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BEST-SELLERS: CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Posted June 24, 2018 12:15 a.m. EDT

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, June 16, 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. I LOVE DAD WITH THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR, by Eric Carle. (Grosset & Dunlap)

Celebrating dad with help from that insatiable insect. (Ages 3 to 5)

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

2. 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: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 13

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

Taking care of your charge; snack ideas included. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 14

4. DAD BY MY SIDE, by Soosh. (Little, Brown)

The relationship between a larger-than-life father and his daughter. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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

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

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 225

6. 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: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 15

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

A celebration of possibilities. (Ages 3 to 7)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 138

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

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

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 40

9. WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A CHANCE? by Kobi Yamada. Illustrated by Mae Besom. (Compendium)

A child takes a chance despite his fear of failure. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

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: 8

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: 149

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: 11

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: 17

4. 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: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 18

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: 31

6. 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: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 30

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: 7

8. 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: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 11

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

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

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 73

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

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

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 36

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: 68

2. 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: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 48

3. 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: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 15

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: 36

5. SAVE THE DATE, by Morgan Matson. (Simon & Schuster)

Charlie Grant tries to avoid disasters when her family comes together for her sister’s wedding. (Ages 12 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

6. LEGENDARY, by Stephanie Garber. (Flatiron)

Tella re-enters the game of Caraval to find out Legend’s true name. (Ages 13 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

7. 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: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

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: 20

9. FURYBORN, by Claire Legrand. (Sourcebooks Fire)

Two girls separated by a millennium, are connected by a prophecy. (Ages 14 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

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: 7

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: 42

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: 483

3. AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, by Sabaa Tahir. (Razorbill)

Laia and Elias fight for their lives in the Martial Empire. (Ages 14 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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

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

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 482

5. 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: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

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

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

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 256

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

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

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 123

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: 475

9. 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: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 22

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

Biographies unlock legendary lives. (Ages 8 to 11)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 51