As my first official blog post (way to wait until the 11th hour, right??), I thought it might be fun to round up Upham's top five(ish) book circulations (by library neighborhood)! I say "ish" because some of the top spots had 11-way ties! If that was the case, I cut it off where it made the most sense.
First up, nonfiction!
4 (tie). National Geographic Kids: Weird but True! 7
What can I say? Weird stuff is popular with elementary kids!
4 (tie). Lego: Awesome Ideas
Kids beeline for the Lego books!
The wait list for this book was miles long-- this was the only book I specifically ordered a second copy!
I knew this book was popular. Number three out of nonfiction? I should have known- legos + Star wars!
Well, it's Minecraft. We couldn't keep any of these Minecraft handbooks on the shelf!
See, Minecraft again! Our #1 nonfiction circulated title!
Next, Graphic Novels!
Anything by Telgemeier flies off the shelves and this is not her only appearance!
And here she is again…..
This series has always been popular. And not to spoil the top list of graphic novels, it was the only title to knock Telgemeier from dominating the top spots!
2. (tie) The Baby-sitters Club: Kristy's great idea (book 1) by Raina Telgemeier
2. (tie) The Baby-sitters Club: The truth about Stacey (book 2) by Raina Telgemeier
So to make things easier on myself, I'm just going to show one cover. But spots 3 and a tie for 2 are all Babysitters club!
Another one that had a mile long wait list-- it's even more impressive that this one came in #1 since it wasn't added to our collection until October 21st. It was much-loved by Upham students and was basically falling apart by the end of the school year!
Next, Fiction! To make it easier, I combined general fiction, beginner reader and intermediate fiction together. Only three authors dominated our top seven spots!
3. (tie) Can I play too? by Mo Willems
Oh Elephant and Piggie, how we love you. The series ended over a year ago and it's still going strong!
See? See how much we love you???
Pure and utter domination by E&P!
2. (tie) Eve of the Emperor Penguin by Mary Pope Osborne
Okay, maybe not total domination by E&P. There's still much love in our hearts for a little Jack and Annie!
Aaaand they're back in a three-way-tie for first place!
There can't be a list of top circulated books without an appearance (or two) by Diary of a Wimpy Kid (right????).
1. (tie) Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
And the original Diary of a Wimpy Kid still just as popular as it ever was!
And lastly, picture books! In the top eight spots, only three authors!
Fly Guy, still oh so popular!
Mo Willems can't stay out of this count down!
4. (tie) The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! by Mo Willems
And more Pigeon. More Mo.
4. (tie) Fly Guy and the Frankenfly by Tedd Arnold
4. (tie) Even More Parts by Tedd Arnold
3. Betty Bunny Wants Everything by Michael B. Kaplan
Ever since the reader's theater on Read Across America day, Betty Bunny has been flying off the shelves! This title checked out 10 times since Read Across America Day.
2. Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems
Aaaand it's Pigeon…. again.
1. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
And here it is, #1 spot. Mo Willems!
I hope you enjoyed seeing what books took the top spots at Upham! Comment below-- any surprises?