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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 Books

A book that I have just read is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K.Rowling.

I like it because there is a good problem and action.

My favourite character is Draco Malfoy because he is really smart and gets lots info from others.

I would recommend it for both boys and girls aged 8 and over.

I give it a rating of 9/10

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What fantasy world would you like to visit?

Whenever you read a book you get taken to another place and you build a picture in your head of what that place looks like.  The place that you go to and how it looks depends on how the author describes it.  It could look like the place where you live or it could be some extraordinary world with magical creatures, rivers of chocolate, icy wastelands, or thick jungles.  There are so many wonderful worlds that authors have created!  

  • C.S. Lewis created the land of Narnia filled with fawns, talking beavers,  a majestic lion and a White Witch. 
  • J.K Rowling created the magical world of Harry Potter with Hogwarts, Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.
  • Emily Rodda created the seven gem territories of Deltora and the kingdom of Rondo.

If you could visit any fantasy world, which one would you choose?

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