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(October 2017)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 PRINCESSES WEAR PANTS by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim. Illustrated by Eva Byrne. (Abrams) Princess Penelope Pineapple prefers pants over dresses.
  • 2 SHE PERSISTED by Chelsea Clinton. Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. (Philomel) Bringing to life 13 American women who changed the world.
  • 3 IT TAKES A VILLAGE by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Illustrated by Marla Frazee. (Simon & Schuster) Children bringing about change in the world.
  • 4 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 5 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 6 PETE THE CAT: FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS by James Dean. (HarperCollins) Pete takes on a favorite children’s song.
  • 7 THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES by B. J. Novak. (Dial) Silly songs and sound effects.
  • 8 RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS by Shel Silverstein. (Harper) A collection of funny poems that transpose the first letters of certain words.
  • 9 WILD created by Dan Kainen, written by Kathy Wollard. (Workman) A book of endangered species, with images that have a 3-D effect.
  • 10 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan’s crayons revolt.



Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 WONDER by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 2 GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. (Timbuktu Labs) Fairy tale versions of the lives of 100 influential women.
  • 3 MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND by Max Brooks. (Del Rey) A lone castaway faces dangers in a strange new world.
  • 4 THE DARK PROPHECY by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) Lester, a.k.a. Apollo, summons the help of demigods to restore an Oracle.
  • 5 LAUGH OUT LOUD by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Illustrated by Jeff Ebbeler. (Jimmy Patterson) Jimmy dreams of starting a book company that is for kids and run by kids.
  • 6 AUGGIE & ME by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf) A collection of three stories from the “Wonder” series.
  • 7 THE WILD ROBOT by Peter Brown. (Little, Brown) A semi-sentient automaton washes ashore, a shipwreck's sole survivor.
  • 8 WOMEN IN SCIENCE by Rachel Ignotofsky. (Ten Speed) Fifty women who have transformed science and technology.
  • 9 POTTYMOUTH AND STOOPID by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin. (Jimmy Patterson) Two middle schoolers try to thwart bullies with humor.
  • 10 THE MISADVENTURES OF MAX CRUMBLY: MIDDLE SCHOOL MAYHEM by Rachel Renée Russell. (Simon & Schuster) Max is trapped in the school with three bumbling thieves.



Young Adult Books (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 ONE DARK THRONE by Kendare Blake. (HarperTeen) After the Quickening, three sisters continue their fight to the death for the crown.
  • 2 THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas. (Balzer & Bray) A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer kill her friend.
  • 3 WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER by Leigh Bardugo. (Random House) Diana, Princess of the Amazons, saves a descendant of Helen of Troy and together they fight to save both of their worlds.
  • 4 WARCROSS by Marie Lu. (Putnam) When a New York bounty hunter's identity is exposed in a game's glitch, she's hired to track down a hacker in Tokyo.
  • 5 HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA by Kerri Maniscalco. (Jimmy Patterson) Audrey Rose and Thomas investigate murders in Romania that resemble vampire attacks.
  • 6 BERNIE SANDERS GUIDE TO POLITICAL REVOLUTIO by Bernie Sanders. Illustrated by Jude Buffum. (Godwin/Holt) The Vermont senator and former presidential candidate continues the fight for his agenda for political and social change.
  • 7 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 8 JANE, UNLIMITED by Kristin Cashore. (Kathy Dawson) Jane is invited to a gala that will change her life, but at what cost?
  • 9 LORD OF SHADOWS by Cassandra Clare. (Margaret K. McElderry) Caught between the faerie courts and the laws of the Clave.
  • 10 ONCE AND FOR ALL by Sarah Dessen. (Viking) Can the harder-hearted Louna reform the more romantically casual Ambrose?



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 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 THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas. (Bloomsbury) Celaena must battle evil forces threatening her realm.
  • 6 THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL by Soman Chainani. (HarperCollins) Two friends are trained, one to be pure and one to be wicked.
  • 7 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 8 MICHAEL VEY by Richard Paul Evans. (Simon & Schuster) Michael and his friends must disrupt the Elgen’s plans to rule the world.
  • 9 I SURVIVED by Lauren Tarshis. (Scholastic) One boy's tale of living through dangerous historical events.
  • 10 DESCENDANTS by Melissa de la Cruz. (Disney-Hyperion) A three-pronged prize pits teams against each other.