Monday, January 07, 2008

Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2007

There are many categories for best books listed at Barnes & Noble's Best of 2007 list. But the ones of interest here are "Best for Teens" and "Best for Kids."

Best for Kids

Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Peter Yarrow's Puff, The Magic Dragon
Gary D. Schmidt's The Wednesday Wars
Peter Sis' The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
Emily Gravett's Orange Pear Apple Bear
Jeff Kinney's Diary of A Wimpy Kid
Mo Willems' Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case Of Mistaken Identity
Lauren Thompson's The Apple Pie That Papa Baked
Stephen J. Dubner's The Boy With Two Belly Buttons

Books for Teens

Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian
Stephenie Meyer's Eclipse
Jenny Downham's Before I Die
Peter Cameron's Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You
Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely
Nick Hornby's Slam
Gabrielle Zevin's Memoirs of A Teenage Amnesiac
Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why
Chris Crutcher's Deadline
Anne Cassidy's Looking for JJ

1 comments:

Nicole Melanie 6:23 AM  

All Books with all categories are available at Barnes & Noble promo codes....!!

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