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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Wonder

age 10+

Moving tale of facially different boy with inner beauty.

By: R.J. Palacio (2012)
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Refugee

age 11+

Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.

By: Alan Gratz (2017)
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

age 8+

Inspirational bios of trailblazing African American women.

By: Vashti Harrison (2017)
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Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History

age 8+

Brief biographies of notable black men inspire, educate.

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Two Degrees

age 9+

Teens battle to survive in gripping climate change thriller.

By: Alan Gratz (2022)
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Five Survive

age 14+

Secrets and lies abound in this page-turning thriller.

By: Holly Jackson (2022)
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The First to Die at the End

age 14+

Heartbreaking, hopeful, and romantic prequel.

By: Adam Silvera (2022)
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Long Live the Pumpkin Queen

age 12+

Darker Halloween movie spin-off adds more creeps, chills.

By: Shea Ernshaw (2022)
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One of Us Is Lying

age 14+

Dirty secrets abound in fun but intense high school mystery.

By: Karen M. McManus (2017)
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Lightlark: The Lightlark Saga, Book 1

age 15+

Solid fantasy series opener is dark and compelling.

By: Alex Aster (2022)
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