New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2012 Complete List Page 2

There are 69 books in the New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2012 list. Here are the 39 books ranked from 31 to 69.

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31. Grandpa Green

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Lane Smith
Release date: Aug 30, 2011
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In a topiary garden, a boy narrates the story of his great-grandfather’s life.

32. What Color Is My World?

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Raymond Obstfeld
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The black inventors behind various discoveries.

33. And Then It’S Spring

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Julie Fogliano
Release date: Feb 14, 2012
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Planting a garden.

34. Dinosaur Pet

Weeks on the list: 4

by: lyrics Marc Sedaka
Release date: May 01, 2012
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Learning the months of the year with a boy and his dinosaur; accompanied by a Neil Sedaka CD.

35. Let’s Go For A Drive!

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Mo Willems
Release date: Oct 02, 2012
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Gerald and Piggie want to hit the road. But plans (of these two) can go awry.

36. Skippyjon Jones Cirque De Ole

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Judy Schachner
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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Skippyjon is certain he has what it takes to be a circus star.

37. The Easter Egg

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Jan Brett
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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A story of kindness and the hatching of spring.

38. The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes The Flower Girl!

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Julie Andrews Emma Walton Hamilton
Release date: May 18, 2010
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Scabby knees don’t detract from inner sparkle.

39. Llama Llama Holiday Drama

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Anna Dewdney
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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The suspense is too much, so Llama Llama turns to you-know-who for comfort.

40. My Brave Year Of Firsts

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Jamie Lee Curtis
Release date: Sep 04, 2012
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Triumphs.

41. Bear Has A Story To Tell

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Philip C Stead
Release date: Sep 04, 2012
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Everyone’s too busy to listen, as winter is approaching.

42. Charlie And The Christmas Kitty

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Ree Drummond
Release date: Sep 25, 2012
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Charlie the ranch dog receives a pleasant surprise.

43. Mousetronaut

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Mark Kelly
Release date: Oct 09, 2012
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Real astronaut experience informs this tale about a mouse on a mission.

44. Safari

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Dan Kainen Carol Kaufmann
Release date: Oct 16, 2012
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Animals seem to come alive, with images that have a 3-D effect.

45. The Thankful Book

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Todd Parr
Release date: Oct 16, 2012
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Celebrating all the little things for which children can give thanks.

46. Ladybug Girl And The Bug Squad

Weeks on the list: 3

by: David Soman Jacky Davis
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Lulu, a k a Ladybug Girl, is having a playdate.

47. Llama Llama Home With Mama

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Anna Dewdney
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Mama has just the thing for Llama Llama, who isn’t feeling well.

48. Bumble-Ardy

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Maurice Sendak
Release date: Sep 06, 2011
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A mischievous pig throws a birthday party for himself.

49. Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Jenny Slate Dean Fleischer-Camp
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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The online star shares his odd world.

50. Plant A Kiss

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Release date: Dec 27, 2011
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See it bloom.

51. Penny And Her Song

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Kevin Henkes
Release date: Feb 28, 2012
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Penny wants to sing her song, but her parents worry she’ll wake the babies.

52. Creepy Carrots!

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Aaron Reynolds
Release date: Aug 21, 2012
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A rabbit’s comeuppance.

53. Bear Says Thanks

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Karma Wilson
Release date: Sep 04, 2012
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Friends season a meal with gratitude.

54. Wizard Of Oz Scanimation

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Rufus Butler Seder
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Ten classic scenes, from the twister to Dorothy’s ruby slippers.

55. Stars

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Mary Lyn Ray
Release date: Oct 04, 2011
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Here, a star takes many forms — in the night, as a snowflake or in the wilds of a young imagination.

56. Home For Christmas

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Jan Brett
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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A little troll runs away because he doesn’t want to do his chores.

57. One Cool Friend

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Toni Buzzeo
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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At the aquarium, Elliot discovers his dream pet: a penguin.

58. Listen To My Trumpet!

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Mo Willems
Release date: Feb 07, 2012
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Piggie can’t wait to play her new instrument for Gerald.

59. Blackout

Weeks on the list: 1

by: John Rocco
Release date: May 24, 2011
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A power failure turns into family time.

60. The Lorax Pop-Up!

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Dr Seuss
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The environmental tale told with pop-ups.

61. Isabella: Girl On The Go

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Jennifer Fosberry
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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A day in the backyard takes Isabella around the world.

62. The Art Of Miss Chew

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Patricia Polacco
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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Trisha is told she’s wasting time on art, but is that so?

63. The Monsters’ Monster

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Patrick McDonnell
Release date: Sep 04, 2012
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Three little monsters want a monster of their own.

64. The Further Tale Of Peter Rabbit

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Emma Thompson
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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Off to Scotland.

65. Land Of The Pilgrims’ Pride

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Callista Gingrich
Release date: Oct 01, 2012
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A tour of the 13 colonies.

66. This Moose Belongs To Me

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Oliver Jeffers
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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Wilfred has a few rules for his pet moose, Marcel.

67. Love, Splat

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Rob Scotton
Release date: Nov 25, 2008
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Splat likes Kitten. Spike likes Kitten. Well, Kitten?

68. Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Herman Parish
Release date: Nov 24, 2009
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Hearts abound, on sleeves, cards and French fries.

69. The Man In The Moon

Weeks on the list: 1

by: William Joyce
Release date: Sep 06, 2011
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Meet MiM, the very first Guardian of Childhood.

Last updated on December 8, 2021