On the heels of my previous post on our most popular picture books, I bring you the top 10 chapter books circulated in our school library for 2015.
10. The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire #1) by Tui T. Sutherland (2012)
Dragons are awesome. Who wouldn’t want to read a book (or a whole series) about them? Our 4th graders kept draggin’ these to the circulation desk.
9. Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes (2013)
This book was a hit at our Scholastic Book Fair.
8. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (1977)
This classic novel by Katherine Paterson continues to connect with our kids. Many are surprised by the ending. It is also on the regional Battle of the Books list.
7. Minecraft: Essential Handbook by Stephanie Milton (2013)
There is now an entire series of these Minecraft handbooks. The kids at our school are die-hard fans.
6. Rules by Cynthia Lord (2006)
Our school is lucky to have programs which integrate special needs students into the classroom. Rules is about 12 year old Katherine, a girl whose brother has autism and who makes a friend in a wheelchair with other special needs. This book is well-written and very popular with our students. Another title from the Battle list.
5. Operation Yes by Sara Lewis Holmes (2009)
This novel about students whose parents serve in the military really hits home with many of our students. It is also a Battle title.
4. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (2014)
Surprisingly, this book is equally popular with both girls and boys. Perhaps it is because it is a graphic novel? Road trip tale with a Colorado tie-in.
3. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (2013)
Wonder is a wonderful novel about a kid who doesn’t fit in. This book has been solidly flying off of our shelves for the past 2 years. Also a Battle title.
2. Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6) by Jeff Kinney (2011)
There is no end in sight to the Wimpy Kid reign. Kids love this series!
1. Three Times Lucky (Tupelo Landing #1) by Sheila Turnage (2012)
A mystery story that reads like it was written for adults. This book was new to the Battle of the Books list this year and did not disappoint.
“This book was amazing. It was a fun and wild ride through a lot of imagination!!”
-Jessie, 5th grade