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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 One And Only Ivan
Author: Applegate, Katherine and Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780061992254
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 8 to 12.
Notes: #7 NYT Children's Middle Grade 10/12/14. When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

 
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Title: Rosie Revere, Engineer
Author: Beaty, Andrea
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781419708459
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 4 to 8.
Notes: #8 NYT Children's Picture Books 10/12/14. A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure.

 
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Title: Ladybug Girl And The Dress-Up Dilemma
Author: Davis, Jacky
Publisher: Dial
ISBN: 9780803735842
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 4 to 7.
Notes: #10 NYT Children's Picture Books 10/12/14. "It is Halloween and Lulu doesn't know if she should dress as Ladybug Girl or find a different costume for the special day" - 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: #1 NYT Children's Picture Books 10/12/14. 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: Horton And The Kwuggerbug And More Lost Stories
Author: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780385382984
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 6 to 9.
Notes: #4 NYT Children's Picture Books 10/12/14. "A collection of 'lost' stories written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss and published in magazines in the 1950s. Includes an introduction by Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen" - Provided by publisher.

 
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Title: Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Author: Grabenstein, Chris
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780307931474
Format: Paperback
Reading Level: Ages 9 to 12.
Notes: #8 NYT Children's Middle Grade 10/12/14. "Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape" - Provided by publisher.

 
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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: #10 NYT Children's Middle Grade 10/12/14. 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: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Author: Kinney, Jeff
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781419711893
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 9 to 12.
Notes: #5 NYT Children's Series 10/12/14. 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: Otis And The Scarecrow
Author: Long, Loren
Publisher: Philomel
ISBN: 9780399163968
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 4 to 8.
Notes: #7 NYT Children's Picture Books 10/12/14. When the farmer places a scarecrow in the cornfield, Otis the tractor and the farm animals try to make friends, but the scarecrow remains silent with a sour look on his face throughout the summer and fall.

 
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Title: Son
Author: Lowry, Lois
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780547887203
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 12 to 18.
Notes: #3 NYT Children's Series 10/12/14. 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.