New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2017 Complete List Page 1

There are 64 books in the New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2017 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. 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.

2. The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Weeks on the list: 49

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

3. The Day The Crayons Quit

Weeks on the list: 45

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

4. Rosie Revere, Engineer

Weeks on the list: 41

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

5. Ada Twist, Scientist

Weeks on the list: 30

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

6. She Persisted

Weeks on the list: 29

by: Chelsea Clinton
Release date: Jan 01, 2017
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Bringing to life 13 American women who changed the world.

7. The Book With No Pictures

Weeks on the list: 24

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

8. What Do You Do With An Idea?

Weeks on the list: 21

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.

9. We’re All Wonders

Weeks on the list: 17

by: RJ Palacio
Release date: Jan 01, 2017
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The protagonist from the novel “Wonder” stars in his own picture book.

10. Dragons Love Tacos 2

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Adam Rubin Daniel Salmieri
Release date: Jan 01, 2017
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Heading into the past for the seed of a taco tree to replenish the world’s supply.

11. I Wish You More

Weeks on the list: 13

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

12. Waiting Is Not Easy!

Weeks on the list: 11

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

13. Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Sherri Duskey Rinker Tom Lichtenheld
Release date: Feb 14, 2017
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The vehicles do the heavy lifting and hard work needed to make a building rise.

14. Everything Is Mama

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Jimmy Fallon
Release date: Oct 10, 2017
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To baby animals learning new words, Mama is everything.

15. What Do You Do With A Problem?

Weeks on the list: 9

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

16. Princesses Wear Pants

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Savannah Guthrie Allison Oppenheim
Release date: Sep 12, 2017
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Princess Penelope Pineapple prefers pants over dresses.

17. Creepy Pair Of Underwear

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Aaron Reynolds.
Release date: Aug 15, 2017
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Jasper Rabbit deals with a pair of glowing underwear that won’t go away.

18. The Night Before Christmas

Weeks on the list: 7

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

19. Runny Babbit Returns

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Shel Silverstein
Release date: Sep 19, 2017
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A collection of funny poems that transpose the first letters of certain words.

20. Press Here

Weeks on the list: 7

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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. Take Heart, My Child

Weeks on the list: 6

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.

24. Little Excavator

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Anna Dewdney
Release date: Jan 01, 2017
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The big rigs show their strength turning a vacant lot into a park.

25. How To Catch An Elf

Weeks on the list: 5

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.

26. I Dissent

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Debbie Levy
Release date: Sep 20, 2016
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A groundbreaking jurist argues her way up the legal ladder.

27. Pete The Cat: Big Easter Adventure

Weeks on the list: 5

by: James Dean Kimberly Dean
Release date: Jan 28, 2014
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A certain rabbit needs Pete’s help.

28. After The Fall

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Dan Santat
Release date: Oct 03, 2017
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Humpty Dumpty overcomes his fear of heights.

29. Here We Are

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Oliver Jeffers
Release date: Jan 01, 2017
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A guide for new arrivals to the planet Earth.

30. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

Weeks on the list: 5

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.

Last updated on December 9, 2021