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Monday, 2 July 2012

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

This Summer term has raced by. There is always lots happening in the Library but this term things have been buzzing. I'll do another post about what we've been up to soon. This post is all about which books have been popular. Without further rambling, here they are:

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

Boys 8 - 12

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (the whole series... again)
  2. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon (the whole series)
  3. The Case of the Deadly Desperadoes by Caroline Lawrence
  4. Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood by Michael Morpurgo
  5. Young Samurai: The Ring of Fire by Chris Bradford
  6. Captain Fantastic (Football Academy series) by Tom Palmer
  7. The Arctic Incident (Graphic Novel) by Anthony Horowitz
  8. Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane
  9. Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
  10. The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch

Girls 8 - 12

  1. Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson
  2. My Sister's a Vampire (the whole series) by Sienna Mercer
  3. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon (the whole series)
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (the whole series)
  5. The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
  6. The Longest Whale Song by Jacqueline Wilson
  7. Best Friends by Jacqueline Wilson
  8. Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  9. Blue Gene Baby by Fiona Dunbar
  10. Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
Suddenly the boys are reading outside of the "funny" books. Okay, so the two big series are at the top but they're reading adventure/ western and detective fiction. Fantastic.


Charlotte (The Book on the Hill) said...

It's really interesting to see what books these kids are drawn to!

Gosh, Jacqueline Wilson and Jeff Kinney still rule at it! :)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love that Jacqueline Wilson is still top of the tables! She used to be one of my favourite authors.

Joe said...

Reminds me, I need to pull up the stats at my place.

At this stage, I know for certain that Jacqueline Wilson is the most popular among Year 7 at my (all girls) school. Across the board, I suspect Hunger Games is leading the way...

Nina said...

Gangsta Granny sounds like a fun book! Never heard of that one before. :) Hilarious title.