Viewpoint Bestsellers – March 5

*Asterisk denotes a local author or Indiana connection

Children and Young Adult

1. “Nightjohn,” Gary Paulsen

2. “The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle and Other Surprising Stories About Inventions,” Don L. Wulffson

3. “Thomas’ Snowsuit,” Rob Munsch

*4. “Minion,” John David Anderson

5. “Pete the Cat and the Surprise Teacher,” James Dean

6. “LOVE from the Very Hungry Caterpillar,” Eric Carle

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

8. “The Wide Window: Series of Unfortunate Events #3,” Lemony Snicket

9. “Witch’s Boy,” Kelly Barnhill

10. “Tiger Rising,” Kate DiCamillo

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

12. “Legacy of Secrets: Kingdom Keepers The Return #2,” Ridley Pearson

13. “Evil Spy School: A Spy School Novel,” Stuart Gibbs

14. “Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11,” Jeff Kinney

15. “Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk,” Liesl Shurtliff

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

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

2. “Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel,” Carl Safina (P)

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

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

5. “Alexander Hamilton,” Ron Chernow (P)

6. “Weird Indiana: Your Travel Guide to Indiana’s Local Legends and Best-Kept Secrets,” Mark Marimen (P)

7. “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family,” Amy Ellis Nutt (P)

8. “The Magnolia Story,” Chip Gaines (H)

9. “IN Writing: Uncovering the Unexpected Hoosier State,” Douglas A. Wissing (P)

10. “You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living as Awesome Life,” Jen Sincero (P)

11. “The Road to Character,” David Brooks (P)

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. “Milk and Honey,” Rupi Kaur (P)

3. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer (P)

4. “Whistler,” John Grisham (H)

5. “All That’s Left to Tell,” Daniel Lowe

6. “A Dog’s Journey (A Dog’s Purpose, #2),” Bruce Cameron (P)

7. “Twain’s End,” Lynn Cullen (P)

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

9. “Old Heart,” Peter Ferry (P)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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