Most Popular Titles 2015-2016

I have remained silent here this past year because I have been focusing my energies on teaching. This past year has been my first year working as a school librarian at Myers-Wilkins Elementary School in Duluth, Minnesota. Myers-Wilkins Elementary School is a gem of a school, with very dedicated teachers and a diverse and vibrant student body. I am lucky to have landed here.

I am breaking my silence today to share with you the most popular titles that my students checked out this past year. I love reading posts like this shared by other school librarians in search of titles my own kids might enjoy. I hope you will find a book or two on this list to share with your kids.

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Two of my fourth grade students created a book display of great summer reads and just happened to display the #1 most popular book in our library in the center.


Hooray for Fly Guy!  1.  Hooray for Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold




Scaredy Squirrel  2.  Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie Watt



Can I Play Too?  3.  Can I Play Too? by Mo Willems




I Will Take a Nap  4.  I Will Take a Nap! by Mo Willems




We Are in a Book  5.  We are in a Book! by Mo Willems




Gaston  6.  Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson



I Will Suprise My Friend  7.  I Will Surprise My Friend! by Mo Willems




Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl  8.  Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl! by Tedd Arnold




Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping  9.  Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Mélanie Watt



Should I Share My Ice Cream  10.  Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems





The Babysitters Club #1  1.  The Babysitters Club #1. Kristy’s Great Idea by Raina Telgemeier




Sisters  2.  Sisters by Raina Telgemeier




Amulet #1  3.  Amulet #1. The Storekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi




Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul  4.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney




Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hard Luck.jpg  5.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney




Diary of a Wimpy Kid Third Wheel  6.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney




Bad Kitty for President  7.  Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel




Bad Kitty School Daze  8.  Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick Bruel




The One and Only Ivan  9.  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate




Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days  10.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney




Additional Popular Titles Not Written by Mo Willems, Tedd Arnold, Jeff Kinney or Nick Bruel

In addition, these fine books landed on the list of top 50 most circulated books at Myers-Wilkins Elementary School this past school year.

  • Smile by Raina Telgemeier
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • Big Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Peirce
  • Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes
  • Pony Party by Kate Egan  (A My Little Pony book, in case you don’t recognize the title!)
  • Slowly Slowly Slowly Said the Sloth by Eric Carle
  • Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman: The Fifth Epic Novel by Dav Pilkey

About Amy Broadmoore

Amy is a life-long runner and newbie cross country skier and gravel biker. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota, with her husband and three kids.
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4 Responses to Most Popular Titles 2015-2016

  1. COME BACK! I miss you.

  2. Rhea Jones says:

    That is a great collection of books. My kids have read most of them and loved them. I will try to get my hands on the rest, I have a feeling they will love them too. Thank you this delightful list of popular books.

  3. Anne Porter-Roth says:

    I am the Librarian in an independent preK – 8th grade school, but I work primarily with the 1st – 5th grades. Your students’ favorites are pretty much exactly the same as those of my students! I’m sorry to hear that Mo Willems will not be writing any more Gerald and Piggie books because the kids love them so much.
    Other favorite books include: Wonder, the I Survived Series, the Who is/Who was series, A-Z Mysteries, Ballpark Mysteries, and anything by Kate DiCamillo, Judy Blume, and Beverly Cleary.

  4. howtobeaparent says:

    I haven’t read any of those picture books so will keep an eye out for them next time we are in the library

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