Tyra Banks joins list of celebrity authors

Posted October 9, 2011 by 1 Comment

Really? Really? *sigh* Tyra Banks’ new YA novel, Modelland lands at no. 2 this week, the only new entrant. However, classic children’s author Shel Silverstein remains no. 1 with Every Thing On It and Ellen Hopkins’ Perfect is no. 8. Matched by Ally Condie is no. 7 on the paperback list.

This Week Children’s Chapter Books Weeks
on List
1 EVERY THING ON IT, by Shel Silverstein. (Harper/HarperCollins, $19.99.) Poems and drawings by the author of “Where the Sidewalk Ends.” (Ages 9 to 12) 2
2 MODELLAND, by Tyra Banks. (Delacorte, $17.99.) Tookie De La Crème is an awkward girl, in a world where she doesn’t seem to belong. (Ages 12 and up) 1
3 WONDERSTRUCK, by Brian Selznick. (Scholastic, $29.99.) In alternating stories told in words and pictures, children look for loved ones. (Ages 9 to 12) 3
4 MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, by Ransom Riggs. (Quirk Books, $17.99.) An island, an abandoned orphanage and a collection of curious photographs. (Ages 12 and up) 17
5 DARTH PAPER STRIKES BACK: AN ORIGAMI YODA BOOK, by Tom Angleberger. (Amulet, $12.95.) Origami Yoda to the rescue. (Ages 8 to 12) 6
6 THE POWER OF SIX, by Pittacus Lore. (HarperCollins, $17.99.) Nine Loric aliens came to Earth seeking refuge. Six remain. (Ages 14 and up) 6
7 LEGO STAR WARS CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA, by Hannah Dolan and others. (DK, $18.99.) More than 300 minifigures. (Ages 7 and up) 2
8 PERFECT, by Ellen Hopkins. (McElderry, $18.99.) Four teenagers’ ideas of perfection are as different as the paths they take to achieve it. (Ages 14 and up) 3
9 THE THRONE OF FIRE, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $18.99.) The Kanes seek the sun god, Ra; Book 2 of the Kane Chronicles. (Ages 10 and up) 22
10 MIDDLE SCHOOL, THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE, by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. Illustrated by Laura Park. (Little, Brown, $15.99.) Rafe breaks every rule in the book. (Ages 8 to 12) 14
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One response to “Tyra Banks joins list of celebrity authors

  1. The sad thing is, Tyra didn’t probably even write the book–some ghost writer did who won’t even get credit for it. And even more frustrating, this one will probably be a best seller, whereas books about/from actual influential people will fall by the wayside.

    …and rant off.

    Smiles!
    Lori

    P.S.- Hi! from a new follower!

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