Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2011


1. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” by Stieg Larsson

2. “Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell

3. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett,

4. “Room” by Emma Donoghue

5. “A Discovery of Witches- Debut” by Deborah Harkness

6. “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk” by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.)

7. “Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen

8. “A Red Herring Without Mustard” by Alan Bradley

9. “Tick Tock” by James Patterson

10. “The Red Garden” by Alice Hoffman


1. “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand

2. “Cleopatra” by Stacy Schiff

3. “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua

4. “Life” by Keith Richards

5. “Autobiography of Mark Twain” by Mark Twain

6. “Known and Unknown: A Memoir” by Donald Rumsfeld

7. “The Hidden Reality” by Brian Greene

8. “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life” by Karen Armstrong

9. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot

10. “At Home” by Bill Bryson


1. “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese

2. “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson

3. “The Imperfectionists” by Tom Rachman

4. “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake

5. “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave

6. “True Grit” by Charles Portis

7. “Tinkers” by Paul Harding

8. “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen

9. “Half Broke Horses” by Jeannette Walls

10. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein


1. “Just Kids” by Patti Smith

2. “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis

3. “Inside of a Dog” by Alexandra Horowitz

4. “Heaven Is for Real” by Todd Burpo

5. “Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers

6. “Committed” by Elizabeth Gilbert

7. “The King’s Speech” by Mark Logue

8. “What the Dog Saw” by Malcolm Gladwell

9. “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls

10. “NurtureShock” by Po Bronson


1. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson

2. “The Girl Who Played With Fire” by Stieg Larsson

3. “This Body of Death” by Elizabeth George

4. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

5. “The Black Cat” by Martha Grimes

6. “Split Image” by Robert B. Parker

7. “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown

8. “Deliver Us From Evil” by David Baldacci

9. “U Is for Undertow” by Sue Grafton

10. “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition” by Merriam-Webster


1. “Moon Over Manifest” by Clare Vanderpool

2. “The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan

3. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

4. “I Broke My Trunk!- Debut” by Mo Willems

5. “The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate” by Jacqueline Kelly

6. “I Am Number Four- Debut” by Pittacus Lore

7. “Matched” by Ally Condie

8. “The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan

9. “Madeline at the White House” by John Bemelmans Marciano

10. “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie


1. A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596434028

2. Silverlicious

Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061781230

3. Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George!

H.A. Rey, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $8.99, 9780547131078

4. Goodnight Moon

Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617

5. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf, $17.99, 9780375835278

6. Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart

Jane O’Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780061235962

7. Otis

Loren Long, Philomel, $8.99, 9780399256004

8. Twosomes: Love Poems from the Animal Kingdom

Marilyn Singer, Lee Wildish (Illus.), Knopf, $7.99, 9780375867101

9. Love Is You & Me- Debut

Monica Sheehan, Little Simon, $7.99, 9781442407657

10. I Like You- Debut

Sandol Stoddard Warburg, Jacqueline Chwast (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $4.99, 9780547327884


1. The Hunger Games (hardcover and paperback)

Suzanne Collins, Scholastic

2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback)

Rick Riordan, Miramax

3. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)

Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House

4. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)

J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books

5. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback)

Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)

Jeff Kinney, Amulet

7. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback)

Jane O’Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper

8. The Ranger’s Apprentice (hardcover and paperback)

John Flanagan, Puffin

9. The 39 Clues (hardcover)

Jude Watson, et al., Scholastic

10. Pretty Little Liars (hardcover and paperback)

Sara Shepard, Harper Teen

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