New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2008 Complete List Page 1

There are 48 books in the New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2008 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. Gallop!

Weeks on the list: 29

by: Rufus Butler Seder
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
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Animals seem to move when you flip the page.

2. Alphabet

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Matthew Van Fleet
Release date: Apr 08, 2008
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One of Trixie’s classmates has a bunny just like hers.

3. Ladybug Girl

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Jacky Davis David Soman
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Creativity and the right outfit let a little girl feel bigger.

4. Big Words For Little People

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Jamie Lee Curtis
Release date: Sep 09, 2008
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A boisterous family improves its vocabulary, and its relationships.

5. Smash! Crash!

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Jon Scieszka
Release date: Jan 08, 2008
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A truck named Jack and a dump truck named Dan love to smash into things.

6. Bats At The Library

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Brian Lies
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Bats can do many things in a library besides hanging upside down.

7. Zen Ties

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Jon J Muth
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Stillwater the Buddhist panda encourages friends to help a neighbor.

8. Read All About It!

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Laura Bush Jenna Bush
Release date: Apr 22, 2008
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A boy is surprised to discover that he loves storybooks.

9. Knuffle Bunny Too

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Mo Willems
Release date: Sep 04, 2007
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A young slave mails himself to freedom.

10. Don’T Bump The Glump!

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Shel Silverstein
Release date: Mar 18, 2008
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His first collection of nonsense verse, originally published in 1964.

11. A Visitor For Bear

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Bonny Becker
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A mouse keeps dropping in on an antisocial bear.

12. Barack Obama: Son Of Promise, Child Of Hope

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Nikki Grimes
Release date: Aug 26, 2008
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Yes, he can; a biography of the Democratic presidential nominee.

13. Gingerbread Friends

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Jan Brett
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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The Gingerbread Baby just wants somebody to play with.

14. Abc3d

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Marion Bataille
Release date: Oct 14, 2008
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The alphabet, in pop-ups.

15. Swing!

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Rufus Butler Seder
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Athletic children seem to move when you flip the page.

16. Dirt On My Shirt

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Jeff Foxworthy
Release date: Mar 01, 2008
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Poems of childhood by the comedian and TV host.

17. Goodnight Goon

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Michael Rex
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Bedtime in the cold gray tomb: a parody of the classic story.

18. Ten Little Fingers And Ten Little Toes

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Mem Fox
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A celebration of baby fingers, baby toes and baby love.

19. Fairies And Magical Creatures

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Matthew Reinhart Robert Sabuda
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Mythological pop-ups from the Encyclopedia Prehistorica team.

20. Splat The Cat: Where’s The Easter Bunny?

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Rob Scotton
Release date: Jan 25, 2011
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First-day-of-school jitters.

21. Brava, Strega Nona!

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Tomie dePaola
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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An Italian grandmother shares six secrets of life in a pop-up book.

22. You Can Do It!

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Tony Dungy
Release date: Jul 08, 2008
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How faith and dreams help us succeed, by the coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

23. Too Many Toys

Weeks on the list: 5

by: David Shannon
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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When each toy is your favorite, it’s hard to get rid of any.

24. Tea For Ruby

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Sarah Ferguson
Release date: Sep 23, 2008
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A clumsy girl learns table manners before meeting the “queen.”

25. Help Me, Mr. Mutt!

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Janet Stevens Stevens Susan Stevens Crummel
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A canine counselor encounters a big problem – a cat.

26. Hip Hop Speaks To Children

Weeks on the list: 4

by: edited Nikki Giovanni Various illustrators
Release date: Oct 01, 2008
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A celebration of poetry with a beat; includes a CD.

27. A Very Marley Christmas

Weeks on the list: 4

by: John Grogan
Release date: Sep 30, 2008
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Marley the pup “helps” at holidaytime.

28. Madam President

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Lane Smith
Release date: Jul 29, 2008
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What if a girl were president?

29. Old Bear

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Kevin Henkes
Release date: Aug 19, 2008
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During hibernation, a bear dreams of his youth.

30. On A Scary Scary Night

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Walter Wick
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Can you see what I see? Picture puzzles.

Last updated on December 8, 2021