2022 Most Popular Juvenile Books
Captain Underpants and the terrifying return of Tippy Tinkletrousers
Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author, illustrator
Eva's new pet
Elliott, Rebecca, author
Eva is excited because her parents have agreed to let her get a new pet, but she is not sure what kind of pet to get--or how Baxter, her bat, will react to a new member of the family.
The Great Molasses Flood, 1919
Tarshis, Lauren, author
A deadly and strange disaster. It's been four years since Carmen and Papa moved from Italy to Boston. Life here is exciting, but not always easy. And then there's the massive metal tank that rises up over their crowded North End neighborhood. The ugly tank, filled with sticky brown molasses, has always leaked. But nobody imagined that it could one day explode apart, sending a tsunami of molasses into the streets. Caught in the flood, Carmen must fight for her life, the life that she and Papa built together in America. But where will she find the strength?
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
Rowling, J. K., author
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Howl of the wind dragon
West, Tracey, 1965- author
The wizard Astrid is planning to cast the False Life spell which will bring to life the bones of giant ancient beasts and allow her to conquer all the kingdoms; in order to prevent her the Dragon Masters must find the Wind Dragon, the final dragon needed to undo the spell--but that dragon and her Dragon Master are captives, and it is up to Drake and his friends to rescue them, and hope they are in time to stop Astrid.
In a class by himself
Peirce, Lincoln, author
Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention seem like an achievement.
The lightning thief
Riordan, Rick, author
After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
Korman, Gordon, author
Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids--trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity amnesia has provided and restart his life?
Tales from a not-so-best friend forever
Russell, Rachel Renée, author
Nikki and her bandmates are looking forward to an awesome summer on tour. But will Nikki survive when she learns that her frenemy MacKenzie is her new roommate?
Kinney, Jeff, author, illustrator
An unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley's family a chance to make big changes to their house. But they soon find that home improvement isn't all it's cracked up to be.