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Staff Picks for Children: New York Times Children’s
Bestselling books for children from the NYT Children's best sellers lists
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Title: The Animals' Santa
Author: Brett, Jan
Publisher: Putnam
ISBN: 9780399257841
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 3 to 5.
Notes: #9 NYT Children's Picture Books 12/07/14. "A rabbit named Little Snow is celebrating his first Christmas, and after all the forest animals tell him about the animals' Santa, he is excited to wake up on Christmas morning to find his own surprise" - Provided by publisher.

 
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Title: The Day The Crayons Quit
Author: Daywalt, Drew and Drew Daywalt
Publisher: Philomel
ISBN: 9780399255373
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 3 to 7.
Notes: #2 NYT Children's Picture Books 12/07/14. When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.

 
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Title: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up
Author: DiCamillo, Kate
Publisher: Candlewick
ISBN: 9780763663391
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 6 to 9.
Notes: #10 NYT Children's Middle Grade 12/07/14. Saddle up for this first volume in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from DiCamillo's "New York Times"-bestselling Mercy Watson books. Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn't have is a horse--until he meets Maybelline, and then it's love at first sight.

 
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Title: The Princess In Black
Author: Hale, Shannon and Dean Hale
Publisher: Candlewick
ISBN: 9780763665104
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 5 to 8.
Notes: #9 NYT Children's Middle Grade 12/07/14.

 
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Title: The Fourteenth Goldfish
Author: Holm, Jennifer L.
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780375870644
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 10 to 14.
Notes: #5 NYT Children's Middle Grade 12/07/14. Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager--which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter.

 
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Title: The Contract
Author: Jeter, Derek
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781481423120
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 8 to 12.
Notes: #8 NYT Children's Middle Grade 12/07/14. In Kalamazoo, Michigan, eight-year-old Derek Jeter, who dreams of playing for the New York Yankees, learns what it takes to be a champion on and off the field.

 
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Title: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Author: Kinney, Jeff
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781419711893
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 9 to 12.
Notes: #1 NYT Children's Series 12/07/14. The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns--with everything from a fender bender to crazed seagulls--but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure, and this is one the Heffleys will not soon forget.

 
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Title: Rush Revere And The American Revolution
Author: Limbaugh, Rush
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781476789873
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 8 to 12.
Notes: #4 NYT Children's Series 12/07/14. When substitute middle-school history teacher Rush Revere takes his students back in time to eighteenth-century Massachusetts, they witness the Battle of Lexington and learn about the Declaration of Independence.

 
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Title: Son
Author: Lowry, Lois
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780547887203
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 12 to 18.
Notes: #8 NYT Children's Series 12/07/14. Companion book to: The Giver, Gathering Blue, and Messenger. Unlike the other Birthmothers in her utopian community, teenaged Claire forms an attachment to her baby, feeling a great loss when he is taken to the Nurturing Center to be adopted by a family unit.

 
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Title: The Night Before Christmas
Author: Moore, Clement
Publisher: various
ISBN: 9780399254086
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Reading Level: All ages.
Notes: #3 NYT Children's Picture Books 12/07/14. The classic Christmas poem, available in many editions.