As we reach the home stretch of the school year the library takes the time to perform inventory and look at our statistics. I really enjoy pulling up information about the books that were read, who checked them out and what was most popular this school year. It’s been a few years since I last shared with you but as you will see, some things don’t change. In case you are interested here are some statistics from the
2010 school year.
Now, on to this years top ten!
10. The first in the series Heroes of Olympus, this book picks up after the last Percy Jackson book. It’s not surprising it made the top ten considering how popular Percy Jackson was. This book doesn’t stay on the shelf long.
9. Egyptology is not a new book but for some unknown reason it was rediscovered this year by our K-2 students. Our copy is pretty beat up!
8. The Ugly Truth. It seems we never have enough of any of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. This is just the first of three that made it into the top ten!
7. All That Pikachu Ani-Manga. Really graphic novels are some of the most popular books to circulate the library. Children fight over them. I am trying hard to add more to our collecting. Reading books in any form is good!
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It is only fitting that the book that started it all is in the top ten. I suspect it is popular among those new to the series and those who just want to brush up on their favorite characters.
5. Star Wars The Clone Wars: the colossus of destiny is one of the highly sought after and unfortunately fought over books in our library. I guess you just can’t beat a graphic novel and the subject of Star Wars. Hey I get it!
4. Adventures in Cartooning. I just checked this book back in and was shocked to discover it was not on hold! This book is well, SUPER fun. Not only is it an awesome adventure with a knight, horse, magical elf, a dragon and a princess it also teaches you how to make your own cartoons. Considering the cartoon mania that seems to be going on in our library I am not surprised this is a top pick.
3. Star Wars The Clone Wars: the wind raiders of taloraan is the other highly sought after graphic novel. This book gets boys reading and that is a really cool thing!
2. Bone: Out from Boneville is a book that I had to reorder when our first copy fell apart beyond repair. I have a secret, I haven’t read any of the Bone books. I know I know, how is that possible. Trust me, I plan to remedy that small mistake this summer. How can I not? At number 2 Bone must be a book to be read.
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days was number back in 2010 and is still number one!!!!!! Wow, I’m kinda shocked. I know it is a popular book but it really isn’t put on hold that often. I guess I didn’t pay attention to how often it was circulated. Part of me thinks this is great but another part of me wonders why so many of the new books released since 2010 have been overlooked by our students.
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I was always an avid reader, even if I wasn't the best reader. I would read book after book often returning to well loved favorites to read again. My favorite genres are Science Fiction and Historical Fiction. I find both the past and the possible future very interesting. When I became a librarian I was very excited by the prospect of sharing my love of books. I quickly discovered that teaching library and technology is much more than reading books. It's sharing information, learning about reliable resources, digital citizenship, computer skills. Being a librarian at St. Philip's also means I teach technology, film editing, 3d printing, and much more. When I'm not reading and teaching library and technology skills you can find me running SPAS Drama Club.
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I may have to do this! Great idea.
Glad to know I finally inspired you! I’m always getting such great ideas from what you do 🙂
Well we are going to “genrefy” our fiction next fall and I got that directly from you!
That wasn’t my idea but I’m happy I brought it to your attention. YEAH for fellow librarians!
I read a few of those book.They were great books.