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(January 2019)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 2 CONSTRUCTION SITE ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT by Sherri Duskey Rinker. Illustrated by A. G. Ford. (Chronicle) Construction vehicles build a firehouse in time for Christmas.
  • 3 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 4 ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts. (Abrams) A young inventor learns to fail better.
  • 5 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.
  • 6 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt.
  • 7 HOW TO CATCH AN ELF by Adam Wallace. Illustrated by Andy Elkerton. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) A tiny narrator dodges traps while making the Christmas rounds.
  • 8 THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES by B. J. Novak. (Dial) Silly songs and sound effects.
  • 9 GRUMPY MONKEY by Suzanne Lang. Illustrated by Max Lang. (Random House) Jim Panzee is having a bad day.
  • 10 THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement C. Moore. Various illustrators. (Various Publishers) Not a creature was stirring.



Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 WONDER by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 2 WOMEN IN SCIENCE by Rachel Ignotofsky. (Ten Speed) Fifty women who have transformed science and technology.
  • 3 THE ATLAS OBSCURA EXPLORER'S GUIDE FOR THE WORLD'S MOST ADVENTUROUS KID by Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco. Illustrated by Joy Ang. (Workman) A thrillingly imaginative expedition to 100 weird-but-true places on earth.
  • 4 THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly Barnhill. (Algonquin) A sacrificial girl is saved by a good witch.
  • 5 DOG DIARIES by James Patterson with Steven Butler. Illustrated by Richard Watson. (jimmy patterson) A "Middle School" story told by Rafe's dog, Junior.
  • 6 THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS by America's Test Kitchen. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Over 100 kid-tested recipes from America's Test Kitchen.
  • 7 MAX EINSTEIN: THE GENIUS EXPERIMENT by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Illustrated by Beverly Johnson. (jimmy patterson) A homeless genius orphan that attends N.Y.U. is recruited by the Change Makers Institute.
  • 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 MAC B., KID SPY: MAC UNDERCOVER by Mac Barnett. Illustrated by Mike Lowery. (Orchard) The Queen of England has a secret mission for Mac.
  • 10 MINECRAFT: THE CRASH by Tracey Baptiste. (Del Rey) After a terrible car crash, Bianca and Lonnie play a virtual-reality version of Minecraft.



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 DEAR EVAN HANSEN: THE NOVEL by Val Emmich with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. (Poppy) When one of Evan's letters to himself is accidentally found on a suicide victim, the victim's family assumes that he was a close friend.
  • 3 BRIDGE OF CLAY by Markus Zusak. (Knopf) The family saga of the Dunbar brothers.
  • 4 CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi. (Holt) Zélie fights to restore magic to the land of Orďsha.
  • 5 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 6 SKYWARD by Brandon Sanderson. (Delacorte) A young girl wants to become a fighter pilot, but will her father's reputation stand in the way?
  • 7 TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green. (Dutton) Aza and Daisy investigate a mystery with a reward of $100,000.
  • 8 WHAT IF IT'S US by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. (Balzer & Bray) Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, but what will become of them?
  • 9 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.
  • 10 GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE by Natasha Ngan. (jimmy patterson) Lei is forced to be a concubine for the king in the Hidden Palace.



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 DARK ARTIFICES by Cassandra Clare. (Margaret K. McElderry) The sequel series to "The Mortal Instruments."
  • 7 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.
  • 8 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 9 MISS PEREGRINE’S PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs. (Quirk/Penguin) Time travelers try to save their beloved headmistress.
  • 10 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.