101 Most Popular Children’s Fiction Books of 2015

Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Andy Griffiths appear atop the 2015 list of most borrowed Junior Fiction books from Cockburn Libraries.

For the third year in a row Diary of a wimpy kid. The ugly truth is the most borrowed children’s fiction book from the library. Runner-up is The 52-storey treehouse, the fourth of Andy Griffiths‘ extremely popular Treehouse books, with The 39-storey treehouse & The 26-storey treehouse also appearing in the Top 10. One of Lincoln Peirce‘s Big Nate series takes third spot and the ever popular Roald Dahl is fourth with the The magic finger (& The Twits also makes the Top 10). Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone makes a strong showing at #5 jumping up from #17 in the 2014 list.

Diary of a WImpy Kid. The Ugly Truth - book cover

#1 for the third year in a row – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth.

Thirteen Roald Dahl books feature in the list which is the most for an actual human author, but it is bettered by Daisy Meadows and Geronimo Stilton both with 15 books in 101 Most Popular Children’s Fiction Books of 2015. Daisy Meadows is a group pseudonym for a bunch of authors who write the Raindow Magic books, while Geronimo Stilton is a talking mouse who lives on Mouse Island. Geronimo’s sister Thea (also a mouse) has six books appearing in the list, meaning the Stilton’s make up 21% of the 101 most popular books. Overall only 21 different authors appear in the list

Top 10

  1. Diary of a wimpy kid. The ugly truth / Jeff Kinney
  2. The 52-storey treehouse / Andy Griffiths
  3. Big Nate. In the zone / Lincoln Peirce
  4. The magic finger / Roald Dahl
  5. Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone / J. K. Rowling
  6. The 39-storey treehouse / Andy Griffiths
  7. The Twits / Roald Dahl
  8. Diary of a wimpy kid : the long haul / Jeff Kinney
  9. The 26-storey treehouse / Andy Griffiths
  10. Extra special treats (…not) / Liz Pichon
the 52-storey treehouse - book cover

Andy Griffiths’ Treehouse Series proved very popular, including #2 for The 52-Storey Treehouse

11-50    |    101 Most Borrowed Junior Fiction Books

  1. George’s marvellous medicine / Roald Dahl
  2. Percy Jackson and the lightning thief / Rick Riordan
  3. Matilda / Roald Dahl
  4. The brilliant world of Tom Gates / Liz Pichon
  5. The enormous crocodile / Roald Dahl
  6. Charlie and the chocolate factory / Roald Dahl
  7. A tiny bit lucky / Liz Pichon
  8. Diary of a wimpy kid. The third wheel / Jeff Kinney
  9. Dirty beasts / Roald Dahl
  10. The giraffe and the pelly and me / Roald Dahl
  11. Thea Stilton and the ice treasure / Thea Stilton
  12. James and the giant peach / Roald Dahl
  13. Pencil of doom! / Andy Griffiths
  14. Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters / Rick Riordan
  15. Diary of a wimpy kid. Cabin fever / Jeff Kinney
  16. Revolting rhymes / Roald Dahl
  17. The witches / Roald Dahl
  18. Splat the Cat takes the cake / Amy Hsu Lin
  19. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban / J. K. Rowling
  20. Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets : the second epic novel / Dav Pilkey
  21. Fantastic Mr Fox / Roald Dahl
  22. If I ran the zoo / Dr Seuss
  23. Thea Stilton and the dragon’s code / Geronimo Stilton
  24. Thea Stilton and the mystery in Paris / Thea Stilton
  25. Excellent excuses (and other good stuff) / Liz Pichon
  26. Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets / J. K. Rowling
  27. Harry Potter and the half-blood prince / J. K. Rowling
  28. Diary of a wimpy kid : Greg Heffley’s journal / Jeff Kinney
  29. The super chef contest / Geronimo Stilton
  30. Diary of a wimpy kid. Dog days / Jeff Kinney
  31. Olympia the games fairy / Daisy Meadows
  32. Thea Stilton and the secret city / Thea Stilton
  33. Yes! No. (Maybe…) / Liz Pichon
  34. The tricky trail / Maggie Testa
  35. Diary of a wimpy kid. The last straw / Jeff Kinney
  36. This hotel is haunted! / Geronimo Stilton
  37. Tom Gates is absolutely fantastic (at some things) / Liz Pichon
  38. The knightly campout / Cordelia Evans
  39. The 13-storey treehouse / Andy Griffiths
  40. Roxie the baking fairy / Daisy Meadows
Geronimo Stilton Attack of the Dragons book cover

The Stiltons (Geronimo & Thea) appear 21 times in the 101 Most Popular Children’s Fiction 2015 list

51-101    |    101 Most Borrowed Junior Fiction Books

  1. The way of the samurai / Geronimo Stilton
  2. Treasure fever! / Andy Griffiths
  3. Bella Tabbypaw in trouble / Daisy Meadows
  4. Molly Twinkletail runs away / Daisy Meadows
  5. Percy Jackson and the battle of the labyrinth / Rick Riordan
  6. Thea Stilton and the missing myth / Thea Stilton
  7. Best book day ever (so far) / Liz Pichon
  8. Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck / Jeff Kinney
  9. Ellie Featherbill all alone / Daisy Meadows
  10. Captain Underpants and the preposterous plight of the Purple Potty people : the eighth epic novel / Dav Pilkey
  11. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows / J. K. Rowling
  12. Lucy Longwhiskers gets lost / Daisy Meadows
  13. Nicole the beach fairy / Daisy Meadows
  14. Elephant / Fiona Olney-Fraser
  15. Judy Moody / Megan McDonald
  16. Kayla the pottery fairy / Daisy Meadows
  17. Thea Stilton and the star castaways / Geronimo Stilton
  18. Treasure island / Geronimo Stilton
  19. Zadie the sewing fairy / Daisy Meadows
  20. Lizzie the sweet treats fairy / Daisy Meadows
  21. Once upon a dork / Rachel Renee Russell
  22. The stinky cheese vacation / Geronimo Stilton
  23. Pete the cat : Pete’s big lunch / James Dean
  24. Maddie the playtime fairy / Daisy Meadows
  25. Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro / Geronimo Stilton
  26. The Cat in the Hat / Dr. Seuss
  27. The mystery in Venice / Geronimo Stilton
  28. Esio trot / Roald Dahl
  29. Genius ideas (mostly) / Liz Pichon
  30. Splat the Cat with a bang and a clang / Amy Hsu Lin
  31. The Berenstain Bears and the shaggy little pony / Jan Berenstain
  32. Big Nate. In a class by himself / Lincoln Peirce
  33. Gangsta granny / David Walliams
  34. The House of Hades / Rick Riordan
  35. The Kingdom of Fantasy / Geronimo Stilton
  36. Big Nate. Lives it up / Lincoln Peirce
  37. One fish two fish red fish blue fish / Dr. Seuss
  38. The Mona Mousa code / Geronimo Stilton
  39. Violet the painting fairy / Daisy Meadows
  40. Annabelle the drawing fairy / Daisy Meadows
  41. The golden statue plot / Geronimo Stilton
  42. Flight of the Red Bandit / Geronimo Stilton
  43. I’m not a supermouse! / Geronimo Stilton
  44. Just doomed! / Andy Griffiths
  45. Lila and Myla the twins fairies / Daisy Meadows
  46. Thea Stilton and the Spanish dance mission / Thea Stilton
  47. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / J. K. Rowling
  48. Kate the royal wedding fairy / Daisy Meadows
  49. Tales from a not-so-smart Miss Know-It-All / Rachel Renee Russell
  50. The amazing voyage : the third adventure in the Kingdom of fantasy / Geronimo Stilton
  51. The secret of the fairies / Thea Stilton

Want more lists? See the other 2015 Most Borrowed Lists:


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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