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(March 2019)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 THE GOOD EGG by Jory John. Illustrated by Pete Oswald. (HarperCollins) An egg who is good to others learns to be good to itself.
  • 2 THE BAD SEED by Jory John. Illustrated by Pete Oswald. (HarperCollins) A sunflower seed learns to change his ways.
  • 3 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 4 HOW TO CATCH A LEPRECHAUN by Adam Wallace. Illustrated by Andy Elkerton. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) This is the year you'll finally catch a leprechaun.
  • 5 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 6 P IS FOR PTERODACTYL by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter. Illustrated by Maria Tina Beddia. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Exploring mischievous words that ignore the rules of phonetics and spelling.
  • 7 SAY SOMETHING! by Peter H. Reynolds. (Orchard) Children express themselves through words, actions and creativity.
  • 8 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan’s crayons revolt.
  • 9 THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES by B. J. Novak. (Dial) Silly songs and sound effects.
  • 10 ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts. (Abrams) A young inventor learns to fail better.

Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 WONDER by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 2 MERCI SUÁREZ CHANGES GEARS by Meg Medina. (Candlewick) Eleven-year-old Merci tackles the pressures of school and her home life.
  • 3 MAX AND THE MIDKNIGHTS by Lincoln Peirce. (Crown) When Max’s uncle Budrick is kidnapped by King Gastley she forms the Midknights to rescue him.
  • 4 DOG DIARIES by James Patterson with Steven Butler. Illustrated by Richard Watson. (jimmy patterson) A "Middle School" story told by Rafe's dog, Junior.
  • 5 BLENDED by Sharon M. Draper. (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy) Isabella lives between the two households of her divorced parents.
  • 6 LITTLE LEADERS by Vashti Harrison. (Little, Brown) The biographies of 40 African-American women who made a difference.
  • 7 WOMEN IN SCIENCE by Rachel Ignotofsky. (Ten Speed) Fifty women who have transformed science and technology.
  • 8 REFUGEE by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven.
  • 9 THE CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) A hoops prodigy's family story, told in verse.
  • 10 GAME OF STARS by Sayantani DasGupta. (Scholastic) Kiran returns to the Kingdom Beyond to do battle with the evil Serpent King.

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 ON THE COME UP by Angie Thomas. (Balzer + Bray) Bri strives to become a hip-hop star despite numerous obstacles.
  • 4 DEAR EVAN HANSEN: THE NOVEL by Val Emmich with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. (Poppy) When one of Evan's letters to himself is accidentally found on a suicide victim, the victim's family assumes that he was a close friend.
  • 5 THE FORK, THE WITCH, AND THE WORM by Christopher Paolini with Angela Paolini. (Knopf) Three stories set in the magical world of Alagaësia.
  • 6 GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE by Natasha Ngan. (jimmy patterson) Lei is forced to be a concubine for the king in the Hidden Palace.
  • 7 THE WICKED KING by Holly Black. (Little, Brown) In this sequel to "The Cruel Prince" Jude secretly controls King Cardan and runs his kingdom.
  • 8 KING OF SCARS by Leigh Bardugo. (Imprint) King Nikolai struggles to maintain order in the kingdom of Ravka as a demon inside of him threatens to take control.
  • 9 CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi. (Holt) Zélie fights to restore magic to the land of Orďsha.
  • 10 TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) Ellery Corcoran investigates the mysteries of Echo Ridge.

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 WINGS OF FIRE by Tui T. Sutherland. (Scholastic) Only the five dragonets of destiny can unite the seven warring dragon tribes.
  • 4 VEGA JANE by David Baldacci (Scholastic) Trapped in a desolate village by a beast-filled forest, the title character and her cohort battle a vicious foe in the world beyond.
  • 5 HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 6 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Boys and their principal fight evil.
  • 7 WHO WAS/IS...? by Jim Gigliotti and others; various illustrators. (Penguin Workshop) Biographis unlock legendary lives.
  • 8 DORK DIARIES by Rachel Renée Russell. (Simon & Schuster) Nikki Maxwell navigates the halls of middle school.
  • 9 TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han. (Simon & Schuster) A girl faces budding love, a widower father and the trials of getting into and ready for college.
  • 10 FUNJUNGLE by Stuart Gibbs. (Simon & Schuster) Teddy Fitzroy solves mysteries at the nation's largest zoo-theme park.