We’ve collected the hardcover books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending August 21, 2011–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #13) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline: “This book is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.” (August 2011)
(Debuted at #14) Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School by Herman Parish & illustrated by Lynne Avril: “Amelia Bedelia is sure she will love everything about the first day of school; new friends, a new teacher, her own desk, music, books, gym, art, recess and lunch. Amelia Bedelia can’t wait. What could be better? School! School! Hooray for school!” (June 2009)
(Debuted at #15) The Night Before Preschool by Natasha Wing & illustrated by Amy Wummer: “It’s the night before preschool, and a little boy named Billy is so nervous he can’t fall asleep. The friends he makes the next day at school give him a reason not to sleep the next night, either: he’s too excited about going back!” (May 2011)