Each year, as school comes to a close, I like to run some statistics to see how our collection is being used. I run reports for the top 50 check outs of the school year, and then the top 10 based on format. It would come as no surprise to anyone who has spent any time at my school that graphic novels rule the day. With 5 active comic book clubs, the format is beloved. We do have some straight fiction and non-fiction in the mix as well.
Without further ado, here are some of the top 50 with the audience of tweens in mind!
Sunny Side Up, by Jennifer Holm
Nimona, by Noelle Stevenson
A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz
Auggie and Me, by R.J. Palacio
So You Want to Be a Jedi, by Adam Gidwitz
The Apothecary, by Maile Meloy
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney
The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
I'd love to know what your students/patrons loved this year!