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BEST-SELLERS: CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Posted January 7, 2018 1:28 a.m. EST

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, Dec. 30, which were reported on a confidential basis by vendors offering a wide range of general interest titles. Picture Book rankings include hardcover sales only. Series rankings include all print and e-book sales. Every week, thousands of diverse selling locations report their actual sales on hundreds of thousands of individual titles. The panel of reporting retailers is comprehensive and reflects sales in stores of all sizes and demographics across the United States. An asterisk (*) indicates that a book’s sales were barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some bookstores reported receiving bulk orders. The New York Times Best Sellers are compiled and archived by The Best-Seller Lists Desk of The New York Times News Department, and are separate from the Culture, Advertising and Business sides of The New York Times Co. More information on rankings and methodology: www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/methodology.

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1. HERE WE ARE, by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel)

A guide for new arrivals to the planet Earth. (Ages 3 to 7)

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

2. SHE PERSISTED, by Chelsea Clinton. Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. (Philomel)

Bringing to life 13 American women who changed the world. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 31

3. DRAGONS LOVE TACOS, by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial)

What to serve your dragon-guests. (Ages 3 to 5)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 201

4. PRESS HERE, by Hervé Tullet. (Handprint/Chronicle)

A whimsical dance of color and motion, at the touch of a finger. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 254

5. EVERYTHING IS MAMA, by Jimmy Fallon. Illustrated by Miguel Ordóñez. (Feiwel and Friends)

To baby animals learning new words, Mama is everything. (Ages 1 to 3)

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 12

6. THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE, by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House)

A celebration of possibilities. (Ages 3 to 7)

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 114

7. ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER, by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts. (Abrams)

A young inventor learns to fail better. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 122

8. RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS, by Shel Silverstein. (Harper)

A collection of funny poems that transpose the first letters of certain words. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

9. THROUGH YOUR EYES, by Ainsley Earhardt. Illustrated by Ji-Hyuk Kim. (Aladdin)

A mother learns life lessons from her daughter. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

10. AN ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE BIGGIE! by Mo Willems. (Hyperion/Disney)

An anthology combines five of Gerald and Piggie’s adventures. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

MIDDLE GRADE HARDCOVER

1. WONDER, by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf)

A boy with a facial deformity starts school. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 125

2. AUGGIE & ME, by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf)

A collection of three stories from the “Wonder” series. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 57

3. LITTLE LEADERS, by Vashti Harrison. (Little, Brown)

The biographies of 40 African-American women who made a difference. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

4. GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS, by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. (Timbuktu Labs)

Fairy tale versions of the lives of 100 influential women. (Ages 7 and up)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 27

5. GRAVITY FALLS: JOURNAL 3, by Rob Renzetti and Alex Hirsch. Illustrated by Andy Gonsalves and Stephanie Ramirez. (Disney Press)

More monsters and mysteries. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 46

6. MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND, by Max Brooks. (Del Rey)

A lone castaway faces dangers in a strange new world. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 22

7. THE MAGIC MISFITS, by Neil Patrick Harris. (Little, Brown)

Carter and a band of magicians team up to take on B.B. Bosso’s crooked carnies. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

8. THE DARK PROPHECY, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion)

Lester, aka Apollo, summons the help of demigods to restore an Oracle. (Ages 9 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 32

9. WOMEN IN SCIENCE, by Rachel Ignotofsky. (Ten Speed)

Fifty women who have transformed science and technology. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 51

10. 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. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 14

YOUNG ADULT HARDCOVER

1. TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN, by John Green. (Dutton)

Aza and Daisy investigate a mystery with a reward of $100,000. (Ages 14 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 12

2. THE HATE U GIVE, by Angie Thomas. (Balzer & Bray)

A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer kill her friend. (Ages 14 and up)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 44

3. ONE OF US IS LYING, by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte)

For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder. (Ages 14 and up)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 27

4. THE BOOK OF DUST: LA BELLE SAUVAGE, by Philip Pullman. (Knopf)

Malcolm finds a secret message about a substance known as Dust in the first volume of a trilogy that starts before the beginning of “His Dark Materials.” (Ages 14 and up)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 11

5. THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS, by Marieke Nijkamp. (Sourcebooks Fire)

An act of violence parsed from four perspectives. (Ages 14 and up)

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 65

6. RENEGADES, by Marissa Meyer. (Feiwel and Friends)

Teams of superbeings, the Renegades and the Anarchists, clash for control of Gatlon City. (Ages 12 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

7. WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER, by Leigh Bardugo. (Random House)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, saves a descendant of Helen of Troy, and together they fight to save both of their worlds. (Ages 12 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 16

8. WARCROSS, by Marie Lu. (Putnam)

When a New York bounty hunter’s identity is exposed in a game’s glitch, she’s hired to track down a hacker in Tokyo. (Ages 12 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 15

9. THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS, by Leigh Bardugo. Illustrated by Sara Kipin. (Imprint)

A collection of otherworldly fairy tales. (Ages 12 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 13

10. LORD OF SHADOWS, by Cassandra Clare. (Margaret K. McElderry)

Four Shadowhunters are caught between the faerie courts and the laws of the Clave. (Ages 14 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 20

SERIES

1. DOG MAN, by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic)

A dog’s head is combined with a policeman’s body to create this hybrid supercop hound. (Ages 7 to 9)

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 18

2. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet)

The travails and challenges of adolescence. (Ages 9 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 459

3. HARRY POTTER, by JK Rowling. (Scholastic)

A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil. (Ages 10 and up)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 458

4. DORK DIARIES, by Rachel Renée Russell. (Simon & Schuster)

Nikki Maxwell navigates the halls of middle school. (Ages 9 to 13)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 232

5. CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic)

Boys and their principal fight evil. (Ages 7 to 10)

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 99

6. COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES, by Sarah J. Maas. (Bloomsbury)

Feyre navigates divided worlds that are edging toward war. (Ages 14 and up)

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

7. RED QUEEN, by Victoria Aveyard. (HarperTeen)

A girl with a special power conceals herself in the elite world of a gifted race. (Ages 13 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 17

8. MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion)

Magnus Chase and his crew must overcome mythological challenges. (Ages 10 to 14)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 13

9. THE SELECTION, by Kiera Cass. (HarperTeen)

A competition offers 35 girls a chance to escape a life laid out for them since birth. (Ages 13 and up)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 67

10. PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion)

A boy battles mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 460