Top 25 Children’s Books at Hennepin County Libraries In 2012

A diary has become one of the top read children's books.

The following was provided by Hennepin County Library.

Jeff Kinney once again cornered the market on kids’ imaginations, with six of his “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books taking the top six children’s spots in 2012. Books by fantasy writers J. K. Rowling and Mary Pope Osborne monopolize most of the remaining places in the children’s top 25 list of 2012.


1.     Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

2.     Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal by Jeff Kinney

3.     Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney

4.     Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney

5.     Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney

6.     Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney

7.     The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

8.     Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

9.     The Son of Nepture by Rick Riordan

10.  Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

11.  Eve of the Emperor Penguin by Mary Pope Osborne

12.  Leprechaun in Late Winter by Mary Pope Osborne

13.  A Goon Night for Ghosts by Mary Pope Osborne

14.  Blizzard of the Blue Moon by Mary Pope Osborne

15.  Summer of the Sea Serpent by Mary Pope Osborne

16.  The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

17.  11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

18.  Dragon of the Red Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne

19.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

20.  Winter of the Ice Wizard by Mary Pope Osborne

21.  A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time by Mary Pope Osborne

22.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

23.  Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne

24.  Harry Potter and the Goblets of Fire by J. K. Rowling

25.  The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

Most of the top circulating titles are available at Hennepin County Library in more than one format (regular print, large print, audio, and some eBook). To reserve one or more of the titles, go to www.hclib.org and click on Library Catalog. 

Find more recommended children’s books on KidLinks’ Books & Reading page or connect with staff through the Ask Us service: www.hclib.org/askus.


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