Forest Park Public Library’s most requested reads in 2008

Top 10 children’s titles

1. Smash! Crash!, by Jon Scieszka

2. Ten Rubber Duckies: A Wacky Quacky Counting Adventure, by Dawn Bentley; illustrations by Heather Cahoon.

3. Dora’s Mystery of the Missing Shoes, by Christine Ricci; illustrated by Steven Savitsky

4. Backyardigans and the Beanstalk, by Catherine Lukas; illustrated by Susan Hall

5. Dora and the Stuck Truck, by Phoebe Beinstein; illustrated by Robert Roper

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, by Jeff Kinney

7. The Great Fairy Race, by Tennant Redbank

8. Rapunzel, by Samantha Brooke; illustrated by Jim Talbot

9. The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!, by Mo Willems

10. Bleach. 22, Conquistadores, by Tite Kubo; English adaptation by Lance Caselman; translation by Joe Yamazaki

Top 10 adult fiction titles

1. Change of Heart, by Jodi Picoult

2. Fearless Fourteen, by Janet Evanovich

3. Sail, by James Patterson

4. The Appeal, by John Grisham

5. Stranger in Paradise, by Robert Parker

6. 7th Heaven, by James Patterson

7. The Host, by Stephenie Meyer

8. Duma Key, by Stephen King

9. Hold Tight, by Harlan Coben

10. Strangers in Death, by J.D. Robb

Top 10 adult nonfiction titles

1. Coffee at Luke’s: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest, edited by Jennifer Crusie with Leah Wilson.

2. An Ocean of Air: Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere, by Gabrielle Walker.

3. Einstein: His Life and Universe, by Walter Isaacson.

4. Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Everyday, by Joel Osteen.

5. Reposition Yourself: Living Life without Limits, by T.D. Jakes.

6. Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America’s Soul, by Karen Abbott.

7. Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

8. It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff, by Peter Walsh.

9. America’s Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams, by Steve and Annette Economides.

10. Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny, by Suze Orman.