New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2021 Complete List Page 1

There are 111 books in the New York Times Children’s Picture Books Best Sellers 2021 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: 34

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

2. Grumpy Monkey

Weeks on the list: 32

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

3. Hair Love

Weeks on the list: 26

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

4. Dragons Love Tacos

Weeks on the list: 25

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

5. We Are Water Protectors

Weeks on the list: 22

by: Carole Lindstrom.
Release date: Mar 17, 2020
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Standing up for environmental justice.

6. Time For School, Little Blue Truck

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Alice Schertle.
Release date: Jun 22, 2021
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Blue gives a friend a ride to school.

7. How To Catch A Unicorn

Weeks on the list: 16

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

8. Eyes That Kiss In The Corners

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Joanna Ho.
Release date: Jan 05, 2021
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A tale of self-acceptance and respect for one’s roots.

9. The World Needs Who You Were Made To Be

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Joanna Gaines.
Release date: Jan 01, 2020
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An inspirational message of acceptance and celebrating uniqueness.

10. The Pigeon Has To Go To School!

Weeks on the list: 10

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.

11. The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, The Bad, And The Spooky

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Jory John.
Release date: Jul 20, 2021
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Bad Seed seeks the perfect Halloween costume.

12. Change Sings

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Am a Gorman.
Release date: Jan 01, 2021
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A children’s anthem for change.

13. Gustavo, The Shy Ghost

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Flavia Z. Drago
Release date: Jul 14, 2020
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A ghost learns to overcome his social anxiety.

14. What The Road Said

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Cleo Wade.
Release date: Mar 23, 2021
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A road answers a child’s many questions about life.

15. I Wish You More

Weeks on the list: 9

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

16. Good Night, Little Blue Truck

Weeks on the list: 8

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.

17. The Day The Crayons Quit

Weeks on the list: 8

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

18. Little Blue Truck’s Valentine

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Alice Schertle.
Release date: Dec 08, 2020
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Little Blue Truck delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends.

19. All Are Welcome

Weeks on the list: 7

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.

20. Ambitious Girl

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Meena Harris.
Release date: Jan 12, 2021
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A celebration of female ambition.

21. 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.

22. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates!

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Ryan T. Higgins
Release date: Jun 19, 2018
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Penelope Rex must control her urge to eat the children in her class.

23. The Day You Begin

Weeks on the list: 6

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

24. How To Catch The Easter Bunny

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Adam Wallace Andy Elkerton
Release date: Feb 01, 2017
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The Easter Bunny avoids traps in order to deliver eggs and candy.

25. Sulwe

Weeks on the list: 5

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.

26. Love From The Crayons

Weeks on the list: 5

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

27. The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Jory John.
Release date: Feb 11, 2020
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Good Egg and his pals escape their carton!

28. How To Catch A Mermaid

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Adam Wallace.
Release date: Jan 01, 2018
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A young girl attempts to catch a mermaid and befriend her.

29. How To Catch An Elf

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Adam Wallace.
Release date: Oct 01, 2016
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A tiny narrator dodges traps while making the Christmas rounds.

30. Construction Site On Christmas Night

Weeks on the list: 5

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

Last updated on Monday, December 20, 2021