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Visit your local library for these exciting titles from the NY Times Bestseller List!
(June 2018)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MARLON BUNDO by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss. Illustrated by E.G. Keller. (Chronicle) A lonely bunny meets a companion.
  • 2 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 3 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 4 WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA? by Kobi Yamada. Illustrated by Mae Besom. (Compendium) Giving a new idea the room to grow.
  • 5 AN ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE BIGGIE! by Mo Willems. (Hyperion/Disney) An anthology combines five of Gerald and Piggie's adventures.
  • 6 I WISH YOU MORE by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. (Chronicle) A bounty of good wishes.
  • 7 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan’s crayons revolt.
  • 8 DEAR GIRL by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal. Illustrated by Holly Hatam. (HarperCollins) Letters of affirmation and encouragement for little girls.
  • 9 LLAMA LLAMA LOVES TO READ by Anna Dewdney and Reed Duncan. Illustrated by J.T. Morrow. (Viking) Llama Llama learns to read at school.
  • 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 POPULARMMOS PRESENTS A HOLE NEW WORLD by Pat and Jen from PopularMMOs. Illustrated by Dani Jones. (Harper) Pat and Jen search for their friend Bomby in a dangerous underworld filled with zombies.
  • 3 REFUGEE by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven.
  • 4 THE CONFIDENCE CODE FOR GIRLS by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman with Jillellyn Riley. Illustrated by Nan Lawson. (HarperCollins) A guidebook that helps empower girls.
  • 5 HELLO, UNIVERSE by Erin Entrada Kelly. (Greenwillow) Four adolescents' fates intertwine when one of them gets trapped in a well in the woods.
  • 6 THE WILD ROBOT by Peter Brown. (Little, Brown) A semi-sentient automaton washes ashore, a shipwreck's sole survivor.
  • 7 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.
  • 8 ENDLING: THE LAST by Katherine Applegate. Illustrated by Max Kostenko. (Harper) Byx, a dairnes, sets out on a quest to find more of her kind.
  • 9 THE CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) A hoops prodigy's family story, told in verse.
  • 10 ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME by Roshani Chokshi. (Rick Riordan) A girl who stretches the truth must save her classmates and mother from an ancient demon who escapes from a cursed lamp.

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 CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi. (Holt) Zelie fights to restore magic to the land of Orisha.
  • 3 TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green. (Dutton) Aza and Daisy investigate a mystery with a reward of $100,000.
  • 4 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 5 LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds. (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy) On his way to exact revenge for his brother's death, Will takes a life-changing elevator ride.
  • 6 LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber. (Flatiron) Tella re-enters the game of Caraval to find out Legend's true name.
  • 7 LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT by Becky Albertalli. (Balzer + Bray) Leah faces challenges when her tight-knit group of friends start to fracture.
  • 8 THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert. (Flatiron) Alice must go to her deceased grandmother's estate to rescue her mother.
  • 9 SAVE THE DATE by Morgan Matson. (Simon & Schuster) Charlie Grant tries to avoid disasters when her family comes together for her sister's wedding.
  • 10 FURYBORN by Claire Legrand. (Sourcebooks Fire) Two girls separated by a millennium, are connected by a prophecy.

Children's Series - Top 10

  • 1 WHO WAS/IS . . . ? by Jim Gigliotti and others; various illustrators. (Penguin Workshop) Biographies unlock legendary lives.
  • 2 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) The travails and challenges of adolescence.
  • 3 DOG MAN by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) A dog’s head is combined with a policeman’s body to create this hybrid supercop hound.
  • 4 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Boys and their principal fight evil.
  • 5 I SURVIVED by Lauren Tarshis. (Scholastic) Youngsters' tales of living through dangerous historical events.
  • 6 HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 7 THE TRIALS OF APOLLO by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) As punishment from his father, Zeus, Apollo is stripped of his godly powers and sent to Earth as a mortal named Lester.
  • 8 DORK DIARIES by Rachel Renée Russell. (Simon & Schuster) Nikki Maxwell navigates the halls of middle school.
  • 9 WHAT WAS . . . ? by various authors. (Penguin Workshop) Exploring milestones and events in American culture and history.
  • 10 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.