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Thursday, 17 July 2014

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

This academic year has been so full on hence the lack of posts. Anyway, I made it to the Summer Holiday. Yee ha!

HHHHHhHmHere are the fiction books that topped the charts in my school library this term:

#1 being the most popular book in my school library since January this year
Boys 8 – 12
  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (the whole series)
  2. Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce (the whole series)
  3. Tom Gates by Liz Pichon (the whole series)
  4. Wonder by R J Palacio
  5. The Spider’s Lair by Guy Bass
  6. Cosmic Calamity by Guy Bass
  7. Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey (the whole series)
  8. Billionaire Boy by David Walliams
  9. Captain Valiant by Adam Britten (the whole series)
  10. The Ghost of Grania O’Malley by Michael Morpurgo


Girls 8 – 12
  1. Diamond by Jacqueline Wilson
  2. Dork Diaries (the whole series) by Renee Russell
  3. Ellie May is Totally Happy to Share her Place in the Spotlight by Marianne Levy
  4. Tom Gates by Liz Pichon (the whole series)
  5. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell
  6. Shrinking Violet Definitely Needs a Dog by Lou Kuenzler
  7. Knife by R J Anderson (in fact the whole Faery series is very popular)
  8. Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler (the whole series)
  9. The Naughtiest Girl (the whole series) by Enid Blyton
  10. Demon Dentist by David Walliams


Wonder has been requested so many times this term after our fab Deputy Head spoke about reading it with his son in assembly. You can see that books in a series are still going strong. If you know you like an author, then of course you can’t wait for the next book.

In terms of non-fiction Minecraft has been crazy popular this year. But also the Truth or Busted: Fact or Fiction Behind... series has been going down a storm.

As expected, comics and graphic novels are borrowed lots too. DFC comics in particular as well as the Percy Jackson graphic versions.

We added Match magazines to the library too this year and they have been popular with children from Year 2 to Year 8. I’d like to add more magazines to our stock for next year. Suggestions most welcome.

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