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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 Crossover: A Basketball Novel
Author: Alexander, Kwame
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780544107717
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 9 to 12.
Notes: #3 NYT Children's Middle Grade 5/03/15. 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: The One And Only Ivan
Author: Applegate, Katherine and Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780061992254
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 8 to 12.
Notes: #2 NYT Children's Middle Grade 5/03/15. 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: 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 5/03/15. 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: Flora And Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Author: DiCamillo, Kate
Publisher: Candlewick
ISBN: 9780763660406
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 9 to 12.
Notes: #10 NYT Children's Middle Grade 5/03/15.

 
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Title: Out Of My Mind
Author: Draper, Sharon and Sharon Draper
Publisher: Atheneum
ISBN: 9781416971702
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 10 to 13.
Notes: #8 NYT Children's Middle Grade 5/03/15. Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

 
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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: #4 NYT Children's Middle Grade 5/03/15. "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 Princess In Black
Author: Hale, Shannon and Dean Hale
Publisher: Candlewick
ISBN: 9780763665104
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 5 to 8.
Notes: #5 NYT Children's Middle Grade 5/03/15. "Who says princesses don't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!" - from Amazon.

 
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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: #3 NYT Children's Series 5/03/15. 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: Son
Author: Lowry, Lois
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780547887203
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 12 to 18.
Notes: #7 NYT Children's Series 5/03/15. 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 Book With No Pictures
Author: Novak, B.J.
Publisher: Dial
ISBN: 9780803741713
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Ages 4 to 8.
Notes: #1 NYT Children's Picture Books 5/03/15. "In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what" - Provided by publisher.