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(March 2017)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 WE'RE ALL WONDERS by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf) The protagonist from the novel "Wonder" stars in his own picture book.
  • 2 PETE THE CAT: BIG EASTER ADVENTURE by James Dean and Kimberly Dean. (HarperFestival) A certain rabbit needs Pete's help.
  • 3 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 4 LITTLE REE by Ree Drummond. Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers. (Harper/HarperCollins) A redhead embraces the rigors and joys of ranch life.
  • 5 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Colorful problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt.
  • 6 ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts. (Abrams) A young inventor learns to fail better.
  • 7 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 8 MIGHTY, MIGHTY CONSTRUCTION SITE by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld. (Chronicle) The vehicles do the heavy lifting to make a building rise.
  • 9 ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts. (Abrams) A girl emerges with a love of science.
  • 10 THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES by B. J. Novak. (Dial) Silly songs and sound effects.



Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 DOG MAN UNLEASHED by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Only one hybrid hero can foil the criminally minded, again.
  • 2 WONDER by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 3 LOST IN A BOOK by Jennifer Donnelly. (Disney Press) A volume in the Beast's library transports Belle to a tantalizing realm.
  • 4 DOG MAN by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic ) A dog's head is combined with a policeman's body to create this hybrid supercop hound.
  • 5 THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly Barnhill. (Algonquin) A sacrificial girl is saved by a good witch.
  • 6 GRAVITY FALLS: JOURNAL 3 by Rob Renzetti and Alex Hirsch. Illustrated by Andy Gonsalves and Stephanie Ramirez. (Disney Press) More monsters and mysteries.
  • 7 DRAGONWATCH by Brandon Mull. Illustrated by Brandon Dorman. (Shadow Mountain) Kendra and Seth set off in search of a talisman that can quell a dragon revolt.
  • 8 WOMEN IN SCIENCE by Rachel Ignotofsky. (Ten Speed) Fifty women who have transformed science and technology.
  • 9 PAX by Sara Pennypacker. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. (Balzer & Bray) Separation makes a boy and his pet fox wilder and tougher.
  • 10 OUT OF WONDER by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth. Illustrated by Ekua Holmes. (Candlewick) An anthology honoring poets.



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 STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor. (Little, Brown) Mysteries await Lazlo and Sarai in the isolated city of Weep.
  • 3 EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon. (Delacorte) For a girl in a bubble, an online friendship comes to mean something more.
  • 4 THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp. (Sourcebooks Fire) An act of violence parsed from four perspectives.
  • 5 CARVE THE MARK by Veronica Roth. (Katherine Tegen) An oracle's son is able to stop the painful flow of Cyra's powers.
  • 6 THE MADDIE DIARIES by Maddie Ziegler. (Gallery Books) The coming-of-age memoir of a talented young hoofer.
  • 7 CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber. (Flatiron) Scarlett attends an annual audience-participation performance, but at what cost to her sister?
  • 8 THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon. (Delacorte) The story of a girl, a boy, budding love and the universe.
  • 9 HEARTLESS by Marissa Meyer. (Feiwel & Friends) Cath is a baker who becomes Wonderland's hectoring Queen of Hearts.
  • 10 MOON CHOSEN by P. C. Cast. (St. Martin's Griffin) Rivals and allies struggle to define their place in a postapocalyptic world.



Children's Series - Top 10

  • 1 HARRY POTTER by J. K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 2 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) The travails and challenges of adolescence.
  • 3 MIDDLE SCHOOL by James Patterson and others. (Little, Brown) More adventures with Rafe.
  • 4 WHO WAS/IS . . . ? by Jim Gigliotti and others; various illustrators. (Grosset & Dunlap) Biographies of famous people unlock legendary lives.
  • 5 DORK DIARIES by Rachel Renée Russell. (Simon & Schuster) Nikki Maxwell navigates the halls of middle school.
  • 6 RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard. (HarperTeen) A girl with a special power conceals herself in the elite world of a gifted race.
  • 7 BIG NATE written and illustrated by Lincoln Peirce Andrews. (McMeel/HarperCollins) Where Nate goes, trouble is sure to follow.
  • 8 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 9 MISS PEREGRINE'S PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs. (Quirk/Penguin) Time travelers try to save their beloved headmistress.
  • 10 GIVER QUARTET by Lois Lowry. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Exploring human connection in a post-apocalyptic world.