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Visit your local library for these exciting titles from the NYTimes Bestseller List!
(October 2022)

Children's Picture Books - Top 10

  • 1 CREEPY CRAYON! by Aaron Reynolds. Illustrated by Peter Brown. (Simon & Schuster) Jasper finds a crayon that helps him in school, or so it seems.
  • 2 HOW TO CATCH A WITCH by Alice Walstead. Illustrated by Megan Joyce. (Sourcebooks Wonderland) The Catch Club Kids attempt to snare a witch on Halloween.
  • 3 LITTLE BLUE TRUCK MAKES A FRIEND by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry. (Clarion) Blue and friends meet Chuck the woodchuck.
  • 4 THE PIGEON WILL RIDE THE ROLLER COASTER! by Mo Willems. (Union Square Kids) The Pigeon goes through a series of emotions leading up to a roller coaster ride.
  • 5 THE BAD SEED PRESENTS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SPOOKY by Jory John. Illustrated by Pete Oswald. (HarperCollins) Bad Seed seeks the perfect Halloween costume.
  • 6 THE CRAYONS TRICK OR TREAT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Purple crayon teaches the rest of the crayons Halloween etiquette.
  • 7 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests.
  • 8 GUSTAVO, THE SHY GHOST by Flavia Z. Drago. (Candlewick) A ghost learns to overcome his social anxiety.
  • 9 HEY, BRUCE! by Ryan T. Higgins. (Disney-Hyperion) Bruce's sleep is interrupted by three playful mice.
  • 10 THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt.

Children's Middle Grade (Hardcover) - Top 10

  • 1 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.
  • 2 WONDER by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school.
  • 3 AMARI AND THE GREAT GAME by B.B. Alston. (Balzer + Bray) Amari agrees to participate in the Great Game after a magician with dangerous plans for the League steps forward.
  • 4 REFUGEE by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven.
  • 5 THE MIDNIGHT CHILDREN by Dan Gemeinhart. (Holt) Ravani befriends seven orphans in the town of Slaughterville.
  • 6 THE LAST CUENTISTA by Donna Barba Higuera. (Levine Querido) Petra is one of the last people who have memories of the planet Earth.
  • 7 SKANDAR AND THE UNICORN THIEF by A.F. Steadman. (Simon & Schuster) Skandar dreams of becoming a unicorn rider and competing in the Chaos Cup.
  • 8 GROUND ZERO by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Parallel storylines of Brandon and Reshmina take place on Sept. 11th, in 2001 and 2019.
  • 9 THE STARS DID WANDER DARKLING by Colin Meloy. (Balzer + Bray) When an ancient evil is unleashed, it's up to the kids to save the town of Seaham.
  • 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 LONG LIVE THE PUMPKIN QUEEN by Shea Ernshaw. (Disney) Sally, the new Queen of Halloween Town, must save her town from a sleeping curse.
  • 2 HOCUS POCUS: The Illustrated Novelization by A.W. Jantha. Illustrated by Gris Grimly. (Disney) An Illustrated Novelization that retells the story of the film.
  • 3 DEFEND THE DAWN by Brigid Kemmerer. (Bloomsbury) Tessa and Corrick set out on a journey to find a new source of the lifesaving elixir Moonflower.
  • 4 THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER by Stephanie Garber. (Flatiron) After vowing to never trust the Prince of Hearts again, Evangeline finds that he may be the only one she can trust.
  • 5 THE GIRL IN THE CASTLE by James Patterson and Emily Raymond. (jimmy patterson) The lives of two girls named Hannah from different time periods and locations, mysteriously intertwine.
  • 6 ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
  • 7 BELLADONNA by Adalyn Grace. (Little, Brown) Signa Farrow enters an alliance with Death in order to find a killer.
  • 8 ONCE UPON A BROKEN HEART by Stephanie Garber. (Flatiron) Evangeline seeks the help of the Prince of Hearts when her love, Luc is bewitched.
  • 9 NOTHING MORE TO TELL by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) Brynn investigates the murder of her favorite teacher at Saint Ambrose School, Mr. Larkin.
  • 10 LIGHTLARK by Alex Aster. (Amulet) Every 100 years the island of Lightlark appears and a deadly competition called the Centennial takes place.

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 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.
  • 3 A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER by Holly Jackson. (Delacorte) Pippa Fitz-Amobi solves murderous crimes.
  • 4 THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY TRILOGY by Jenny Han. (Simon & Schuster) A beach house, summer love and enduring friendships.
  • 5 HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil.
  • 6 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.
  • 7 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters.
  • 8 WINGS OF FIRE by Tui T. Sutherland. (Scholastic) Only the five dragonets of destiny can unite the seven warring dragon tribes.
  • 9 ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS by Brandon Sanderson. (Starscape) Alcatraz Smedry battles the Evil Librarians using only his incredible talent for breaking things.
  • 10 A TWISTED TALE by Liz Braswell. (Disney-Hyperion) A twist on Disney's greatest tales.