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Top 25 children’s titles at my school

If you work in an elementary school or are in the children’s department in a public library (or have kids of your own), you might be very familiar with the books on this list. This list reflects the top 25 titles in my elementary school library from September through December of 2021. As our list shows, graphic novels were hot (Raina Telegemeier/BSC and Dav Pilkey could put out a new book every week and kids would still be clamoring for more), and Wimpy Kid and various Minecraft books are still going strong.

Our list is probably very different from lists created in states other than Minnesota, as our list is heavy on books nominated for the Maud Hart Lovelace Award (Minnesota’s “read and vote” award for kids), which got lots of circulations (a fact aided by the pizza party kids who read a certain number of these books are able to earn). The titles on this award list included entries 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, and 22 on our top 25 list.

What was hot at your school (elementary, middle, or high school) this year? Share your lists in our comments or find me on Twitter @CiteSomething. 

  1. [ Book ] Guts Telgemeier, Raina.
  2. [ Book ] Dog Man : Fetch-22 Pilkey, Dav.
  3. [ Book ] Dog Man and Cat Kid Pilkey, Dav,
  4. [ Book ] Cat Kid comic club Pilkey, Dav,
  5. [ Book ] Minecraft combat handbook Milton, Stephanie.
  6. [ Book ] Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Deep End Kinney, Jeff.
  7. [ Book ] Dog Man : Mothering Heights Pilkey, Dav.
  8. [ Book ] From the Desk of Zoe Washington Marks, Janae.
  9. [ Book ] Inkling Oppel, Kenneth.
  10. [ Book ] Minecraft essential handbook Milton, Stephanie.
  11. [ Book ] Dog Man : Lord of the Fleas Pilkey, Dav,
  12. [ Book ] Ghosts Telgemeier, Raina.
  13. [ Book ] Minecraft construction handbook Needler, Matthew.
  14. [ Book ] Dog Man : For Whom the Ball Rolls Pilkey, Dav.
  15. [ Book ] Dog Man : Grime and Punishment Pilkey, Dav.
  16. [ Book ] When Stars are Scattered Jamieson, Victoria.
  17. [ Book ] Max and the Midknights Peirce, Lincoln.
  18. [ Book ] Dog Man : Brawl of the Wild Pilkey, Dav.
  19. [ Book ] Dog Man : A Tale of Two Kitties Pilkey, Dav.
  20. [ Book ] The Doughnut Fix Janowitz, Jessie.
  21. [ Book ] Drama Telgemeier, Raina.
  22. [ Book ] Blended Draper, Sharon M.
  23. [ Book ] Smile Telgemeier, Raina.
  24. [ Book ] The Baby-Sitters Club : Kristy’s Great Idea Telgemeier, Raina.
  25. [ Book ] Baby-sitters little sister. 3, Karen’s worst day Farina, Katy,

Comments

  1. Our top 25:
    24 comics, 1 heavily illustrated novel.
    No surprises.

    1 Dog Man : Lord of the fleas Pilkey, Dav.
    2 Dog Man : a tale of two kitties Pilkey, Dav.
    3 Dog man: fetch-22 Pilkey, Dav.
    4 Guts Telgemeier, Raina.
    5 Dog Man : Brawl of the wild Pilkey, Dav.
    6 Sisters Telgemeier, Raina.
    7 Mary Anne saves the day : a graphic novel Telgemeier, Raina.
    8 Drama Telgemeier, Raina.
    9 Dog man : for whom the ball rolls Pilkey, Dav.
    10 Dog Man Pilkey, Dav.
    11 Dog Man : Grime and punishment Pilkey, Dav.
    12 Kristy’s great idea : a graphic novel Telgemeier, Raina.
    13 Boy-crazy Stacey : a graphic novel Galligan, Gale.
    14 Best friends Hale, Shannon.
    15 Kristy’s big day : a graphic novel Galligan, Gale.
    16 Kristy and the snobs : a graphic novel Chau, Chan.
    17 Claudia and the new girl Epstein, Gabriela.
    18 Logan likes Mary Anne! : a graphic novel Galligan, Gale.
    19 Dog man : mothering heights Pilkey, Dav.
    20 Dog Man and Cat Kid Pilkey, Dav.
    21 Firelight Kibuishi, Kazu.
    22 Smile Telgemeier, Raina.
    23 Twins Johnson, Varian,
    24 Dawn and the impossible three : a graphic novel Galligan, Gale.
    25 Diary of a wimpy kid 5 : the ugly truth Kinney, Jeff.

  2. Hi,

    When I go to past Middle School Mondays links the links go No where. Do you have any suggestions?

    • Karen Jensen, TLT Karen Jensen, TLT says

      I wasn’t aware there was a problem, thank you for letting me know. I will see what tech can do. So sorry for the inconvenience. Karen

  3. Middle School Fiction for 2021
    1. [ Book ] The miscalculations of Lightning Girl McAnulty, Stacy.
    2. [ Book ] Nightbooks White, J. A.
    3. [ Book ] Posted Anderson, John David, 1975-
    4. [ Book ] Fish in a tree Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.
    5. [ Book ] Ban this book Gratz, Alan, 1972
    6. [ Book ] See you in the cosmos Cheng, Jack, 1983-
    7. [ Book ] City spies Ponti, James.
    8. [ Book ] Where the red fern grows Rawls, Wilson.
    9. [ Book ] When you trap a tiger Keller, Tae.
    10. [ Book ] Wonder Palacio, R. J.
    11. [ Book ] The son of Neptune Riordan, Rick.
    12. [ Book ] City of ghosts Schwab, Victoria.
    13. [ Book ] The blood of Olympus Riordan, Rick.
    14. [ Book ] Lifeboat 12 Hood, Susan, 1954-
    15. [ Book ] Unplugged Korman, Gordon.
    16. [ Book ] Ghost Reynolds, Jason.
    17. [ Book ] Last day on Mars Emerson, Kevin.
    18. [ Book ] Echo Ryan, Pam Muñoz.
    19. [ Book ] The war that saved my life Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.
    20. [ Book ] The lost hero Riordan, Rick.
    21. [ Book ] The house of Hades Riordan, Rick.
    22. [ Book ] The remarkable journey of Coyote Sunrise Gemeinhart, Dan.
    23. [ Book ] The red pyramid Riordan, Rick.
    24. [ Book ] The lion of Mars Holm, Jennifer L.
    25. [ Book ] Anya and the dragon Pasternack, Sofiya.

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