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BEST-SELLERS: CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Posted May 20, 2018 12:23 a.m. EDT

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, May 12, 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. 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: 8

2. 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: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

3. HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDMA, by Jean Reagan. Illustrated by Lee Wildish. (Knopf)

How to organize a sleepover with your elderly charge. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 13

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

A celebration of possibilities. (Ages 3 to 7)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 133

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

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

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 35

6. 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: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 15

7. 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: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

8. SQUARE, by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. (Candlewick)

Square attempts to make a sculpture of Circle. (Ages 5 to 9)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

9. LLAMA LLAMA LOVES TO READ, by Anna Dewdney and Reed Duncan. Illustrated by J.T. Morrow. (Viking)

Llama Llama learns to read at school. (Ages 3 to 5)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

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

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

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 220

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: 144

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: 6

3. REFUGEE, by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic)

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

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 12

4. 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: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 25

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

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

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 26

6. 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: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 9

7. ENDLING: THE LAST, by Katherine Applegate. Illustrated by Max Kostenko. (Harper)

Byx, a dairnes, sets out on a quest to find more of her kind. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

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

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

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 66

9. AMAL UNBOUND, by Aisha Saeed. (Nancy Paulsen)

A Pakistani girl’s dreams of an education dissolve when she is forced into indentured servitude. (Ages 10 to 14)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

10. 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: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 13

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: 63

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: 10

3. 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: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 31

4. LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT, by Becky Albertalli. (Balzer + Bray)

Leah faces challenges when her tight-knit group of friends starts to fracture. (Ages 14 and up)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

5. LOVE & LUCK, by Jenna Evans Welch. (Simon Pulse)

Addie, her brother Ian and his friend Rowan take a tour of Ireland based on a guidebook she found. (Ages 12 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

6. BOYING UP, by Mayim Bialik. (Philomel)

The neuroscientist and star of “The Big Bang Theory” discusses what it means for a boy to become a man. (Ages 12 and up)

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

7. 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: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

8. 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: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 15

9. 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: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

10. ASH PRINCESS, by Laura Sebastian. (Delacorte)

A disgraced princess schemes to overthrow the Kaiser and take back her throne. (Ages 12 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

SERIES

1. THE TRIALS OF APOLLO, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion)

As punishment from his father, Zeus, Apollo is stripped of his godly powers and sent to Earth as a mortal named Lester. (Ages 10 to 14)

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

2. 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: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 37

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

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

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 478

4. 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: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 9

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

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

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 477

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

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

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 118

7. PRINCESS IN BLACK, by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham. (Candlewick)

Magnolia summons her superhero secret identity when the kingdom needs her help. (Ages 5 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 11

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

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

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 470

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

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

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 251

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

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

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 16