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Most Popular Kids Books of 2013

Christchurch City Libraries has just released our list of the most popular kids books of 2013. In the Top Ten there are only 4 different authors.

Here they are, in order of fewest books to most:

Cover of Queenie

Jacqueline Wilson has one book on the list Queenie at #8.

1953, England. Elizabeth is to be crowned Queen of England, but Elsie Kettle and her grandmother both fall ill with tuberculosis. Elsie is whisked away to a hospital where she is confined to bed for months and misses her beloved Nan desperately. However, in the hospital she makes friends, including Queenie, the hospital’s majestic white cat.

Read some more posts about Jacqueline Wilson on our blog.

Cover of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

J.K. Rowling has one book on the list, and it’s a classic – Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone at #9.

It’s been 17 years since this came out and it’s still going strong! J.K Rowling has recently said she will write a play and another book about the Harry Potter universe.

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Jeff Kinney has THREE books on the Top Ten list this year. The Last Straw at #10, Dog Days at #6 and at #1 – The Third Wheel!

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is the hilarious story of Greg’s life at school and home. The funny words are matched up well with some VERY funny pictures. If these books don’t make you laugh out loud, you don’t have a funny bone! Read some more posts about Jeff Kinney on our blog here.

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The author with the most books on our Top Ten list is Rick Riordan! HALF of the books on the Top Ten list are by this awesome author who writes the Percy Jackson series. These exciting books have sold over 20 million copies and the third film in the series is due out in 2015. You can read more about Rick Riordan by looking at posts on our blog about him.

See how many books you’ve read in our most popular kids books of 2013 and let us know in the comments below 🙂

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is such an exhilarating book full of adventure and Fantasy. This book will hook you in and you won’t be able to put it down. It has creatures you would never have imagined and spells that will blow you off your feet. If you’re looking for a great spell binding fantasy book Harry Potter is the one for you.

By Rhys.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 trailer

The final Harry Potter movie, Part 2 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is released in cinemas on 14 July.  While you wait, you can borrow all the books in the series and the movies on DVD from your library.

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Harry Potter Film Wizardry

Harry Potter Film Wizardy is a guide to the harry potter movies including the  dealthly hallows.  It shows you how everything is film.  Hey here’s a fact in the movie 5th movie – when Draco got bitten by the Hippogriff  and Hagrid carried him that was a platic model of him!  That was the most saddest part of the story!  I cried a bit though (everybody at my school would know why and some of the librarians).  Anyways there are loads of facts such as interviewing the  actors!

Thanks Cammrar

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New Deathly Hallows Part 1 trailer

This looks awesome! Coming to NZ cinemas 18 November

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Could Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak really make someone invisible?

Cristy Burne is a cool author from Australia whose first novel, Takeshita Demons is coming out in New Zealand next month (stay tuned for a review soon).  Here’s a little bit about it from her blog:

“Takeshita Demons is a spooky adventure story for younger readers. It features a Japanese heroine in her battle against some traditional Japanese demons — or “yokai”. It’s scary but not gory, and exciting but not violent. It’s an old-fashioned adventure where ordinary kids battle to save the day.”

I’m really looking forward to reading it, but I found this interesting post on her blog: Could Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak really make someone invisible?  Check out the facts behind the fiction.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Movie

The movie trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has just been released and it looks awesome! You can even go and see Harry battle Voldemort in 3D.  Have a look and tell us what you think.

While you’re waiting for the movie, why not read the book again or even go right back to the start with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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