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Saturday, 16 July 2011

The Bookette's Guide To ... Popular Books this Term

School's out for Summer!

So want to know which books were popular this term? Read on...

#1 being the most popular in my school library

Boys 8-12

1.       Diary of a Wimpy Kid (whole series)

2.       Football Academy by Tom Palmer (whole series)

3.       Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan

4.       Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil by Derek Landy

5.       Monster Makers: Spacemite by Ali Sparkes

6.       Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey (whole series)

7.       Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

8.       The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delany

9.       Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

10.   My Brother’s Famous Bottom by Jeremy Strong

Girls 8 - 12

1.       Diary of a Wimpy Kid (whole series)

2.       Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson

3.       The Diamond Girls by Jacqueline Wilson

4.       Dork Diaries (whole series) by Renee Russell

5.       Dolphin Song by Lauren St John

6.       Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson

7.       Lily Alone by Jacqueline Wilson

8.       Cherry Crush by Cathy Cassidy

9.       Arrow by R J Anderson

10.   Do Not Read Any Further by Pat Moon
Girls seem to read more standalone novels than boys.  There is a really good mix of genres in there this term: realism, fantasy, action, comedy. Perhaps the Wimpy Kid will not be #1 in the Autumn. We shall see...


Vivienne said...

Interesting to see Arrow on there for the girls. I always think of that appealing to the older children.

Caroline said...

I love these posts!! It is soo interesting to see what kids really like to read!!
I wonder, was The Wimpy Kid as popular before the films came out or is it just because of the films?
I saw the reissue covers of the Cathy Cassidy and i really feel like reading them now, they look so unique!

Cliona said...

I love these posts too! It's funny how Diary of a Wimpy Kid is most popular for both boys and girls! I'm glad to see Cirque Du Freak and Arrow made the list :) And one more thing-I've said it before and I'll say it again-I am so jealous of the pupils in your school, having such a fantastic library!

Keren David said...

Books beginning with 'D' for girls, books beginning with 'S' for boys...

Cara said...

Very interesting to see what's been popular. THE LOST HERO is a favorite of mine-I have an unhealthy obsession with Rick Riordan's world-building-so I'm glad it made one of the lists!