100 Most Popular Picture Books of 2014

Everyone loves picture books, and everyone loves dinosaurs, and everyone, it seems, loves dinosaur picture books, as Three little dinosaurs was Cockburn Libraries’ most borrowed picture book of 2014. After finsishing on top last yearThe very cranky bear slipped to third, though another Nick Bland book, The wrong book , jumped up to second, so Nick can be pretty happy with spots 2 and 3, as well as four other books in the Top 100.  Julia Donaldson’s The gruffalo celebrated its 15th anniversary with ninth spot on the list.

Top 7 picture books 2014

Here’s the 100 most borrowed picture books of 2014:

  1. Three little dinosaurs / Charles Fuge
  2. The wrong book / Nick Bland
  3. The very cranky bear / Nick Bland
  4. The dinosaur that pooped Christmas / Tom Fletcher
  5. Slinky Malinki early bird / Lynley Dodd
  6. The Octonauts explore the great big ocean
  7. The terrible suitcase / Emma Allen
  8. Splat says thank you! / Rob Scotton
  9. The gruffalo / Julia Donaldson
  10. Police Car on patrol / Peter Bently
  11. Whizz pop, granny stop! / Tracey Corderoy
  12. Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack / Lynley Dodd
  13. Giraffes can’t dance : number-rumba counting book / Giles Andreae
  14. The very itchy bear / Nick Bland
  15. Ambulance in action / Peter Bently
  16. Who sank the boat? / Pamela Allen
  17. Fire engine is flashing / Mandy Archer
  18. Noni the pony / Alison Lester
  19. The very messy mermaid / Tracey Corderoy
  20. Where the wild things are / Maurice Sendak
  21. Stomp and roar! : a noisy dinosaur book / Neville Astley
  22. Hairy Maclary’s bone / Lynley Dodd
  23. Peppa Pig and the muddy puddles / —
  24. Stuck / Oliver Jeffers
  25. The Octonauts & the sea of shade / Meomi (Firm)
  26. Racing car is roaring / Mandy Archer
  27. Too many elephants in this house / Ursula Dubosarsky
  28. Colour for curlews / Renée Treml
  29. I love you, little monster / Giles Andreae
  30. My dad’s the coolest / Rosie Smith
  31. This little piggy went dancing / Margaret Wild
  32. Giraffes can’t dance / Giles Andreae
  33. Where is the green sheep? / Mem Fox
  34. Goldilocks and just the one bear / Leigh Hodgkinson
  35. Little elephants / Graeme Base
  36. Scaredy-cat, Splat! / Rob Scotton
  37. The twelve dogs of Christmas / Kevin Whitlark
  38. Harry and the dinosaurs go to school / Ian Whybrow
  39. The runaway hug / Nick Bland
  40. Tom the outback mailman / Kristin Weidenbach
  41. Baby bedtime / Mem Fox
  42. Esther’s rainbow / Kim Kane
  43. Goodnight, mice! / Frances Watts
  44. I want to win! / Tony Ross
  45. Merry Christmas, Splat / Rob Scotton
  46. Spot the robot in space / Alex Koken
  47. The pirate house / Rebecca Patterson
  48. My granny / Mandy Archer
  49. Peppa goes to hospital / —
  50. Touch and feel playbook / Eric Carle

51-100

  1. Hairy Maclary, sit / Lynley Dodd
  2. I love bugs! / Emma Dodd
  3. Marley and the kittens / John Grogan
  4. Peppa goes skiing / Sue Nicholson
  5. Scarface claw / Lynley Dodd
  6. The magnificent tree / Nick Bland
  7. Who’s afraid of the big bad book? / Lauren Child
  8. Zog / Julia Donaldson
  9. Feathers for Phoebe / Rod Clement
  10. Good night, little rainbow fish / Marcus Pfister
  11. Harry the dirty dog / Gene Zion
  12. The Queen with the wobbly bottom / Phillip Gwynne
  13. The singing mermaid / Julia Donaldson
  14. Zoom, rocket, zoom! / Margaret Mayo
  15. ABC animal jamboree / Giles Andreae
  16. George’s new dinosaur / Zoe Hedges
  17. Slinky Malinki’s Christmas crackers / Lynley Dodd
  18. The Octonauts & the frown fish / Meomi (Firm)
  19. But where completely are we? / Lauren Child
  20. Cuddle Bear / Claire Freedman
  21. Hairy Maclary scattercat / Lynley Dodd
  22. Harry and the dinosaurs go on holiday / Ian Whybrow
  23. Little white dogs can’t jump / Bruce Whatley
  24. Some dads / Nick Bland
  25. The bad-tempered ladybird / Eric Carle
  26. The further adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat / Julia Donaldson
  27. The house of 12 bunnies / Caroline Stills
  28. The pink pirate / Michelle Worthington
  29. Peppa’s Christmas wish / —
  30. Dear zoo / Rod Campbell
  31. Diggory Digger and the dinosaurs / Peter Bently
  32. Dinosaur zoom! / Penny Dale
  33. Don’t do that! / Tony Ross
  34. Lofty and the monster / —
  35. Martha Bunny loves school! / Clara Vulliamy
  36. My superhero / Chris Owen
  37. Russell’s Christmas magic / Rob Scotton
  38. The last Viking / Norman Jorgensen
  39. The other ark / Lynley Dodd
  40. Tractor saves the day / Mandy Archer
  41. Elmer and Snake / David McKee
  42. Grug learns to read / Ted Prior
  43. I will not ever never eat a tomato / Lauren Child
  44. Maisy goes camping / Lucy Cousins
  45. Paddles the platypus / Eva-Marie Welsh
  46. Pirates love underpants / Claire Freedman
  47. Secret Agent Splat! / Rob Scotton
  48. Splat the cat / Rob Scotton
  49. The Somethingosaur / Tony Mitton
  50. The treacherous travels of Tasman Turtle / story by Simon McLean and Carolina Haggstrom

Lawley

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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