New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2016 Complete List Page 1

There are 58 books in the New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2016 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. The Day The Crayons Quit

Weeks on the list: 52

by: Drew Daywalt.
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
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A colorful problem arises when Duncan’s crayons revolt.

2. Dragons Love Tacos

Weeks on the list: 52

by: Adam Rubin.
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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What to serve your dragon-guests.

3. The Book With No Pictures

Weeks on the list: 51

by: BJ Novak
Release date: Jan 01, 2014
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Silly songs and sound effects in a book without images.

4. The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Weeks on the list: 50

by: Emily Winfield Martin
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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A celebration of future possibilities.

5. Press Here

Weeks on the list: 27

by: Hervé Tullet
Release date: Mar 30, 2011
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A whimsical dance of color and motion, at the touch of a finger.

6. The Day The Crayons Came Home

Weeks on the list: 26

by: Drew Daywalt
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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A reunion of wayward colors.

7. The Thank You Book

Weeks on the list: 25

by: Mo Willems
Release date: May 03, 2016
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When Piggie starts expressing her gratitude, will she forget to include her sidekick, Gerald?

8. Finding Winnie

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Lindsay Mattick
Release date: Oct 20, 2015
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The origins of Pooh; the 2016 Caldecott recipient.

9. Last Stop On Market Street

Weeks on the list: 18

by: Matt de la Peña
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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A young boy’s grandmother offers perspective on their place in the world.

10. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

Weeks on the list: 18

by: Sherri Duskey Rinker Tom Lichtenheld
Release date: May 04, 2011
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As the sun sets, hard-working trucks get ready to say good night.

11. Rosie Revere, Engineer

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Andrea Beaty
Release date: Sep 03, 2013
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A young inventor learns to fail better.

12. What Do You Do With An Idea?

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Kobi Yamada
Release date: Feb 01, 2014
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Wrestling with a seemingly impossible new idea, then giving it the room to grow.

13. Ada Twist, Scientist

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Andrea Beaty
Release date: Sep 06, 2016
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A girl emerges from her crib with a love of science.

14. Waiting

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Kevin Henkes
Release date: Sep 01, 2015
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Toys cool their heels on the windowsill.

15. What Do You Do With A Problem?

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Kobi Yamada
Release date: Jun 01, 2016
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Problems can be lessons in disguise.

16. I Wish You More

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
Release date: Mar 31, 2015
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A bounty of good wishes.

17. Pete The Cat And The Missing Cupcakes

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Kimberly Dean James Dean
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
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Pete and his cohort look for some sweets gone lost.

18. What Pet Should I Get?

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Dr Seuss
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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A book not published during Theodor Geisel’s lifetime.

19. Pete The Cat: Five Little Pumpkins

Weeks on the list: 6

by: James Dean
Release date: Jul 21, 2015
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Pete takes on a favorite children’s song.

20. Love From The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Eric Carle
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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A ravenous insect returns with its appetite intact.

21. The Night Before Christmas

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Clement C Moore Various illustrators
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Not a creature was stirring; various editions.

22. Are We There Yet?

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Dan Santat
Release date: Apr 12, 2016
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A Caldecott medalist answers the classic car-trip question with a magical journey.

23. We Found A Hat

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Jon Klassen
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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Two turtles, but only one hat.

24. If You Give A Mouse A Brownie

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Laura Numeroff
Release date: Oct 18, 2016
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Mouse returns, leading his host on an adventure through the neighborhood.

25. Our Great Big Backyard

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Laura Bush Jenna Bush Hager
Release date: May 10, 2016
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On a family trip to several national parks, Jane finds her attention drifting from her devices to the scenery around her.

26. Take Heart, My Child

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Ainsley Earhardt Kathryn Cristaldi
Release date: Nov 15, 2016
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A lyrical address to a newborn, encouraging her to seize the day.

27. Give Please A Chance

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Bill O’Reilly James Patterson
Release date: Nov 21, 2016
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Gentle reminders of the power of the magic word.

28. How To Babysit A Grandpa

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Jean Reagan
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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Taking care of your charge; snack ideas included.

29. How To Babysit A Grandma

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Jean Reagan
Release date: Jan 01, 2014
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Organizing a sleepover with your charge.

30. How To Catch A Leprechaun

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Adam Wallace.
Release date: Feb 01, 2016
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This is the year you’ll finally catch a leprechaun.

Last updated on December 9, 2021