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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: What Pet Should I Get?
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780553524260
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 4 and up.
Notes: #1 NYT Children's Picture Books 8/30/15. "What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can't choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment--choosing a pet--and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!" - provided by publisher.

 
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Title: The Crossover: A Basketball Novel
Author: Alexander, Kwame
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780544107717
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 9 to 12.
Notes: #6 NYT Children's Middle Grade 8/30/15. Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

 
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Title: Serafina And The Black Cloak
Author: Beatty, Robert
Publisher: Disney
ISBN: 9781484709016
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: 0.
Notes: #3 NYT Middle Grade 8/30/15; In 1899, a twelve-year-old rat catcher on North Carolina's Biltmore estate teams up with the estate owner's young nephew to battle a great evil and, in the process, unlocks the puzzle of her past.

 
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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 8/30/15. A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure.

 
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Title: The Land OF Stories: Beyond The Kingdoms
Author: Colfer, Chris
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316406895
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 8 to 12.
Notes: #8 NYT Children's Series 8/30/15. "The Masked Man possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains! So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can twins Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man?" - 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 8/30/15. 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: The Isle Of The Lost : A Descendants Novel
Author: De la Cruz, Melissa
Publisher: Disney
ISBN: 9781484720974
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 9 to 12.
Notes: #1 NYT Children's Series 8/30/15. Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, the teenaged children of Disney's most evil villains search for a dragon's eye--the key to true darkness and the villains' only hope of escape.

 
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Title: Fish in a Tree
Author: Hunt, Lynda Mullaly
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen
ISBN: 9780399162596
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 10 to 14.
Notes: #10 NYT Children's Middle Grade 8/30/15; "Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read"-Provided by publisher.

 
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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: #7 NYT Children's Series 8/30/15. 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: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Author: Litwin, Eric and Eric Litwin
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780061906220
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 3 to 7.
Notes: #9 NYT Children's Picture Books 8/30/15. As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change from red to blue to brown to wet.