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BEST-SELLERS: CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Posted July 8, 2018 12:58 a.m. EDT

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, June 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.

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: 15

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

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

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 227

3. 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: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

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

A celebration of future possibilities. (Ages 3 to 7)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 140

5. 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: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

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: 17

7. 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: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 234

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

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

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 132

9. WE DON’T EAT OUR CLASSMATES! by Ryan T. Higgins. (Disney-Hyperion)

Penelope Rex must control her urge to eat the children in her class. (Ages 3 to 5)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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

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

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 42

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: 151

2. POPULARMMOS PRESENTS A HOLE NEW WORLD, by Pat and Jen from PopularMMOs. Illustrated by Dani Jones. (Harper)

Pat and Jen search for their friend Bomby in a dangerous underworld filled with zombies. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

3. REFUGEE, by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic)

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

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 19

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: 20

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: 32

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

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

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 33

7. 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: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 13

8. 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: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 9

9. THE CROSSOVER, by Kwame Alexander. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

A hoops prodigy’s family story, told in verse. (Ages 9 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 24

10. 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: 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 older)

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 70

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: 17

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

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

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 50

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: 38

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: 16

6. FUGITIVE SIX, by Pittacus Lore. (HarperCollins)

Six teens with special abilities team up to take down a mysterious organization that has kidnapped one of their own. (Ages 14 and older)

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

7. 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: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 22

8. 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: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

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

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

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

10. MY PLAIN JANE, by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows. (HarperTeen)

Charlotte, Jane and Alexander must set aside their differences to solve the mysteries of Thornfield Hall. (Ages 13 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

SERIES

1. 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: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 30

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

Biographies unlock legendary lives. (Ages 8 to 11)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 53

3. HARRY POTTER, by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic)

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

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 484

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

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

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 485

5. 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: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 44

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: 125

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

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

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 43

8. FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S, by Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley. (Scholastic)

Stories based on the indie video game. (Ages 12 to 18)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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: 258

10. 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: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 9