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BEST-SELLERS: CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Posted February 4, 2018 12:07 a.m. EST

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, Jan. 27, 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.

PICTURE

1. DEAR GIRL, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal. Illustrated by Holly Hatam. (HarperCollins)

Letters of affirmation and encouragement for little girls. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

2. LOVE, by Matt de la Peña. Illustrated by Loren Long. (Putnam)

Finding love in everything the world has to offer. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

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: 205

4. LOVE FROM THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR, by Eric Carle. (Grosset & Dunlap)

A ravenous insect returns with its appetite intact. (Ages 3 to 5)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 15

5. 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: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 35

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

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

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 11

7. PETE THE CAT: VALENTINE’S DAY IS COOL, by James Dean and Kimberly Dean. (HarperFestival)

Pete’s passing out valentines, but what happens when someone is overlooked? (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

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

A celebration of possibilities. (Ages 3 to 7)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 118

9. THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel)

Problems arise when Duncan’s crayons revolt. (Ages 3 to 7)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 227

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

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

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 125

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: 129

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

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

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

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

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

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 61

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: 31

5. 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: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 17

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

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

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 55

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

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

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 26

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: 36

9. 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: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

10. JACKY HA-HA: MY LIFE IS A JOKE, by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. (Jimmy Patterson)

Jacky tries to juggle all of her responsibilities over the summer. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

YOUNG ADULT HARDCOVER

1. 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: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 48

2. 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: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 16

3. THUNDERHEAD, by Neal Shusterman. (Simon & Schuster)

Will the Thunderhead intervene when the scythedom spirals out of control? (Ages 12 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

4. 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: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 31

5. LONG WAY DOWN, by Jason Reynolds. (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy)

On his way to exact revenge for his brother’s death, Will takes a life-changing elevator ride. (Ages 12 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

6. BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER, by Marie Lu. (Random House)

Bruce Wayne takes on a gang called the Nightwalkers who prey on Gotham City’s elite. (Ages 12 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

7. THE CRUEL PRINCE, by Holly Black. (Little, Brown)

Jude, a human raised by faeries, resolves to become a member of the High Court of Faerie. (Ages 15 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

8. 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: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 19

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

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

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 67

10. BEFORE I LET GO, by Marieke Nijkamp. (Sourcebooks Fire)

Corey returns to Lost Creek, Alaska, to learn more about the death of her best friend, Kyra. (Ages 14 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

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: 22

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: 463

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: 462

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

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

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 103

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

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

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 236

6. WHO WAS/IS ... ? by Jim Gigliotti and others; various illustrators. (Penguin Workshop)

Biographies unlock legendary lives. (Ages 8 to 11)

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 36

7. THE MAZE RUNNER, by James Dashner. (Delacorte)

Amnesiac teenagers endure a series of trials. (Ages 12 and up)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 194

8. WINGS OF FIRE, by Tui T. Sutherland. (Scholastic)

Only the five dragonets of destiny can unite the seven warring dragon tribes. (Ages 9 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 27

9. THE BAD GUYS, by Aaron Blabey. (Scholastic)

Tough animals in suits take on some real villains. (Ages 7 to 10)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

10. WHAT WAS ... ? by various authors. (Penguin Workshop)

Exploring milestones and events in American culture and history. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 5