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Friday, June 15, 2012

Popular Children's Series

Based on a poll of PUBYAC and IFLS Youth Services list servs, in combination with a peek at the multiple holds list for our catalog, I came up with this list of popular series.  Take a peek. Do you have anything to add to the list?  Anything you need to add to your collection?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.
this one was the hands-down winner in the poll, but there are not multiple holds on titles

Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
lots of votes, plus there must be a new entry, because it made the multiple holds list in May

Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordon
I also put this in the teen list--tons of holds on the upcoming Mark of Athena

Artemis Fowl by Eion Colfer
Also on the teen list.  Perennial favorite, with new titles always coming.

Magic Treehouse by Mary Pope Osborne
Still on the list!

Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
The only picture book series that made the list

Warriors and Seekers by Erin Hunter
These have cross-over appeal with teens, and are still popular!

Rainbow Magic by Daisy Meadows
Still on the list--mostly due to multiple holds


  1. Bad Kitty is also a chapter book, that's probably the series being referred to.

  2. Not from a Wisconsin library so I hope commenting is okay...what would be of a great help to librarians (and patrons) everywhere would be a note for popular series about whether they need to be read in a particular order or can be read randomly (as they are often available). Just a thought...

  3. Other series you might consider adding to the list: Big Nate and the 39 Clues.