You’ll find on the internet all sort of list of books that kids should read, best books for girls, great books for toddlers, lists on any topic and every age. (Even on our blog you can find a list of 34 books every boy should read). But I was curious to see what our Minnesotan children really read! So I started asking around, not my friends but I turned to the source or should I say : the sources? As there are two: 1. the local children’s bookstores: Wild Rumpus and The Red Balloon and 2. the local libraries in 5 counties: Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota and Washington. These people were amazing and provided me with lists of their best sellers (the bookstores) and the most checked out books (the libraries) in 2014. I did my best in compiling these lists and here is the result:
Top 40 Most Popular Children’s Books in the Twin Cities
One book that made it to the top 20 most checked out books at all the libraries is ” Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons” and one best seller book for both bookstore is ” The Day the Crayons Quit”.
2. A is for Activist
3. What does the Fox Say?
4. The Amazing Spider-Man: An Origin Story
5. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
6. This is a Moose
8. Goodnight Moon
9. The Day the Crayons Quit
10. Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise
11. 12. Goodnight Loon
13. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
14. Where the Wild Things Are
15. Mr Wuffles!
16. Disney Frozen<
17. Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes
18. Where is the Green Sheep?
19. My Heart Is Like a Zoo
20.If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
21.The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist
23. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
24. If You Give a Pig a Pancake
25. Global Babies
26. Little Blue Truck
27. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
28. Fancy Nancy: Budding Ballerina
29. Bark, George
30. Good Night, Gorilla
31. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
33. Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau
34. If You Give a Dog a Donut
35. Fancy Nancy: Puppy Party
36. The Snowy Day
37. Extra Yarn
38. Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar
39. I Want My Hat Back