Viewpoint Bestsellers – February 19

* Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Roald Dahl

2. “Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” Jeff Kinney

3. “Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie,” Jeff Brown

4. “Lying Out Loud: A Companion to the Duff,” Kody Keplinger

5. “Ranger’s Apprentice,” John Flanagan

6. * “Milk Goes to School,” Terry Border

7. * “Minion,” John David Anderson

8. “Children of Exile,” Margaret Haddix

9. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar / La Oruga Muy Hambrienta,” Eric Carle

10. “Happy Birthday, Curious George,” H.A. Rey

11. “Amelia Bedelia Tries Her Luck,” Herman Parish

12. “Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa,” Anna Dewdney

13. “Galaxy Zach 14: Space Camp,” Ray O’Ryan

14. “Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy (Dork Diaries 11),” Rachel Renee Russell

15. “Mother Bruce,” Ryan T. Higgins

Adult Non-Fiction (H for hard cover, P for paperback)

1. “Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity,” Steve Silberman (P)

2. “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” Sam Quinones (P)

3. “Cathedral Builder: A Biography of J. Irwin Miller,” Charles E. Mitchell Rentschler (H and P)

4. “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” J.D. Vance (H)

5. “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss and Survival,” Melissa Fleming (H)

6. “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate,” Peter Wohlleben (H)

7. “The Language of Letting Go,” Melody Beattie (P)

8. “One-Pan Wonders: Fuss-free Meals,” Cook’s County/America’s Test Kitchen (P)

9. * “When I Look to the Sky,” Sally Roll (H)

10. * “Indiana Cookin’,” B. Carlson (P)

11. “Hidden Figures: The American Dream & the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” Margot Lee Shetterly (P)

12. “The New Indians,” Joe Jessup (P)

13. “Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 Minutes a Day to Less Stress, More Peace,” Elizabeth Linley (P)

14. * “Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana,” James H. Madison (P)

15. “Sweetie Pie’s Cookbook: Soulful Southern Recipes from My Home to Yours,” Robbie Montgomery (H)

Adult Fiction (H for hard cover, P for paperback)

1. “Twain’s End,” Lynn Cullen (P)

2. “Sympathizer: A Novel,” Viet Thanh Nguyen (P)

3. “Old Heart,” Peter Ferry (P)

4. “The Little Paris Bookshop,” Nina George (P)

5. “Barefoot: A Story of Surrendering to God,” (P)

6. “A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans,” Bruce Cameron (P)

7. “All the Light We Cannot See,” Anthony Doerr (H)

8. “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,” Fredrik Backman (P)

9. “Small Great Things,” Jody Picoult (H)

10. “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” Garth Stein (P)

11. “Milk and Honey,” Rupi Kaur (P)

12. “An Atlas of Tolkien,” David Day (H)

13. “The Alchemist,” Paulo Coelho (P)

14. “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions,” Edwin A. Abbott (P)

15. “Marriage of Opposites,” Alice Hoffman (P)

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.