New York Times Chapter Books Best Sellers 2008 Complete List Page 1

There are 41 books in the New York Times Chapter Books Best Sellers 2008 list. Here are the 41 books ranked from 1 to 41.

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1. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

Weeks on the list: 29

by: Jeff Kinney
Release date: Apr 01, 2007
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The travails of adolescence, in cartoons.

2. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Weeks on the list: 29

by: Jeff Kinney
Release date: Feb 01, 2008
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How Greg embarrassed himself on his vacation; a sequel to “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”

3. The Invention Of Hugo Cabret

Weeks on the list: 27

by: Brian Selznick
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
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A novel “in words and pictures”; an orphaned thief must decipher his father’s last message.

4. The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Sherman Alexie.
Release date: Sep 12, 2007
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A boy leaves his reservation for an all-white school.

5. The Maze Of Bones

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A brother and sister hunt for the source of their family’s power; Book 1 of a new series, “The 39 Clues.”

6. The Hunger Games

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Suzanne Collins
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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In a dystopian future, a girl fights for survival on live TV.

7. The Graveyard Book

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Neil Gaiman
Release date: Sep 30, 2008
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To avoid a killer, a boy lives in a cemetery.

8. Lock And Key

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Sarah Dessen
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A free-spirited high school girl is sent to live with her wealthy older sister.

9. The Magician

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Michael Scott
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Twins must stop an evil sorcerer; a sequel to “The Alchemyst.”

10. The Dangerous Days Of Daniel X

Weeks on the list: 10

by: James Patterson Michael Ledwidge
Release date: Jul 21, 2008
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A boy with secret powers seeks revenge on his parents’ killers.

11. Paula Deen’S My First Cookbook

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Paula Deen Martha Nesbit
Release date: Oct 07, 2008
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Recipes for the very young.

12. The Mysterious Benedict Society And The Perilous Journey

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Trenton Lee Stewart
Release date: May 01, 2008
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The society has one week to save Mr. Benedict.

13. Identical

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Ellen Hopkins
Release date: Aug 26, 2008
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Incest and drug abuse come between twin daughters in a political family.

14. Seekers: The Quest Begins

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Erin Hunter
Release date: May 27, 2008
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The adventures of three bear cubs.

15. Kiss My Math

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Danica McKellar
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A girls’ guide to pre-algebra.

16. The Way We Work

Weeks on the list: 7

by: David Macaulay Richard Walker
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Getting to know the human body.

17. The Penderwicks On Gardam Street

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Jeanne Birdsall
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Four sisters intervene in their father’s dating life; a sequel to “The Penderwicks.”

18. The Clone Wars

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Jason Fry
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A visual guide to the new “Star Wars” movie.

19. Thirteen Reasons Why

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Jay Asher
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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After Clay’s crush kills herself, cassettes arrive at his doorstep enumerating the reasons.

20. Nick Of Time

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Ted Bell
Release date: May 13, 2008
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On the eve of World War II, a British boy travels back to the early 1800s.

21. Little Brother

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Cory Doctorow
Release date: Apr 29, 2008
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A teenage hacker takes on the government after a terrorist attack turns America into a police state.

22. Warriors: Cats Of The Clans

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Erin Hunter
Release date: Oct 06, 2009
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A guide to the characters in the Warriors series.

23. Kenny And The Dragon

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Tony DiTerlizzi
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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A rabbit’s dragon friend is considered a public enemy.

24. Burning Up

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Joe Kevin Nick Jonas
Release date: Nov 18, 2008
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The Jonas Brothers band on tour, in words and pictures.

25. Paper Towns

Weeks on the list: 3

by: John Green
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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After a night of mischief, the girl Quentin loves disappears.

26. Tweak

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Nic Sheff
Release date: Feb 19, 2008
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A memoir of a teenager’s methamphetamine addiction.

27. Ink Exchange

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Melissa Marr
Release date: Apr 29, 2008
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A tattoo leads a girl into a parallel world.

28. Rumors

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Anna Godbersen
Release date: Jun 01, 2008
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Manhattan socialites in the 1890s; a sequel to “The Luxe.”

29. The Willoughbys

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Lois Lowry
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Two wicked parents and their precocious children parody the conventions of children’s literature.

30. The Summoning

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Kelley Armstrong
Release date: Jul 01, 2008
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When she starts seeing ghosts, a girl is confined to a suspicious group home.

31. Ghostgirl

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Tonya Hurley
Release date: Aug 01, 2008
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She may be dead, but Charlotte Usher is still determined to be part of the popular crowd.

32. Nation

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Terry Pratchett
Release date: Sep 30, 2008
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Two young survivors of a tsunami slowly forge a new society.

33. Free To Be . . . You And Me

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Marlo Thomas Friends
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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New illustrations for the classic collection of stories, poems and songs, in honor of its 35th anniversary.

34. One False Note

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Gordon Korman
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A brother and sister seek the source of their family’s power.

35. How To Talk To Girls

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Alec Greven
Release date: Dec 16, 2008
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“A crush is like a love disease,” and other wise tidbits.

36. The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Sherman Alexie
Release date: Sep 12, 2007
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A boy leaves his reservation for an all-white school.

37. The Big Field

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Mike Lupica
Release date: Sep 12, 2007
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With the championship on the line, a hot prospect replaces Hutch as shortstop.

38. The Luxe

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Anna Godbersen
Release date: Dec 01, 2007
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Intrigue among Manhattan’s young social set, circa 1899.

39. The Nixie’S Song

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Tony DiTerlizzi Holly Black
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Fire-breathing giants are on the rampage in Florida.

40. Savvy

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Ingrid Law
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A girl waits to learn what her amazing talent will be.

41. The Kingdom On The Waves

Weeks on the list: 1

by: M T Anderson
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A boy joins the revolutionary cause in 1775 America; a sequel to “Octavian Nothing.”

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