New York Times Children’s Bestsellers: Week Ended November 5



Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Nov. 5, which were reported confidentially by vendors with a wide range of mainstream titles. Picture book rankings include sales of hardcover books only. Series rankings include all print and e-book sales.

Every week, thousands of diverse outlets report their actual sales on hundreds of thousands of individual titles. The panel of reporting retailers is comprehensive and reflects sales at stores of all sizes and demographics in the United States.

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indicates that the sales of a book were barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some bookstores reported receiving bulk orders.


1. THE SOUR GRAPE, by Jory John and Pete Oswald. (HarperCollins) A grape resents everyone, then reevaluates life when resented. (4 to 8 years old)

2. HOW TO CATCH A TURKEY, by Adam Wallace. Illustrated by Andy Elkerton. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) The students try to catch a runaway turkey before their Thanksgiving play. (4 to 8 years old)

3. I AM SO HAPPY YOU WERE BORN, by Ainsley Earhardt. Illustrated by Kim Barnes. (Zonderkidz) A celebration of who you are. (4 to 8 years old)

4. THE LITTLE BLUE TRUCK MAKES A FRIEND, by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry. (Clarion) Blue and his friends meet Chuck the groundhog. (4 to 7 years old)

5. AN ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE BIGGIE!, by Mo Willems. (Hyperion/Disney) An anthology featuring five of Gerald and Piggie’s adventures. (4 to 8 years old)

6. DRAGONS LOVE TACOS, by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial) Something to serve your dragon guests. (3 to 5 years)

7. THE PIGEON WILL RIDE ON THE ROLLER COAST!, by Mo Willems. (Union Square Kids) The Pigeon goes through a series of emotions leading up to a roller coaster ride. (3 to 5 years)

8. THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE, by Emily Winfield Martin. (Random House) A celebration of future possibilities. (3 to 7 years old)

9. THE LEAF THIEF, by Alice Hemming. Illustrated by Nicola Slater. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Squirrel tries to find out who stole his leaves. (4 to 8 years old)

10. CREEPY PENCIL!, by Aaron Reynolds. Illustrated by Peter Brown. (Simon & Schuster) Jasper finds a pencil that seems to help him in school. (4 to 8 years old)


1. THE HOCUS POCUS SPELL BOOK, by Eric Geron. (Disney) A book of spells, potions, witch history and more. (8 to 12 years old)

2. WARRIORS: A CLAN WITHOUT STARS: SKY, by Erin Hunter. (HarperCollins) Disaster strikes at the heart of RiverClan, and its survival depends on young apprentice healer Frostpaw. (8 to 12 years old)

3. WONDER, by RJ Palacio. (Knopf) A boy with a facial deformity enters school. (8 to 12 years old)

4. ODDER, by Katherine Applegate. Illustrated by Charles Santoso. (Feiwel & Friends) After a shark attack, Odder recuperates at the aquarium with the scientists who raised her. (8 to 12 years old)

5. THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS, by America’s Test Kitchen Kids. (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Over 100 kid-tested recipes from America’s Test Kitchen. (From the age of 8)

6. REFUGEE, by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Three children in three different conflicts seek refuge. (9 to 12 years old)

7. UNSTOPPABLE US, VOL. 1, by Yuval Noah Harari. Illustrated by Ricard Zaplana Ruiz. (Bright Matter) A look at the early history of mankind. (10 to 14 years old)

8. THE CHRISTMAS PIG, by JK Rowling. Illustrated by Jim Field. (Scholastic) When a young boy’s favorite toy goes missing, it’s the Christmas Pig to the rescue! (8 to 12 years old)

9. TWO DEGREES, by Alan Gratz. (Scholastic) Four children simultaneously experience three natural disasters due to climate change. (8 to 12 years old)

10. AMARI AND THE GREAT GAME, by BB Alston. (Balzer and Bray) Amari agrees to participate in the Great Game after a magician with dangerous plans for the League steps forward. (8 to 12 years old)


1. LONG LIVE THE PUMPKIN QUEEN, by Shea Ernshaw. (Disney) Sally, the new queen of Halloween Town, must save her town from a sleeping curse. (12 to 18 years old)

2. THE FIRST TO DIE AT THE END, by Adam Silvera. (Quill Tree) In this prequel to “They Both Die In The End,” Orion and Valentino attend the Death-Cast premiere in Times Square. (13 years and over)

3. THE LUMINAIRES, by Susan Dennard. (Tor Teen) Winnie Wednesday is training to become one of the Luminaries who protect Hemlock Falls from the monsters and nightmares of her forest. (13 to 18 years old)

4. ONE OF US LIES, by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) For five students, a detour in detention ends in murder. (14 years and over)

5. THOSE WE BURN, by Rebecca Mix. (Margaret K. McElderry) Ranka must marry a prince in order to honor a treaty between humans and Witchik, but her clan wants her to kill him as well. (14 years and over)

6. THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER, by Stephanie Garber. (Flatiron) After swearing never to trust the Prince of Hearts again, Evangeline discovers he may be the only one she can trust. (13 to 18 years old)

7. LIGHTLARK, by Alex Aster. (Amulet) Every 100 years, the Isle of Lightlark appears and a deadly competition called the Centenary takes place. (13 to 18 years old)

8. I WAS BORN FOR THIS, by Alice Oseman. (Scholastic) Angel meets the leader of his favorite boy band, The Ark. (14 to 18 years old)

9. NOTHING MORE TO SAY, by Karen M. McManus. (Delacorte) Brynn investigates the murder of his favorite teacher at Saint Ambrose School, Mr. Larkin. (14 years and over)

10. WITHOUT LOVE, by Alice Oseman. (Scholastic) Georgia, a British teenager, struggles to come to terms with her identity as an aro-as. (14 to 18 years old)


1. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Amulet) The works and challenges of adolescence. (9 to 12 years old)

2. HARRY POTTER, by JK Rowling. (Scholastic) A sorcerer hones his conjuring skills in the service of the fight against evil. (10 years and over)

3. A GOOD GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER, by Holly Jackson. (Delacorte) Pippa Fitz-Amobi solves deadly crimes. (14 years and over)

4. THE SUMMER THAT I BECAME PRETTY TRILOGY, by Jenny Han. (Simon & Schuster) A beach house, summer love and lasting friendships. (12 years and over)

5. PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan.  (Disney-Hyperion) A boy fights mythological monsters.  (9 to 12 years old)

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6. WINGS OF FIRE, by Tui T. Sutherland. (Scholastic) Only the five dragons of fate can unite the seven warring dragon tribes. (9 to 12 years old)

7. LEGACY GAMES, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. (Little, Brown) Avery Grambs tries to figure out why a stranger’s inheritance was granted to him. (12 to 18 years old)

8. THE SCHOOL OF GOOD AND EVIL, by Soman Chainani. (HarperCollins) Two friends are trained, one to be pure and the other to be wicked. (8 to 12 years old)

9. THE LAST CHILDREN ON EARTH, by Max Brallier. Illustrated by Douglas Holgate. (Viking) Jack and his friends are fighting for their lives through the zombie apocalypse. (8 to 12 years old)

10. A TURTLE TALE, by Liz Braswell. (Disney-Hyperion) A twist on Disney’s greatest tales. (12 years and over)

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