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(August 2017)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 SHE PERSISTED by Chelsea Clinton. Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. (Philomel) Bringing to life 13 American women who changed the world.
  • 2 WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A PROBLEM? by Kobi Yamada. Illustrated by Mae Besom. (Compendium) Problems can be lessons in disguise.
  • 3 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 4 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS 2 by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) Heading into the past for the seed of a taco tree.
  • 5 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 6 WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA? by Kobi Yamada. Illustrated by Mae Besom. (Compendium) Giving a new idea the room to grow.
  • 7 WAITING IS NOT EASY! by Mo Willems. (Hyperion) Impatient Gerald has to wait for Piggie's promised surprise.
  • 8 ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts. (Abrams) A young inventor learns to fail better.
  • 9 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt.
  • 10 MIGHTY, MIGHTY CONSTRUCTION SITE by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld. (Chronicle) The vehicles make a building rise.



Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 WONDER by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 2 THE DARK PROPHECY by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) Lester, a.k.a. Apollo, summons the help of demigods to restore an Oracle.
  • 3 MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND by Max Brooks. (Del Rey) A lone castaway faces dangers in a strange new world.
  • 4 DOG MAN UNLEASHED by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Only one hybrid hero can foil the criminally minded, again.
  • 5 GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. (Timbuktu Labs) Fairy tale versions of the lives of 100 influential women.
  • 6 DOG MAN by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) A dog's head is combined with a policeman's body to create this hybrid supercop hound.
  • 7 MIDDLE SCHOOL MAYHEM by Rachel Renée Russell. (Simon & Schuster) Max is trapped in the school with three bumbling thieves.
  • 8 POTTYMOUTH AND STOOPID by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin. (Jimmy Patterson) Two middle schoolers try to thwart bullies with humor.
  • 9 THE HIDDEN ORACLE by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) Apollo sets out to restore his tarnished reputation.
  • 10 THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly Barnhill. (Algonquin) A sacrificial girl is saved by a good witch.



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 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 3 LORD OF SHADOWS by Cassandra Clare. (Margaret K. McElderry) Caught between the faerie courts and the laws of the Clave.
  • 4 ONCE AND FOR ALL by Sarah Dessen. (Viking) Can the harder-hearted Louna reform the more romantically casual Ambrose?
  • 5 CRAZY HOUSE by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. (Jimmy Patterson) The wrong twin's on death row.
  • 6 THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp. (Sourcebooks Fire) An act of violence parsed from four perspectives.
  • 7 LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare. (Margaret K. McElderry) Shadowhunters grapple with occult murders and first love.
  • 8 THE LAST MAGICIAN by Lisa Maxwell. (Simon Pulse) A girl must travel back in time to find a mysterious book that could save her future.
  • 9 ALEX AND ELIZA by Melissa de la Cruz. (Putnam) As the Revolution unfolds, Eliza Schuyler meets a man named Hamilton.
  • 10 THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon. (Delacorte) The story of a girl, a boy, budding love and the universe.



Children's Series - Top 10

  • 1 LAND OF STORIES by Chris Colfer. Illustrated by Brandon Dorman. (Little, Brown) Fairy tales and classic stories collide.
  • 2 HARRY POTTER by J. K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 3 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Boys and their principal fight evil.
  • 4 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) The travails and challenges of adolescence.
  • 5 DESCENDANTS by Melissa de la Cruz. (Disney-Hyperion) A three-pronged prize pits teams against each other.
  • 6 MERCY WATSON by Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. (Candlewick) The adventures of an irrepressible adopted pig.
  • 7 DORK DIARIES by Rachel Renée Russell. (Simon & Schuster) Nikki Maxwell navigates the halls of middle school.
  • 8 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 9 GIVER QUARTET by Lois Lowry. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Exploring human connection in a post-apocalyptic world.
  • 10 WHO WAS/IS . . . ? by Jim Gigliotti and others; various illustrators. (Grosset & Dunlap) Biographies unlock legendary lives.