100 Most Popular Kids’ Fiction Books of 2014

Wimpy Kid, Wimpy Kid, Wimpy Kid.  Another year of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books taking the top four spots on our list of most borrowed children’s fiction books (includes chapter books and comics/graphic novels. Picture books for younger children have their own list).

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As it did last year, The ugly truth finished 2014 at the top of the list, with Cabin fever again in second. The 26-storey treehouse by Andy Griffiths finished as the highest placed Aussie book, moving up two spots from last year, to finish sixth.

How many books on the list have you read?

Top 10

  1. Diary of a wimpy kid. The ugly truth / Jeff Kinney
  2. Diary of a wimpy kid. Cabin fever / Jeff Kinney
  3. Diary of a wimpy kid. Greg Heffley’s journal / Jeff Kinney
  4. Diary of a wimpy kid. The third wheel / Jeff Kinney
  5. Percy Jackson and the lightning thief / Rick Riordan
  6. The 26-storey treehouse / Andy Griffiths
  7. Thea Stilton and the mystery in Paris / Thea Stilton
  8. Percy jackson and the sea of monsters / Rick Riordan
  9. Thea Stilton and the dragon’s code / Geronimo Stilton
  10. Big Nate : in the zone / Lincoln Peirce
26 storey treehouse

Most borrowed Australian book


  1. Splat the Cat takes the cake / Amy Hsu Lin
  2. Splat the Cat with a bang and a clang / Amy Hsu Lin
  3. Extra special treats (…not) / Liz Pichon
  4. Percy Jackson and the Titan’s curse / Rick Riordan
  5. Lego Star Wars : the phantom menace / Hannah Dolan
  6. Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck / Jeff Kinney
  7. Harry Potter & the philosopher’s stone / J. K. Rowling
  8. Percy Jackson and the battle of the labyrinth / Rick Riordan
  9. Thea Stilton and the ice treasure / Thea Stilton
  10. Belle the birthday fairy / Daisy Meadows
  11. Splat the cat sings flat / Chris Strathearn
  12. The golden statue plot / Geronimo Stilton
  13. Fantastic Mr Fox / Roald Dahl
  14. Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets / J. K. Rowling
  15. The Berenstain Bears and the shaggy little pony / Jan Berenstain
  16. Olympia the games fairy / Daisy Meadows
  17. The mystery in Venice / Geronimo Stilton
  18. The secret of the fairies / Thea Stilton
  19. Matilda / Roald Dahl
  20. This hotel is haunted! / Geronimo Stilton
  21. Best book day ever (so far) / Liz Pichon
  22. Diary of a wimpy kid. The last straw / Jeff Kinney
  23. Four mice deep in the jungle / Geronimo Stilton
  24. Where’s Wally? / Martin Handford
  25. Splat the cat. Good night, sleep tight / Natalie Engel
  26. Get into gear, Stilton! / Geronimo Stilton
  27. The 39-storey treehouse / Andy Griffiths
  28. The magic finger / Roald Dahl
  29. Asterix omnibus. 3, Asterix and the big fight, Asterix in Britain, Asterix and the Normans / Rene Goscinny
  30. One fish two fish red fish blue fish / Dr Seuss
  31. Thea Stilton and the secret city / Thea Stilton
  32. Garfield fat cat 3-pack. Volume 7 / Jim Davis
  33. Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro / Geronimo Stilton
  34. The Cat in the Hat / Dr Seuss
  35. Big Nate : what could possibly go wrong? / Lincoln Peirce
  36. Esio Trot / Roald Dahl
  37. Fox in socks / Dr Seuss
  38. Geronimo and the gold medal mystery / Geronimo Stilton
  39. Lizzie the sweet treats fairy / Daisy Meadows
  40. Mouse in space! / Geronimo Stilton

51 – 100

  1. Nicole the beach fairy / Daisy Meadows
  2. Oh, the places you’ll go! / Dr Seuss
  3. Pencil of doom! / Andy Griffiths
  4. Thea Stilton and the prince’s emerald / Thea Stilton
  5. Big Nate goes for broke / Lincoln Peirce
  6. The dragon prophecy : the fourth adventure in the Kingdom of fantasy / Geronimo Stilton
  7. Thea Stilton and the journey to the lion’s den / Thea Stilton
  8. Thea Stilton and the star castaways / Geronimo Stilton
  9. Treasure fever! / Andy Griffiths
  10. The adventures of Ook and Gluk : Kung-fu cavemen from the future / George Beard
  11. The secret of the Unicorn / 1907-1983 Herge
  12. How to train your dragon / Cressida Cowell
  13. The giraffe and the pelly and me / Roald Dahl
  14. The stone of fire / Geronimo Stilton
  15. Let’s go riding / Catherine Saunders
  16. Marvel super hero squad. Aliens attack! / Lisa Shea
  17. Pete the cat : Pete’s big lunch / James Dean
  18. Captain Underpants and the terrifying return of Tippy Tinkletrousers : the ninth epic novel / Dav Pilkey
  19. Tales from a not-so-smart Miss Know-It-All / Rachel Renee Russell
  20. Rascal in trouble / Paul Jennings
  21. Asterix omnibus. 6 /  Goscinny
  22. Diary of a wimpy kid. Dog days / Jeff Kinney
  23. The BFG / Roald Dahl
  24. The haunted castle / Geronimo Stilton
  25. The peculiar pumpkin thief / Geronimo Stilton
  26. King of the North Pole / Lisa Shea
  27. Olivia and the kite party / Alex Harvey
  28. Asterix omnibus. 5, Asterix and the cauldron, Asterix in Spain, Asterix and the Roman agent / Goscinny
  29. Garfield fat cat 3-pack. Vol. 16 / Jim Davis
  30. George’s marvellous medicine / Roald Dahl
  31. Geronimo’s valentine / Geronimo Stilton
  32. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban / J. K. Rowling
  33. Horton hears a Who! / Dr Seuss
  34. If I ran the zoo / Dr Seuss
  35. Just doomed! / Andy Griffiths
  36. The Twits / Roald Dahl
  37. The way of the samurai / Geronimo Stilton
  38. The witches / Roald Dahl
  39. Thea Stilton and the ghost of the shipwreck / Thea Stilton
  40. Thea Stilton and the mystery on the Orient Express / Thea Stilton
  41. The dragon and the phoenix : a folktale from China / Lesley Sims
  42. Garfield sings for his supper / Jim Davis
  43. The fastest train in the west / Geronimo Stilton
  44. The secret of Whale Island / Thea Stilton
  45. Eva the enchanted ball fairy / Daisy Meadows
  46. Where’s Dogmatix?
  47. Hulk versus the world / Elizabeth Rudnick
  48. Iron Man is born / Elizabeth Rudnick
  49. Garfield gets in a pickle / Jim Davis
  50. Tom Gates is absolutely fantastic (at some things) / Liz Pichon


Author: Lawley

Technology Coordinator for Cockburn Libraries.  Most recent reads: Gotham / Nick Earls -- The Life and Death of Sophie Stark / Anna North -- Universal Harvester / John Darnielle -- The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood.

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