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(June 2022)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities.
  • 2 I WISH YOU MORE by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. (Chronicle) A bounty of good wishes.
  • 3 THE LANTERN HOUSE by Erin Napier. Illustrated by Adam Trest. (Little, Brown) A house's soul is reborn when new owners renovate it.
  • 4 THANK YOU, TEACHER FROM THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by Eric Carle. (World of Eric Carle) The insatiable insect's pedagogue appreciation.
  • 5 WHY A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD by Gregory E. Lang. Illustrated by Sydney Hanson. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) A father's love for his daughter.
  • 6 THE WORLD NEEDS WHO YOU WERE MADE TO BE by Joanna Gaines. Illustrated by Julianna Swaney. (Thomas Nelson) An inspirational message of acceptance and celebrating uniqueness.
  • 7 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 8 BE YOU! by Peter H. Reynolds. (Orchard) A celebration of individuality.
  • 9 NOT QUITE NARWHAL by Jessie Sima. (Simon & Schuster) Kelp discovers that he's a unicorn.
  • 10 PERFECTLY PEGASUS by Jessie Sima. (Simon & Schuster) A lonely pegasus looks for the perfect friend.

Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 WONDER by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 2 REFUGEE by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven.
  • 3 SKANDAR AND THE UNICORN THIEF by A.F. Steadman. (Simon & Schuster) Skandar dreams of becoming a unicorn rider and competing in the Chaos Cup.
  • 4 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.
  • 5 DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) Ana Dakkar faces the weekend trials at the Harding-Pencroft Academy.
  • 6 OUT OF MY HEART by Sharon M. Draper. (Atheneum) In this sequel to "Out of My Mind," Melody goes to summer camp.
  • 7 THE MARVELLERS by Dhonielle Clayton. (Holt) Ella embarks on an unprecedented journey to tap deeper into her magic.
  • 8 GROUND ZERO by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Parallel storylines of Brandon and Reshmina take place on Sept. 11th, in 2001 and 2019.
  • 9 THE LAST CUENTISTA by Donna Barba Higuera. (Levine Querido) Petra is one of the last people who have memories of the planet Earth.
  • 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 FAMILY OF LIARS by E. Lockhart. (Delacorte) This prequel to "We Were Liars" focuses on Cady's mother and aunts as teenagers in 1987.
  • 2 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 3 I KISSED SHARA WHEELER by Casey McQuiston. (Wednesday) Chloe Green seeks answers about the disappearance of Shara Wheeler.
  • 4 IRON WIDOW by Xiran Jay Zhao. (Penguin Teen) Zetian becomes a Chrysalises pilot to battle the Hunduns, but has an ulterior motive.
  • 5 YOU'VE REACHED SAM by Dustin Thao. (Wednesday) After the death of her boyfriend, Sam, Julie can still reach him via cellphone.
  • 6 WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSE IN 3D by Neil deGrasse Tyson et al. (Princeton University) A grand tour of the observable universe.
  • 7 LOVELESS by Alice Oseman. (Scholastic) Georgia, a British teenager, works on accepting her aro-ace identity.
  • 8 SHE GETS THE GIRL by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick. (Simon & Schuster) Two young women, Alex and Molly, attend the University of Pittsburgh with the intention of reinventing themselves.
  • 9 THE HAWTHORNE LEGACY by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. (Little, Brown) Avery and the four Hawthorne grandsons have a new family puzzle to solve.
  • 10 GALLANT by V.E. Schwab. (Greenwillow) Olivia uncovers long-buried family secrets after arriving at Gallant.

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 A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER by Holly Jackson. (Delacorte) Pippa Fitz-Amobi solves murderous crimes.
  • 3 HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 4 WINGS OF FIRE by Tui T. Sutherland. (Scholastic) Only the five dragonets of destiny can unite the seven warring dragon tribes.
  • 5 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 6 THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY TRILOGY by Jenny Han. (Simon & Schuste) A beach house, summer love and enduring friendships.
  • 7 CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic) Boys and their principal fight evil.
  • 8 THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas. (Bloomsbury) Celaena must battle evil forces threatening her realm.
  • 9 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.
  • 10 FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S: FAZBEAR FRIGHTS by Scott Cawthon. (Scholastic) Short stories from the twisted, sinister world of Five Nights at Freddy's.