Birds of a Feather
The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon teamed up with multihyphenate entertainer Jennifer Lopez for his latest picture book, Con Pollo, illustrated by Andrea Campos. Cheerful Pollo leads readers on “a bilingual jaunt through English and Spanish terms: a total of 10 verbs and nouns representing activities and places,” per our review. “It’s a balance of pedagogy and pure visual fun, smartly gauged for budding curiosities and short attention spans.” The book comes to roost at the #9 spot on our picture book list.
We’ll Keep You in Mind
The Brain-Friendly Workplace by neuroscientist Friederike Fabritius lands at #14 on our hardcover nonfiction list. “In this impassioned call for change in the workplace,” per our review, the author helps readers identify employees’ “ ‘neurosignature’ (the mix of dopamine, serotonin, testosterone, and estrogen that ‘shapes one’s personality’) based on their habits and create an optimal work environment for each type.” The success stories Fabritius shares, the review said, illustrate why “business leaders should make room on their desks for this guide.”
Just What the Doctors Ordered
In its third week on sale, The Love Prescription by clinical psychologists John and Julie Schwartz Gottman debuts on our trade paperback list at #15. “The married duo look to the hundreds of relationships they’ve studied at the University of Washington’s Love Lab to determine the predictors of lasting relationships,” according to our starred review, “and contend that ‘love is all about the small stuff.’ ” The Gottmans have been making the media rounds, including a three-episode stint on Brené Brown’s Unlocking Us podcast, and sales have been steadily ticking up.
NEW & NOTABLE
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
J.K. Rowling, illus. by Jim Kay with Neil Packer
#1 Children’s Fiction,
The illustrated edition of the fifth Harry Potter installment sold more than twice as many copies as this week’s #2 book did, and had a better first week than its 2019 predecessor.
UP CLOSE AND ALL IN
#6 Hardcover Nonfiction
“Former Morgan Stanley CEO Mack offers an spirited account of his legendary career in this brash memoir,” per our review. “He’s frank about professional mistakes he’s made—like a money-losing computation error after a drunken business lunch—and equally forthright about triumphs.” As a result, “readers won’t be able to help cheering him on.”