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 APRIL 1, 2010 Volume 2

Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith Debuts at #5 on The New York Times Best Seller List
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Author Cynthia Leitich Smith is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Her children's book, "Eternal," reached #5 on the New York Times Best Seller List in March.  A Publishers Weekly review of Eternal says:
"Smith's latest revisits the dark alternate world of Tantalize (2007) with a new set of
characters. Despite the efforts of Zachary, her guardian angel, Dallas teenager Miranda joins the ranks of the undead as an "eternal" (vampire), courtesy of the current Dracula, their aristocratic ruler. A year passes, and as Dracula's pursuit of power begins to affect his sanity, Miranda struggles to acclimate to her new regal life in Dracula's castle (in Chicago). Meanwhile, Zachary has been cast from heaven for revealing his angelic nature while trying to save Miranda, so he poses as a human-and Miranda's personal assistant-trying to save her. Smith balances the story's bloody details with frequent touches of humor (when Zachary is taken aback by Miranda's enormous SUV, she replies, "We're eternals.... We are evil. We are not fuel efficient"). The confessional style, alternating between Miranda and Zachary's points of view, is intriguing as a diary-readers should be hooked by this fully formed world, up through the action-packed finale. Ages 14-up. (Feb.)"

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST
Children's Books

First week in March, 2010

This Week

    Picture Books

Weeks on List

1

THE EASTER EGG, written and illustrated by Jan Brett. (Putnam, $17.99.) A story of caring and the hatching of spring. (Ages 4 to 8)

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2

THE LION AND THE MOUSE, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. (Little, Brown, $16.99.) A fable of reciprocal kindness, redrawn. (Ages 4 to 8)

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3

DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND: THE VISUAL GUIDE, written by Jo Casey and Laura Gilbert. (DK, $16.99.) A movie tie-in. (Ages 8 and up)

1

4

LISTEN TO THE WIND: THE STORY OF DR. GREG AND "THREE CUPS OF TEA", by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth. Illustrated by Susan L. Roth. (Dial, $16.99.) A school grows in Pakistan. (Ages 4 to 8)

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5

CAT THE CAT, WHO IS THAT?, written and illustrated by Mo Willems. (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins, $10.99.) A friendly cat introduces her social set. (Ages 1 to 5)

2

6

WADDLE!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. (Workman, $12.95.) Animals in motion, with color. (Ages 4 to 8)

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7

LET'S SAY HI TO FRIENDS WHO FLY!, written and illustrated by Mo Willems. (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins, $10.99.) The cat named Cat expands her circle to the creatures of the air. (Ages 1 to 5)

1

8

ALL THE WORLD, by Liz Garton Scanlon. Illustrated by Marla Frazee. (Beach Lane, $17.99.) A day in the life of a multicultural family. (Ages 4 to 8)

6

9

I AM GOING!, written and illustrated by Mo Willems. (Hyperion, $8.99.) Gerald and Piggie, contrary pals, work out their comings and goings. (Ages 4 to 8)

4

10

SIT-IN, by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. (Little, Brown, $16.99.) Four friends at a lunch counter take a stand for civil rights. (Ages 6 and up)

3

 

This Week

CHAPTER BOOKS

Weeks on List

1

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)

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2

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (THE ULTIMATE GUIDE), written by Mary-Jane Knight. Designed by Philip Chidlow. (Disney-Hyperion, $12.99.) Gods, beasts and tips for children with an immortal parent, based on Rick Riordan’s series. (Ages 10 and up)

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3

CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) The “Hunger Games” continue. (Ages 12 and up)

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4

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)

4

5

FALLEN, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte, $17.99.) Thwarted love among misfits at boarding school. (Ages 12 and up)

12

6

WITCH AND WIZARD, by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. (Little, Brown, $17.99.) Brother and sister flex their newfound powers. (Ages 12 and up)

11

7

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia. (Collins Design/HarperCollins, $16.99.) Down the rabbit-hole again, with new illustrations. (Ages 9 to 12)

4

8

SHIVER, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic Press/Scholastic, $17.99.) Love among the lupine. (Ages 12 and up)

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9

WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON, written and illustrated by Grace Lin. (Little, Brown, $16.99.) Traditional folktales embroider a Chinese girl’s adventures. (Ages 9 to 12)

2

10

INCARCERON, by Catherine Fisher. (Dial/Penguin, $17.99.) An infamous prison, where inmates don’t believe there is an outside world. (Ages 14 and up)

4

 

This Week

PAPERBACK BOOKS

Weeks on List

1

L.A. CANDY, by Lauren Conrad. (HarperCollins, $9.99.) Excitement in TV land by one who has been there. (Ages 14 and up)

8

2

THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. Excerpt (Ages 14 and up)

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3

THIRST NO. 2: PHANTOM, EVIL THIRST, CREATURES OF FOREVER, by Christopher Pike. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) A girl struggles with her dreamed-of transition from undead to mortal. (Ages 14 and up)

8

4

THIRST NO. 1, by Christopher Pike. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) A reissue of "The Last Vampire" (1994), "Black Blood" (1994) and "Red Dice" (1995). (Ages 14 and up)

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5


ETERNAL, by Cynthia Leitich Smith. (Candlewick, $8.99.)
Vampires + Fallen Angels = Romance.  (Ages 14 and up)

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6

GRACELING, by Kristin Cashore. (Graphia/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $9.99.) A girl endowed with special talents is also celebrated as a warrior. (Ages 14 and up)

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7

DARK VISIONS, by L. J. Smith. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) A school for psychic teens. (Ages 14 and up)

25

8

THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH, by Carrie Ryan. (Delacorte, $9.99.) No place is safe in a poorly gated community surrounded by hungry zombies. (Ages 14 and up)

1

9

THE GIRL WHO COULD FLY, by Victoria Forester. (Square Fish, $6.99.) A girl soars into a nightmare of villains who tinker with DNA. (Ages 9 to 12)

2

10

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)

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This Week

SERIES BOOKS

Weeks on List

1

PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper) Modern children of the gods battle mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12)

138

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)

59

3

THE TWILIGHT SAGA, by Stephenie Meyer. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) Vampires and werewolves in school. (Ages 12 and up)

134

4

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)

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5

HOUSE OF NIGHT, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. (St. Martin’s, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school. (Ages 14 and up)

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6

MAGIC TREE HOUSE, by Mary Pope Osborne. Illustrated by Sal Murdocca. (Stepping Stone/Random House, hardcover and paper) Winged children try to save the world. (Ages 6 to 9)

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7

CHRONICLES OF VLADIMIR TOD, by Heather Brewer. (Putnam) School is no picnic for a student who thirsts for blood. (Ages 12 and up)

3

8

VAMPIRE DIARIES, by L. J. Smith. (HarperTeen, hardcover and paper) Vampires in school, with a love triangle. (Ages 12 and up)

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9

RANGER’S APPRENTICE, by John Flanagan. (Philomel, hardcover and paper) A boy warrior battles evil. (Ages 9 to 12)

39

10

WAKE , by Lisa McMann. (Simon Pulse) A teenage girl channels the dreams of others. (Ages 12 and up)

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