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(April 2018)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 PETE THE CAT: BIG EASTER ADVENTURE by James Dean and Kimberly Dean. (HarperFestival) A certain rabbit needs Pete's help.
  • 2 I'VE LOVED YOU SINCE FOREVER by Hoda Kotb. Illustrated by Suzie Mason. (Harper) The author celebrates her love for her daughter.
  • 3 SHE PERSISTED AROUND THE WORLD by Chelsea Clinton. Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. (Philomel) Thirteen women, from all across the globe, who have shaped history.
  • 4 ISLANDBORN by Junot Díaz. Illustrated by Leo Espinosa. (Dial) Lola recalls the place where she was born for a school assignment.
  • 5 MARLON BUNDO'S A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT by Charlotte Pence. Illustrated by Karen Pence. (Regnery Kids) A bunny describes a day at work in the White House.
  • 6 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MARLON BUNDO by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss. Illustrated by E.G. Keller. (Chronicle) A lonely bunny meets a companion.
  • 7 WOLF IN THE SNOW by Matthew Cordell. (Feiwel and Friends) The story of a girl and a wolf pup lost in a snowstorm.
  • 8 SHE PERSISTED by Chelsea Clinton. Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. (Philomel) Bringing to life 13 American women who changed the world.
  • 9 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 10 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.



Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 WONDER by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 2 THE WILD ROBOT ESCAPES by Peter Brown. (Little, Brown) In a sequel to “The Wild Robot,” Roz plots to leave the farm and reunite with her son.
  • 3 AUGGIE & ME by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A collection of three stories from the "Wonder" series.
  • 4 THE WILD ROBOT by Peter Brown. (Little, Brown) A semi-sentient automaton washes ashore, a shipwreck's sole survivor.
  • 5 HELLO, UNIVERSE by Erin Entrada Kelly. (Greenwillow) Four adolescents' fates intertwine when one of them gets trapped in a well in the woods.
  • 6 LITTLE LEADERS by Vashti Harrison. (Little, Brown) The biographies of 40 African-American women who made a difference.
  • 7 GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. (Timbuktu Labs) Fairy tale versions of the lives of 100 influential women.
  • 8 WOMEN IN SCIENCE by Rachel Ignotofsky. (Ten Speed) Fifty women who have transformed science and technology.
  • 9 MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND by Max Brooks. (Del Rey) A lone castaway faces dangers in a strange new world.
  • 10 WISHTREE by Katherine Applegate. Illustrated by Charles Santoso. (Feiwel and Friends) Red, an oak tree on which people leave their wishes, is threatened to be cut down after more than 200 years.



Young Adult Books (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi. (Holt) Zelie fights to restore magic to the land of Orisha.
  • 2 THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas. (Balzer & Bray) A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer kill her friend.
  • 3 TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green. (Dutton) Aza and Daisy investigate a mystery with a reward of $100,000.
  • 4 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 5 THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert. (Flatiron) Alice must go to her deceased grandmother's estate to rescue her mother.
  • 6 THE POET X by Elizabeth Acevedo. (HarperTeen) A coming-of-age story told in verse.
  • 7 THUNDERHEAD by Neal Shusterman. (Simon & Schuster) Will the Thunderhead intervene when the scythedom spirals out of control?
  • 8 BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER by Marie Lu. (Random House) Bruce Wayne takes on a gang called the Nightwalkers who prey on Gotham City's elite.
  • 9 THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black. (Little, Brown) Jude, a human raised by faeries, resolves to become a member of the High Court of Faerie.
  • 10 THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER by Emily X.R. Pan. (Little, Brown) A girl searches for her mother, whom she believes turned into a bird after committing suicide.



Children's Series - Top 10

  • 1 DOG MAN by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) A dog's head is combined with a policeman’s body to create this hybrid supercop hound.
  • 2 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) The travails and challenges of adolescence.
  • 3 HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 4 BIG NATE written and illustrated by Lincoln Peirce Andrews. (McMeel/HarperCollins) Where Nate goes, trouble is sure to follow.
  • 5 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Boys and their principal fight evil.
  • 6 WHO WAS/IS . . . ? by Jim Gigliotti and others; various illustrators. (Penguin Workshop) Biographies unlock legendary lives.
  • 7 DORK DIARIES by Rachel Renée Russell. (Simon & Schuster) Nikki Maxwell navigates the halls of middle school.
  • 8 MIDDLE SCHOOL by James Patterson and others. (Little, Brown) More adventures with Rafe.
  • 9 WHAT WAS . . . ? by various authors. (Penguin Workshop) Exploring milestones and events in American culture and history.
  • 10 I SURVIVED by Lauren Tarshis. (Scholastic) Youngsters' tales of living through dangerous historical events.