Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Top Circulating Children's Books

The Yellow Books, 1887 . Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 18 May 2016.
“Knowledge is like money: To be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.”
― Louis L'Amour, Education of a Wandering Man  

In the library, "circulation" means a lot of things.  What's sometimes called the "library card desk" is also known as "circulation".  When we look at a book's record, we count how many times it has checked out as its "circs". The library's collection floats (items checked out at one branch and returned at another stay at the branch at which they are returned), but its items circulate.

It's the time of year when the kids are at home and you are looking for something for them to read - or perhaps for book recommendations for gifts? Here's a list of the most popular picture books in the system - many are part of a series, and some are of seasonal interest (but hey, there are turkeys eaten in December as well as November!). Our intrepid storytime personnel also recommend The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants, The Sound of All Things, Wake Up, City!, Madeline Finn and the Library Dog, Little Wing Learns to Fly, and Mr. Moon.

Top Circulating  Children’s Easy

1.  Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann [series]
2. Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor [series]
3. Thanksgiving Mice by Bethany Roberts
4. The Berenstain Bears by Mike Berenstain [series]
5. I Am a Princess by Courtney Carbone
6. Minnie & Moo by Denys Cazet
7. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Star Wars Little Golden Book by Geof Smith
8. Pete the Cat by James Dean [series]
9. Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant
10. What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss
11. The Cookie Fiasco by Mo Willems
12. Over the River and Through the Wood by Lydia Maria Child
13. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
14. Star Wars ABC-3PO by Calliope Glass
15. Round the Turkey by Leslie Kimmelman

For the older kids, ages 8-12, we have a separate list. At this age, they really love a good chapter book series!

Top Circulating  Children’s Fiction

1.  Champ by Ellen Miles [Puppy Place series]
2. Giselle the Christmas Ballet Fairy by Daisy Meadows [Rainbow Magic series]
3. The BFG by Roald Dahl
4. Magical Mission by Geronimo Stilton [Geronimo Stilton series]
5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Junior Novel by Michael Kogge
6. Starfire Starbomb by Steve Korte [Teen Titans Go! Series]
7. Mobs in the Mine by Winter Morgan [Unofficial Minetrapped Adventure series]
8. Blizzard of the Blue Moon by Mary Pope Osborne [Magic Tree House series]
9. Holes by Louis Sachar
10. Liz’s Night at the Museum by Callie Barkley [Critter Club series]
11. Saving Crafter by Mark Cheverton [Unofficial Minecrafter’s Adventure series]
12. November Night by Ron Roy [Calender Mysteries series]
13. The Haunter by R. L Stine [Goosebumps Most Wanted series]
14. Calliope the Muse by Joan Holub [Goddess Girls series]
15. Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce [Big Nate series]

What are your kids checking out from the library? Let us know in the comments!

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