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Children's Paperback Books week of May 24, 2009

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1THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning and shares them with a Jewish man in hiding. First Chapter (Ages 14 and up)88
2EVERMORE, by Alyson Noël. (St. Martin’s Griffin, $9.95.) Immortals in school. (Ages 12 and up)15
3THREE CUPS OF TEA: YOUNG READERS EDITION, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. (Puffin, $8.99.) A former climber builds schools in Pakistani and Afghan villages. (Ages 9 to 12)17
4LOCK AND KEY, by Sarah Dessen. (Speak, 8.99.) Loss and change crack Ruby’s cynicism. (Ages 12 and up)1
5THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS, by John Boyne. (Random House, $8.99.) A boy’s innocence is eroded in evil times. (Ages 12 and up)28
6GLASS, by Ellen Hopkins. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) An addiction novel in verse. (Ages 14 and up)6
7THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, by Trenton Lee Stewart. Illustrated by Carson Ellis. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, $6.99.) Gifted kids on a mission. (Ages 9 to 12)39
8TWEAK, by Nic Sheff. (Atheneum, $9.99.) The addiction memoir of the “Beautiful Boy.” (Ages 14 and up)16
9THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN, by Sherman Alexie. Illustrated by Ellen Forney. (Little, Brown, $8.99.) A young boy leaves his reservation for an all-white school. (Ages 12 and up)8
10THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY AND THE PERILOUS JOURNEY, by Trenton Lee Stewart. Illustrated by Diana Sudyka. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, $6.99.) Evil twin makes mischief. (Ages 9 to 12)3

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