Saturday, March 9, 2013

Who's On Top: Children/Young Adult Books 3/3-10/13


Spotlight:
Children's Picture Books:
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
By: Sherri Duskey Rinker And Tom Lichtenheld

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.
 


Children's Middle Grade:
Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life
By: James Patterson And Chris Tebbetts

 Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class-5,000 points! Running in the hallway-10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm-50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding.

Blockbuster author James Patterson delivers a genuinely hilarious-and surprisingly poignant-story of a wildly imaginative, one-of-kind kid that you won't soon forget.


Children's Series:
Paper Towns
By: John Green

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues - and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer Q gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew

  
Young Adult:
Insurgent
By: Veronica Roth

One choice can transform you--or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable--and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

"New York Times" bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian "Divergent" series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.


Top 5 Books Of The Week:
Children's Picture Books:
1. Emeraldalicious - By: Victoria Kann
2. My Brother's Book - By: Maurice Sendak
3. This Is Not My Hat - By: Jon Klassen
4. Tea Time With Sophia Grace And Rosie - By: Sophia Grace Brownlee And Rosie McClelland. Illustrated By Shelagh McNicholas
5. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site - By: Sherri Duskey Rinker And Tom Lichtenheld
Children's Middle Grade:
1. Wonder - By: R. J. Palacio
2. The One And Only Ivan - By: Katherine Applegate
3. Lego Ninjago Character Encyclopedia - By: Claire Sipi
4. In A Blink - By: Kiki Thorpe. Illustrated By Jana Christy
5. I Funny - By: James Patterson And Chris Grabenstein

Children's Series:
1. Beautiful Creatures - By: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
2. The Hunger Games - By: Suzanne Collins
3. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid - By: Jeff Kinney
4. Big Nate - By: Lincoln Peirce
5. Heroes Of Olympus - By: Rick Riordan

 Young Adult:
1. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - By: Stephen Chbosky
2. The Fault In Our Stars - By: John Green
3. Divergent - By: Veronica Roth
4. Looking For Alaska - By: John Green
5. Insurgent - By: Veronica Roth

 Disclaimer: All blurbs come from Goodreads.com and comes lists are from NYTimes.com

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