A colleague and professor of children's literature emailed recently with this inquiry.
"I'm interested in favorites among your tween students. "
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
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
Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot (book #12) by Dav Pilkey
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?