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BEST-SELLERS: CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Posted April 29, 2018 12:19 a.m. EDT

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, April 21, 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. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MARLON BUNDO, by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss. Illustrated by E.G. Keller. (Chronicle)

A lonely bunny meets a companion. (Ages 6 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

2. RESCUE & JESSICA, by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes. Illustrated by Scott Magoon. (Candlewick)

The relationship between a double amputee and her service dog. (Ages 5 to 9)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

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

A celebration of possibilities. (Ages 3 to 7)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 130

4. 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: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 46

5. ISLANDBORN, by Junot Díaz. Illustrated by Leo Espinosa. (Dial)

For a school assignment, Lola recalls the place where she was born. (Ages 5 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

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

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

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 217

7. I WISH YOU MORE, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. (Chronicle)

A bounty of good wishes. (Ages 5 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 32

8. I’VE LOVED YOU SINCE FOREVER, by Hoda Kotb. Illustrated by Suzie Mason. (Harper)

The author celebrates her love for her daughter. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

9. SHE PERSISTED AROUND THE WORLD, by Chelsea Clinton. Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. (Philomel)

Thirteen women, from all across the globe, who have shaped history. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

10. I LOVE MOM WITH THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR, by Eric Carle. (Grosset & Dunlap)

That ravenous insect is brimming with motherly love. (Ages 3 to 5)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

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: 141

2. THE CONFIDENCE CODE FOR GIRLS, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman with Jillellyn Riley. Illustrated by Nan Lawson. (HarperCollins)

A guidebook that helps empower girls. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

3. THE WILD ROBOT ESCAPES, by Peter Brown. (Little, Brown)

In a sequel to “The Wild Robot,” Roz plots to leave the farm and reunite with her son. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

4. REBOUND, by Kwame Alexander. Illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

A novel told in verse and a prequel to “The Crossover.” (Ages 10 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

5. ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME, by Roshani Chokshi. (Rick Riordan)

A girl who stretches the truth must save her classmates and mother from an ancient demon who escapes from a cursed lamp. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

6. GHOST BOYS, by Jewell Parker Rhodes. (Little, Brown)

After Jerome is shot by a white police officer, his ghost wanders the Earth with other victims of racially charged violence. (Ages 10 to 14)

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

7. THE WILD ROBOT, by Peter Brown. (Little, Brown)

A semisentient automaton washes ashore, a shipwreck’s sole survivor. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 23

8. HELLO, UNIVERSE, by Erin Entrada Kelly. (Greenwillow)

Four adolescents’ fates intertwine when one of them gets trapped in a well in the woods. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

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

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

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 19

10. REFUGEE, by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic)

Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven. (Ages 9 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

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: 60

2. CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE, by Tomi Adeyemi. (Holt)

Zélie fights to restore magic to the land of Orïsha. (Ages 14 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

3. THE FATES DIVIDE, by Veronica Roth. (Katherine Tegen)

Cyra and Akos fight Lazmet, the tyrant who was thought to be dead. (Ages 14 and up)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

4. 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: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 28

5. LOVE & WAR, by Melissa de la Cruz. (Putnam)

In a sequel to “Alex & Eliza” the couple moves to New York City after the Revolutionary War. (Ages 12 and up)

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

6. THE HAZEL WOOD, by Melissa Albert. (Flatiron)

Alice must go to her deceased grandmother’s estate to rescue her mother. (Ages 12 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 12

7. I HAVE LOST MY WAY, by Gayle Forman. (Viking)

An accident brings three strangers together and their secrets unravel. (Ages 14 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

8. EMERGENCY CONTACT, by Mary H.K. Choi. (Simon & Schuster)

After a chance encounter, Penny and Sam develop a relationship over text message. (Ages 14 and up)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

9. 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: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 43

10. THE POET X, by Elizabeth Acevedo. (HarperTeen)

A coming-of-age story told in verse. (Ages 13 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

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: 34

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: 475

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: 474

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: 115

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

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

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 13

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: 48

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

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

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 248

8. BIG NATE, written and illustrated by Lincoln Peirce. (Andrews McMeel/HarperCollins)

Where Nate goes, trouble is sure to follow. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 139

9. TRACK, by Jason Reynolds. (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy)

Meet the members of the Defenders track team. (Ages 10 to 14)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

10. I SURVIVED, by Lauren Tarshis. (Scholastic)

Youngsters’ tales of living through dangerous historical events. (Ages 9 to 11)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 41