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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,