Hop to It

Easter rules this week’s children’s picture book list, with 16 of 25 titles sharing a spring theme. Marilyn Sadler’s Bunny with a Big Heart, illustrated by Tim Bowers, pubbed in December and leaps to #11 on our list. It joins more than a dozen books in Sadler’s P.J. Funnybunny series, including two more on our list: 1983’s It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny, illustrated by Richard Bollen, is #1 on our picture book list and #2 overall. 2022’s It’s Better Being a Bunny, illustrated by Bowers, is the #3 picture book and #6 overall.

The Kids Are Alright?

The #1 book on our hardcover nonfiction list, and #8 in the country, is The Anxious Generation by Jonathan Haidt, coauthor of The Coddling of the American Mind. In it, Haidt sounds an alarm against screentime: “The Great Rewiring of Childhood,” he writes, “in which the phone-based childhood replaced the play-based childhood, is the major cause of the international epidemic of adolescent mental illness.”

Raising Mentally Strong Kids by neuropsychiatrist Daniel G. Amen and child psychologist Charles Fay is #6 on our hardcover nonfiction list. Tech isn’t the book’s sole focus, but it’s a pervasive adversary: “We parent in an age where the devices available to our children contain more temptations than we faced during our entire childhood,” the authors write.

Year Over Year

Hanif Abdurraqib lands at #18 on our extended hardcover nonfiction list with There’s Always This Year, “a triumphant meditation on basketball and belonging,” per our starred review. “The narrative works as if by alchemy, forging personal anecdotes, sports history, and cultural analysis into a bracing contemplation of the relationship between sport teams and their communities.” For our extended lists and complete bestseller coverage, visit publishersweekly.com/bestsellers.


Becky Lynch
Rebecca Quin
#2 Hardcover Nonfiction
“Pro wrestler Quin, who performs as Becky Lynch, delivers an endearing debut memoir about her life and athletic career,” according to our review. Her “honesty sets her account apart from other professional athlete memoirs. Even non–wrestling fans are likely to enjoy this.”

The Truth About the Devlins
Lisa Scottoline
#6 Hardcover Fiction
“A wealthy Philadelphia family’s dysfunction threatens to undo them in the engrossing latest from Scottoline,” per our review. “The midsection sags a bit, but for the most part, this is a ripping blend of legal and family drama.”