I’m sensing a theme. Your kids really like Dav Pilkey, Mo Willems, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Minecraft.

These are the most checked-out kids and teens items of 2020. We would be happy to put any of these on hold for you! Download this Book Order Form (PDF) and return to us at your next Curbside Hold Pickup appointment

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#1 Most Popular Books by Category

Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard

#1 Picture Book

Feeling too grumpy to fly, Bird begins to walk and finds that his mood changes as other animals join him.

Place a hold on Grumpy Bird

Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems

#1 Easy Reader

Friends Elephant and Piggie are playing outside when it starts to rain, and then they must decide what to do.

Place a hold on Are You Ready to Play Outside?

Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets by Dav Pilkey

#1 Easy Chapter

Principal Krupp once again turns into the superhero Captain Underpants in order to save the world, and Jerome Horwitz Elementary School, from the evil talking toilets and the Turbo Toilet 2000.

Place a hold on Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

#1 +Fiction

In the latest diary of middle-schooler Greg Heffley, he records his attempts to spend his summer vacation sensibly indoors playing video games and watching television, despite his mother’s other ideas.

Place a hold on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey

#! +Graphic Novels

When a new sitter arrives and a movie star goes missing, Dog Man and Cat Kid investigate, but Petey, the world’s most evil cat, complicates their case.

Place a hold on Dog Man and Cat Kid

Minecraft Essential Handbook by Stephanie Milton

#1 Children’s Nonfiction

Provides readers with tips, techniques, and strategies for Minecraft, including how to find resources, make a shelter, create tools, and defend against monsters.

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

#1 YA Fiction

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone fighting against you? Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives.

Place a hold on The Hunger Games

Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha

#1 YA Graphic Novels

A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts can save a life. Perfect for fans of American Born Chinese and Hey, Kiddo.

Place a hold on Almost American Girl

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything American History Textbooks Get Wrong by James W. Loewen

#1 YA Nonfiction

Place a hold on Lies My Teacher Told Me

Picture Book

  1. Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard
  2. The Pigeon Has to Go to School! by Mo Willems
  3. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems
  4. Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin
  5. Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney
  6. Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes
  7. The Berenstain Bears’ Fall Family Fun by Stan Berenstain
  8. Peppa Pig and the Treasure Hunt
  9. Fancy Nancy: Storybook Treasury by Jane O’Connor
  10. Pete the Cat Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Easy Reader

  1. Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems
  2. Pigs Make Me Sneeze! by Mo Willems
  3. I Will Take a Nap! by Mo Willems
  4. I’m a Frog! by Mo Willems
  5. I Lost My Tooth! by Mo Willems
  6. The Thank You Book by Mo Willems
  7. I am Invited to a Party! by Mo Willems
  8. I Will Surprise My Friend! by Mo Willems
  9. I Really Like Slop! by Mo Willems
  10. Harold & Hog Pretend for Real! by Mo Willems 

Easy Chapter

  1. Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets by Dav Pilkey
  2. Night of the Ninjas by Mary Pope Osborne
  3. Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne
  4. The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
  5. Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne
  6. Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot by Dav Pilkey
  7. Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne
  8. Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space by Dav Pilkey
  9. Polar Bears Past Bedtime by Mary Pope Osborne
  10. Rise of the Earth Dragon by Tracey West

+ Fiction

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
  3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney
  6. The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan
  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
  8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney
  9. The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan
  10. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling/Jack Thorne

+ Graphic Novels

  1. Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey
  2. Dog Man: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey
  3. Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey
  4. For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey
  5. Unleashed by Dav Pilkey
  6. Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey
  7. Mary Anne Saves the Day by Raina Telgemeier
  8. A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey
  9. Guts by Raina Telgemeier
  10. Kristy’s Great Idea by Raina Telgemeier

Children’s Nonfiction

  1. Minecraft Essential Handbook by Stephanie Milton
  2. Minecraft Combat Handbook by Stephanie Milton
  3. Ultimate Weird But True 2
  4. American Girl Character Encyclopedia by Carrie Anton
  5. Minecraft Redstone Handbook by Nick Farwell
  6. Unofficial Minecrafters Master Builder Workshop by Megan Miller
  7. Ultimate Weird But True 3
  8. The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
  9. El Deafo by Cece Bell
  10. Little Kids First Big Book of Pets by Catherine D. Hughes

YA Fiction

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  3. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  4. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  5. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
  6. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  7. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  8. The Crown by Kiera Cass
  9. The Death Cure by James Dashner
  10. The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

YA Graphic Novels

  1. Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha
  2. March. Book One by John Lewis
  3. My Hero Academia Vol. 1 by Kohei Horikoshi
  4. Black Butler 1 by Yana Toboso
  5. Demon Slayer Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotoge
  6. Eyes of the Storm. Bone 3 by Jeff Smith
  7. Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits 1 by Waco Ioka
  8. Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits 2 by Waco Ioka
  9. Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige
  10. My Hero Academia Vol. 3 by Kohei Horikoshi

YA Nonfiction

  1. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything American History Textbooks Get Wrong by James W. Loewen
  2. We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
  3. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People by Debbie Reese
  4. Just Mercy: Adapted for Young Adults by Bryan Stevenson
  5. The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
  6. A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield
  7. Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 by Albert Marrin
  8. The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop
  9. The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them by Freedom Writers
  10. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds

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