Bestselling children's books

Sunday, March 21, 2010; BW06


1. The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak (Knopf, $11.99)

2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide

By Rick Riordan (Hyperion, $12.99)

3. When You Reach Me

By Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb, $15.99)

4. The Demigod Files

By Rick Riordan (Hyperion, $12.95)

5. Incarceron

By Catherine Fisher (Dial, $17.99)

6. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change

the World . . . One Child at a Time

By Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin (Puffin, $8.99)

7. The Batboy

By Mike Lupica (Philomel, $17.99)

8. The Graveyard Book

By Neil Gaiman; illus. by Dave McKean (Harper, $17.99)

9. Graceling

By Kristin Cashore (Graphia, $9.99)

10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

By Lewis Carroll; illus. by Camille Rose Garcia

(Collins Design, $16.99)

11. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

By Sherman Alexie; illus. by Ellen Forney (Little, Brown, $8.99)

12. D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

By Edgar Parin d'Aulaire & Ingri d'Aulaire (Delacorte, $19.95)

13. A Nest for Celeste

By Henry Cole (Katherine Tegen, $16.99)

14. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

By Grace Lin (Little, Brown, $16.99)

15. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes:

70th Anniversary Edition

By Dubose Heyward; illus. by Marjorie Flack

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $9.99)


1. The Easter Egg

By Jan Brett (Putnam, $17.99)

2. Goodnight Moon

By Margaret Wise Brown; illus. by Clement Hurd

(Harper, $8.99)

3. The Lion & the Mouse

By Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown, $16.99)

4. Where the Wild Things Are

By Maurice Sendak (Harper, $17.95)

5. Fancy Nancy's Elegant Easter

By Jane O'Connor; illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser

(HarperFestival, $6.99)

6. Waddle!

By Rufus Butler Seder (Workman, $12.95)

7. Pat the Bunny

By Dorothy Kunhardt (Golden, $9.99)

8. Happy Easter, Mouse!

By Laura Joffe Numeroff; illus. by Felicia Bond

(Balzer & Bray, $6.99)

9. I Am a Bunny

By Ole Risom; illus. by Richard Scarry (Golden, $5.99)

10. Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire!

By Jane O'Connor; illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser

(Harper, $12.99)


1. Percy Jackson & the Olympians (hardcover and paperback)

By Rick Riordan (Miramax)

2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback)

By Jeff Kinney (Amulet)

3. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)

By Mary Pope Osborne; illus. by Sal Murdocca

(Random House)

4. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback)

By Jane O'Connor; illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Harper)

5. The 39 Clues (hardcover)

By Jude Watson, et al. (Scholastic)

6. Hunger Games (hardcover)

By Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

7. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback)

By Annie Barrows; illus. by Sophie Blackall (Chronicle)

8. Twilight (hardcover and paperback)

By Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown)

9. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)

By J.K. Rowling (Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books)

10. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback)

By Anthony Horowitz (Puffin)

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