'How Children Succeed' Tops This Week's Bestseller List

Paul Tough's book is this week's bestseller at St. Louis area independent book stores.

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character is the top read among adults for the week ending Sept. 9, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

The bookstores include  in University City, Left Bank Books in the Central West End,  in St. Charles and  in Webster Groves.


  1. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough
  2. No Easy Day by Mark Owens
  3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
  5. I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano
  6. The Bullrider's Brother by Lynn Cahoon
  7. The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
  8. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap.. and Others Don't by Jim Collins
  9. Just Ride by Grant Petersen
  10. The Light Bringer by Chris DiGiuseppi and Mike Force

Children/Young Adult

  1. Count to Sleep St Louis by Adam Gamble
  2. Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers by Dav Pilkey
  3. I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
  4. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  5. Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
  6. Remarkable Animals by Tony Meeuwissen
  7. Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
  8. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  9. The Secret History of Mermaids and Creatures of the Deep by Ari Berk
  10. Dork Diaries 4: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess by Rachel Renee Russell


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