We’ve collected the hardcover books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending August 28, 2011–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #4 on Children’s Illustrated) Llama Llama Home with Mama by Anna Dewdney: “Ah-choo! Uh-oh, Llama Llama’s nose is feeling tickly, his throat is feeling scratchy, and his head is feeling stuffy. Back to bed, no school today for Llama Llama! Instead, he’s home with Mama. By lunchtime, though, he’s beginning to feel a tiny bit better. But now someone else has the sneezes . . . Mama! And who will help her feel better? Why, Llama Llama, of course!” (August 2011)
(Debuted at #9 on Children’s Illustrated) King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently & illustrated by Helen Oxenbury: “Jack, Zack, and baby Caspar spend all day fighting dragons in their homemade fort. But when Sir Zack and Caspar are taken inside for bed, King Jack – alone on his throne – finds himself feeling a bit less brave . . . especially when he hears a thing approaching, a thing with four legs.” (August 2011)
(Debuted at #11 on Hardcover) The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh: “This author’s mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable young woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.” (August 2011)
- Haruki Murakami, Lois Lowry, & Tom Angleberger Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Lev Grossman, Hampton Sides, & Sally Hogshead Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Ben Macintyre, Liane Moriarty, & Amy Bloom Debut On the Indie Bestseller List
- Deborah Harkness, Daniel Silva, & Marja Mills Debut on the Indie Bestseller List