Each year I do so enjoy looking at the stats on ‘most borrowed items’ from the Junior Library. Possibly this is a librarian thing, but I find it fascinating. There is absolutely no surprises on this list for me…these are the books that are time and time again never on the shelves and even if I had 10 copies of each they would still always be out and have reserves on them. I always buy multiple copies of the books which are most popular in our school library but it is never enough so if you’d like to add these ones to your home shelves I think that is a grand idea!
And? While I am sure Raina Telgemeier is a totally delightful woman? I’m so sick of repeating to students, ‘sorry porkchop! I did have a copy of ‘Ghosts’, ‘Smile’ etc about an hour ago but it was returned and re-borrowed before it could even be reshelved’. On the upside, at least Emily doesn’t have to reshelve her titles – she can just stand at the circ desk and wave them in the air and be mobbed by readers.
‘Ghosts’ by Raina Telgemeier and Braden Lamb
‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier and Braden Lamb
‘Sisters’ by Raina Telgemeier and Braden Lamb
‘The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome’ by Katrina Nannestad
‘The Sisters Saint-Claire’ by Carlie Gibson and Tamsin Ainslie
‘The Very Sleepy Bear’ by Nick Bland
‘Kerenza : a new Australian’ by Rosanne Hawke
‘Breaking News’ by Jacqueline Harvey
‘On Track’ by Katherine Apel
‘Truly Tan’ by Jen Storer
‘Pippa’s Island: Cub reporters’ Belinda Murrell
‘Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat’ by Anna Branford and Sarah Davis
‘Babysitters Club Graphic Novel: Kristy’s great idea’ by Raina Telgemeier, Ann M Martin and Braden Lamb
‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard luck’ by Jeff Kinney