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(April 2024)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 HOW TO CATCH THE EASTER BUNNY by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) The Easter Bunny avoids traps in order to deliver eggs and candy.
  • 2 THE GOOD EGG PRESENTS: THE GREAT EGGSCAPE! by Jory John. Illustrated by Pete Oswald. (HarperCollins) Good Egg and his pals escape their carton!
  • 3 PETE THE CAT: BIG EASTER ADVENTURE by James Dean and Kimberly Dean. (HarperFestival) A certain rabbit needs Pete's help.
  • 4 GRUMPY MONKEY SPRING FEVER by Suzanne Lang. Illustrated by Max Lang. (Random House Studio) Jim Panzee catches a bad case of spring fever.
  • 5 PENELOPE REX AND THE PROBLEM WITH PETS by Ryan T. Higgins. (Disney Hyperion) Penelope's parents get her a pet saber-toothed tiger named Mittens.
  • 6 BLUEY: SLEEPYTIME by Joe Brumm. (Penguin) Bingo wants to do a big girl sleep and wake up in her own bed.
  • 7 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 8 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 9 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt.
  • 10 BEAR FINDS EGGS by Karma Wilson. Illustrated by Jane Chapman. (Margaret K. McElderry) Bear and his friends help Mama Meadowlark find her missing eggs.

Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 HEROES by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) The friends Frank and Stanley give a vivid account of the Pearl Harbor attack.
  • 2 THE SUN AND THE STAR by Rick Riordan and Mark Oshiro. (Disney Hyperion) The demigods Will and Nico embark on a dangerous journey to the Underworld to rescue an old friend.
  • 3 WINGS OF FIRE: A GUIDE TO THE DRAGON WORLD by Tui T. Sutherland. Illustrated by Joy Ang. (Scholastic) A deeper dive into the legends of the 10 dragon tribes.
  • 4 FERRIS by Kate DiCamillo. (Candlewick) During the summer before fifth grade, 10 year-old Ferris contends with friends' and family's bouts with love.
  • 5 THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS by America's Test Kitchen Kids. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Over 100 kid-tested recipes from America's Test Kitchen.
  • 6 THE EYES AND THE IMPOSSIBLE by Dave Eggers. Illustrations by Shawn Harris. (Knopf, McSweeney's) A dog who serves as the eyes for three bison in a park enclosure devises a plan to free them.
  • 7 WONDER by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 8 WONKA by Sibeal Pounder. (Viking) The movie novelization and prequel to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," written by Roald Dahl.
  • 9 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.
  • 10 A HORSE NAMED SKY by Rosanne Parry. Illustrated by Kirbi Fagan. (Greenwillow) The coming-of-age story of a young colt named Sky.

Young Adult Books (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 POWERLESS by Lauren Roberts. (Simon & Schuster) Forbidden love is in the air when Paedyn, an Ordinary, and Kai, an Elite, become romantically involved.
  • 2 DIVINE RIVALS by Rebecca Ross. (Wednesday) Two young rival journalists find love through a magical connection.
  • 3 RUTHLESS VOWS by Rebecca Ross. (Wednesday) In the sequel to "Divine Rivals," Roman and Iris will risk their hearts and futures to change the tides of the war.
  • 4 THE PRISONER'S THRONE by Holly Black. (Little, Brown) An imprisoned Prince Oak must decide between his love and his kingdom.
  • 5 MURTAGH by Christopher Paolini. (Knopf) Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn, must find and outwit a mysterious witch.
  • 6 NIGHTBANE by Alex Aster. (Amulet) In this sequel to "Lightlark," Isla must chose between her two powerful lovers.
  • 7 WHERE THE DARK STANDS STILL by A.B. Poranek. (Margaret K. McElderry) Liska seeks the mythical fern flower to rid herself of her monstrous power.
  • 8 HEARTLESS HUNTER by Kristen Ciccarelli. (Wednesday) Rune, a witch, and Gideon, a witch-hunter, fall in love.
  • 9 WHERE SLEEPING GIRLS LIE by Faridah Abike-Iyimide. (Feiwel & Friends) Sade Hussein attempts to unravel the mysteries of Alfred Nobel Academy after her roommate goes missing.
  • 10 BETTING ON YOU by Lynn Painter. (Simon & Schuster) Charlie and Bailey place bets on the love lives of others, while fighting the feelings they have for each other.

Children's and Young Adult Series - Top 10

  • 1 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) The travails and challenges of adolescence.
  • 2 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 3 HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 4 A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER by Holly Jackson. (Delacorte) Pippa Fitz-Amobi solves murderous crimes.
  • 5 THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic) In a dystopia, a girl fights for survival on live TV.
  • 6 THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY TRILOGY by Jenny Han. (Simon & Schuster) A beach house, summer love and enduring friendships.
  • 7 THE WILD ROBOT by Peter Brown. (Little, Brown) Roz the robot adapts to her surroundings on a remote, wild island.
  • 8 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.
  • 9 FOLK OF THE AIR by Holly Black. (Little, Brown) Jude's quest to become the first mortal queen of the High Court of Faerie.
  • 10 BOYS OF TOMMEN by Chloe Walsh. (Bloom) In Ireland, friends at the private school Tommen College prepare for adulthood.