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BEST-SELLERS: CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Posted December 2, 2018 1:25 a.m. EST

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, Nov. 24, which are 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 are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some bookstores report 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 Company. More information on rankings and methodology: www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/methodology.

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1. CONSTRUCTION SITE ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT, by Sherri Duskey Rinker. Illustrated by A.G. Ford. (Chronicle)

Construction vehicles build a firehouse in time for Christmas. (Ages 3 to 5)

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

2. PETE THE CAT’S 12 GROOVY DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, by Kimberly and James Dean. (HarperCollins)

Pete’s spin on the holiday classic “The Twelve Days of Christmas." (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

3. HOW TO CATCH AN ELF, by Adam Wallace. Illustrated by Andy Elkerton. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

A tiny narrator dodges traps while making the Christmas rounds. (Ages 3 to 6)

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 9

4. WAITING IS NOT EASY! by Mo Willems. (Hyperion)

Impatient Gerald has to wait for Piggie’s promised surprise. (Ages 2 to 7)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 54

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

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

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 160

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: 247

7. THE SNOWY NAP, by Jan Brett. (Putnam)

A young hedgehog is determined to skip hibernation to experience the joys of winter. (Ages 4 to 8)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

8. 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: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 251

9. 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: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 14

10. THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, by Clement C. Moore. Various illustrators. (Various publishers)

Not a creature was stirring. (All ages)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 78

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: 172

2. THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS, by America’s Test Kitchen. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

Over 100 kid-tested recipes from America’s Test Kitchen. (Ages 8 and older)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 6

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

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

THIS WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 74

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: 52

5. THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON, by Kelly Barnhill. (Algonquin )

A sacrificial girl is saved by a good witch. (Ages 10 to 14)

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 47

6. THE ATLAS OBSCURA EXPLORER’S GUIDE FOR THE WORLD’S MOST ADVENTUROUS KID, by Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco. Illustrated by Joy Ang. (Workman)

A thrillingly imaginative expedition to 100 weird-but-true places on earth. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

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

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

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

8. MINECRAFT: THE CRASH, by Tracey Baptiste. (Del Rey)

After a terrible car crash, Bianca and Lonnie play a virtual-reality version of Minecraft. (Ages 10 and older)

THIS WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 15

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

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

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

10. WILLA OF THE WOOD, by Robert Beatty. (Disney-Hyperion)

Willa sets out to unravel the mystery of imprisoned children in Dead Hollow. (Ages 8 to 12)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

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: 91

2. DEAR EVAN HANSEN: THE NOVEL, 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 14 and older)

THIS WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

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: 66

4. SKYWARD, by Brandon Sanderson. (Delacorte)

A young girl wants to become a fighter pilot, but will her father’s reputation stand in the way? (Ages 12 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

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

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

THIS WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

6. 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: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 7

7. ARCHENEMIES, by Marissa Meyer. (Feiwel & Friends)

In this sequel to “Renegades,” Nova’s double life may be catching up to her. (Ages 12 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

8. 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: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 38

9. FIVE FEET APART, by Rachael Lippincott with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis. (Simon & Schuster)

Stella and Will are in love, but they can’t get within 5 feet of each other. (Ages 12 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

10. GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE, by Natasha Ngan. (jimmy patterson)

Lei is forced to be a concubine for the king in the Hidden Palace. (Ages 15 to 17)

THIS WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

SERIES

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

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

THIS WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 506

2. 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: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 505

3. 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: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 65

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

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

THIS WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 267

5. 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: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 19

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: 146

7. THRONE OF GLASS, by Sarah J. Maas. (Bloomsbury)

Celaena must battle evil forces threatening her realm. (Ages 14 and older)

THIS WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 26

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: 487

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

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

THIS WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 105

10. 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: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 11