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This just in: Jeff Foxworthy is on the New York Times bestseller list. That low, methodical banging you hear is called “the doom drum”. To take a look at what else is movin’ units in bookstores nationwide, read on…

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PICTURE BOOKS
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1 GALLOP!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. (Workman, $12.95.) Animals seem to move when you flip the page. (Ages four to eight) 18
2 DIRT ON MY SHIRT, by Jeff Foxworthy. Illustrated by Steve Bjorkman. (HarperCollins, $16.99.) Poems of childhood by the comedian and TV host. (Ages 4 to 7) 2
3 THE JELLYBEANS AND THE BIG DANCE, written by Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans. Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. (Abrams, $15.95.) Cat friends work together to prepare for a recital 3
4 SMASH! CRASH!, by Jon Scieszka. Illustrated by David Shannon, Loren Long and David Gordon. (Simon & Schuster, $16.99.) A truck named Jack and a dump truck named Dan love to smash into things. (Ages 3 to 7) 10
5 ZEN TIES, written and illustrated by Jon J. Muth. (Scholastic, $17.99.) A panda encourages his nephew and their friends to help a grouchy neighbor. (Ages four to eight) 9

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Best New Book-ed “Gallop” continues it’s reign. I cannot complain.

CHAPTER BOOKS
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Week
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1 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet/Abrams, $12.95.) How Greg embarrassed himself on his vacation; a sequel to “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” (Ages 9 to 12) 9
2 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet/Abrams, $12.95.) The travails of adolescence, in cartoons. (Ages 9 to 12) 48
3 THE BIG FIELD, by Mike Lupica. (Philomel, $17.99.) With the championship on the line, a hot prospect replaces Hutch as shortstop. (Ages 10 and up) 2
4 TWEAK, by Nic Sheff. (Ginee Seo/Atheneum, $16.99.) A memoir of a teenager’s methamphetamine addiction. (Ages 15 and up) 3
5 THE NIXIE’S SONG, by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. (Simon & Schuster, $10.99.) Fire-breathing giants are on the rampage in Florida. (Ages 9 to 12) 22

Another Best New Book, “Wimpy Kid” is tops, with “The Big Field” making noise.

PAPERBACK BOOKS
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Week
  Weeks
On List
1 BRATFEST AT TIFFANY’S, by Lisi Harrison. (Poppy/Little, Brown, $9.99.) Crushes divide the girls on the Pretty Committee; a Clique novel. (Ages 12 and up) 6
2 THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. (Ages 14 and up) 27
3 CHOSEN, by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast. (St. Martin’s, $8.95.) A young vampire learns who her real school friends are. (Ages 9 to 12) 2
4 JUST LISTEN, by Sarah Dessen. (Speak, $8.99.) A girl finally deals with the incident that divided her and her former best friend. (Ages 12 and up) 3
5 NEVER UNDERESTIMATE YOUR DUMBNESS, by Jim Benton. (Scholastic, $4.99.) Jamie’s aunt and Angeline’s uncle are about to marry; a “Dear Dumb Diary” book. (Ages 9 to 12) 4