Chapter Books: New York Times Best-Sellers

Want to know about the biggest page-turners for kids and young adults before you buy? Check out our list of New York Times best-selling chapter books. Not only will you find the hottest new arrivals, you'll also see the insanely popular books that stick around on the list for months. Each week, we'll update our list with the New York Times' top five best-sellers for middle grade readers and the top five best-sellers for teens. So be sure to come back often, as new books come hot off the presses every week. And for older best-selling titles, check out our list of award-winning books.

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Merci Suarez Changes Gears Book Poster Image
Upbeat coming-of-age story explores culture, class, aging.
By Meg Medina
(2018)
(2018)
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Wonder Book Poster Image
Moving tale of facially different boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
(2012)
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Max and the Midknights Book Poster Image
Witty, deep, inclusive kids’ adventure in the Middle Ages.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2019)
(2019)
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Wishtree Book Poster Image
Moving, gentle friendship story tackles anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Katherine Applegate
(2017)
(2017)
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Ghost Boys Book Poster Image
Heavy look at long history of whites killing black kids.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2019)
(2018)
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The Hate U Give Book Poster Image
Powerful story of police shooting of unarmed black teen.
By Angie Thomas
(2017)
(2017)
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The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales of Alagaësia, Book 1: Eragon Book Poster Image
Promising series launch brings back dragon riders.
By Christopher Paolini
(2019)
(2018)
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Five Feet Apart Book Poster Image
Sweet love story of sick teens who aren't allowed to touch.
By Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis
(2018)
(2018)
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One of Us Is Lying Book Poster Image
Dirty secrets abound in fun but intense high school mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2017)
(2017)
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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel Book Poster Image
Powerful novel deals with suicide, anxiety, and loneliness.
By Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
(2018)
(2018)
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