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(October 2019)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 JUST ASK! by Sonia Sotomayor. Illustrated by Rafael López. (Philomel) Children with various impairments embrace their differences while working in a garden together.
  • 2 THE PIGEON HAS TO GO TO SCHOOL! by Mo Willems. (Hyperion) Pigeon deals with the anxieties of going to school for the first time.
  • 3 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 4 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan’s crayons revolt.
  • 5 PETE THE CAT: FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS by James Dean. (HarperCollins) Pete takes on a favorite children’s song.
  • 6 P IS FOR PTERODACTYL by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter. Illustrated by Maria Tina Beddia. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Exploring mischievous words that ignore the rules of phonetics and spelling.
  • 7 I AM LOVE by Susan Verde. Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. (Abrams) A celebration of love in all its forms.
  • 8 AN ELEPHANT & PIGGIE: BIGGIE-BIGGIE! by Mo Willems. (Hyperion/Disney) A second volume of five Elephant & Piggie adventures.
  • 9 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 10 HEY GRANDUDE! by Paul McCartney. Illustrated by Kathryn Durst. (Random House) Grandude’s magic compass takes his “Chillers” on amazing adventures around the world.



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 WONDER by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 3 MAX EINSTEIN: REBELS WITH A CAUSE by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. (Little, Brown) Max heads overseas on a mission to solve water contamination and shortage issues.
  • 4 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.
  • 5 REFUGEE by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven.
  • 6 CHARLIE THORNE AND THE LAST EQUATION by Stuart Gibbs. (Simon & Schuster) Charlie is recruited by the C.I.A. to help decipher an equation left by Albert Einstein.
  • 7 THE WILD ROBOT by Peter Brown. (Little, Brown) A semi-sentient automaton washes ashore, a shipwreck's sole survivor.
  • 8 THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS by America's Test Kitchen. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Over 100 kid-tested recipes from America's Test Kitchen.
  • 9 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.
  • 10 A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Fred Rogers. Illustrated by Luke Flowers. (Quirk) An illustrated treasury of 75 songs.



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 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.
  • 3 CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi. (Holt) Zélie fights to restore magic to the land of Orďsha.
  • 4 AMERICAN ROYALS by Katharine McGee. (Random House) George Washington is crowned king instead of president and centuries later The House of Washington still sits on the throne.
  • 5 FRANKLY IN LOVE by David Yoon. (Putnam) Frank fakes falling in love in order to fall in love for real.
  • 6 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 7 ON THE COME UP by Angie Thomas. (Balzer + Bray) Bri strives to become a hip-hop star despite numerous obstacles.
  • 8 PERMANENT RECORD by Mary H. K. Choi. (Simon & Schuster) A chance encounter between a college dropout and a pop star turns into a budding romance.
  • 9 LOKI: WHERE MISCHIEF LIES by Mackenzi Lee. (Marvel) Loki is sent to Earth to investigate a string of murders that used Asgardian magic.
  • 10 WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH by Elizabeth Acevedo. (HarperTeen) Emoni juggles school, work and motherhood while pursuing her dream to become a chef.



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 THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH by Max Brallier. Illustrated by Douglas Holgate. (Viking) Jack and his friends fight for their lives through the zombie apocalypse.
  • 3 BABY-SITTERS CLUB GRAPHIX by Ann M. Martin. Illustrated by Raina Telgemeier and Gale Galligan. (Graphix) Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and Dawn are The Baby-sitters Club.
  • 4 HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 5 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Boys and their principal fight evil.
  • 6 THE BAD GUYS by Aaron Blabey. (Scholastic) Tough animals in suits take on some real villains.
  • 7 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) The travails and challenges of adolescence.
  • 8 SCARY STORIES by Alvin Schwartz. Illustrated by Stephen Gammell. (Harper) Some of the most terrifying tales of all time.
  • 9 WINGS OF FIRE by Tui T. Sutherland. (Scholastic) Only the five dragonets of destiny can unite the seven warring dragon tribes.
  • 10 I SURVIVED by Lauren Tarshis. (Scholastic) Youngsters' tales of living through dangerous historical events.