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(March 2023)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 HOW TO CATCH A LEPRECHAUN by Adam Wallace. Illustrated by Andy Elkerton. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) This is the year you'll finally catch a leprechaun.
  • 2 LOVE FROM THE CRAYONS by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers (Penguin Workshop) The Crayons show the colors of love.
  • 3 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 4 PETE THE CAT: BIG EASTER ADVENTURE by James Dean and Kimberly Dean. (HarperFestival) A certain rabbit needs Pete's help.
  • 5 THE GOOD EGG PRESENTS: THE GREAT EGGSCAPE! by Jory John. Illustrated by Pete Oswald. (HarperCollins) Good Egg and his pals escape their carton!
  • 6 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 7 HOW TO CATCH THE EASTER BUNNY by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) The Easter Bunny avoids traps in order to deliver eggs and candy.
  • 8 PETE THE CAT: THE GREAT LEPRECHAUN CHASE by James Dean. (HarperCollins) Pete opens a leprechaun catching business.
  • 9 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt.
  • 10 WHEN I TALK TO GOD, I TALK ABOUT YOU by Chrissy Metz and Bradley Collins. Illustrated by Lisa Fields. (Flamingo) Celebrating the loving bond between parent and child.

Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 REFUGEE by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven.
  • 2 THE HUMAN KABOOM by Adam Rubin. (Putnam) Six humorous tales, all with the same explosive title.
  • 3 WONDER by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 4 THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS by America's Test Kitchen Kids. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Over 100 kid-tested recipes from America's Test Kitchen.
  • 5 LITTLE LEADERS by Vashti Harrison. (Little, Brown) The biographies of 40 African-American women who made a difference.
  • 6 TWO DEGREES by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Four kids simultaneously experience three natural catastrophes due to climate change.
  • 7 ODDER by Katherine Applegate. Illustrated by Charles Santoso. (Feiwel & Friends) After a shark attack, Odder recuperates at the aquarium with the scientists who raised her.
  • 8 LITTLE LEGENDS: EXCEPTIONAL MEN IN BLACK HISTORY by Vashti Harrison with Kwesi Johnson. (Little, Brown) Biographies of trailblazing Black men.
  • 9 THE SWIFTS by Beth Lincoln. Illustrated by Claire Powell. (Dutton) Shenanigan Swift investigates murders during a family reunion treasure hunt.
  • 10 ON AIR WITH ZOE WASHINGTON by Janae Marks. (Katherine Tegen) After clearing her father's name for a crime he didn't commit, Zoe now wants to help him open his own restaurant.

Young Adult Books (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 NICK AND CHARLIE by Alice Oseman. (Scholastic) Nick and Charlie question whether their love is strong enough to survive being apart when Nick leaves for university.
  • 2 FIVE SURVIVE by Holly Jackson. (Delacorte) Six friends on a spring break road trip in an R.V. are the target of a sniper.
  • 3 THE STOLEN HEIR by Holly Black. (Little, Brown) Runaway Queen Suren and Prince Oak embark on a deadly and dangerous mission to the north.
  • 4 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 5 THE FIRST TO DIE AT THE END by Adam Silvera. (Quill Tree) In this prequel to "They Both Die at the End," Orion and Valentino attend the premier of Death-Cast in Times Square.
  • 6 THE DAVENPORTS by Krystal Marquis. (Dial) The children of a wealthy Black family navigate romance, classism and racism in 1910 Chicago.
  • 7 LIGHTLARK by Alex Aster. (Amulet) Every 100 years the island of Lightlark appears and a deadly competition called the Centennial takes place.
  • 8 LOVELESS by Alice Oseman. (Scholastic) Georgia, a British teenager, works on accepting her aro-ace identity.
  • 9 THESE INFINITE THREADS by Tahereh Mafi. (HarperCollins) In this sequel to "This Woven Kingdom," Alizeh and Kamran's love is at stake when Cyrus abducts Alizeh and attempts to wed her.
  • 10 A THOUSAND HEARTBEATS by Kiera Cass. (HarperTeen) Annika and Lennox are lovers on opposing sides of an impending war.

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 A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER by Holly Jackson. (Delacorte) Pippa Fitz-Amobi solves murderous crimes.
  • 3 HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 4 THE INHERITANCE GAMES by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. (Little, Brown) Avery Grambs tries to figure out why an inheritance from a stranger was bestowed upon her.
  • 5 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 6 THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY TRILOGY by Jenny Han. (Simon & Schuster) A beach house, summer love and enduring friendships.
  • 7 WHO WAS/IS . . . ? by Jim Gigliotti and others; various illustrators. (Penguin Workshop) Biographies unlock legendary lives.
  • 8 FUNJUNGLE by Stuart Gibbs. (Simon & Schuster) Teddy Fitzroy solves mysteries at the nation's largest zoo-theme park.
  • 9 WINGS OF FIRE by Tui T. Sutherland. (Scholastic) Only the five dragonets of destiny can unite the seven warring dragon tribes.
  • 10 FOLK OF THE AIR by Holly Black. (Little, Brown) Jude's quest to become the first mortal queen of the High Court of Faerie.