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(November 2022)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 I'M SO GLAD YOU WERE BORN by Ainsley Earhardt. Illustrated by Kim Barnes. (Zonderkidz) A celebration of who you are.
  • 2 CREEPY CRAYON! by Aaron Reynolds. Illustrated by Peter Brown. (Simon & Schuster) Jasper finds a crayon that helps him in school, or so it seems.
  • 3 THE CRAYONS TRICK OR TREAT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Purple crayon teaches the rest of the crayons Halloween etiquette.
  • 4 THE BAD SEED PRESENTS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SPOOKY by Jory John. Illustrated by Pete Oswald. (HarperCollins) Bad Seed seeks the perfect Halloween costume.
  • 5 THE PIGEON WILL RIDE THE ROLLER COASTER! by Mo Willems. (Union Square Kids) The Pigeon goes through a series of emotions leading up to a roller coaster ride.
  • 6 HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER by Adam Wallace. Illustrated by Andy Elkerton. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) A boy attempts to catch the monster in his closet.
  • 7 HOW TO CATCH A WITCH by Alice Walstead. Illustrated by Megan Joyce. (Sourcebooks Wonderland) The Catch Club Kids attempt to snare a witch on Halloween.
  • 8 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 9 LITTLE BLUE TRUCK MAKES A FRIEND by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry. (Clarion) Blue and friends meet Chuck the woodchuck.
  • 10 THE LEAF THIEF by Alice Hemming. Illustrated by Nicola Slater. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Squirrel attempts to figure out who has stolen his leaves.

Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 THE HOCUS POCUS SPELL BOOK by Eric Geron. (Disney) A book of spells, potions, witch history and more.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 WONDER by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 4 TWO DEGREES by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Four kids simultaneously experience three natural catastrophes due to climate change.
  • 5 AMARI AND THE GREAT GAME by B.B. Alston. (Balzer + Bray) Amari agrees to participate in the Great Game after a magician with dangerous plans for the League steps forward.
  • 6 WILLODEEN by Katherine Applegate. (Feiwel & Friends) Willodeen investigates the disappearance of hummingbears from Perchance.
  • 7 THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS by America's Test Kitchen Kids. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Over 100 kid-tested recipes from America's Test Kitchen.
  • 8 A ROVER'S STORY by Jasmine Warga. (Balzer + Bray) A Mars rover named Resilience develops emotions.
  • 9 THE COMPLETE BAKING BOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS by America's Test Kitchen Kids. (Sourcebooks Explore) One hundred plus kid-tested baking recipes.
  • 10 REFUGEE by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven.

Young Adult Books (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 LONG LIVE THE PUMPKIN QUEEN by Shea Ernshaw. (Disney) Sally, the new Queen of Halloween Town, must save her town from a sleeping curse.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 HOCUS POCUS: The Illustrated Novelization by A.W. Jantha. Illustrated by Gris Grimly. (Disney) An Illustrated Novelization that retells the story of the film.
  • 4 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 5 I WAS BORN FOR THIS by Alice Oseman. (Scholastic) Angel meets the front man of her favorite boy band, the Ark.
  • 6 THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER by Stephanie Garber. (Flatiron) After vowing to never trust the Prince of Hearts again, Evangeline finds that he may be the only one she can trust.
  • 7 NOTHING MORE TO TELL by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) Brynn investigates the murder of her favorite teacher at Saint Ambrose School, Mr. Larkin.
  • 8 LIGHTLARK by Alex Aster. (Amulet) Every 100 years the island of Lightlark appears and a deadly competition called the Centennial takes place.
  • 9 LOVELESS by Alice Oseman. (Scholastic) Georgia, a British teenager, works on accepting her aro-ace identity.
  • 10 THE GIRL IN THE CASTLE by James Patterson and Emily Raymond. (jimmy patterson) The lives of two girls named Hannah from different time periods and locations, mysteriously intertwine.

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 THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL by Soman Chainani. (HarperCollins) Two friends are trained, one to be pure and one to be wicked.
  • 4 A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER by Holly Jackson. (Delacorte) Pippa Fitz-Amobi solves murderous crimes.
  • 5 THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY TRILOGY by Jenny Han. (Simon & Schuster) A beach house, summer love and enduring friendships.
  • 6 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.
  • 7 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 8 WINGS OF FIRE by Tui T. Sutherland. (Scholastic) Only the five dragonets of destiny can unite the seven warring dragon tribes.
  • 9 THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH by Max Brallier. Illustrated by Douglas Holgate. (Viking) Jack and his friends fight for their lives through the zombie apocalypse.
  • 10 BROTHERBAND CHRONICLES by John Flanagan, (Philomel, hardcover; Puffin, paper) Boy warriors put their skills to use in this companion to the Ranger's Apprentice series.