Thursday, March 21, 2013

Who's On Top: Children's Books 3/17-23/13

Spotlight Children's Books Of The Week:
Children's Picture Books: 
By: Hervé Tullet

Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size! Especially remarkable because the adventure occurs on the flat surface of the simple, printed page, this unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages!
Children's Middle Grade:
By: Jennifer A. Nielsen

THE FALSE PRINCE is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end.

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point -- he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.

Children's Series: 
By: Lauren Oliver

They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever.

And I've always believed them.

Until now.

Now everything has changed.

Now, I'd rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.

Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love.
Young Adult: 
By: Veronica Roth

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Top 5 Books Of The Week:
Children's Picture Books:
1. EMERALDALICIOUS - By: Victoria Kann
2. GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE - By: Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
3. THIS IS NOT MY HAT - By: Jon Klassen
4. PRESS HERE - By: Hervé Tullet
5. LET'S GO FOR A DRIVE! - By: Mo Willems

Children's Middle Grade:
1. WONDER - By: R. J. Palacio 
2. THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN - By:  Katherine Applegate 
3. THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 2 - By: Cara Natterson. Illustrated by Josee Masse 
4. THE FALSE PRINCE - By: Jennifer A. Nielsen 
5. TIMMY FAILURE - By: Stephan Pastis

Children's Series: 
1. THE HUNGER GAMES - By: Suzanne Collins 
2. BEAUTIFUL CREATURES - By: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl 
3. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID - By: Jeff Kinney 
4. DELIRIUM - By: Lauren Oliver 
5. BIG NATE - By: Lincoln Peirce

Young Adult:
2. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS - By: John Green
3. I HUNT KILLERS - By: Barry Lyga
4. DIVERGENT - By: Veronica Roth
5. LOOKING FOR ALASKA - By: John Green

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