Top 10 Most Circulated 3-4 Books 2010-11
When two of the four school libraries where I work are being packed up for summer renovations and things look like this:
It’s time to take a look at the most circulated books of the year.
The focus today is on my 3rd and 4th grade school. Away we go…
10. Taylor Swift by Riley Brooks
We’ve added a few current entertainer bios in the last couple years. This one hitting the top 10 goes to show that kids are clamoring for this sort of thing.
9. Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
I’ve mentioned before that Hahn is a popular author in my libraries, and seeing this spooky title on the list supports that.
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Our first Wimpy Kid sighting of the day.
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
Make that two.
6. World War II: Fighting for Freedom by Peter Chrisp
In the words of countless students, “Got any war books?” The demand for military-focused nonfiction is always high.
5. Scholastic Book of World Records 2010
With the popularity of the Guiness Book of World Records, it makes sense that others would jump into the record game. Scholastic has been putting out their own compendium since 2001 and it’s always a big hit with kids.
4. Dogs for Kids! by Kristin Mehus-Roe
Pets are an insanely popular area of our nonfiction section.
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
Okay, lay down your bets – will there be another Wimpy Kid title on this list?
2. Creepy Castles by Sarah Parvis
This one was a bit of a surprise for me. I knew the Scary Places series has been popular, but I didn’t think it would turn up so high on this list.
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
Many condolences to the suckers who didn’t lay down their life savings betting that Wimpy Kid would take the top spot.
Coming up tomorrow, we wrap things up with my 5-6 school.
About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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