New York Times Chapter Books Best Sellers 2009 Complete List Page 1

There are 60 books in the New York Times Chapter Books Best Sellers 2009 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. The Hunger Games

Weeks on the list: 52

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

2. The Graveyard Book

Weeks on the list: 50

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

3. Thirteen Reasons Why

Weeks on the list: 47

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.

4. Twilight: Director’S Notebook

Weeks on the list: 23

by: Catherine Hardwicke
Release date: Mar 17, 2009
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The making of “Twilight,” the movie.

5. Miles To Go

Weeks on the list: 21

by: Miley Cyrus
Release date: Mar 03, 2009
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The life of Miley Cyrus.

6. Shiver

Weeks on the list: 20

by: Maggie Stiefvater
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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Love among the lupine.

7. Scat

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Carl Hiaasen
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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An eco-mystery, with a dismal swamp and characters who are not always what they seem.

8. The Awakening

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Kelley Armstrong
Release date: Apr 28, 2009
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A genetically altered, ghost-seeing girl juggles a complicated set of adolescent trials.

9. L.A. Candy

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Lauren Conrad
Release date: Jun 16, 2009
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Excitement in T.V. land by someone who has been there.

10. Catching Fire

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Suzanne Collins
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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The protagonist of “The Hunger Games” returns.

11. Tricks

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Ellen Hopkins
Release date: Jan 24, 2017
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A novel in verse about five teenagers from varying backgrounds who become prostitutes. (Ages 14 and up )

12. The Magician’S Elephant

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Kate DiCamillo
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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An orphan in search of his sister follows a fortuneteller’s mysterious instructions.

13. Along For The Ride

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Sarah Dessen
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A summer on two wheels for a girl ripe to learn more about herself and the people she cares about.

14. Wings

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Aprilynne Pike
Release date: May 05, 2009
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Home schooling meets supernatural romance, with cellular-level scientific surprises.

15. Fade

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Lisa McMann
Release date: Aug 05, 2010
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Nightmares haunt Janie the dream-hopper.

16. The Maze Of Bones

Weeks on the list: 10

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.”

17. One False Note

Weeks on the list: 10

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

18. 3 Willows

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Ann Brashares
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A new Sisterhood introduces Polly, Jo and Ama, three girls experiencing major change during their last summer before high school starts.

19. Bloodhound

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Tamora Pierce
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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The further adventures of Beka Cooper, who develops her “terrier nature” in a more sensitive direction in this police procedural.

20. Dork Diaries

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Rachel Renée Russell
Release date: Jun 02, 2009
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Reflections of a junior Samuel Pepys of the female variety.

21. Sent

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Release date: Aug 25, 2009
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Several kids are transported to the 15th century, when they were members of the British royal family. (Ages 8 to 12 )

22. How To Talk To Girls

Weeks on the list: 7

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

23. When You Reach Me

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Rebecca Stead
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A sixth-grade girl in New York City begins receiving mysterious notes.

24. Daniel X: Watch The Skies

Weeks on the list: 6

by: James Patterson Ned Rust
Release date: Jul 27, 2009
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A young hero takes on a larger-than-life villain.

25. Hush, Hush

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Becca Fitzpatrick
Release date: Oct 13, 2009
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A love story with ancient battles and immortals.

26. Million-Dollar Throw

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Mike Lupica
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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In tough economic times, the pressure is on for a young quarterback with an unusual opportunity.

27. Burning Up

Weeks on the list: 6

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

28. Wintergirls

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Laurie Halse Anderson
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A life-and-death story of anorexia.

29. Fire

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Kristin Cashore
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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The last remaining human monster could save a kingdom.

30. Leviathan

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Scott Westerfeld
Release date: Oct 06, 2009
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A round-the-world in airship trip before the eruption of World War I.

Last updated on December 8, 2021