Top children’s fiction authors for May

Here’s a joke: Why did the librarian slip over? Because she was in the non-friction section!! Get it?

No one like falling over, so we aren’t going to talk about non-fiction today. This post is all about FICTION.

We love fiction, you love fiction, everyone loves fiction! So here are the most popular children’s fiction authors for this month, based on how many of their books have been borrowed from the library.

 

1. Daisy Meadows (Rainbow Magic, Magic Animal Friends series)

2. Geronimo Stilton (Geronimo and Thea Stilton series)

3. Enid Blyton (classics stories of adventure and bad behaviour)

4. Erin Hunter (Warriors series)

5. Sally Rippin (Billie B Brown and Hey Jack series)

6. Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)

7. Adam Blade (Beast Quest series)

8. Jacqueline Wilson (amazing stories about different lives and adventures)

9. Liz Pichon (Tom Gates series, and picture books)

10. Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson series)

11. Roald Dahl (Charlie and the chocolate factory and other funny tales)

12. Andy Griffiths (Storey-treehouse series)

13. Megan McDonald (Judy Moody and Stick series)

14. Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants series)

15. Francesca Simon (Horrid Henry series)

16. Alan MacDonald (Dirty Bertie series)

17. H. I. Larry (Zac Powers series)

18. David Walliams (Hilarious stories)

19. Jacqueline Harvey (Alice Miranda series)

20. Rachel Renee Russell (Dork Diaries series)

Kids’ Club Review by Tulip: Judy Moody and Stink The Big Bad Blackout

Judy Moody and Stink The Big Bad Blackout, by Megan McDonald

I liked this book because its cover is glow in the dark, the pictures are colourful and the story is about a storm. The story is about a Big Bad Blackout!!!!!!!! Judy and Stink find out that the cabels are cut and there is no electricity but they do lots of fun stuff. What will happen next?

5 stars

Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown and Berhampore School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Minmini: Judy Moody

Judy MoodyJudy Moody, by Megan McDonald

Judy doesn’t want to get for the first day of school,let alone brush her teeth or comb her hair!!
This was the first judy moody book I ever read. I liked it very much. Judy isn’t in the mood to go to school but when she finds out about a me collage she thinks that maybe third grade isn’t going to be that bad but Is she right? Read the book to find out.

4 stars

Reviewed by Minmini from Miramar, 9 years old

Top 10 children’s fiction for May

Leading legendary loans

1.   Diary of a wimpy kid series by Jeff  Kinney

2.   Dirty Bertie series by Alan MacDonald

3.   Where’s Wally? series by Martin Handford

4.   Conspiracy 365  series by Gabrielle  Lord

5.   Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce

6.   Puzzle pirates series by Susannah Leigh

7.   Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone by J. K. Rowling

8.   Judy Moody & Stink series by Megan McDonald

9.   The house of Hades by Rick Riordan

10. Return of the vampire by Geronimo Stilton

 

Ever wondered who the most popular children’s authors are?

Wonder no more! Here’s a list of the 25 most popular authors for the last month or so, based on how many times their books have been borrowed from Wellington City Libraries.

1. Daisy Meadows – author of the Rainbow Magic series

2. Geronimo Stilton – funny comics about a mouse detective

3. Enid Blyton – classic stories of school mischief, adventure, and magical fantasy

4. Jacqueline Wilson – loads of popular books, you’ll never run out

5. H. I. Larry – author of the action series ‘Zac Power’ that’s perfect for younger readers

6. Erin Hunter – author of the Warriors series

7. Susannah Leigh – writes those amazing puzzle adventure books

8. Adam Blade – author of the Beast Quest series

9. Roald Dahl – classic laugh-out-loud funny fantasy stories, many have been made into movies too!

10. Andy Griffiths – writes very funny short stories

11. Jeff Kinney – author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

12. Megan McDonald – author of the Judy Moody series

13. Stephen Cole – author of the Astrosaurs series

14. Sally Rippin – author of the Billie B. Brown series, great for younger readers

15. Rick Riordan – author of the Heroes of Olympus series and others, great fantasy adventure based on Greek, Roman, and Egyptian myths

16. Alan MacDonald – author of the Dirty Bertie series

17. Francesca Simon – author of the Horrid Henry series

18. Dav Pilkey – author of the captain Underpants series, great for those who like disgusting humour

19. J. K. Rowling – author of the classic series Harry Potter

20. Thea Stilton – similar to Geronimo Stilton, comic-style mouse mysteries

21. Cressida Cowell – author of the How to train your Dragon series, which has been made into a popular movie too.

22. Emily Rodda – an author who has written many fantasy adventure series, including Rowan of Rin, Raven Hill Mysteries, and Deltora Quest.

23. R. L. Stine – author of many spooky horror stories

24. John Flanagan – author of the Ranger’s Apprentice series

25. Lemony Snicket – author of the zany series A Series of Unfortunate Events

 

You can search for these authors in the library catalogue. Which one’s your favourite?