Top 25 titles at my school
Another school year is wrapping up!
If you work in an elementary school or are in the children’s department in a public library (or have kids of your own), you might be very familiar with the books on this list. This list reflects the top 25 titles in my elementary school library for the 2021-2022 school year. As our list shows, graphic novels were hot (Raina Telegemeier/BSC and Dav Pilkey could put out a new book every week and kids would still be clamoring for more), and Wimpy Kid and various Minecraft books are still going strong. The number of circulations is listed after the title and call number information.
Our list is probably very different from lists created in states other than Minnesota, as our list is heavy on books nominated for the Maud Hart Lovelace Award (Minnesota’s “read and vote” award for kids), which got lots of circulations (a fact aided by the pizza party kids who read a certain number of these books are able to earn). The titles on this award list included entries 12, 13 17, and 22 on our top 25 list.
Our library, for our school of about 800 students, had 36,323 books checked out this school year. This includes little guided readers that teachers use for assisting in teaching reading.
What was hot at your school (elementary, middle, or high school) this year? Share your lists in our comments or find me on Twitter @CiteSomething.
Top Title Statistics
- Guts Telgemeier, Raina. 741.5 TEL 178
- Dog Man and Cat Kid Pilkey, Dav. 741.5 PIL 167
- Dog Man : Fetch-22 Pilkey, Dav. 741.5 PIL 144
- Dog Man : Lord of the Fleas Pilkey, Dav. 741.5 PIL 127
- Cat Kid Comic Club Pilkey, Dav. 741.5 PIL 123
- Dog Man : Mothering Heights Pilkey, Dav. 741.5 PIL 118
- Ghosts Telgemeier, Raina. 741.5 TEL 116
- Dog Man : Grime and Punishment Pilkey, Dav. 741.5 PIL 111
- Minecraft Combat Handbook Milton, Stephanie. 793.93 MIL 106
- Minecraft Construction Handbook Needler, Matthew. 793.93 NEE 106
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Deep End Kinney, Jeff. Fiction – FIC S5 KIN 100
- From the Desk of Zoe Washington Marks, Janae. FIC MAR 99
- When Stars are Scattered Jamieson, Victoria. 921 Mohamed 97
- Dog Man : For Whom the Ball Rolls Pilkey, Dav. 741.5 PIL 96
- Dog Man : A Tale of Two Kitties Pilkey, Dav. 741.5 PIL 93
- Drama Telgemeier, Raina. 741.5 TEL 93
- Max and the Midknights Peirce, Lincoln. FIC PEI 91
- Dog Man : Brawl of the Wild Pilkey, Dav. 741.5 PIL 84
- Minecraft Essential Handbook Milton, Stephanie. 793.93 MIL 84
- Minecraft Redstone Handbook Farwell, Nick. 793.93 FAR 84
- The Baby-Sitters Club : Boy-Crazy Stacey Galligan, Gale. 741.5 GAL 81
- Inkling Oppel, Kenneth. FIC OPP 79
- Dog Man Pilkey, Dav. 741.5 PIL 78
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Third Wheel Kinney, Jeff. Fiction – FIC S5 KIN 76
- Dog Man Unleashed Pilkey, Dav. 741.5 PIL 76
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Amanda MacGregor works in an elementary library, loves dogs, and can be found on Twitter @CiteSomething.
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