From John Schumacher, K-5 Librarian in Naperville, Illinois:
Here is John’s list of what the kids in his elementary school students are checking out.
1. Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
2. Sidekicks by Dan Santat
3. Skeleton Creek Book #1 by Patrick Carman
4. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
5. Big Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Peirce
6. The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
7. Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
8. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
9. Smile by Raina Telgemeier
10. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
I love that the Lunch Lady series made this list, and in the number one spot no less! Thanks for sharing with us, John. For more from John and his passion about finding great books for kids, visit his blog at mrschureads.blogspot.com.
That wraps up our three-part post about what kids are checking out at the library. Were you surprised by any of the books on these lists? Librarians, how do these lists compare to what is being checked out in your libraries? We’d love to hear about it in our comments section!