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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Most Popular Titles of the Year

I am not nearly done with clean up and other end of the year tasks, but I couldn't t be in the Media Center for about eight hours last week due to special events taking place in the Media Center so I thought I'd put that time to good use by reflecting on this year.  I saw a few other teacher librarians/media specialists were posting their most checked out titles for the year and I thought it was a neat idea. I also thought it might be a good thing to know for future reference, so....


...I am joining the All Star Block Party on The Library Patch and sharing the top 10 Fiction, top 10 Non-fiction, and top 10 Wildcat Favorites checked out this year.  There were several ties so the lists are longer than 10 books.

Top 10 Fiction

#10

 A Bad Case of Stripes
by David Shannon
25 checkouts

#9 
28 checkouts

#8

 Lily's Big Day
by Kevin Henkes
29 checkouts


      Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon
by Patty Lovell
29 checkouts

  Zoo-Looking
by Mem Fox
29 checkouts

#7

  Just Me and My Puppy
by Mercer Mayer
30 Checkouts

#6
31 checkouts

#5 
32 checkouts

#4 

Bark, George
by Jules Feiffer
33 checkouts

#3 

On Top of Spaghetti
by Paul Brett Johnson
35 checkouts

#2 

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
by Laura Numerfoff
41 checkouts

#1 

  Lllama, Llama Red Pajama
by Anna Dewdney
44 checkouts


Top 10 Non-Fiction
#10 
19 checkouts

#9 

AC-130 H/U Gunships
by Carlos Alaverez
20 checkouts

#8 

Humvees by E.S. Budd
21 checkouts

     
Racing Motorcycles
by Denney Von Finn
21 checkouts

#7 
Dirt Bikes
by Sarah Tieck
22 checkouts


     V-22 Ospreys
by Carlos Alvarez
22 checkouts

#6 

MH-53E Sea Dragons by Carlos Alavarez
 23 checkouts

     

Motorcycles! 
by Susan E. Goodman
23 checkouts


     Supersonic Jets
by Denney Von Finn
23 checkouts

#5 
24 checkouts

#4 

AH-1W Super Cobras
by  Carlos Alvarez
26 checkouts


    Army Green Berets
by Jack David
26 checkouts

   
  Strykers
by Carlos Alvarez
26 checkouts

#3 

B-2 Stealth Bombers
by Jack David
28 checkouts


    M2A2 Bradleys
by Jack David
28 checkouts

#2 

Dogs with a Job
by Barbara Patten
29 checkouts

     
29 checkouts

    
The World's Toughest Machines
by Judy Kentor Schmauss
29 checkouts

#1 

Abrams Tanks
by Jack David
32 checkouts


Top 10 Wildcat Favorites

#10 
33 checkouts
33 checkouts
33 checkouts

#9

35 checkouts
Moonlight on the Magic Flute
by Mary Pope Osborne
35 checkouts

#8

  Leprechaun in Late Winter
 by Mary Pope Osborne
37 checkouts

#7
38 checkouts
38 checkouts
38 checkouts

#6
   
40 checkouts

#5
    
48 checkouts

#4
60 checkouts

#3
  
88 checkouts

#2
  
92 checkouts

and the 
#1
 most checked out Wildcat Favorite as well as the most checkout book in the entire collection is...
98 checkouts

Looking at the Wildcat Favorites top 10 just validates that I choose the right books to put in that section.  (Read about the Wildcat Favorites section here.)  I have plans to make a Junior Wildcat section for Kindergarten and First grade books.  It's on my summer to do list.  Maybe it will actually happen.  We'll see.

What about you?  What were the most popular titles checked out in your library/media center?




2 comments:

  1. Hi Jo - Thanks for linking up to The Block Party. I love how you broke your list down into three sections ... makes me want to go back and check my stats again :) It also makes me smile that kids EVERYWHERE are so much the same! My nonfiction list would look much the same as yours. I also had to go back to your January post to read about your Wildcat Favorites. Great idea.

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    1. Isn't it nice to know that kids can be somewhat predictable afterall? It really was helpful to go back and check all sections. Now I know what to stock up on and what books I can promote more. Thanks for mentioning the Wildcat Favorites post. I went back and added links to it in case other readers might want to check it out, too. =)

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