Hot Off the Press: Indie Bestsellers
I have to say that I have a love for all things independent – just call me the Patrick Henry of the school library world. I like my music, movies, and definitely my booksellers to let freedom ring whenever possible. That’s why I always link books featured on 100 Scope Notes to Schuler Books, a local Grand Rapids, Michigan indie bookseller. If a bookstore could wear a felt trifold hat, Schuler would do so with pride.
So what’s the haps on the stacks? See below. I present to you the Independent bestseller lists from the week ending 1/27/08
It looks like “Hugo Cabret” is enjoying the post-awards bump, while “Rodrick Rules” (100 Scope Notes review) makes its first appearance.
|1.||The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $22.99, 9780439813785
|2.||The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $11.99, 9780375842207
|3.||The Sweet Far Thing
Libba Bray, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385730303
|4.||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810994737
|5.||Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810993136
“Gallop” continues to reign in the illustrated category, and I couldn’t approve more (100 Scope Notes review). “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Goodnight Moon” continue to prove that you can’t keep a classic down.
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman, $12.95, 9780761147633
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
Jon J Muth, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439634250
|4.||Fancy Nancy Loves! Loves!! Loves!!!
Jane O’Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $6.99, 9780061235993
|5.||Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
Magic Tree House makes a jump up to the top spot in the series category.
|1.||Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
|2.||Twilight (hardcover and paperback)
Stephenie Meyer, Megan Tingley
|3.||His Dark Materials (hardcover and paperback)
Philip Pullman, Yearling
|4.||Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine
|5.||Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback)
Anthony Horowitz, John Blackford (Illus.), Puffin
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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