Top 10 Circulated Books 2016! #IMWAYR


Any guesses on the top 10 books at my 2nd-4th grade school? It looks like a few popular authors are dominating the shelves! Take a look!


52 story treehouse

10. The 52- Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths; illustrated by Terry Denton

Dreaming of big fun in a treehouse? So are my students!! These books are a hit in my library. My 7 year old son loves them too! Please keep them coming Andy and Terry!


Bad kitty goes to the vet

9. Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet by Nick Bruel

Bad Kitty is hilarious! I’m not surprised that this mischievous cat made the Top 10!


The Babysitter's club

8. The Baby-Sitters Club: Claudia and Mean Janine (Graphic Novel) by Raina Telgemeier based on the novel by Ann M. Martin

It’s awesome to see this series in graphic novel form. My students are loving it! You may see Raina’s name a few more times on this Top 10 list!


I love dogs and puppies

7. I Love Dogs and Puppies by Nicola Jane Swinney

Kids love animals! And cute puppies are the best!

Hilo book 1

6. Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick

Students love Hilo! My prediction is that the second book in the series (Hilo: Saving The Whole Wide World) will be on the top 10 list next school year!


Diary of a Wimpy Kid 9

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul #9 by Jeff Kinney

You knew it was bound to happen, right? Of course Diary of a Wimpy Kid is in the Top 10! And there may be another one down the road on this list….


myths busted

4. Myths Busted! 2: Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew… by Emily Krieger; illustrations by Tom Nick Cocotos

I just realized we don’t have Myth Busted! 3. Now I know… I need to get that one for next year!


3. Smile by Raina Telgemeier

I told you Raina would be back! Students love Smile. So do you think Sisters made the list too?



2. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Yup. You were right! Sisters made the number 2 spot! I’m going to predict that Ghosts will be in my top 10 next year! I know my students are excited to read it! So which book took home the #1 spot?!


diary of a wimpy kid 10

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School #10 by Jeff Kinney

I think as long as Jeff Kinney keeps writing….He will be in my top 10! Keep them coming! Kids have mad love for Diary of a Wimpy Kid! I’m glad Jeff Kinney decided to Double Down on the series! Book 11 comes out in November!

So what are your students reading?

Check out more Top 10 circulation posts: thebrainlair and 100scopenotes


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4 Responses to Top 10 Circulated Books 2016! #IMWAYR

  1. Kathy Martin says:

    These all sound like good ones. I have most in my elementary media center and will be adding the ones I don’t already have. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and anything by Raina Telgemeier are very popular in my classroom library, too. If these books get the kids to read, I’ll buy as many as I can! Thanks for sharing this list, I’ll check some of these out during the summer.

    • Niki Barnes says:

      Thanks Jana! Agreed! I’ll be buying many copies of Ghosts by Raina in the Fall as well as the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I feel like I can never have enough copies of the popular books. But I’m excited kids are reading what they love!

  3. cweichel says:

    Our circulation system is so archaic that I cannot do this kind of statistics. However I’m pretty sure that all of these books were popular in my library too.

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