For your kids’ books: the New York Times bestseller list – Daily Press

Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Saturday, Sept. 25, 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.
1. CHANGE SINGS, by Amanda Gorman. Illustrated by Loren Long. (Viking) A children’s anthem for change. (Ages 4 to 8)
2. AN ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE BIGGIE! VOL. 4, by Mo Willems. (Hyperion) This fourth installment includes five stories. (Ages 5 to 8)
3. GUSTAVO, THE SHY GHOST, by Flavia Z. Drago. (Candlewick) A ghost learns to overcome his social anxiety. (Ages 3 to 7)
4. THE BAD SEED PRESENTS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SPOOKY, by Jory John. Illustrated by Pete Oswald. (HarperCollins) Bad Seed seeks the perfect Halloween costume. (Ages 4 to 8)
5. DRAGONS LOVE TACOS, by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) What to serve your dragon-guests. (Ages 3 to 5)
6. TIME FOR SCHOOL, LITTLE BLUE TRUCK, by Alice Schertle. Illustrated by Jill McElmurry. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Blue gives a friend a ride to school. (Ages 4 to 7)
7. THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE, by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities. (Ages 3 to 7)
8. GRUMPY MONKEY, by Suzanne Lang. Illustrated by Max Lang. (Random House) Jim Panzee is having a bad day. (Ages 3 to 7)
9. PIG THE MONSTER, by Aaron Blabey. (Scholastic) Pig the Pug binges on Halloween candy. (Ages 3 to 5)
10. THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel) Problems arise when Duncan’s crayons revolt. (Ages 3 to 7)
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1. WONDER, by R.J. Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity starts school. (Ages 8 to 12)
2. REFUGEE, by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven. (Ages 9 to 12)
3. GROUND ZERO, by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Parallel storylines of Brandon and Reshmina take place on Sept. 11, in 2001 and 2019. (Ages 9 to 12)
4. WE ARE FAMILY, by LeBron James and Andrea Williams. (HarperCollins) Friends rally together to save their after-school basketball program, known as Hoop Group. (Ages 8 to 12)
5. BEASTS AND BEAUTY, by Soman Chainani. Illustrated by Julia Iredale. (Harper) Twelve fairy tales retold with a twist. (Ages 10 and up)
6. THE ICKABOG, by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A fearsome monster threatens the kingdom of Cornucopia. (Ages 8 to 18)
7. WILLODEEN, by Katherine Applegate. (Feiwel & Friends) Willodeen investigates the disappearance of hummingbears from Perchance. (Ages 8 to 12)
8. PAX, JOURNEY HOME, by Sara Pennypacker. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. (Balzer + Bray) A boy and his pet fox reunite after a year of separation. (Ages 8 to 12)
9. KALEIDOSCOPE, by Brian Selznick. (Scholastic) An examination of the unique realities surrounding love and death. (Ages 10 to 18)
10. ALI CROSS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON, by James Patterson. (jimmy patterson) Ali investigates the shooting of new friend, Zoe. (Ages 10 to 14)
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1. IRON WIDOW, by Xiran Jay Zhao. (Penguin Teen) Zetian becomes a Chrysalises pilot to battle the Hunduns, but has an ulterior motive. (Ages 14 to 17)
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)
3. THE HAWTHORNE LEGACY, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. (Little, Brown) Avery and the four Hawthorne grandsons have a new family puzzle to solve. (Ages 12 to 18)
4. 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)
5. CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE, by Tomi Adeyemi. (Holt) Zélie fights to restore magic to the land of Orïsha. (Ages 14 to 17)
6. STAMPED, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. (Little, Brown) An exploration of racism and anti-racism in America. (Ages 13 to 17)
7. 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 up)
8. THE WITCH HAVEN, by Sasha Peyton Smith. (Simon & Schuster) Frances Hallowell is whisked away to a school for witches called Haxahaven. (Ages 14 and up)
9. DEFY THE NIGHT, by Brigid Kemmerer. (Bloomsbury) An illness divides the kingdom of Kandala. (Ages 13 to 17)
10. GOOD GIRL, BAD BLOOD, by Holly Jackson. (Delacorte) Pip investigates the disappearance of her friend. (Ages 14 and up)
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1. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) The travails and challenges of adolescence. (Ages 9 to 12)
2. 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)
3. HARRY POTTER, by J.K. Rowling. (Scholastic) A wizard hones his conjuring skills in the service of fighting evil. (Ages 10 and up)
4. PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion) A boy battles mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12)
5. AWESOME FRIENDLY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) Rowley Jefferson chronicles his life story and adventures. (Ages 9 to 12)
6. A TWISTED TALE, by Liz Braswell. (Disney-Hyperion) A twist on Disney’s greatest tales. (Ages 12 and up)
7. 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)
8. FRONT DESK, by Kelly Yang. (Scholastic) Mia Tang manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel. (Ages 8 to 12)
9. I SURVIVED, by Lauren Tarshis. (Scholastic) Youngsters’ tales of living through dangerous historical events. (Ages 9 to 11)
10. MAGIC TREE HOUSE, by Mary Pope Osborne. Illustrated by Sal Murdocca. (Stepping Stone/Random House) These siblings can overcome space and time. (Ages 6 to 9)

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