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(January 2018)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement C. Moore. Various illustrators. (Various publishers) Not a creature was stirring.
  • 2 THROUGH YOUR EYES by Ainsley Earhardt. Illustrated by Ji-Hyuk Kim. (Aladdin) A mother learns life lessons from her daughter.
  • 3 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 4 HERE WE ARE by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) A guide for new arrivals to the planet Earth.
  • 5 SHE PERSISTED by Chelsea Clinton. Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. (Philomel) Bringing to life 13 American women who changed the world.
  • 6 HOW TO CATCH AN ELF by Adam Wallace. Illustrated by Andy Elkerton. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) A tiny narrator dodges traps while making the Christmas rounds.
  • 7 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 8 EVERYTHING IS MAMA by Jimmy Fallon. Illustrated by Miguel Ordóñez. (Feiwel and Friends) To baby animals learning new words, Mama is everything.
  • 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 WONDER by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 2 AUGGIE & ME by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf) A collection of three stories from the “Wonder” series.
  • 3 GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. (Timbuktu Labs) Fairy tale versions of the lives of 100 influential women.
  • 4 MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND by Max Brooks. (Del Rey) A lone castaway faces dangers in a strange new world.
  • 5 GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS 2 by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. (Timbuktu Labs) One hundred more bedtime stories inspired by extraordinary women.
  • 6 THE MAGIC MISFITS by Neil Patrick Harris. (Little, Brown) Carter and a band of magicians team up to take on B.B. Bosso's crooked carnies.
  • 7 WOMEN IN SCIENCE by Rachel Ignotofsky. (Ten Speed) Fifty women who have transformed science and technology.
  • 8 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.
  • 9 THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly Barnhill. (Algonquin) A sacrificial girl is saved by a good witch.
  • 10 THE DARK PROPHECY by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) Lester, a.k.a. Apollo, summons the help of demigods to restore an Oracle.



Young Adult Books (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green. (Dutton) Aza and Daisy investigate a mystery with a reward of $100,000.
  • 2 THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas. (Balzer & Bray) A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer kill her friend.
  • 3 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 4 THE BOOK OF DUST: LA BELLE SAUVAGE by Philip Pullman. (Knopf) Malcolm finds a secret message about a substance known as Dust in the first volume of a trilogy that starts before the beginning of "His Dark Materials."
  • 5 RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer. (Feiwel and Friends) Teams of super-beings, the Renegades and the Anarchists, clash for control of Gatlon City.
  • 6 WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER by Leigh Bardugo. (Random House) Diana, Princess of the Amazons, saves a descendant of Helen of Troy and together they fight to save both of their worlds.
  • 7 WARCROSS by Marie Lu. (Putnam) When a New York bounty hunter's identity is exposed in a game's glitch, she's hired to track down a hacker in Tokyo.
  • 8 FIERCE by Aly Raisman with Blythe Lawrence. (Little, Brown) The Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics tells her story of rising above life's challenges.
  • 9 THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS by Leigh Bardugo. Illustrated by Sara Kipin. (Imprint) A collection of otherworldly fairy tales.
  • 10 FAR FROM THE TREE by Robin Benway. (HarperTeen) Three siblings separated in infancy find each other as teenagers.



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 DOG MAN by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) A dog’s head is combined with a policeman’s body to create this hybrid supercop hound.
  • 4 DORK DIARIES by Rachel Renée Russell. (Simon & Schuster) Nikki Maxwell navigates the halls of middle school.
  • 5 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Boys and their principal fight evil.
  • 6 MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) Magnus Chase and his crew must overcome mythological challenges.
  • 7 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 8 WHO WAS/IS . . . ? by Jim Gigliotti and others; various illustrators. (Grosset & Dunlap) Biographies unlock legendary lives.
  • 9 THE BAD GUYS by Aaron Blabey. (Scholastic) Tough animals in suits take on some real villains.
  • 10 MISS PEREGRINE'S PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs. (Quirk/Penguin) Time travelers try to save their beloved headmistress.