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.
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?