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(June 2019)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 I WISH YOU MORE by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. (Chronicle) A bounty of good wishes.
  • 2 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 3 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 4 DEAR GIRL by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal. Illustrated by Holly Hatam. (HarperCollins) Letters of affirmation and encouragement for little girls.
  • 5 I LOVE DAD WITH THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by Eric Carle. (Grosset & Dunlap) Celebrating dad with help from that insatiable insect.
  • 6 WE ARE THE GARDENERS by Joanna Gaines and Kids. Illustrated by Julianna Swaney. (Tommy Nelson) The Gaines children start a garden and learn life lessons.
  • 7 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt.
  • 8 GRUMPY MONKEY by Suzanne Lang. Illustrated by Max Lang. (Random House) Jim Panzee is having a bad day.
  • 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 HAIR LOVE by Matthew A. Cherry. Illustrated by Vashti Harrison. (Kokila) A father and daughter work together on an extra-special hairstyle..



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 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.
  • 4 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.
  • 5 REFUGEE by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven.
  • 6 ENDLING: THE FIRST by Katherine Applegate. Illustrated by Max Kostenko. (Harper) Byx and friends continue their search for more dairnes as the threat of war looms.
  • 7 WOMEN IN SCIENCE by Rachel Ignotofsky. (Ten Speed) Fifty women who have transformed science and technology.
  • 8 A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Fred Rogers. Illustrated by Luke Flowers. (Quirk) An illustrated treasury of 75 songs.
  • 9 ARU SHAH AND THE SONG OF DEATH by Roshani Chokshi. (Disney) Aru is framed for stealing the god of love's bow and arrow.
  • 10 A WOLF CALLED WANDER by Rosanne Parry. Illustrated by Mónica Armiño. (Greenwillow) A young wolf named Swift embarks on a perilous journey.



Young Adult Books (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 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.
  • 2 THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas. (Balzer + Bray) A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer kill her friend.
  • 3 CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi. (Holt) Zélie fights to restore magic to the land of Orïsha.
  • 4 KINGSBANE by Claire Legrand. (Sourcebooks Fire) Two queens, separated by a millennium, are connected by a prophecy.
  • 5 AGAIN, BUT BETTER by Christine Riccio. (Wednesday) Shane attends a semester of college in London for a fresh start.
  • 6 ON THE COME UP by Angie Thomas. (Balzer + Bray) Bri strives to become a hip-hop star despite numerous obstacles.
  • 7 WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH by Elizabeth Acevedo. (HarperTeen) Emoni juggles school, work and motherhood while pursuing her dream to become a chef.
  • 8 THE RED SCROLLS OF MAGIC by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu. (Margaret K. McElderry) Magnus and Alec must track down the Crimson Hand cult.
  • 9 STEPSISTER by Jennifer Donnelly. (Scholastic) The ugly stepsister Isabelle's story is told in this twist on "Cinderella."
  • 10 THE FORK, THE WITCH, AND THE WORM by Christopher Paolini with Angela Paolini. (Knopf) Three stories set in the magical world of Alagaësia.



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 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 6 MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) Magnus Chase and his crew must overcome mythological challenges.
  • 7 TRACK by Jason Reynolds. (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy) Meet the members of the Defenders track team.
  • 8 THE BAD GUYS by Aaron Blabey. (Scholastic) Tough animals in suits take on some real villains.
  • 9 THEODORE BOONE by John Grisham. (Dutton) When a new legal mystery comes to town, things start to get personal for a law-savvy boy.
  • 10 SPY SCHOOL by Stuart Gibbs. (Simon & Schuster) In a case of mistaken identity, a boy is recruited into a junior C.I.A. academy.