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(September 2019)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 WE DON'T EAT OUR CLASSMATES! by Ryan T. Higgins. (Disney-Hyperion) Penelope Rex must control her urge to eat the children in her class.
  • 2 THE PIGEON HAS TO GO TO SCHOOL! by Mo Willems. (Hyperion) Pigeon deals with the anxieties of going to school for the first time.
  • 3 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 4 THE DAY YOU BEGIN by Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrated by Rafael López. (Nancy Paulsen) A group of school children embrace their differences.
  • 5 ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts. (Abrams) A young inventor learns to fail better.
  • 6 IF I BUILT A SCHOOL by Chris Van Dusen. (Dial) Jack designs a futuristic school.
  • 7 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan’s crayons revolt.
  • 8 ALL ARE WELCOME by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman. (Knopf) A celebration of kindness, inclusivity and diversity at a school.
  • 9 THE GOOD EGG by Jory John. Illustrated by Pete Oswald. (HarperCollins) An egg who is good to others learns to be good to itself.
  • 10 BE KIND by Pat Zietlow Miller. Illustrated by Jen Hill. (Roaring Brook) A young girl ponders the meaning of kindness.

Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 DIARY OF AN AWESOME FRIENDLY KID by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) Greg's best friend Rowley Jefferson writes his own diary.
  • 2 WONDER by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 3 REFUGEE by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven.
  • 4 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.
  • 5 A WOLF CALLED WANDER by Rosanne Parry. Illustrated by Mónica Armiño. (Greenwillow) A young wolf named Swift embarks on a perilous journey.
  • 6 POPULARMMOS PRESENTS ENTER THE MINE by Pat and Jen from PopularMMOs. Illustrated by Dani Jones. (HarperCollins) Pat and Jen face a villain while trapped in an ore mine.
  • 7 A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Fred Rogers. Illustrated by Luke Flowers. (Quirk) An illustrated treasury of 75 songs.
  • 8 KATT VS. DOGG by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Illustrated by Anuki Lopez. (jimmy patterson) Oscar and Molly call a temporary truce while they try to find their way out of the forest.
  • 9 BLENDED by Sharon M. Draper. (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy) Isabella lives between the two households of her divorced parents.
  • 10 ARU SHAH AND THE SONG OF DEATH by Roshani Chokshi. (Disney) Aru is framed for stealing the god of love's bow and arrow.

Young Adult Books (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas. (Balzer + Bray) A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer kill her friend.
  • 2 FIVE FEET APART by Rachael Lippincott with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis. (Simon & Schuster) Stella and Will are in love, but they can't get within five feet of each other.
  • 3 THE POET X by Elizabeth Acevedo. (HarperTeen) A coming-of-age story told in verse.
  • 4 THE 57 BUS by Dashka Slater. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) The true story of the 2013 incident that happened in Oakland, Calif. between two teens, Sasha and Richard.
  • 5 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 6 CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi. (Holt) Zélie fights to restore magic to the land of Orïsha.
  • 7 WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH by Elizabeth Acevedo. (HarperTeen) Emoni juggles school, work and motherhood while pursuing her dream to become a chef.
  • 8 ON THE COME UP by Angie Thomas. (Balzer + Bray) Bri strives to become a hip-hop star despite numerous obstacles.
  • 9 THE REST OF THE STORY by Sarah Dessen. (Balzer + Bray) Emma Saylor falls in love when she spends the summer with her deceased mother's family.
  • 10 GHOSTS OF THE SHADOW MARKET by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link and Robin Wasserman. (Margaret K. McElderry) A companion to the Mortal Instruments, the Infernal Devices and the Dark Artifices series.

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 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Boys and their principal fight evil.
  • 3 WHO WAS/IS . . . ? by Jim Gigliotti and others; various illustrators. (Penguin Workshop) Biographies unlock legendary lives.
  • 4 WINGS OF FIRE by Tui T. Sutherland. (Scholastic) Only the five dragonets of destiny can unite the seven warring dragon tribes.
  • 5 HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 6 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) The travails and challenges of adolescence.
  • 7 GIVER QUARTET by Lois Lowry. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Exploring human connection in a post-apocalyptic world.
  • 8 SCARY STORIES by Alvin Schwartz. Illustrated by Stephen Gammell. (Harper) Some of the most terrifying tales of all time.
  • 9 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 10 THE BAD GUYS by Aaron Blabey. (Scholastic) Tough animals in suits take on some real villains.