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 that we've reviewed. 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.

Wonder Poster Image


age 10+

Moving tale of facially different boy with inner beauty.

By: R.J. Palacio (2012)
Refugee Poster Image


age 11+

Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.

By: Alan Gratz (2017)
Book cover for Odder, with cute otter in the water looking at reader


age 8+

Poignant, hopeful free-verse tale of orphaned otter.

By: Katherine Applegate (2022)
Two Degrees book cover

Two Degrees

age 9+

Teens battle to survive in gripping climate change thriller.

By: Alan Gratz (2022)
Yellow fiery explosion with white clouds on blue background

The Human Kaboom

age 8+

Collection of six wild stories is funny, playful, uneven.

By: Adam Rubin (2023)
Five Survive jacket cover

Five Survive

age 14+

Secrets and lies abound in this page-turning thriller.

By: Holly Jackson (2022)
Boolk cover. Portrait of a young Vietnamese woman, with winged insects on herlips

She Is a Haunting

age 14+

Teen finds horror in homecoming in creepy chiller.

By: Trang Thanh Tran (2023)
Cover shot of The Stolen Heir

The Stolen Heir: A Novel of Elfhame: The Stolen Heir, Book 1

age 14+

Faerie queen in exile plots revenge in captivating fantasy.

By: Holly Black (2023)
The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera

The First to Die at the End

age 14+

Heartbreaking, hopeful, and romantic prequel.

By: Adam Silvera (2022)
Red and white flowers grow out of a red heart surrounded by twisting, golden vines.

Lightlark: The Lightlark Saga, Book 1

age 15+

Solid fantasy series opener is dark and compelling.

By: Alex Aster (2022)