Most Popular Kids Books of 2021

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Allergic

Allergic

Lloyd, Megan Wagner, author
2021

At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with the new baby they're expecting, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie thinks a new puppy is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She's severely allergic to anything with fur! Can Maggie outsmart her allergies and find the perfect pet? A heartfelt story of family, friendship, and finding a place to belong.

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The Baby-sitters Club. 9, Claudia and the new girl : a graphic novel

The Baby-sitters Club. 9, Claudia and the new girl : a graphic novel

Epstein, Gabriela, author
2021

At the urging of a very artistic new girl who encourages Claudia to practice art instead of caring for kids, Claudia considers leaving the club and the other members give her an ultimatum.

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Bear for breakfast

Bear for breakfast

Munsch, Robert N., 1945- author
2019

Donovan looks in the fridge but is disappointed to see that there is no bear, since his grandfather says he used to eat bear for breakfast. So Donovan sets off to bag a bear of his own. In a "going on a lion hunt" adventure, he stalks and is stalked by an ant, a squirrel, and a dog -- but they are not bears, so he shoos them away. Finally Donovan meets a real bear, which GROWLS at him! Donovan runs all the way home but the bear follows him into the kitchen and chases his mom around the table until grandfather hits it on the head with a frying pan: BONGGGGG! and the bear runs away. Then they all sit down to a nice breakfast that doesn't have any teeth: Pizza!

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Big Nate. The gerbil ate my homework

Big Nate. The gerbil ate my homework

Peirce, Lincoln, author, artist
2020

You've got to know where you stand to survive sixth grade, and Nate Wright's found the perfect spot: right next to Sherman, the class gerbil. Can Nate's furry friend bail him out of his latest homework jam with Mrs. Godfrey? Or will there be a paper trail leading straight to detention? Nate has no answers, but plenty of ideas--like directing a superhero movie starring the amazing Mega-Chad, inventing a new name for his pal Francis, and living up to his reputation as a P.S. 38 Prank Day legend. Special final exam bonus question: Does Nate makes it to summer vacation? Find out in this new collection of uproarious Big Nate comics! Middle school has never been funnier!

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Cat kid comic club

Cat kid comic club

Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author, illustrator
2020

A brand-new graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey, the internationally bestselling author and illustrator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series.

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The cookie fiasco

The cookie fiasco

Santat, Dan, author, illustrator
2016


The cool bean

The cool bean

John, Jory, author
2019

"Everyone knows the cool beans. They're sooooo cool. And then there's the uncool has-bean . . . Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd--until one day the cool beans show him how it's done.

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The day the crayons quit

The day the crayons quit

Daywalt, Drew, author
2013


Dinosnores

Dinosnores

Boynton, Sandra, author
2019

Humorous dinosaur characters prepare for bedtime, but after they all fall asleep, they snore very loudly. A rabbit is thankful that he lives far, far away.

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Geronimo Stilton, the graphic novel. 1, The sewer rat stink

Geronimo Stilton, the graphic novel. 1, The sewer rat stink

Stilton, Geronimo, author
2020

Geronimo and his friend Hercule Poirat venture into the sewers to find the origin of the horrible stink that is driving all the mice away from New Mouse City--and learn an important lesson about recycling.

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Guts

Guts

Telgemeier, Raina, author, artist
2019

In a semi-autobiographical graphic novel, the author describes her childhood anxiety, in a story about growing up and gathering the courage to face and conquer her fears.

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The Ickabog

The Ickabog

Rowling, J. K., author
2020

Once upon a time there was a tiny kingdom called Cornucopia, as rich in happiness as it was in gold, and famous for its food. From the delicate cream cheeses of Kurdsburg to the Hopes-of-Heaven pastries of Chouxville, each was so delicious that people wept with joy as they ate them. But even in this happy kingdom, a monster lurks. Legend tells of a fearsome creature living far to the north in the Marshlands... the Ickabog. Some say it breathes fire, spits poison, and roars through the mist as it carries off wayward sheep and children alike. Some say it's just a myth... And when that myth takes on a life of its own, casting a shadow over the kingdom, two children -- best friends Bert and Daisy -- embark on a great adventure to untangle the truth and find out where the real monster lies, bringing hope and happiness to Cornucopia once more.

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One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

Seuss, Dr., author
1960

A story-poem about the activities of such unusual animals as the Nook, Wump, Yink, Yop, Gack, and the Zeds.

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Pax

Pax

Pennypacker, Sara, 1951- author
2016

After being forced to give up his pet fox Pax, a young boy named Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back.

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Pete the cat and the perfect pizza party

Pete the cat and the perfect pizza party

Dean, Kim, 1969- author, illustrator
2019

After inviting his friends over for a pizza party, Pete piles his favorite pepperoni topping on the pie he is making, but when his guests arrive and add their own toppings to the pizza, Pete begins to wonder if his perfect pizza will be ruined.

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Pig the slob

Pig the slob

Blabey, Aaron, author, illustrator
2020

When Pig the pug's lifestyle of lounging on the couch and binging snacks and television comes to a crashing end, his dachshund friend Trevor introduces the joys of jogging and eating nutritious meals.

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The pigeon has to go to school!

The pigeon has to go to school!

Willems, Mo, author, illustrator
2019

The pigeon must go to school, but frets about math, learning the alphabet, heavy backpacks, and what the teacher and other birds will think of him.

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Positively Izzy

Positively Izzy

Libenson, Terri, author, illustrator
2018


Scaredy Squirrel at night

Scaredy Squirrel at night

Watt, MeĢlanie, 1975-
2009


The very hungry caterpillar

The very hungry caterpillar

Carle, Eric, author
1987


We don't eat our classmates

We don't eat our classmates

Higgins, Ryan T., author, illustrator
2018

When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are.

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The wild robot

The wild robot

Brown, Peter, 1979- author, illustrator
2016


Wings of fire. Book one, The dragonet prophecy : the graphic novel

Wings of fire. Book one, The dragonet prophecy : the graphic novel

Deutsch, Barry, author
2018

Not every dragonet wants a destiny...Clay has grown up under the mountain, chosen along with four other dragonets to fulfill a mysterious prophecy and end the war between the dragon tribes of Pyrrhia. He's not so sure about the prophecy part, but Clay can't imagine not living with the other dragonets; they're his best friends. So when one of the dragonets is threatened, all five spring into action. Together, they will choose freedom over fate, leave the mountain, and fulfill their destiny - on their own terms.

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Wrecking ball

Wrecking ball

Kinney, Jeff, author, illustrator
2019

"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"-- Provided by publisher.

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