New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2016 Complete List Page 2

There are 58 books in the New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2016 list. Here are the 28 books ranked from 31 to 58.

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31. Dear Pope Francis

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Pope Francis
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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Letters to the pontiff from children around the world.

32. Thunder Boy Jr.

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Sherman Alexie
Release date: May 10, 2016
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Named after his father, the title character seeks a moniker and an identity all his own.

33. Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery

Weeks on the list: 3

by: David Gordon
Release date: May 17, 2016
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Bullies can’t stop these hard-working critters from building their own fun.

34. Waiting Is Not Easy!

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Mo Willems
Release date: Nov 04, 2014
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Impatient Gerald has to wait for Piggie’s promised surprise.

35. How To Catch Santa

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Jean Reagan
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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Siblings hatch a plan to capture Father Christmas.

36. The Sheepover

Weeks on the list: 2

by: John Churchman Jennifer Churchman
Release date: Dec 08, 2015
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An orphaned lamb is treated to a slumber party.

37. I Am Martin Luther King, Jr

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Brad Meltzer
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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A biography captures the civil rights leader as he steps to the fore.

38. Pete The Cat’s Groovy Guide To Love

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Kimberly James Dean
Release date: Dec 22, 2015
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Pete share his favorite amorous quotations.

39. Let’s Play!

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Hervé Tullet
Release date: Mar 29, 2016
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Another interactive odyssey invites readers to “move” a yellow dot.

40. School’s First Day Of School

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Adam Rex.
Release date: Jun 28, 2016
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Even the schoolrooms have the jitters on the first day of classes.

41. This Is Me

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Jamie Lee Curtis
Release date: Sep 20, 2016
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If you were an immigrant, what would you pack?

42. River Rose And The Magical Lullaby

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Kelly Clarkson
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
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Balloons whisk a girl and her pup to a first-time visit to the zoo.

43. If You Ever Want To Bring An Alligator To School, Dont!

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Elise Parsley
Release date: Jul 07, 2015
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There are plenty of good reasons not to.

44. The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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A bedtime-resistant bunny is lulled to sleep by Uncle Yawn.

45. Return

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Aaron Becker
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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The final entry in the Journey series returns readers to an alternate existence with the help of some magical crayons.

46. They All Saw A Cat

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Brendan Wenzel
Release date: Aug 30, 2016
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A cat slinks through the pages of this study in perspective and the beholder’s vantage.

47. I Am Jane Goodall

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Brad Meltzer
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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A tribute to the primatologist; from the series ‘Ordinary People Change the World.’

48. I Am George Washington

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Brad Meltzer
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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A fresh face on a founding father.

49. A Child Of Books

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Oliver Jeffers Sam Winston
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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Kids scale typographic mountains in a tribute to words.

50. The Tale Of Kitty-In-Boots

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Beatrix Potter
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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A Potter tale finds its first illustration.

51. The Bill The Cat Story

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Berkeley Breathed
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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Ack! He’s back, joined by Opus and Binkley for a Bloom County reunion.

52. Jungle

Weeks on the list: 1

by: created Dan Kainen
Release date: Aug 17, 2016
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The exuberance of life in a rain forest, with 3-D effects.

53. The Bear Ate Your Sandwich

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Julia Sarcone-Roach
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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A hungry bear is whisked off to an urban adventure.

54. Nanette’s Baguette

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Mo Willems
Release date: Oct 25, 2016
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A frog makes her first trip to the bakery.

55. Charlie The Choo-Choo

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Beryl Evans
Release date: Nov 22, 2016
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The story of Engineer Bob and his train engine pal.

56. How To Catch An Elf

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Adam Wallace
Release date: Oct 01, 2016
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The diminutive narrator dodges a series of traps while making the Christmas rounds.

57. We Are In A Book!

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Mo Willems
Release date: Sep 14, 2010
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Gerald and Piggie return to the page, and ponder their existence there.

58. Llama, Llama Red Pajama

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Anna Dewdney
Release date: Jan 01, 2005
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Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama.

Last updated on December 9, 2021