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Visit your local library for these exciting titles from the NY Times Bestseller List!
(January 2022)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 CHANGE SINGS by Amanda Gorman. Illustrated by Loren Long. (Viking) A children's anthem for change.
  • 2 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 3 5 MORE SLEEPS 'TIL CHRISTMAS by Jimmy Fallon. Illustrated by Rich Deas. (Feiwel & Friends) A young boy anticipates the arrival of Christmas.
  • 4 LITTLE RED SLEIGH by Erin Guendelsberger. Illustrated by Elizaveta Tretyakova. (Sourcebooks Wonderland) Little Red Sleigh dreams of becoming Santa's sleigh one day.
  • 5 HOW TO CATCH AN ELF by Adam Wallace. Illustrated by Andy Elkerton. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) A tiny narrator dodges traps while making the Christmas rounds.
  • 6 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 7 CONSTRUCTION SITE ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT by Sherri Duskey Rinker. Illustrated by A. G. Ford. (Chronicle) Construction vehicles build a firehouse in time for Christmas.
  • 8 THE 1619 PROJECT: BORN ON THE WATER by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renee Watson. Illustrated by Nikkolas Smith. (Kokila) A young Black girl traces her ancestry for a school assignment.
  • 9 GRUMPY MONKEY OH, NO! CHRISTMAS by Suzanne Lang. Illustrated by Max Lang. (Random House) Jim Panzee tries to get into the Christmas spirit.
  • 10 HOW TO CATCH A UNICORN by Adam Wallace. Illustrated by Andy Elkerton. (Sourcebooks Wonderland) Children attempt to capture the mythical creature.



Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 THE CHRISTMAS PIG by J.K. Rowling. Illustrated by Jim Field. (Scholastic) When a young boy's favorite toy goes missing, it's Christmas Pig to the rescue!
  • 2 DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) Ana Dakkar faces the weekend trials at the Harding-Pencroft Academy.
  • 3 THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS by America's Test Kitchen Kids. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Over 100 kid-tested recipes from America's Test Kitchen.
  • 4 THE ICKABOG by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A fearsome monster threatens the kingdom of Cornucopia.
  • 5 THE COMPLETE BAKING BOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS by America's Test Kitchen Kids. (Sourcebooks Explore) One hundred plus kid-tested baking recipes.
  • 6 DUDE PERFECT 101 TRICKS, TIPS, AND COOL STUFF by Dude Perfect with Travis Thrasher. (Thomas Nelson) Step-by-step instructions to do your own trick shots.
  • 7 STUNTBOY, IN THE MEANTIME by Jason Reynolds. Illustrated by Raul the Third. (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy) As a coping mechanism for his "frets," a young boy creates a superhero alter ego.
  • 8 OUT OF MY HEART by Sharon M. Draper. (Atheneum) In this sequel to "Out of My Mind," Melody goes to summer camp.
  • 9 PONY by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A young boy sets out on a perilous journey across America to rescue his father.
  • 10 PAX, JOURNEY HOME by Sara Pennypacker. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. (Balzer + Bray) A boy and his pet fox reunite after a year of separation.



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 YOU'LL BE THE DEATH OF ME by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) Three friends skip school together and become involved in a murder.
  • 3 THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS by Chloe Gong. (Margaret K. McElderry) A reimagining of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai.
  • 4 LORE by Alexandra Bracken. (Disney-Hyperion) To get revenge for her family's murder, Lore must re-enter a hunt know as the Agon.
  • 5 FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER by Angeline Boulley. (Holt) Daunis investigates a deadly new drug being distributed in her tribal community.
  • 6 THE COUSINS by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) Three cousins learn about their family's dark past.
  • 7 OUR VIOLENT ENDS by Chloe Gong. (Margaret K. McElderry) The White Flowers and the Scarlet Gang join forces against a common enemy.
  • 8 THE HAWTHORNE LEGACY by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. (Little, Brown) Avery and the four Hawthorne grandsons have a new family puzzle to solve.
  • 9 IRON WIDOW by Xiran Jay Zhao. (Penguin Teen) Zetian becomes a Chrysalises pilot to battle the Hunduns, but has an ulterior motive.
  • 10 GILDED by Marissa Meyer. (Feiwel & Friends) A reimagining of the Brothers Grimm tale "Rumpelstiltskin."



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 A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER by Holly Jackson. (Delacorte) Pippa Fitz-Amobi solves murderous crimes.
  • 4 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.
  • 5 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 6 AWESOME FRIENDLY KID written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) Rowley Jefferson chronicles his life story and adventures.
  • 7 WINGS OF FIRE by Tui T. Sutherland. (Scholastic) Only the five dragonets of destiny can unite the seven warring dragon tribes.
  • 8 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Boys and their principal fight evil.
  • 9 FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: FAZBEAR FRIGHTS by Scott Cawthon. (Scholastic) Short stories from the twisted, sinister world of Five Nights at Freddy's.
  • 10 A TWISTED TALE by Liz Braswell. (Disney-Hyperion) A twist on Disney's greatest tales.