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(June 2017)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 2 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS 2 by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) Heading into the past for the seed of a taco tree to replenish the world's supply.
  • 3 I WISH YOU MORE by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. (Chronicle) A bounty of good wishes.
  • 4 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 5 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Colorful problems arise when Duncan’s crayons revolt.
  • 6 WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA? by Kobi Yamada. Illustrated by Mae Besom. (Compendium) Wrestling with a new idea, then giving it the room to grow.
  • 7 THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES by B. J. Novak. (Dial) Silly songs and sound effects.
  • 8 ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts. (Abrams) A girl emerges with a love of science.
  • 9 ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts. (Abrams) A young inventor learns to fail better.
  • 10 WE'RE ALL WONDERS by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf) The protagonist from the novel "Wonder" stars in his own picture book.



Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 THE DARK PROPHECY by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) Lester, a.k.a. Apollo, summons the help of demigods to restore an Oracle and his rightful place on Olympus.
  • 2 WONDER by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 3 DOG MAN UNLEASHED by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Only one hybrid hero can foil the criminally minded, again.
  • 4 DOG MAN by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) A dog’s head is combined with a policeman’s body to create this hybrid supercop hound.
  • 5 THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly Barnhill. (Algonquin) A sacrificial girl is saved by a good witch.
  • 6 THE HIDDEN ORACLE by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) Apollo, now a mortal teenager with acne, sets out to restore his tarnished reputation.
  • 7 WOMEN IN SCIENCE by Rachel Ignotofsky. (Ten Speed) Fifty women who have transformed science and technology.
  • 8 GRAVITY FALLS: JOURNAL 3 by Rob Renzetti and Alex Hirsch. Illustrated by Andy Gonsalves and Stephanie Ramirez. (Disney Press) More monsters and mysteries.
  • 9 THE CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) A hoops prodigy’s family story, told in verse.
  • 10 LOST IN A BOOK by Jennifer Donnelly. (Disney Press) A volume in the Beast’s library transports Belle to a tantalizing realm.



Young Adult Books (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 GIRLING UP by Mayim Bialik. (Philomel) Personal experience meets scientific fact in a girl's guide to growing up.
  • 2 THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas. (Balzer & Bray) A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer kill her friend.
  • 3 FLAME IN THE MIST by Renée Ahdieh. (Putnam) A teenage aristocrat joins the warrior clan that tried to kill her.
  • 4 EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon. (Delacorte) For a girl in a bubble, an online friendship comes to mean something more.
  • 5 THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon. (Delacorte) The story of a girl, a boy, budding love and the universe.
  • 6 ALEX AND ELIZA by Melissa de la Cruz. (Putnam) As the Revolution unfolds, Eliza Schuyler meets a man named Hamilton.
  • 7 THE CROWN'S FATE by Evelyn Skye. (Balzer & Bray) Star-crossed competitors vie to become the czar's Imperial Enchanter.
  • 8 CARVE THE MARK by Veronica Roth. (Katherine Tegen) An oracle's son is able to stop the painful flow of Cyra's powers.
  • 9 STAR WARS: REBEL RISING by Beth Revis. (Disney Lucasfilm) Jyn Erso, a Rebel recruit, questions her dedication to the cause.
  • 10 THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp. (Sourcebooks Fire) An act of violence parsed from four perspectives.



Children's Series - Top 10

  • 1 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) The travails and challenges of adolescence.
  • 2 HARRY POTTER by J. K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 3 COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas. (Bloomsbury) Feyre navigates divided worlds edging toward war.
  • 4 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Boys and their principal fight evil.
  • 5 MISS PEREGRINE’S PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs. (Quirk/Penguin) Time travelers try to save their headmistress.
  • 6 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 7 DORK DIARIES by Rachel Renée Russell. (Simon & Schuster) Time travelers try to save their headmistress.
  • 8 THE QUEEN'S THIEF by Megan Whalen Turner. (Greenwillow/HarperCollins) Perilous journeys, political intrigue and pitched battles punctuate the world of an unrepentant thief.
  • 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 RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard. (HarperTeen) A girl with a special power conceals herself in the elite world of a gifted race.