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(May 2019)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 DEAR BOY by Paris Rosenthal and Jason Rosenthal. Illustrated by Holly Hatam. (HarperCollins) Short motivational letters for boys.
  • 2 WE ARE THE GARDENERS by Joanna Gaines and Kids. Illustrated by Julianna Swaney. (Tommy Nelson) The Gaines children start a garden and learn life lessons.
  • 3 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 4 DEAR GIRL by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal. Illustrated by Holly Hatam. (HarperCollins) Letters of affirmation and encouragement for little girls.
  • 5 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 6 DON'T LET THEM DISAPPEAR by Chelsea Clinton. Illustrated by Gianna Marino. (Philomel) An introduction to young readers of 12 endangered species.
  • 7 I WISH YOU MORE by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. (Chronicle) A bounty of good wishes.
  • 8 THE GOOD EGG by Jory John. Illustrated by Pete Oswald. (HarperCollins) An egg who is good to others learns to be good to itself.
  • 9 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt.
  • 10 WE DON'T EAT OUR CLASSMATES! by Ryan T. Higgins. (Disney-Hyperion) Penelope Rex must control her urge to eat the children in her class.



Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 DIARY OF AN AWESOME FRIENDLY KID by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) Greg's best friend Rowley Jefferson writes his own diary.
  • 2 KATT VS. DOGG by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Illustrated by Anuki Lopez. (jimmy patterson) Oscar and Molly call a temporary truce while they try to find their way out of the forest.
  • 3 WONDER by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 4 REFUGEE by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven.
  • 5 RUMPLE BUTTERCUP by Matthew Gray Gubler. (Random House) A little monster, who dwells underground because he thinks that he's weird, finds that he's not alone.
  • 6 WARRIORS: THE BROKEN CODE: LOST STARS by Erin Hunter. (Harper) The five warrior clans must survive a bitter leaf-bare season as well as a new threat.
  • 7 A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Fred Rogers. Illustrated by Luke Flowers. (Quirk) An illustrated treasury of 75 songs.
  • 8 MAX AND THE MIDKNIGHTS by Lincoln Peirce. (Crown) When Maxís uncle Budrick is kidnapped by King Gastley she forms the Midknights to rescue him.
  • 9 WOMEN IN SCIENCE by Rachel Ignotofsky. (Ten Speed) Fifty women who have transformed science and technology.
  • 10 DOG DIARIES by James Patterson with Steven Butler. Illustrated by Richard Watson. (jimmy patterson) A "Middle School" story told by Rafe's dog, Junior.



Young Adult Books (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 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.
  • 2 THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas. (Balzer + Bray) A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer kill her friend.
  • 3 ON THE COME UP by Angie Thomas. (Balzer + Bray) Bri strives to become a hip-hop star despite numerous obstacles.
  • 4 THE RED SCROLLS OF MAGIC by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu. (Margaret K. McElderry) Magnus and Alec must track down the Crimson Hand cult.
  • 5 CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi. (Holt) Zťlie fights to restore magic to the land of OrÔsha.
  • 6 THE FORK, THE WITCH, AND THE WORM by Christopher Paolini with Angela Paolini. (Knopf) Three stories set in the magical world of AlagaŽsia.
  • 7 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.
  • 8 THE FALL OF CRAZY HOUSE by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. (jimmy patterson) Twin sisters Becca and Cassie go up against the United regime.
  • 9 THE POET X by Elizabeth Acevedo. (HarperTeen) A coming-of-age story told in verse.
  • 10 SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson. (Viking) The authorís memoir in free verse.



Children's Series - Top 10

  • 1 DOG MAN by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) A dog's head is combined with a policemanís 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 HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 4 WHO WAS/IS . . . ? by Jim Gigliotti and others; various illustrators. (Penguin Workshop) Biographies unlock legendary lives.
  • 5 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Boys and their principal fight evil.
  • 6 BIG NATE written and illustrated by Lincoln Peirce. (Andrews McMeel/HarperCollins) Where Nate goes, trouble is sure to follow.
  • 7 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 8 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.
  • 9 DORK DIARIES by Rachel Renťe Russell. (Simon & Schuster) Nikki Maxwell navigates the halls of middle school.
  • 10 PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN by Dana Simpson. (Andrews McMeel) The unlikely friendship between an awkward young girl and an arrogant unicorn.