Book Queue: New York Times #1 Children’s Hardcover Best Sellers

I hope to read all the books that make the New York Times Children’s Chapter Book Best Seller List for at least 2 weeks.

I use the 2 week rule cause I feel that some books can make it to the top due to manipulation of sales but they cannot stay a 2nd week unless they have great sales.
Of course the other reason is that I don’t have time to read every book that makes it to the top.
PS. The number of weeks shown is the number of weeks the book had been on the best seller list when it last hit top spot, not the number of weeks it was at the top spot.


- I AM NUMBER FOUR, by Pittacus Lore. (HarperCollins, $17.99.) Members of another civilization live secretly among Earth-dwellers. (Ages 14 and up) – February 13, 2011 – 11 weeks


- 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) – October 31, 2010 – 15 weeks
- TORMENT, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte, $17.99.) A novel about the nephilim, the children of humans and fallen angels. (Ages 12 and up) – October 17, 2010 – 2 weeks
- CLOCKWORK ANGEL, by Cassandra Clare. (McElderry/Simon & Schuster, $19.99.) Victorian England proves a treacherous place. (Ages 14 and up) – September 19, 2010 – 4 weeks
- 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) – - 17 weeks
- 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) – August 1, 2010 – 2 weeks
- SWEET LITTLE LIES, by Lauren Conrad. (Harper/HarperCollins, $17.99.) The heroines of “L.A. Candy” in a new Hollywood story. (Ages 14 and up) – February 21, 2010 – 3 weeks
- 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) – January 03, 2010 – 5 weeks


- CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) The protagonist of “The Hunger Games” returns. (Ages 12 and up) – September 20, 2009 – 51 weeks
- DANIEL X: WATCH THE SKIES, by James Patterson and Ned Rust. (Little, Brown, $19.99.) A young hero takes on a larger-than-life villain. (Ages 12 and up) – August 16, 2009 – 2 weeks
- L.A. CANDY, by Lauren Conrad. (HarperCollins) Excitement in TV land, by someone who has been there. (Ages 14 and up) – July 12, 2009 – 10 weeks
- THE AWAKENING, by Kelley Armstrong. (HarperCollins, $17.99.) A genetically altered, ghost-seeing girl juggles complicated adolescent trials. (Ages 12 and up) – May 17, 2009 – 7 weeks
- TWILIGHT: DIRECTOR’S NOTEBOOK, by Catherine Hardwicke. (Little, Brown, $17.99.) The making of “Twilight,” the movie. (Ages 9 to 12) – April 5, 2009 – 12 weeks


- 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) – - 35 weeks
- 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) – - 85 weeks
- DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet/Abrams, $12.95.) The travails of adolescence, in cartoons. (Ages 9 to 12) – - 91 weeks

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