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(September 2018)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 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.
  • 2 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 3 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan’s crayons revolt.
  • 4 ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts. (Abrams) A young inventor learns to fail better.
  • 5 BE KIND by Pat Zietlow Miller. Illustrated by Jen Hill. (Roaring Brook) A young girl ponders the meaning of kindness.
  • 6 ALL ARE WELCOME by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman. (Knopf) A celebration of kindness, inclusivity and diversity at a school.
  • 7 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 8 LLAMA LLAMA LOVES TO READ by Anna Dewdney and Reed Duncan. Illustrated by J.T. Morrow. (Viking) Llama Llama learns to read at school.
  • 9 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.
  • 10 AFTER THE FALL by Dan Santat. (Roaring Brook) Humpty Dumpty overcomes his fear of heights.

Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 WONDER by R.J. Palacio (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 2 REFUGEE by Alan Gratz (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven.
  • 3 MINECRAFT: THE CRASH by Tracey Baptiste. (Del Rey) After a terrible car crash, Bianca and Lonnie play a virtual-reality version of Minecraft.
  • 4 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.
  • 5 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.
  • 6 MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND by Max Brooks. (Del Rey) A lone castaway faces dangers in a strange new world.
  • 7 THE CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) A hoops prodigy’s family story, told in verse.
  • 8 THE WILD ROBOT by Peter Brown (Little, Brown) A semi-sentient automaton washes ashore, a shipwreck's sole survivor.
  • 9 AUGGIE & ME by R.J. Palacio (Knopf) A collection of three stories from the “Wonder” series.
  • 10 REBOUND by Kwame Alexander. Illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) A novel told in verse and a prequel to "The Crossover".

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 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.
  • 4 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 5 HOCUS POCUS AND THE ALL-NEW SEQUEL by A.W. Jantha. (Freeform) Poppy fights to save her family from the Sanderson sisters..
  • 6 I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER by Erika L. Sánchez. (Knopf) After the death of her older sister, Julia finds out that she may have been living a double life.
  • 7 TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green. (Dutton) Aza and Daisy investigate a mystery with a reward of $100,000.
  • 8 THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert. (Flatiron) Alice must go to her deceased grandmother's estate to rescue her mother.
  • 9 THUNDERHEAD by Neal Shusterman. (Simon & Schuster) Will the Thunderhead intervene when the scythedom spirals out of control?
  • 10 LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT by Becky Albertalli. (Balzer + Bray) Leah faces challenges when her tight-knit group of friends start to fracture.

Children's Series - Top 10

  • 1 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.
  • 2 HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 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 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) The travails and challenges of adolescence.
  • 5 RANGER’S APPRENTICE by John Flanagan. (Penguin Group) A boy warrior battles evil.
  • 6 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Boys and their principal fight evil.
  • 7 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 8 MERCY WATSON by Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. (Candlewick) The adventures of an irrepressible adopted pig.
  • 9 MIDDLE SCHOOL by James Patterson and others. (Little, Brown) More adventures with Rafe.
  • 10 DARKEST MINDS by Alexandra Bracken. (Disney Publishing Worldwide) A pandemic has left a girl with dangerous supernatural powers.