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(March 2018)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 LOVE FROM THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by Eric Carle. (Grosset & Dunlap) A ravenous insect returns with its appetite intact.
  • 2 PETE THE CAT: VALENTINE'S DAY IS COOL by James Dean and Kimberly Dean. (HarperFestival) Pete's passing out valentines, but what happens when someone is overlooked?
  • 3 LOVE by Matt de la Peña. Illustrated by Loren Long. (Putnam) Finding love in everything the world has to offer.
  • 4 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 5 DEAR GIRL by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal. Illustrated by Holly Hatam. (HarperCollins) Letters of affirmation and encouragement for little girls.
  • 6 HIDDEN FIGURES by Margot Lee Shetterly. Illustrated by Laura Freeman. (HarperCollins) The lives of four African-American female mathematicians at then-segregated NASA and the struggles they overcame.
  • 7 SHE PERSISTED by Chelsea Clinton. Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. (Philomel) Bringing to life 13 American women who changed the world.
  • 8 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 9 WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A CHANCE? by Kobi Yamada. Illustrated by Mae Besom. (Compendium) A child takes a chance despite his fear of failure.
  • 10 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan’s crayons revolt.

Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 WONDER by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 2 LITTLE LEADERS by Vashti Harrison. (Little, Brown) The biographies of 40 African-American women who made a difference.
  • 3 AUGGIE & ME by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A collection of three stories from the "Wonder" series.
  • 4 HELLO, UNIVERSE by Erin Entrada Kelly. (Greenwillow) Four adolescents' fates intertwine when one of them gets trapped in a well in the woods.
  • 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 GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. (Timbuktu Labs) Fairy tale versions of the lives of 100 influential women.
  • 7 MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND by Max Brooks. (Del Rey) A lone castaway faces dangers in a strange new world.
  • 8 JACKY HA-HA: MY LIFE IS A JOKE by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. (Jimmy Patterson) Jacky tries to juggle all of her responsibilities over the summer.
  • 9 THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly Barnhill. (Algonquin) A sacrificial girl is saved by a good witch.
  • 10 WOMEN IN SCIENCE by Rachel Ignotofsky. (Ten Speed) Fifty women who have transformed science and technology.

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 TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green. (Dutton) Aza and Daisy investigate a mystery with a reward of $100,000.
  • 3 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 4 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.
  • 5 THUNDERHEAD by Neal Shusterman. (Simon & Schuster) Will the Thunderhead intervene when the scythedom spirals out of control?
  • 6 BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER by Marie Lu. (Random House) Bruce Wayne takes on a gang called the Nightwalkers who prey on Gotham City's elite.
  • 7 THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert. (Flatiron) Alice must go to her deceased grandmother's estate to rescue her mother.
  • 8 TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER by Tamora Pierce. (Random House) The coming of age of three friends at the Imperial University of Carthak.
  • 9 THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black. (Little, Brown) Jude, a human raised by faeries, resolves to become a member of the High Court of Faerie.
  • 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 DOG MAN by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) A dog's head is combined with a policeman’s 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 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Boys and their principal fight evil.
  • 5 DORK DIARIES by Rachel Renée Russell. (Simon & Schuster) Nikki Maxwell navigates the halls of middle school.
  • 6 WHO WAS/IS . . . ? by Jim Gigliotti and others; various illustrators. (Penguin Workshop) Biographies unlock legendary lives.
  • 7 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 8 WHAT WAS . . . ? by various authors. (Penguin Workshop) Exploring milestones and events in American culture and history.
  • 9 WINGS OF FIRE by Tui T. Sutherland. (Scholastic) Only the five dragonets of destiny can unite the seven warring dragon tribes.
  • 10 THE BAD GUYS by Aaron Blabey. (Scholastic) Tough animals in suits take on some real villains.