I have been completing paperwork for the end of year library statistics and was interested to find out the ten most popular books borrowed.
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books ruled the top ten; not only coming top of the list but also 3rd, 5th, 6th and 8th place. This shows that the books are still as popular as ever.
Third on the list was the Ladybird book Rapunzel, which is surprising as we only have one copy of this book as apposed to 3 or 4 copies of the more well known traditional tales.
4th was Tom Gates Best Book Day Ever. This is one of the one pound books sold on World Book Day and the one which introduced the children in our school to Tom Gates, but they still love it!
7th was my personal favourite Wonder. Can’t rave about this book enough, it just simply is a life changer.
9th was Dinosaurs, the only non-fiction book on the list, just as popular with juniors as it is infants.
10th was Where’s Wally Now? We did run a competition along with the National Literacy Trust around the Where’s Wally books so that’s why it made it into the 10 ten I think.
What a mixture!
It is definitely the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books which breathed new life into the borrowing of our reluctant readers, it’s just my job to make sure they keep borrowing books to read for pleasure.