Wednesday, March 2, 2016

What are Tweens Reading?

A colleague and professor of children's literature emailed recently with this inquiry. 

"I'm interested in favorites among your tween students. " 

Great question!

Here is a selected list of top circulating titles from February 2016 at Prairie Creek Intermediate.   I selected titles published in the last three years with more than 7 circulations (many are in the double digits like Crossover with 40+ circs).  

Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier  (and anything else by her too!)

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Doll Bones by  Holly Black

Almost Home by Joan Bauer

Wonderstruck by Brain Selznick

365 days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts by R. J. Palacio

Hidden by Helen Frost (new 2015 paperback edition)

Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Return of the Padawan (book 2) by Jeffrey Brown

Athlete vs. Mathlete by W.C. Mack

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff

Capture the Flag by Kate Messner

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Guinness World Records, 2016

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories by R. J. Palacio

Many of these titles were ones I book talked in February. It was encouraging to see kids acting on my recommendations.  This was a reminder that I need to explore more of the library system data for insights into reading trends at my school. 

What are your tweens reading these days?