Back to top

NYTimes Best Sellers: Children's Picture Books

Authoritatively ranked lists of books sold in the United States.

Most links below are to print books; check Overdrive for eBooks. Book covers provided by Syndetics depending on availability.

Data provided by The New York Times


36 weeks on the list

Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

Grosset & Dunlap

A ravenous insect returns with its appetite intact.


32 weeks on the list

Hair Love

by Matthew A. Cherry.


A father and daughter work together on an extra-special hairstyle.


3 weeks on the list

We Are Water Protectors

by Carole Lindstrom.

Roaring Brook

Standing up for environmental justice.


27 weeks on the list

I Am Enough

by Grace ers.

Balzer + Bray

A poetic affirmation of self-esteem.


19 weeks on the list

How to Catch a Leprechaun

by Adam Wallace.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

This is the year you'll finally catch a leprechaun.


New this week

The Tale of the Mandarin Duck

by Bette Midler. Photographed Michiko Kakutani

Random House

In 2018, a rare duck is spotted in New York's Central Park.


5 weeks on the list

Ambitious Girl

by Meena Harris.

Little, Brown

A celebration of female ambition.


14 weeks on the list


by Lupita Nyong'o.

Simon & Schuster

After a magical journey with a shooting star, Sulwe discovers her inner beauty.


5 weeks on the list

Pete the Cat: the Great Leprechaun Chase

by James Dean


Pete opens a leprechaun catching business.


39 weeks on the list

Grumpy Monkey

by Suzanne Lang.

Random House

Jim Panzee is having a bad day.