We ran Top Ten Most Popular Books in the Library last Thursday, telling you about the most popularly checked out books at teen librarian Jennifer Laredo’s library. Now that you know about the teens, let’s move on to the middle school kids Without further ado, here are the Top Ten Most Popular Books in the Library for Middle Schoolers (Grades 6-8).
From Tamara Cox, Librarian for Palmetto Middle School, South Carolina:
Here is Tamara’s list of what the kids in her middle school like to read. I have kept her comments, as I thought they might be of interest to all.
1. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. I can’t buy enough to satisfy their requests.
2. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney 4 copies of the series isn’t enough
3. Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. The 6th graders are still excited to start the series because they finally have access to it.
4. Divergent series by Veronica Roth
5. I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore. Huge hit with my boys (and girls).
6. Shiver series by Maggie Stiefvater
7. Guinness World Record books
8. Matched series by Ally Condie
9. Tsubasa manga series
10. Fairy Tale series by Jackson Pearce (Sisters Red, Sweetly, Fathomless coming soon)
*Tamara also included a few titles that have the most holds this year. She feels that they would have made the list if more copies were available:
The Kill Order by James Dashner, Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy, One For the Murphy’s by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, and Summer of the Wolves by Polly Carlson-Voiles.
Thanks for sharing with us, Tamara! For more from Tamara and her experiences as a wannabe edtech geek and middle school librarian, visit her blog.
From Tiffany Whitehead, Librarian for Central Middle School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana:
Here is what’s flying off the shelves in Tiffany’s library:
1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
4. Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
5. Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Russell
6. Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
7. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
8. Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita
9. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
10. Cracker by Cynthia Kadohata
Thanks Tiffany! For more on Tiffany and her middle school musings on books and technology (she is quite the tech-savvy librarian) visit her blog.
The Hunger Games remains a huge hit with the middle-school crowd, but it is nice to see a mix of some new books too. Hopefully, it gives our readers some new interesting titles to check out at their local library!
Come back Thursday to see what the elementary school kids are loving in libraries across the country!