New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2009 Complete List Page 1

There are 67 books in the New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2009 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. Gallop!

Weeks on the list: 44

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

2. Listen To The Wind: The Story Of Dr. Greg And Three Cups Of Tea

Weeks on the list: 41

by: Greg Mortenson Susan L Roth
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A school grows in Pakistan.

3. Swing!

Weeks on the list: 40

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

4. Ladybug Girl And Bumblebee Boy

Weeks on the list: 19

by: David Soman Jacky Davis
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A superheroes’ meeting of the minds at the playground.

5. Explorer Extraordinaire!

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Jane O’Connor
Release date: Dec 07, 2010
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Fancy Nancy meets the outdoors in the finest tradition of the great explorers.

6. The Curious Garden

Weeks on the list: 18

by: Peter Brown
Release date: Apr 01, 2009
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A boy named Liam nurtures a straggly garden to vivid fruition.

7. Llama Llama Misses Mama

Weeks on the list: 18

by: Anna Dewdney
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A little creature goes to preschool.

8. Goldilicious

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Victoria Kann
Release date: May 26, 2009
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An ethereal pet and protector joins Pinkalicious.

9. Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Mo Willems
Release date: Jan 06, 2009
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This rodent is an individualist, a secret one, till word gets out.

10. Waddle!

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Rufus Butler Seder
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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Animals in motion, with color.

11. Skippyjon Jones, Lost In Spice

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Judy Schachner
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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The peppery red planet captures a cat’s fancy.

12. Cat

Weeks on the list: 12

by: written Matthew Van Fleet photographed Brian Stanton
Release date: Feb 10, 2009
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All kinds of cats, in motion and rhyme.

13. The House In The Night

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Susan Marie Swanson
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A key, a bed, a book, a light, the moon.

14. Elephants Cannot Dance!

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Mo Willems
Release date: Jun 09, 2009
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The author’s oft-visited elephant and pig take on another challenge and refine their self-knowledge.

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

Weeks on the list: 10

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

16. Ten Little Fingers And Ten Little Toes

Weeks on the list: 10

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

17. Big Words For Little People

Weeks on the list: 10

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

18. Marley Goes To School

Weeks on the list: 10

by: John Grogan
Release date: Jul 07, 2009
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A loyal pup brings chaos to the classroom.

19. Lego Star Wars

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Simon Beecroft
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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An annotated visual dictionary.

20. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Eric Carle
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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Still hungry after 40 years. A pop-up book.

21. Duck! Rabbit!

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Release date: Mar 11, 2009
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Which is it? It”s all in how you look at it.

22. Wabi Sabi

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Mark Reibstein
Release date: Oct 01, 2008
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Wabi Sabi the cat seeks the meaning of her name.

23. The Composer Is Dead

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Lemony Snicket
Release date: Mar 03, 2009
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A whodunit tour of the orchestra, with audio.

24. Tea Parties

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Jane O’Connor
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At Fancy Nancy”s entertainments, pinkies are extended.

25. Dewey

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Vicki Myron Bret Witter
Release date: Sep 24, 2008
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Tale of a book-drop mascot.

26. Julie Andrews’S Collection Of Poems, Songs, And Lullabies

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Emma Walton Hamilton Julie Andrews
Release date: Oct 06, 2009
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All of the above, by various authors, plus a CD.

27. Strega Nona’s Harvest

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Tomie dePaola
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A garden yields an unpredictable cornucopia when a novice gardener disregards advice.

28. Otis

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Loren Long
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A frisky farm tractor befriends a young calf.

29. The Christmas Sweater

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Glenn Beck Kevin Balfe Jason Wright
Release date: Nov 11, 2008
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A boy learns from his disappointment with his mother’s gift.

30. The Night Before Christmas

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Clement C Moore Various illustrators
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Not a creature was stirring; various editions.

Last updated on December 8, 2021