New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2020 Complete List Page 1

There are 85 books in the New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2020 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Weeks on the list: 41

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

2. How To Catch A Unicorn

Weeks on the list: 24

by: Adam Wallace.
Release date: Feb 15, 2019
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Children attempt to capture the mythical creature.

3. Waiting Is Not Easy!

Weeks on the list: 22

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

4. Hair Love

Weeks on the list: 20

by: Matthew A. Cherry.
Release date: May 14, 2019
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A father and daughter work together on an extra-special hairstyle.

5. Grumpy Monkey

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Suzanne Lang.
Release date: Oct 15, 2019
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Jim Panzee is having a bad day.

6. I Am Enough

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Grace ers.
Release date: Mar 06, 2018
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A poetic affirmation of self-esteem.

7. The World Needs More Purple People

Weeks on the list: 18

by: Kristen Bell Benjamin Hart.
Release date: Jun 01, 2020
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Embracing the things that bring us together as humans.

8. Dragons Love Tacos

Weeks on the list: 18

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

9. The Day You Begin

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Jacqueline Woodson.
Release date: Aug 28, 2018
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On the first day of school, outsiders embrace their differences.

10. Good Night, Little Blue Truck

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Alice Schertle Jill McElmurry
Release date: Oct 15, 2019
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Blue and Toad offer shelter from a storm to other farm animals.

11. The Day The Crayons Quit

Weeks on the list: 16

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

12. I Promise

Weeks on the list: 13

by: LeBron James
Release date: Aug 11, 2020
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An inspirational poem for children by the NBA superstar.

13. All Are Welcome

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Alex ra Penfold Suzanne Kaufman
Release date: Jul 10, 2018
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A celebration of kindness, inclusivity and diversity at a school.

14. The Office: A Day At Dunder Mifflin Elementary

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Robb Pearlman
Release date: Oct 06, 2020
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A kid-friendly adaptation of the workplace comedy.

15. Dear Girl

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Amy Krouse Rosenthal Paris Rosenthal.
Release date: Dec 26, 2017
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Letters of affirmation and encouragement for little girls.

16. The Book With No Pictures

Weeks on the list: 10

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

17. The Pigeon Has To Go To School!

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Mo Willems
Release date: Jul 02, 2019
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Pigeon deals with the anxieties of going to school for the first time.

18. Sulwe

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Lupita Nyong’o.
Release date: Oct 15, 2019
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After a magical journey with a shooting star, Sulwe discovers her inner beauty.

19. The Serious Goose

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Jimmy Kimmel
Release date: Dec 03, 2019
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A goose is not as serious as she seems.

20. The Undefeated

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Kwame Alex er.
Release date: Jan 01, 2019
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A poem celebrating African-American resilience and strength.

21. Pete The Cat’s 12 Groovy Days Of Christmas

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Kimberly James Dean
Release date: Sep 18, 2018
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Pete’s spin on the holiday classic “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

22. The Crayons’ Christmas

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Drew Daywalt
Release date: Oct 15, 2019
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Duncan’s crayons prepare for Christmas.

23. 5 More Sleeps ‘Til Christmas

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Jimmy Fallon
Release date: Oct 27, 2020
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A young boy anticipates the arrival of Christmas.

24. I Wish You More

Weeks on the list: 7

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

25. Pete The Cat: Big Easter Adventure

Weeks on the list: 7

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

26. Creepy Pair Of Underwear

Weeks on the list: 7

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.

27. Construction Site On Christmas Night

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Sherri Duskey Rinker
Release date: Oct 16, 2018
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Construction vehicles build a firehouse in time for Christmas.

28. Creepy Carrots!

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Aaron Reynolds
Release date: Aug 21, 2012
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A rabbit’s comeuppance.

29. Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Andrea Beaty
Release date: Jan 01, 2019
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A second grader wants to turn a landfill into a park.

30. Love From The Crayons

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Drew Daywalt Oliver Jeffers
Release date: Dec 01, 2019
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The Crayons show the colors of love.

Last updated on December 9, 2021