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(November 2018)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 CONSTRUCTION SITE ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT by Sherri Duskey Rinker. Illustrated by A. G. Ford. (Chronicle) Construction vehicles build a firehouse in time for Christmas.
  • 2 HOW TO CATCH A TURKEY by Adam Wallace. Illustrated by Andy Elkerton. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Students try to catch a runaway turkey before their Thanksgiving play.
  • 3 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 4 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 5 PETE THE CAT: FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS by James Dean. (HarperCollins) Pete takes on a favorite children’s song.
  • 6 SANTA BRUCE by Ryan T. Higgins. (Disney-Hyperion) Bruce is mistaken for Santa Claus.
  • 7 ELBOW GREASE by John Cena. Illustrated by Howard McWilliam. (Random House) A little monster truck shows he's got gumption.
  • 8 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt.
  • 9 THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES by B. J. Novak. (Dial) Silly songs and sound effects.
  • 10 DEAR GIRL by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal. Illustrated by Holly Hatam. (HarperCollins) Letters of affirmation and encouragement for little girls.

Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 WONDER by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 2 MAX EINSTEIN: THE GENIUS EXPERIMENT by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Illustrated by Beverly Johnson. (jimmy patterson) A homeless genius orphan that attends N.Y.U. is recruited by the Change Makers Institute.
  • 3 DRAGONWATCH: WRATH OF THE DRAGON KING by Brandon Mull. (Shadow Mountain) Kendra and Seth race to find a legendary and dangerous talisman before Celebrant.
  • 4 THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS by America's Test Kitchen. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Over 100 kid-tested recipes from America's Test Kitchen.
  • 5 LOUISIANA'S WAY HOME by Kate DiCamillo. (Candlewick) Louisiana Elefante leaves Florida for Richford, Georgia with her grandma.
  • 6 REFUGEE by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven.
  • 7 WISHTREE by Katherine Applegate. Illustrated by Charles Santoso. (Feiwel and Friends) Red, an oak tree on which people leave their wishes, is threatened to be cut down after more than 200 years.
  • 8 WOMEN IN SCIENCE by Rachel Ignotofsky. (Ten Speed) Fifty women who have transformed science and technology.
  • 9 START NOW! by Chelsea Clinton. (Philomel) Information that empowers and inspires children to change the world.
  • 10 MINECRAFT: THE CRASH by Tracey Baptiste. (Del Rey) After a terrible car crash, Bianca and Lonnie play a virtual-reality version of Minecraft.

Young Adult Books (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas (Balzer & Bray) A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer kill her friend.
  • 2 DEAR EVAN HANSEN: THE NOVEL by Val Emmich with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. (Poppy) When one of Evan's letters to himself is accidentally found on a suicide victim, the victim's family assumes that he was a close friend.
  • 3 BRIDGE OF CLAY by Markus Zusak. (Knopf) The family saga of the Dunbar brothers.
  • 4 CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi. (Holt) Zélie fights to restore magic to the land of Orďsha.
  • TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green. (Dutton) Aza and Daisy investigate a mystery with a reward of $100,000.
  • 6 LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds. (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy) On his way to exact revenge for his brother's death, Will takes a life-changing elevator ride.
  • 7 HOCUS POCUS AND THE ALL-NEW SEQUEL by A.W. Jantha. (Freeform) Poppy fights to save her family from the Sanderson sisters.
  • 8 WHAT IF IT'S US by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. (Balzer & Bray) Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, but what will become of them?
  • 9 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 10 THUNDERHEAD by Neal Shusterman. (Simon & Schuster) Will the Thunderhead intervene when the scythedom spirals out of control?

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 DOG MAN by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) A dog’s head is combined with a policeman’s body to create this hybrid supercop hound.
  • 3 HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 4 THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas. (Bloomsbury) Celaena must battle evil forces threatening her realm.
  • 5 DORK DIARIES by Rachel Renée Russell. (Simon & Schuster) Nikki Maxwell navigates the halls of middle school.
  • 6 TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han. (Simon & Schuster) A girl faces budding love, a widower father and the trials of getting into and ready for college.
  • 7 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Boys and their principal fight evil.
  • 8 MISS PEREGRINE’S PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs. (Quirk/Penguin) Time travelers try to save their beloved headmistress.
  • 9 BABY-SITTERS CLUB GRAPHIX by Ann M. Martin. Illustrated by Raina Telgemeier and Gale Galligan. (Graphix) Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and Dawn are The Baby-sitters Club.
  • 10 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.