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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

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

The Christmas term is nearly finished. Horray!

So want to know which books topped the charts at school this term? Read on... I've highlighted the books that were on my 'If you like Wimpy Kid, try...' display. I do believe it worked.

#1 being the most popular book in my school library since September

Boys 8 - 12

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (all of them) by Jeff Kinney
  2. The Donut Diaries by Dermot Milligan aka Anthony McGowan
  3. Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
  4. Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham
  5. Danny Baker Record Breaker: The World's Biggest Bogey by Steve Hartley
  6. Milo and the Restart Button by Alan Silberberg
  7. Scream Street: Fang of the Vampire by Tommy Donbavand
  8. Big Nate Out Loud by Lincoln Peirce
  9. Boys United (Football Academy) by Tom Palmer
  10. Into the Shadows (Nemesis #1) by Catherine MacPhail

Girls 8 - 12

  1. Dork Diaries: Pop Stars by Renee Russell
  2. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (all of them)
  4. How to Get What You Want by Peony Pinker by Jenny Alexander
  5. Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson
  6. Jane Eyre (abridged version)
  7. My Sister's A Vampire (all of them) by Sienna Mercer
  8. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon
  9. Stars on Ice (Skate School #1) by Kay Woodward
  10. Best Friends by Jacqueline Wilson
Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever is the most reserved book in the library right now. I bought three copies. We have at least seven children waiting to read it. So I guess the reign of the wimpy kid will long continue. I expect half the school will have put it on their Christmas letter to Santa Claus.


junipersjungle.com said...

Really interesting to see what's popular and the effect of the Wimpy Kid.

jenalexanderbooks said...

Woo hoo! I'm delighted to see my Peony Pinker on the list!!!!

Tommy said...

Great to see Scream Street making the grade!

Suz Korb said...

Great list! I'm going to see which of these books I can get on my Kindle.

Traxy said...

Jane Eyre is popular amongst 8-12-year-olds? Even if it's just an abridged version, that's still excellent news! :)

Sam (Tiny Library) said...

I teach Year 5 and they just can't get enough of the Wimpy Kid books. Some of the boys that are reluctant/ struggling readers are also really loving the Dino FC series.