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 Book Poster Image
Moving tale of facially different boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
(2012)
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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Book Poster Image
Greg is meaner to gullible BFF Rowley in Wimpy Kid spin-off.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
(2019)
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A Tale of Magic Book Poster Image
Imaginative, lively tale launches Land of Stories prequels.
By Chris Colfer
(2019)
(2019)
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A Wolf Called Wander Book Poster Image
Exciting, vivid fictionalized autobiography of famed wolf.
By Rosanne Parry
(2019)
(2019)
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Refugee Book Poster Image
Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.
By Alan Gratz
(2017)
(2017)
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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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Chain of Gold: The Last Hours, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Shadowhunters fight poisoning demons in exciting spin-off.
By Cassandra Clare
(2020)
(2020)
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Children of Virtue and Vengeance: Legacy of Orisha, Book 2 Book Poster Image
African fantasy keeps up suspense in battle-heavy sequel.
By Tomi Adeyemi
(2020)
(2019)
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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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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You Book Poster Image
Conversational history traces U.S. ideas about race.
By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
(2020)
(2020)
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