As a general rule, libraries and sports don’t mix. Well, sometimes putt-putt golf (like at Downers Grove Public Library):

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Because of this oil and water-type relationship, I will restrain myself from celebrating Michigan State’s Final Four victory here, and focus on the books. What follows are the bestsellers according to the venerable New York Times:

Click here to view all of the Children’s Books bestsellers.

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The House in the Night continues to ride high in the saddle after acquiring the Caldecott, narrowly missing out on the top spot. Neil Gaiman’s latest makes a solid stand at the number three slot. A classic (no doubt revitalized by it’s recent 40th annaversary press) sits at #4, while Gallop! (100 Scope Notes Review) refuses to give up the lime after 72 weeks on the list.

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Hmm. I don’t have a whole lot of commentary for this list – other than the recently beNewberried The Graveyard Book, things are feeling a bit foreign. You’ve got your Twilight, your Miley Cyrus, and then a couple books that are for slightly older audiences than is my comfort zone. Surprises abound.