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(August 2022)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 2 GRUMPY MONKEY by Suzanne Lang. Illustrated by Max Lang. (Random House) Jim Panzee is having a bad day.
  • 3 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt.
  • 4 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 5 WE DON'T EAT OUR CLASSMATES! by Ryan T. Higgins. (Disney-Hyperion) Penelope Rex must control her urge to eat the children in her class.
  • 6 THE PIGEON HAS TO GO TO SCHOOL! by Mo Willems. (Hyperion) Pigeon deals with the anxieties of going to school for the first time.
  • 7 THE SMART COOKIE by Jory John. Illustrated by Pete Oswald. (Harper) Cookie builds up her self-confidence.
  • 8 HOW TO CATCH A MERMAID by Adam Wallace. Illustrated by Andy Elkerton. (Sourcebooks Wonderland) A young girl attempts to catch a mermaid and befriend her.
  • 9 GOOD NIGHT, LITTLE BLUE TRUCK by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry. (Clarion) Blue and Toad offer shelter from a storm to other farm animals.
  • 10 ALL ARE WELCOME by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman. (Knopf) A celebration of kindness, inclusivity and diversity at a school.

Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 WONDER by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 2 REFUGEE by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven.
  • 3 SKANDAR AND THE UNICORN THIEF by A.F. Steadman. (Simon & Schuster) Skandar dreams of becoming a unicorn rider and competing in the Chaos Cup.
  • 4 DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) Ana Dakkar faces the weekend trials at the Harding-Pencroft Academy.
  • 5 THE FORT by Gordon Korman. (Scholastic) Five middle schoolers discover a fully stocked bomb shelter.
  • 6 GROUND ZERO by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Parallel storylines of Brandon and Reshmina take place on Sept. 11th, in 2001 and 2019.
  • 7 OUT OF MY HEART by Sharon M. Draper. (Atheneum) In this sequel to "Out of My Mind," Melody goes to summer camp.
  • 8 PAX, JOURNEY HOME by Sara Pennypacker. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. (Balzer + Bray) A boy and his pet fox reunite after a year of separation.
  • 9 THE LAST CUENTISTA by Donna Barba Higuera. (Levine Querido) Petra is one of the last people who have memories of the planet Earth.
  • 10 THE MARVELLERS by Dhonielle Clayton. (Holt) Ella embarks on an unprecedented journey to tap deeper into her magic.

Young Adult Books (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 2 FAMILY OF LIARS by E. Lockhart. (Delacorte) This prequel to "We Were Liars" focuses on Cady's mother and aunts as teenagers in 1987.
  • 3 BLADE BREAKER by Victoria Aveyard. (HarperTeen) Coryne and her allies are forming an army to face Queen Erida and Taristan's wicked forces.
  • 4 LOVELESS by Alice Oseman. (Scholastic) Georgia, a British teenager, works on accepting her aro-ace identity.
  • 5 YOU'VE REACHED SAM by Dustin Thao. (Wednesday) After the death of her boyfriend, Sam, Julie can still reach him via cellphone.
  • 6 I KISSED SHARA WHEELER by Casey McQuiston. (Wednesday) Chloe Green seeks answers about the disappearance of Shara Wheeler.
  • 7 IRON WIDOW by Xiran Jay Zhao. (Penguin Teen) Zetian becomes a Chrysalises pilot to battle the Hunduns, but has an ulterior motive.
  • 8 THE HAWTHORNE LEGACY by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. (Little, Brown) Avery and the four Hawthorne grandsons have a new family puzzle to solve.
  • 9 HELL FOLLOWED WITH US by Andrew Joseph White. (Peachtree Teen) Benji, a living bioweapon, flees a cult that released a deadly virus upon the world.
  • 10 GALLANT by V.E. Schwab. (Greenwillow) Olivia uncovers long-buried family secrets after arriving at Gallant.

Children's Series - Top 10

  • 1 THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY TRILOGY by Jenny Han. (Simon & Schuster) A beach house, summer love and enduring friendships.
  • 2 HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 3 A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER by Holly Jackson. (Delacorte) Pippa Fitz-Amobi solves murderous crimes.
  • 4 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) The travails and challenges of adolescence.
  • 5 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 6 WINGS OF FIRE by Tui T. Sutherland. (Scholastic) Only the five dragonets of destiny can unite the seven warring dragon tribes.
  • 7 THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas. (Bloomsbury) Celaena must battle evil forces threatening her realm.
  • 8 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Boys and their principal fight evil.
  • 9 WHO WAS/IS . . . ? by Jim Gigliotti and others; various illustrators. (Penguin Workshop) Biographies unlock legendary lives.
  • 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.