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(February 2017)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 LOVE FROM THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by Eric Carle. (Grosset & Dunlap) A ravenous insect returns with its appetite intact.
  • 2 ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts. (Abrams) A girl emerges with a love of science.
  • 3 I DISSENT by Debbie Levy. Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley. (Simon & Schuster) A groundbreaking jurist argues her way up the legal ladder.
  • 4 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 5 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 6 THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES by B. J. Novak. (Dial) Silly songs and sound effects in a book without images.
  • 7 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt.
  • 8 ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts. (Abrams) A young inventor learns to fail better.
  • 9 WAITING IS NOT EASY! by Mo Willems. (Hyperion) Impatient Gerald has to wait for Piggie's promised surprise.
  • 10 THEY ALL SAW A CAT by Brendan Wenzel. (Chronicle) A cat slinks through the pages of this study in perspective and the beholder's vantage.

Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 DOG MAN UNLEASHED by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Only one hybrid hero can foil the criminally minded, again.
  • 2 WONDER by R. J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 3 LOST IN A BOOK by Jennifer Donnelly. (Disney Press) An enchanted volume in the Beast's library transports Belle to a tantalizing realm.
  • 4 THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly Barnhill. (Algonquin) A sacrificial girl is saved by a good witch.
  • 5 WORD OF MOUSE by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Illustrated by Joe Sutphin. (Jimmy Patterson/Little, Brown) After escaping a laboratory, a wily blue rodent makes his way in the world.
  • 6 PAX by Sara Pennypacker. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. (Balzer & Bray) Separation makes a boy and his pet fox wilder and tougher.
  • 7 GRAVITY FALLS: JOURNAL 3 by Rob Renzetti and Alex Hirsch. Illustrated by Andy Gonsalves and Stephanie Ramirez. (Disney Press) More monsters and mysteries.
  • 8 DOG MAN by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) A hybrid supercop hound helps save the day.
  • 9 I GOT THIS by Laurie Hernandez. (HarperCollins) How a young woman from New Jersey achieved Olympic gymnastic gold.
  • 10 WOMEN IN SCIENCE by Rachel Ignotofsky. (Ten Speed) Fifty women who have transformed science and technology.

Young Adult Books (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 CARVE THE MARK by Veronica Roth. (Katherine Tegen) An oracle's son is able to stop the painful flow of Cyra's powers.
  • 2 CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber. (Flatiron) Scarlett realizes her dream of attending an annual audience-participation performance, but at what cost to her sister?
  • 3 COURAGE TO SOAR by Simone Biles with Michelle Burford. (Zondervan) The life of the gold-medal-studded Olympic gymnast.
  • 4 HEARTLESS by Marissa Meyer. (Feiwel & Friends) Cath is a baker in love with a jester, before she becomes Wonderland's hectoring Queen of Hearts.
  • 5 SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman. (Simon & Schuster) Teenagers become apprentices to Grim Reapers in a world without death.
  • 6 THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon. (Delacorte) The story of a girl, a boy, budding love and the universe.
  • 7 LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare. (Margaret K. McElderry) Shadowhunters grapple with occult murders and first love.
  • 8 THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp. (Sourcebooks Fire) An act of violence parsed from four perspectives.
  • 9 MOON CHOSEN by P. C. Cast. (St. Martin's Griffin) Rivals and allies struggle to define their place in a postapocalyptic world.
  • 10 STAR WARS: AHSOKA by E. K. Johnston. (Disney Lucasfilm) A Jedi apprentice turns her back on the Order to forge her own path.

Children's Series - Top 10

  • 1 HARRY POTTER by J. K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 2 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) The travails and challenges of adolescence.
  • 3 MISS PEREGRINE'S PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs. (Quirk/Penguin) Time travelers try to save their headmistress.
  • 4 A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS by Lemony Snicket. (HarperCollins Publishers) The three Baudelaire siblings find misfortune everywhere they turn.
  • 5 DORK DIARIES by Rachel Renée Russell. (Simon & Schuster) Nikki Maxwell navigates the halls of middle school.
  • 6 LAND OF STORIES by Chris Colfer. Illustrated by Brandon Dorman. (Little, Brown) Fairy tales and classic stories collide.
  • 7 HOUSE OF ROBOTS by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Illustrated by Juliana Neufeld. (Jimmy Patterson/Little, Brown) The adventures of Sammy and his "bro-bot" E.
  • 8 LUNAR CHRONICLES by Marissa Meyer. (Macmillan) Cinderella crosses paths with science fiction in this intergalactic struggle.
  • 9 MIDDLE SCHOOL by James Patterson and others. (Little, Brown) More adventures with Rafe.
  • 10 BAD KITTY by Nick Bruel. (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook) Riotous stories of a cat gone berserk.