footsteps. (Ages 10 and up) 63
5   HOUSE OF NIGHT, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. (St. Martin’s, hardcover and paper.) Vampires in school. (Ages 14 and up) 121
6   MAXIMUM RIDE, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown, hardcover and paper.) Winged children try to save the world. (Ages 10 and up) 71
7   VAMPIRE DIARIES, by L. J. Smith. (HarperTeen/HarperCollins, hardcover and paper.) Vampires in school, with a love triangle. (Ages 12 and up) 57
8   PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, by Sara Shepard. (HarperTeen, hardcover and paper.) Four girls less perfect than they seem. (Ages 14 and up) 43
9   BIG NATE, Lincoln Peirce. (HarperCollins, hardcover; Andrews McMeel, paper.) Where Nate goes, trouble is sure to follow. (Ages 8 to 12) 16
10   MAGIC TREE HOUSE, by Mary Pope Osborne. Illustrated by Sal Murdocca. (Stepping Stone/Random House, hardcover and paper.) These siblings can overcome space and time. (Ages 6 to 9) 240


These lists are an expanded version of those appearing in the April 10, 2011 print edition of the Book Review, reflecting sales for the week ending March 26, 2011.