New York Times Children’s Middle Grade Hardcover Best Sellers 2016 Complete List Page 1

There are 62 books in the New York Times Children’s Middle Grade Hardcover Best Sellers 2016 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. Wonder

Weeks on the list: 52

by: R.J. Palacio
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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A boy with a facial deformity starts school.

2. Pax

Weeks on the list: 42

by: Sara Pennypacker.
Release date: Apr 02, 2019
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3. The Sword Of Summer

Weeks on the list: 39

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: Oct 06, 2015
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A homeless teenager sets out to retrieve an ancient Norse sword.

4. The Hidden Oracle

Weeks on the list: 32

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: May 03, 2016
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Cast out of Olympus, Apollo, now a mortal teenager with acne, sets out to restore his tarnished reputation.

5. Auggie & Me

Weeks on the list: 21

by: RJ Palacio
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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A collection of three “Wonder” stories.

6. Gravity Falls: Journal 3

Weeks on the list: 20

by: Rob Renzetti and Alex Hirsch
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More monsters and mysteries.

7. Fish In A Tree

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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8. Return To The Isle Of The Lost

Weeks on the list: 18

by: Melissa de la Cruz
Release date: May 24, 2016
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Mysterious messages compel recently reformed villains to return to their island home.

9. The Misadventures Of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Rachel Renée Russell
Release date: Jun 07, 2016
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Doug the bully is only one of Max’s problems in the formidable halls of middle school.

10. The Crossover

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Kwame Alexander
Release date: Jan 01, 2019
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11. Crenshaw

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Katherine Applegate
Release date: Sep 26, 2017
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12. Dog Man

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Dav Pilkey
Release date: Aug 03, 2021
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A dog’s head is combined with a policeman’s body to create this hybrid supercop hound.

13. Jacky Ha-Ha

Weeks on the list: 14

by: James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
Release date: Mar 21, 2016
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The quick-witted title character offers glimpses of her life in the 1990s.

14. The Isle Of The Lost

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Melissa de la Cruz
Release date: May 05, 2015
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Children of famous villains band together to retrieve the Dragon’s Eye; a Descendants novel.

15. Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Chris Grabenstein
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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Competing teams complete feats of mental athleticism while trying to solve the mystery of the missing books.

16. Demigods And Magicians

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: Apr 05, 2016
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The title characters team up to take down an array of bizarre creatures.

17. Robots Go Wild

Weeks on the list: 12

by: James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
Release date: Nov 23, 2015
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A sequel features a boy and his robot attempting to help a bedridden sister.

18. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Greg Rucka
Release date: Dec 18, 2015
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A franchise finds a third life.

19. The Terrible Two Get Worse

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Mac Barnett and Jory John
Release date: Jan 12, 2016
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Pranksters face a new challenge when a former principal returns to the job.

20. Women In Science

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Rachel Ignotofsky
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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Fifty women who have transformed science and technology.

21. The Hammer Of Thor

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
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Magnus Chase and his friends must stave off destruction by finding Thor’s signature accessory.

22. Raymie Nightingale

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Kate DiCamillo
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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A baton-twirling 10-year-old hatches a plan to lure her father back home.

23. The Wild Robot

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Peter Brown
Release date: Jan 07, 2020
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24. Booked

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Kwame Alexander
Release date: Apr 05, 2016
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A gifted eighth grader daydreams about girls and the soccer field.

25. The Secret Keepers

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Trenton Lee Stewart
Release date: Sep 27, 2016
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Finding a magic invisibility watch sets Reuben on the path of adventure.

26. The Terrible Two

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Mac Barnett and Jory John
Release date: Jan 13, 2015
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When a practiced rascal moves to a cowtown, a prank war at his new school is on.

27. Serafina And The Twisted Staff

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Robert Beatty
Release date: Jul 12, 2016
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The title girl grapples with an evil force and the animal disappearances it has caused.

28. The Last Kids On Earth And The Zombie Parade

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Max Brallier
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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Jack investigates why the walking dead are disappearing, before he and his friends are next.

29. The War That Saved My Life

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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Siblings escape a cruel mother when they’re shipped out of London during World War II.

30. The Gutsy Girl

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Caroline Paul
Release date: Mar 01, 2016
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A girl’s guide to exhilaration.

Last updated on November 25, 2021