Top Ten Fiction Books in 2014

Here are the top ten fiction books checked out in the 2013-2014. Which one was your favorite? Which one would you like to read next? Let us know in the comments.

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10. Divergent, by Veronica Roth

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9. Sapphire Blue, by Kerstin Gier

 

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8. Horse Road, by Troon Harrison

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7. Diary of the Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, by Jeff Kinney

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6. The Kingdom of Fantasy, by Geronimo Stilton

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5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

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4. Hero on a Bicycle, by Shirley Hughes

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3. Wonder, by R.J. Palacios

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2. Ungifted, by Gordon Korman

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1. Ruby Red, by Kerstin Gier

Top Ten Picture Books in 2014

Here are the most checked out picture and elementary fiction books of the 2013-2014 year.  Notice that 5 of the books are from the 2014 Panda Books Awards shortlists and a Panda Book from 2013 still features on the list.

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10. Shoo Fly, by Tedd Arnold. 

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9. Creepy Carrots, by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown (Panda Book for Younger Readers 2014 winner)

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8. Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth, by Sanjay Patel (Panda Book for Younger Readers 2014 shortlist)

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7. I Spy Fly Guy, by Tedd Arnold

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6. Nightime Ninja, by Barbara Da Costa and Ed Young (Panda Book for Younger Readers 2014 shortlist)

 

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5. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, by William Joyce (Panda Book for Younger Readers 2014 shortlist)

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4. Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking, by Phillipe Coudray (Panda Book for Younger Readers winner 2013)

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3. Mister I, by Lewis Trondheim

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2. Timmy Failure: Mistake Were Made, by Stephan Pastis (Panda Book for Older Readers winner 2014)

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1. Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons, by Eric Litwin and James Dean (Panda Book for Younger Readers 2014 shortlist)

Top 8 Books Since August

Here are the top 8 books checked out at IST since the beginning of the school year. The number 8 is a lucky number in Chinese culture, and we hope that these books brought happiness and good fortune to all those who checked them out.

If the link given for each title does not work, find them by searching by title on the library OPAC.

8 - Nighttime Ninja - Top 8 August to November 2013

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8.Nighttime Ninja, by Barbara Da Costa and Ed Young.

Shortlisted for 2013 Panda Book Awards for Younger Readers

7 - Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - Top 8 August to November 2013

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7.The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, by William Joyce.

Shortlisted for 2013 Panda Book Awards for Younger Readers. Available in English and Chinese.

6 - Creepy Carrots - Top 8 August to November 2013

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 6.Creepy Carrots, by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown.

Shortlisted for 2013 Panda Book Awards for Younger Readers. Available in English and Korean

5 - Mister I - Top 8 August to November 2013

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 5. Mister I, by Lewis Trondheim.

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4 - Timmy Failure - Top 8 August to November 2013

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4. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, by Stephan Pastis.Shortlisted for 2013 Panda Book Awards for Middle Readers.

3 - I Spy Fly Guy - Top 8 August to November 2013

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3. I Spy Fly Guy, by Tedd Arnold

Winner of the 2010 Panda Book Award for Middle Readers

2 - Pete the Cat - Top 8 August to November 2013

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2. Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons, by Eric Litwin and James Dean

Shortlisted for 2013 Panda Book Awards for Younger Readers.

1 - Benjamin Bear - Top 8 August to November 2013

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1. Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking, by Phillipe Coudray

Winner of the 2012 Panda Book Awards for Younger Readers.

Top 10: Books in 2012-2013

Here are the top ten books checked out in the 2012-2013 school year.

10. I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen with 30 checkouts

9. Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas. with 32 checkouts

8. I Spy Fly Guy, by Tedd Arnold. with 32 checkouts

7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw, by Jeff Kinney with 33 checkouts

6. Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking, by Philippe Coudray with 33 checkouts

5. The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate  with 34 checkouts

4. Mr. I, by Lewis Trondheim  with 38 checkouts

3. More Bears, by Kenn Nesbitt with 40 checkouts

2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, by Jeff Kinney with 49 checkouts

1. Squish: Super Amoeba, by Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm with 60 checkouts

Top Ten Books for February

The top ten books checked out in February include several Panda Books and a few old favorites.

1. Germs! An epic tale on a tiny scale, by Martin Howard.

2. Interrupting Chicken, by David Ezra Stein.

3. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.

4. We are in a Book! by Mo Willems

5. Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins (the sequel to The Hunger Games)

6. TimeRiders: The Eternal War, by Alex Scarrow.

7. Art & Max, by David Weisner

8. The Call, by Michael Grant

9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin fever, by Jeff Kinney

10. What is a Princess? by Jennifer Weinberg

What books did you most enjoy this month? Tell us in the comments.

Note: We have linked each title to a review page from the library OPAC’s TitlePeek feature. Please let us know if the links do not work. Germs is the only book without a review but there isn’t one available for it.

Top 10 Books in November

Here are the top 10 books checked out in November. How many of these did you read?

1. Germs, by Martin Howard


2. The Call, by Michael Grant


3. Art & Max, by David Weisner


4. The Candymakers, by Wendy Mass


5. Maudie and Bear, by Jan Omerod
6. The Emerald Atlas, by John Stephens


7. Geronimo Stilton: The Discovery of America


8. Interrupting Chicken, by David Ezra Stein


9. More 5-Minute Princess Stories, by Lara Rice Bergen


10. Geronimo Stilton: The Thirteen Ghosts

 

Top Ten Books in October

These are the 10 most checked out library books in October. How many have you read?

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1. The Call, by Michael Grant

The Call, No. 1 Book in October 2011

2. Geronimo Stilton, by Geronimo Stilton

The Discovery of America, No. 2 book in October

3. The Candymakers, by Wendy Mass

The Candymakers, No. 4 Book in October 2011

4. Diary of the Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (#3), by Jeff Kinney

Diary of the Wimpy Kid #3, No. 4 Book in October 2011

5. Skeleton Key, by Antony Johnston

Skeleton Key, No. 5 Book in October 2011

6. Sunset of the Sabertooth, by Mary Pope Osborne

Sunset of the Sabertooth, No. 6 Book in October 2011

7. The Absent Author, by Ron Roy

The Absent Author, No. 7 Book in October 2011

8. Art and Max, by David WeisnerArt & Max, No. 3 Book in October 2011

9. Diary of the Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (#5), by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5, No. 9 Book in October 2011

10. The Emerald Atlas, by John Stevens

The Emerald Atlas, No. 10 Book in October 2011