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BEST-SELLERS: CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Posted October 21, 2018 2:54 a.m. EDT

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, Oct. 13, 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. ELBOW GREASE, by John Cena. Illustrated by Howard McWilliam. (Random House)

A little monster truck shows he’s got gumption. (Ages 3 to 7)

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

2. PETE THE CAT: FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS, by James Dean. (HarperCollins)

Pete takes on a favorite children’s song. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 25

3. I LOST MY TOOTH! by Mo Willems. (Hyperion)

Zoom Squirrel and pals look for Zoom’s lost baby tooth. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

4. I AM HUMAN, by Susan Verde. Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. (Abrams)

Exploring what it means to be human. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

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: 242

6. 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: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 27

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: 154

8. SHE’S GOT THIS, by Laurie Hernandez. Illustrated by Nina Mata. (Harper)

Zoe learns that falling is not failure. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

9. QUIET, by Tomie dePaola. (Simon & Schuster)

The art of being silent. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

10. CARMELA FULL OF WISHES, by Matt de la Peña. Illustrated by Christian Robinson. (Putnam)

On her birthday, Carmela is old enough to accompany her big brother into town. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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: 166

2. MAX EINSTEIN: THE GENIUS EXPERIMENT, by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Illustrated by Beverly Johnson. (jimmy patterson)

A homeless genius orphan who attends NYU is recruited by the Change Makers Institute. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

3. GRENADE, by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic)

The fates of Hideki and Ray collide on the island of Okinawa during World War II. (Ages 9 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

4. THE MAGIC MISFITS: THE SECOND STORY, by Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Azam. (Little, Brown)

Leila and her friends defend Mineral Wells from a famous psychic. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

5. REFUGEE, by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic)

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

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 34

6. LOUISIANA’S WAY HOME, by Kate DiCamillo. (Candlewick)

Louisiana Elefante leaves Florida for Richford, Georgia, with her grandma. (Ages 10 to 14)

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

7. 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: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 46

8. 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: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 24

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

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

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 69

10. 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: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 42

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: 85

2. DEAR EVAN HANSEN, by Val Emmich with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. (Poppy)

When one of Evan’s letters to himself is accidentally found on a suicide victim, the victim’s family assumes that he was a close friend. (Ages 12 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

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: 53

4. BRIDGE OF CLAY, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf)

The family saga of the Dunbar brothers. (Ages 14 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

5. WHAT IF IT’S US, by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. (Balzer & Bray)

Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, but what will become of them? (Ages 14 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

6. 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: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 32

7. 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: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 29

8. HOCUS POCUS AND THE ALL-NEW SEQUEL, by A.W. Jantha. (Freeform)

Poppy fights to save her family from the Sanderson sisters. (Ages 14 and up)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 12

9. MUSE OF NIGHTMARES, by Laini Taylor. (Little, Brown)

Lazlo and Sarai are held hostage by Minya. (Ages 14 to 18)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

10. DRY, by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman. (Simon & Schuster)

Alyssa and Garret set out to find their parents who disappeared during a drought known as the “Tap-Out.” (Ages 12 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: 59

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

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

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 499

3. TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, by Jenny Han. (Simon & Schuster)

A girl faces budding love, a widower father and the trials of getting into and ready for college. (Ages 14 to 18)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 13

4. MISS PEREGRINE’S PECULIAR CHILDREN, by Ransom Riggs. (Quirk/Penguin)

Time travelers try to save their beloved headmistress. (Ages 14 and up)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 99

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

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

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 500

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: 140

7. BABY-SITTERS CLUB GRAPHIX, by Ann M. Martin. Illustrated by Raina Telgemeier and Gale Galligan. (Graphix)

Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey and Dawn are The Baby-Sitters Club. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

8. AMULET, by Kazu Kibuishi. (Graphix)

Emily discovers a magical amulet in her great-grandfather’s house. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

9. THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH, by Max Brallier. Illustrated by Douglas Holgate. (Viking)

Jack and his friends fight for their lives through the zombie apocalypse. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 9

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: 46