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(June 2024)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 WHY A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD by Gregory E. Lang. Illustrated by Sydney Hanson. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) A father's love for his daughter. (Ages 4 to 8)
  • 2 I LOVE DAD WITH THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by Eric Carle. (Grosset & Dunlap) Celebrating dad with help from that insatiable insect. (Ages 3 to 5)
  • 3 WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA? by Kobi Yamada. Illustrated by Mae Besom. (Compendium) Giving a new idea the room to grow. (Ages 5 to 8)
  • 4 WHY A SON NEEDS A DAD by Gregory E. Lang. Illustrated by Gail Yerrill. (Sourcebooks Wonderland) The bond between father and son. (Ages 4 to 7)
  • 5 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities. (Ages 3 to 7)
  • 6 BECAUSE I HAD A TEACHER by Kobi Yamada. Illustrated by Natalie Russell. (Compendium) An ode to teachers. (Ages 4 to 7)
  • 7 HOW TO CATCH A DADDYSAURUS by Alice Walstead. Illustrated by Andy Elkerton. (Sourcebooks Wonderland) The Catch Club Kids attempt to snare the Daddysaurus, known for his acts of kindness and bravery. (Ages 4 to 8)
  • 8 I WISH YOU MORE by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. (Chronicle) A bounty of good wishes. (Ages 5 to 8)
  • 9 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests. (Ages 3 to 5)
  • 10 BLUEY: SLEEPYTIME by Joe Brumm. (Penguin) Bingo wants to do a big girl sleep and wake up in her own bed. (Ages 4 to 8)

Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 WONDER by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school. (Ages 8 to 12)
  • 2 REFUGEE by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven. (Ages 9 to 12)
  • 3 THE MISFITS: A ROYAL CONUNDRUM by Lisa Yee. Illustrated by Dan Santat. (Random House) Olive is sent to Reforming Arts School and teams up with a group of crime-fighting outcasts. (Ages 8 to 12)
  • 4 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. (Ages 8 to 12)
  • 5 HEROES by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) The friends Frank and Stanley give a vivid account of the Pearl Harbor attack. (Ages 8 to 12)
  • 6 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. (Ages 8 to 12)
  • 7 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. (Ages 10 to 14)
  • 8 THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS by America's Test Kitchen Kids. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Over 100 kid-tested recipes from America's Test Kitchen. (Ages 8 and up)
  • 9 GROUND ZERO by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Parallel storylines of Brandon and Reshmina take place on Sept. 11th, in 2001 and 2019. (Ages 9 to 12)
  • 10 FERRIS by Kate DiCamillo. (Candlewick) During the summer before fifth grade, 10 year-old Ferris contends with friends' and family's bouts with love. (Ages 8 to 12)

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. (Ages 14 and up)
  • 2 POWERFUL by Lauren Roberts. (Simon & Schuster) Adena is on her own in Loot, after Paedyn is selected for the Purging Trials. (Ages 14 and up)
  • 3 THE REAPPEARANCE OF RACHEL PRICE by Holly Jackson. (Delacorte) Annabel Price's mother was presumed dead, until she reappears during the filming of a documentary about her disappearance. (Ages 14 to 17)
  • 4 DIVINE RIVALS by Rebecca Ross. (Wednesday) Two young rival journalists find love through a magical connection. (Ages 13 to 18)
  • 5 SWEET NIGHTMARE by Tracy Wolff. (Entangled Teen) Clementine would love to leave Calder Academy, the boarding school for rogue paranormals, but her mother, the headmaster, will not have it. (Ages 14 to 17)
  • 6 NIGHTBANE by Alex Aster. (Amulet) In this sequel to "Lightlark," Isla must chose between her two powerful lovers. (Ages 13 and up)
  • 7 TWELFTH KNIGHT by Alexene Farol Follmuth. (Tor Teen) A young girl poses as a male on an online role playing game. (Ages 13 to 18)
  • 8 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. (Ages 13 to 18)
  • 9 HEARTLESS HUNTER by Kristen Ciccarelli. (Wednesday) Rune, a witch, and Gideon, a witch-hunter, fall in love. (Ages 13 to 18)
  • 10 MURTAGH by Christopher Paolini. (Knopf) Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn, must find and outwit a mysterious witch. (Ages 12 to 15)

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. (Ages 9 to 12)
  • 2 A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER by Holly Jackson. (Delacorte) Pippa Fitz-Amobi solves murderous crimes. (Ages 14 and up)
  • 3 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12)
  • 4 THE ONE AND ONLY by Katherine Applegate. (HarperCollins) The stories of Ivan, Bob and Ruby. (Ages 8 to 12)
  • 5 THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY TRILOGY by Jenny Han. (Simon & Schuster) A beach house, summer love and enduring friendships. (Ages 12 and up)
  • 6 HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil. (Ages 10 and up)
  • 7 WHO WAS/IS . . . ? by Jim Gigliotti and others; various illustrators. (Penguin Workshop) Biographies unlock legendary lives. (Ages 8 to 11)
  • 8 THE WILD ROBOT by Peter Brown. (Little, Brown) Roz the robot adapts to her surroundings on a remote, wild island. (Ages 7 to 12)
  • 9 THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic) In a dystopia, a girl fights for survival on live TV. (Ages 12 and up)
  • 10 FOLK OF THE AIR by Holly Black. (Little, Brown) Jude's quest to become the first mortal queen of the High Court of Faerie. (Ages 14 to 17)