Pope Francis and Matt de la Peña Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

By Maryann Yin 

Market Street (GalleyCat)We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending Jan. 17, 2016–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #1 in Children’s Illustrated) Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear written by Lindsay Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackall: “Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl! In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.” (Oct. 2015)

(Debuted at #2 in Children’s Illustrated) Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson: “Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don’t own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town?” (Jan. 2015)

(Debuted at #7 in Hardcover Nonfiction) The Name of God Is Mercy by Pope Francis: “In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains—through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor—why ‘mercy is the first attribute of God.'” (Jan. 2016)