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16th May
2013
written by ReedenWright

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Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!

Children’s Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy organization dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children. The Children’s Book Council, the national non-profit trade association for children’s book publishers, is an anchor sponsor.

This year’s poster was created by Brian Selznick, the award-winning author and illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Take your kids to an indie bookstore, buy books, and read, read, read!

Read globally but buy from your local indie SIBA-member bookstore and keep more revenue in your community.

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2nd May
2011
written by ReedenWright

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)
Click the buy now! icon to buy this book from a southern indie bookstore!

  • Okra Pick!Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress (fiction) buy now!
  • Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle by Ann B. Ross (fiction) buy now!
  • Swamplandia! byKaren Russell, (fiction) buy now!
  • Live Wire by Harlan Coben (fiction) buy now!
  • Okra Pick! Gone with a Handsomer Man byMichael Lee West (fiction) buy now!
  • Every Day by the Sun byDean Faulkner Wells (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Reading My Father byAlexandra Styron (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Sara Foster’s Southern Kitchen by Sara Foster (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Cooking in the Moment by Andrea Reusing (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Okra Pick!A Southerly Course by Martha Hall Foose (nonfiction) buy now!
  • The 17 Day Diet byDr.Mike Moreno (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Sarah’s Key byTatiana De Rosnay (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Half Broke Horses byJeannette Walls (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting byHeidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • The 5 Love Languages byGary Chapman (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • I Totally Meant to Do That by Jane Borden (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Farm Fresh North Carolina by Diane Daniel (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • The Lincoln Lawyer byMichael Connelly (mass market) buy now!
  • Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris (mass market) buy now!
  • Animal Farm byGeorge Orwell (mass market) buy now!
  • Ladybug Girl at the Beach byDavid Soman, Jacky Davis, (children’s illustrated) buy now!
  • Happy Easter, Curious George byMargret Rey, et al. (children’s illustrated) buy now!
  • A World Without Heroes byBrandon Mull, (children’s interest) buy now!
  • Madeline at the White House byJohn Bemelmans Marciano (children’s interest) buy now!
  • Nature Girl byJane A. Kelley (children’s interest) buy now!

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
2. The Tiger’s Wife
Tea Obreht, Random House, $25, 9780385343831
3. The Sixth Man
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446573108
4. The Land of Painted Caves
Jean M. Auel, Crown, $30, 9780517580516
5. The Fifth Witness
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316069359
Okra Pick!6. Georgia Bottoms
Mark Childress, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316033046
7. The Pale King
David Foster Wallace, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316074230
8. Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle
Ann B. Ross, Viking, $25.95, 9780670022557
9. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307263995
10. She Walks in Beauty
Caroline Kennedy (Ed.), Hyperion, $24.99, 9781401341459
11. Live Wire
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525952060
Okra Pick!12. Gone with a Handsomer Man
Michael Lee West, Minotaur, $24.99, 9780312571221
13. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
14. The Troubled Man
Henning Mankell, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307593498
15. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, $24.95, 9780307378392

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99, 9780316056861
2. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
3. The Social Animal
David Brooks, Random House, $27, 9781400067602
4. The Dukan Diet
Pierre Dukan, Crown Archetype, $26, 9780307887962
5. Sara Foster’s Southern Kitchen
Sara Foster, Random House, $35, 9781400068593
6. Every Day by the Sun
Dean Faulkner Wells, Crown, $25, 9780307591043
7. Reading My Father
Alexandra Styron, Scribner, $25, 9781416591795
8. Love Wins
Rob Bell, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062049643
9. The Best Advice I Ever Got
Katie Couric, Random House, $26, 9780812992779
10. Cooking in the Moment
Andrea Reusing, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307463890
11. My Father’s Daughter
Gwyneth Paltrow, Grand Central, $30, 9780446557313
12. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
13. The 17 Day Diet
Dr.Mike Moreno, Free Press, $25, 9781451648652
14. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
Okra Pick!15. A Southerly Course
Martha Hall Foose, Clarkson Potter, $32.5, 9780307464286

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Berkley, $16, 9780425232200
3. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
4. A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307477477
5. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
6. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
7. My Name Is Mary Sutter
Robin Oliveira, Penguin, $15, 9780143119135
8. Imperfect Birds
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $15, 9781594485046
9. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
10. The Imperfectionists
Tom Rachman, Dial, $15, 9780385343671
11. The Solitude of Prime Numbers
Paolo Giordano, Penguin, $15, 9780143118596
12. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
13. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
14. Sarah’s Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin’s, $13.95, 9780312370848
15. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
3. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco Press, $16, 9780060936228
4. F in Exams
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319
5. Born to Run
Christopher McDougall, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307279187
6. Farm Fresh North Carolina
Diane Daniel, University of North Carolina Press, $18.95, 9780807871829
7. Operation Mincemeat
Ben Macintyre, Broadway, $15, 9780307453280
8. I Totally Meant to Do That
Jane Borden, Broadway, $14, 9780307464637
9. What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Workman, $14.95, 9780761148579
10. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
11. The King’s Speech
Mark Logue, Peter Conradi, Sterling, $14.95, 9781402786761
12. Lunch in Paris
Elizabeth Bard, Back Bay, $13.99, 9780316042789
13. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin, Harper, $14.99, 9780061583261
14. The Sweet Life in Paris
David Lebovitz, Broadway, $14, 9780767928892
15. The 5 Love Languages
Gary Chapman, Northfield, $14.99, 9780802473158

Mass Market

1. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $7.99, 9781616200718
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
3. Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand, Signet, $9.99, 9780451191144
4. The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $7.99, 9781455500239
5. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Spectra, $8.99, 9780553579901
6. Dead in the Family
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $7.99, 9780441020157
7. Caught
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232700
8. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
9. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
10. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342

Children’s Illustrated

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. I Am a Bunny
Ole Risom, Richard Scarry (Illus.), Golden, $5.99, 9780375827785
3. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
4. Silverlicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061781230
5. The Easter Egg
Jan Brett, Putnam, $17.99, 9780399252389
6. Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734197
7. Home for a Bunny
Margaret Wise Brown, Gustaf Tenggren (Illus.), Golden, $6.99, 9780375861284
8. Ladybug Girl at the Beach
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Dial, $16.99, 9780803734166
9. Happy Easter, Curious George
Margret Rey, et al., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $9.99, 9780547048253
10. Make Way for Ducklings
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140564341

Children’s Interest

1. The Emerald Atlas
John Stephens, Knopf, $17.99, 9780375868702
2. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
3. Big Nate Boredom Buster
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $10.99, 9780062060945
4. A World Without Heroes
Brandon Mull, Aladdin, $19.99, 9781416997924
5. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
6. The Red Pyramid
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423113386
7. Incarceron
Catherine Fisher, Firebird, $9.99, 9780142418529
8. Madeline at the White House
John Bemelmans Marciano, Viking, $17.99, 9780670012282
9. Eona
Alison Goodman, Viking, $19.99, 9780670063116
10. Nature Girl
Jane A. Kelley, Yearling, $6.99, 9780375856358

Children’s Fiction Series Titles

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 10)
John Flanagan, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255007
3. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
4. Vespers Rising (The 39 Clues, #11)
Rick Riordan, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545290593
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
6. Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider Adventures, #9)
Anthony Horowitz, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399250576
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
9. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915

Read globally but buy from your local indie SIBA-member bookstore and keep more revenue in your community.

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23rd March
2011
written by ReedenWright

For the week ending Sunday, March 20, 2011

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)
Click the buy now! icon to buy this book from a southern indie bookstore!

  • Okra Pick!Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress (fiction) buy now!
  • Night Vision by Randy Wayne White (fiction) buy now!
  • Toys by James Patterson, Neil McMahon (fiction) buy now!
  • Love You More by Lisa Gardner (fiction) buy now!
  • Love Wins by Rob Bell (nonfiction) buy now!
  • I Beat the Odds by Michael Oher (nonfiction) buy now!
  • I Was a Dancer by Jacques D’Amboise (nonfiction) buy now!
  • The Fall of the House of Zeus by Curtis Wilkie (nonfiction) buy now!
  • A Widow’s Story by Joyce Carol Oates (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Bringing Adam Home by Les Standiford, Joe Matthews (nonfiction) buy now!
  • True Grit by Charles Portis (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Farm Fresh North Carolina by Diane Daniell (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Zagat Miami/So. Florida Restaurants 2011 by Zagat (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • STARSIn the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • I Totally Meant to Do That by Jane Borden (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Every Day in Tuscany by Frances Mayes (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • The Bricklayer by Noah Boyd (mass market) buy now!
  • The Bone Thief by Jefferson Bass (mass market) buy now!
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (mass market) buy now!
  • The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (mass market) buy now!
  • Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle (children’s illustrated) buy now!
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (children’s illustrated) buy now!
  • Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes (children’s illustrated) buy now!
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis (childrens interest) buy now!
  • Madeline at the White House by John Bemelmans Marciano (childrens interest) buy now!
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman (childrens interest) buy now!

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Tiger’s Wife
Tea Obreht, Random House, $25, 9780385343831
2. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $25, 9780345521309
Okra Pick!3. Georgia Bottoms
Mark Childress, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316033046
4. Sing You Home
Jodi Picoult, Atria, $28, 9781439102725
5. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307263995
6. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
7. Toys
James Patterson, Neil McMahon, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316097369
8. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
9. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
10. A Discovery of Witches
Deborah Harkness, Viking, $28.95, 9780670022410
11. Minding Frankie
Maeve Binchy, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307273567
12. Night Vision
Randy Wayne White, Putnam, $25.95, 9780399157059
13. The Weird Sisters
Eleanor Brown, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399157226
14. Love You More
Lisa Gardner, Bantam, $26, 9780553807257
15. One of Our Thursdays Is Missing
Jasper Fforde, Viking, $25.95, 9780670022526

 

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. The Social Animal
David Brooks, Random House, $27, 9781400067602
2. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
3. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
4. Blood, Bones & Butter
Gabrielle Hamilton, Random House, $26, 9781400068722
5. Moonwalking With Einstein
Joshua Foer, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594202292
6. The Money Class
Suze Orman, Spiegel & Grau, $26, 9781400069736
7. Bringing Adam Home
Les Standiford, Joe Matthews, Ecco Press, $24.99, 9780061983900
8. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
9. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Amy Chua, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202841
10. Love Wins
Rob Bell, HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062049643
11. I Beat the Odds
Michael Oher, Gotham, $26, 9781592406128
12. I Was a Dancer
Jacques D’Amboise, Knopf, $35, 9781400042340
13. A Widow’s Story
Joyce Carol Oates, Ecco Press, $27.99, 9780062015532
14. Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain, University of California Press, $34.95, 9780520267190
15. The Fall of the House of Zeus
Curtis Wilkie, Crown, $25.99, 9780307460707

 

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
2. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
3. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
4. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616200701
5. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
Heidi W. Durrow, Algonquin, $13.95, 9781616200152
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
7. The Three Weissmanns of Westport
Cathleen Schine, Picador, $14, 9780312680527
8. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
9. True Grit
Charles Portis, Overlook, $14.95, 9781590204597
10. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
11. Solar
Ian McEwan, Anchor, $15, 9780307739537
12. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford, Ballantine, $15, 9780345505347
13. Lord of Misrule
Jaimy Gordon, Vintage, $15, 9780307946737
14. The Invisible Bridge
Julie Orringer, Vintage, $15.95, 9781400034376
15. The Imperfectionists
Tom Rachman, Dial, $15, 9780385343671

 

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
2. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
3. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco Press, $16, 9780060936228
4. Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118701
5. The King’s Speech
Mark Logue, Peter Conradi, Sterling, $14.95, 9781402786761
6. Dead End Gene Pool
Wendy Burden, Gotham, $16, 9781592406067
7. Farm Fresh North Carolina
Diane Daniel, University of North Carolina Press, $18.95, 9780807871829
8. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393338829
STARS9. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
10. I Totally Meant to Do That
Jane Borden, Broadway, $14, 9780307464637
11. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
12. Zagat Miami/So. Florida Restaurants 2011
Zagat, $14.95, 9781604783100
13. The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin, Harper, $14.99, 9780061583261
14. Every Day in Tuscany
Frances Mayes, Broadway, $15, 9780767929837
15. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542

 

Mass Market

1. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
2. The Bricklayer
Noah Boyd, Harper, $9.99, 9780061827020
3. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. The Bone Thief
Jefferson Bass, Harper, $7.99, 9780061284779
6. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
7. This Body of Death
Elizabeth George, Harper, $9.99, 9780061160912
8. Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand, Signet, $9.99, 9780451191144
9. The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232816
10. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159

 

Children’s Illustrated

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
3. Silverlicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061781230
4. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
5. A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596434028
6. Mister Seahorse
Eric Carle, Philomel, $8.99, 9780399254901
7. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illus.), Knopf, $17.99, 9780375835278
8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
9. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
10. Little White Rabbit
Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow, $16.99, 9780062006424

 

Children’s Interest

1. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
2. I Am Number Four
Pittacus Lore, Harper, $17.99, 9780062026248
3. Matched
Ally Condie, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525423645
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
5. Incarceron
Catherine Fisher, Firebird, $9.99, 9780142418529
6. Madeline at the White House
John Bemelmans Marciano, Viking, $17.99, 9780670012282
7. I Broke My Trunk!
Mo Willems, Hyperion, $8.99, 9781423133094
8. Across the Universe
Beth Revis, Razorbill, $17.99, 9781595143976
9. Beautiful Oops!
Barney Salzberg, Workman, $11.95, 9780761157281
10. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $8.99, 9780142415436

 

Children’s Fiction Series Titles

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
3. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
4. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
5. A Crazy Day With Cobras (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus., Random House, $12.99, 9780375868238
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
9. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101505
10. Moonlight on the Magic Flute (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780375856471

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22nd February
2011
written by ReedenWright

Southern Indie Bestseller List for the week ending Sunday, February 13, 2011

Columbia, SC – February 20, 2011 -

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound.org and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, February 13, 2011. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound.org.

STARS – A

STARS Author | Okra Pick! – A SIBA Okra PickÂ
Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions:
Hardcover | Paperback | Children

SPECIAL TO THE SOUTHERN LIST!

(books that appear on the southern list, but not the national list)
Click the buy now! icon to buy this book from a southern indie bookstore!

  • The Confession by John Grisham (fiction) buy now!
  • The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld (fiction) buy now!
  • The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer (fiction) buy now!
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (fiction) buy now!
  • Okra Pick!Electric Barracuda by Tim Dorsey (fiction) buy now!
  • My Reading Life by Pat Conroy (nonfiction) buy now!
  • I Beat the Odds by Michael Oher (nonfiction) buy now!
  • I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron (nonfiction) buy now!
  • Tough Without a Gun by Stefan Kanfer (nonfiction) buy now!
  • The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • Night by Elie Wiesel (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (paperback fiction) buy now!
  • The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (paperback fiction) buy now!
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  • The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar by Sharon Eliza Nichols (paperback nonfiction) buy now!
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (mass market) buy now!
  • The Bricklayer by Noah Boyd (mass market) buy now!
  • 1984 by George Orwell (mass market) buy now!
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell, (mass market) buy now!
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.) (children’s illustrated) buy now!
  • Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George! by H.A. Rey (children’s illustrated) buy now!
  • Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.) (children’s illustrated) buy now!
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Hardcover Fiction

1. Swamplandia!
Karen Russell, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307263995
2. The Help
Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $24.95, 9780399155345
3. Room
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316098335
4. A Discovery of Witches
Deborah Harkness, Viking, $28.95, 9780670022410
5. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Stieg Larsson, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307269997
6. The Confession
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385528047
7. The Death Instinct
Jed Rubenfeld, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594487828
8. Tick Tock
James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316037914
9. The Inner Circle
Brad Meltzer, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446577892
10. The Sentry
Robert Crais, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399157073
11. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illus.), Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316038393
12. Freedom
Jonathan Franzen, FSG, $28, 9780374158460
13. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tom Franklin, Morrow, $24.99, 9780060594664
14. A Red Herring Without Mustard
Alan Bradley, Delacorte, $23, 9780385342322
Okra Pick!15. Electric Barracuda
Tim Dorsey, Morrow, $24.99, 9780061876899

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
2. Cleopatra
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316001922
3. Known and Unknown
Donald Rumsfeld, Sentinel, $36, 9781595230676
4. I Beat the Odds
Michael Oher, Gotham, $26, 9781592406128
5. Life
Keith Richards, Little Brown, $29.99, 9780316034388
6. Decision Points
George W. Bush, Crown, $35, 9780307590619
7. Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain, University of California Press, $34.95, 9780520267190
8. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Amy Chua, Penguin Press, $25.95, 9781594202841
9. My Reading Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385533577
10. At Home
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780767919388
11. The Hidden Reality
Brian Greene, Knopf, $29.95, 9780307265630
12. I Remember Nothing
Nora Ephron, Knopf, $22.95, 9780307595607
13. Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307238764
14. Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Karen Armstrong, Knopf, $22.95, 9780307595591
15. Tough Without a Gun
Stefan Kanfer, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307271006

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375714368
2. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
Helen Simonson, Random House, $15, 9780812981223
3. The Postmistress
Sarah Blake, Berkley, $15, 9780425238691
4. Sarah’s Key
Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin’s Griffin, $13.95, 9780312370848
5. Little Bee
Chris Cleave, S&S, $15, 9781416589648
6. The Imperfectionists
Tom Rachman, Dial, $15, 9780385343671
7. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307454546
8. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781565125605
9. The Invisible Bridge
Julie Orringer, Vintage, $15.95, 9781400034376
10. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
11. True Grit
Charles Portis, Overlook, $14.95, 9781590204597
12. Tinkers
Paul Harding, Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95, 9781934137123
13. Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9781416586296
14. The Three Weissmanns of Westport
Cathleen Schine, Picador, $14, 9780312680527
15. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307454553

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
2. Just Kids
Patti Smith, Ecco, $16, 9780060936228
3. The King’s Speech
Mark Logue, Peter Conradi, Sterling, $14.95, 9781402786761
4. Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz, Scribner, $16, 9781416583431
5. Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118701
6. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393338829
7. What the Dog Saw
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316076203
8. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $15, 9780743247542
9. Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin, $16, 9780143038252
10. Zeitoun
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387943
11. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
12. Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $16, 9780143118428
13. The Checklist Manifesto
Atul Gawande, Picador, $15, 9780312430009
14. The 5 Love Languages
Gary Chapman, Northfield, $14.99, 9780802473158
15. I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar
Sharon Eliza Nichols, St. Martin’s Griffin, $9.99, 9780312533014

Mass Market

1. The Girl Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307476159
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson, Vintage, $7.99, 9780307473479
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
4. This Body of Death
Elizabeth George, Harper, $9.99, 9780061160912
5. Deliver Us From Evil
David Baldacci, Vision, $9.99, 9780446564076
6. The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079148
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
8. The Bricklayer
Noah Boyd, Harper, $9.99, 9780061827020
9. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
10. Split Image
Robert B. Parker, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425239735

Children’s Illustrated

1. Silverlicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061781230
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596434028
4. Otis
Loren Long, Philomel, $8.99, 9780399256004
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. Twosomes: Love Poems from the Animal Kingdom
Marilyn Singer, Lee Wildish (Illus.), Knopf, $7.99, 9780375867101
8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
9. Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George!
H.A. Rey, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $8.99, 9780547131078
10. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220

Children’s Interest

1. I Am Number Four
Pittacus Lore, Harper, $17.99, 9780061969553
2. Madeline at the White House
John Bemelmans Marciano, Viking, $17.99, 9780670012282
3. Moon Over Manifest
Clare Vanderpool, Delacorte, $16.99, 9780385738835
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
5. The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $18.99, 9781423113393
6. Matched
Ally Condie, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525423645
7. Incarceron
Catherine Fisher, Firebird, $9.99, 9780142418529
8. Monkey See, Monkey Draw
Alex Beard, Abrams, $16.95, 9780810989702
9. I Broke My Trunk!
Mo Willems, Hyperion, $8.99, 9781423133094
10. Charlotte’s Web
E.B. White, Harper, $7.99, 9780061120268

Children’s Fiction Series Titles

1. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $8.99, 9780439023528
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810984912
3. A Crazy Day With Cobras (Magic Tree House)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780375868238
4. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
5. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101505
6. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
7. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
9. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
10. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316003957

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17th June
2010
written by ReedenWright

It’s war time, and the Carver family decides to leave the capital where they live and move to a small coastal village where they’ve recently bought a home. But from the minute they cross the threshold, strange things begin to happen. In that mysterious house still lurks the spirit of Jacob, the previous owners’ son, who died by drowning.

With the help of their new friend Roland, Max and Alicia Carver begin to explore the strange circumstances of that death and discover the existence of a mysterious being called the Prince of Mist–a diabolical character who has returned from the shadows to collect on a debt from the past. Soon the three friends find themselves caught up in anadventure of sunken ships and an enchanted stone garden–an adventure that will change their lives forever.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón is the author of six novels, including the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind. His work has been published in more than forty different languages, and honored with numerous international awards, including the Edebé Award, Spain’s most prestigious prize for young adult fiction. He divides his time between Barcelona, Spain, and Los Angeles, California.

The Prince of Mist is suitable for middle-grade and young teen readers.

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9th June
2010
written by ReedenWright

Air Show

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Air Show by Treat Williams with illustrations by Robert Neubecker (Hyperion, 6/15/2010 – for ages 3-7)

Treat Williams, an actor and certified flight instructor, debuts with an oversize picture book certain to capture the imaginations of young airplane aficionados. Headed to an air show, Ellie and Gill excitedly climb aboard a small plane piloted by their father. As he and his copilot run through the preflight checklist (“Radios on?” “Check!”….
“Check avionics?” “Got ‘em”) and follow instructions from the tower, readers witness a takeoff firsthand. Neubecker’s (Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth!) buoyant cartoons capture the thrill of the flight (from many perspectives). At the busy air show, a foldout spread displays an arresting array of vintage and contemporary planes, each labeled with its name and year (the scene wouldn’t be out of place in a Where’s Waldo book, but all eyes would be on the planes). In the most exhilarating scenario, Ellie is treated to a ride in an open-cockpit stunt plane; as the plane (and text) makes an oval loop in the center of the spread, Ellie is seen in closeup on the periphery, her expressions ranging from apprehensive to gleeful. Creative typography, facts, and sound effects add to the fun of this exuberant excursion.

Thank you to PW for the original article.

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5th June
2010
written by ReedenWright

The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo is reminiscent of Ian Ranking, Michael Connelly, and Henning Mankell, who writes the Kurt Wallander mystery series. The detective in The Devil’s Star, is Harry Hole, a periodic binge drinker, who is opposed to being a team player. Though the most competent detective on the force, Hole’s drinking keeps him in trouble with his superiors and in his personal life. There are eight Hole novels in the series, but not all of them have had English translations, yet.

In this novel, several women have been killed. Each one has had a finger cut off and a red star-shaped diamond left somewhere on the body. Harry is put on the case with Tom Waaler, a colleague he neither likes nor trusts. Harry has been investigating Waaler on the side as he believes Waaler is the head of a gun-smuggling operation.

For the most part, the translation to English works. There are a few slang words and some turns of phrase that may sound stilted to American readers.

Nesbo won the Riverton Prize 1997 for Best Norwegian Crime Novel of the Year, The Bat Man, his debut Harry Hole novel. He has also won the 1998 Best Nordic Crime Novel of the Year (The Bat Man), the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize for Best Novel of the Year 2000 (The Redbreast), and The Norwegian Book Club Prize 2008 for Best Novel of the Year (The Snowman), and many other awards for his writing.

Nesbo has written two children’s books with the title character of Doktor Proktor and several stand-alone novels. He is also the main vocalist and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre.

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3rd June
2010
written by ReedenWright

There are 10 women and 10 men, satirists and modernists, from Miami and Ethiopia and Peru and Chicago. And none of them were born before 1970.

The New Yorker has chosen its “20 Under 40” list of fiction writers worth watching, a group assembled by the magazine’s editors in a lengthy, secretive process that has provoked considerable anxiety among young literary types. The list will be published in the double fiction issue of The New Yorker that arrives on newsstands Monday. All of the writers were told two weeks ago that they had made the cut.

They are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 32; Chris Adrian, 39; Daniel Alarcón, 33; David Bezmozgis, 37; Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, 38; Joshua Ferris, 35; Jonathan Safran Foer, 33; Nell Freudenberger, 35; Rivka Galchen, 34; Nicole Krauss, 35; Yiyun Li, 37; Dinaw Mengestu, 31; Philipp Meyer, 36; C. E. Morgan, 33; Téa Obreht, 24; Z Z Packer, 37; Karen Russell, 28; Salvatore Scibona, 35; Gary Shteyngart, 37; and Wells Tower, 37.

The entire article can be read at The New Yorker.

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1st June
2010
written by ReedenWright

The subtitle of Mr. Shivers is ‘nobody can cheat death,’ and that certainly is true in this book.  In his debut novel, Robert Jackson Bennett presents to the reader, as one reviewer calls it,”a hobo-laden horror fantasy set in the Great Depression, concerning a hunt for a serial killer.”

Bennett pays homage to Stephen King (The Dark Tower) and Cormac McCarthy (The Road) by putting the main character, Connelly, on the road to a version of hell.  Connelly is following Mr. Shivers, or as he is called by others, The Harvester, to kill him in revenge for the death of Connelly’s daughter.  On his way, he meets others who have been hurt by Shivers.  He and his companions jump on and off trains, meet groups of folks on the move to anywhere better, and view the landscape as a harsh metaphor of their lives as they make their way to the final confrontation with Satan.

Bennett’s new book, The Company Man, is scheduled for release October 18, 2010.

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30th May
2010
written by ReedenWright

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich

Exuberant and revealing, The Accidental Billionaires is a fast-paced, inside look at a story of fortune gained and innocence lost, and how a company that was created to bring people together ultimately tore two friends apart.

In 2003, Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergrads and best friends looking for a way to stand out among the university’s elite and competitive student body. Then one lonely night, Zuckerberg hacked into the campus computer system to pull off a prank that crashed Harvard’s network. This stunt almost got him expelled, but it also inspired Zuckerberg to create Facebook, the social networking site that has since revolutionized how people around the world communicate.

With Saverin’s funding their small start-up quickly went from their college dorm room to Silicon Valley. But different ideas about Facebook’s future tested Zuckerberg and Saverin’s relationship, which then spiraled into out-and-out warfare. Soon, the collegiate exuberance that marked their collaboration fell prey to the adult world of venture capitalists, lawyers, and big money.

The Accidental Billionaires will soon be a major motion-picture titled The Social Network.

Ben Mezrich, a Harvard graduate, has published ten books, including the New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the House. He is a columnist for Boston Common and a contributor for Flush magazine.

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