Top 10 Circulated Books of 2014: #5-1
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These books received more checkouts in my K-4 library than any others during the 2013-14 school year.
5. Bowling Alley Bandit (The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut, Book 1) by Laurie Keller
It’s been great to see the popularity of this book take off. I’m a fan. I love that kids agree.
4. Guinness World Records 2013
Thankfully, this edition of the perennial fan favorite does not contain a picture of my doppelganger.
3. The Cloud Searchers (Amulet, Book 3) by Kazu Kibuishi
The first book in the series appeared on the list yesterday (if memory serves, at #8), so it only makes sense to see another Amulet installment pop up. This is the sort of series where kids keep asking when the next one is coming.
2. Lego Star Wars: A Visual Dictionary
Friends, we are sitting in the middle of LEGO hysteria. The movie didn’t hurt, but there’s more to it than that. Licensing super-popular properties like Harry Potter and Star Wars has had a huge impact. We can’t keep LEGO books on the shelf.
1. Gun: A Visual History
I knew this book would be in the top spot. You’re familiar with DK Eyewitness books, right? This is the same sort of thing, but about triple the length. There are a lot of fans of military stuff out there, and the popularity of this book proves it.
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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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