Information provided by Hennepin County Library.
An additional category in 2012 — easy books (for very young children) — has more variety than some of the top 25 lists released by Hennepin County Library earlier this week.
Eighteen of the top 25 titles are by different authors. The list includes “Lego Star Wars” at number one, “Curious George Goes to the Zoo” in second place, and two “Fancy Nancy” titles in third and fourth place (as well as seventh and 21st). “I Can Be a Ballerina” came in at number five and is one of two titles from this “Step Into Reading” series that made it into the top 25.
1. Lego Star Wars: The Phantom Menace by Hannah Dolan
2. Curious George Goes to the Zoo by Cynthia Platt
3. Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl by Jane O’Connor
4. Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes by Jane O’Connor
5. I Can Be a Ballerina by Christy Webster
6. Biscuit and the Lost Teddy Bear by Alyssa Capucilli
7. Splendid Speller (a Fancy Nancy book) by Jane O’Connor
8. Beautiful Brides by Melissa Lagonegro
9. Barbie, a Fairy Secret by Christy Webster
10. Star Wars: The Adventures of Han Solo by Lindsay Kent
11. I Can Be a Horse Rider by Mary Man-Kong
12. Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise by Monica Perez
13. Olivia Meets Olivia by Ellie O’Ryan
14. Clifford’s Birthday Party by Norman Bridwell
15. The Berenstain Bears All Aboard by Jan and Mike Berenstain
16. Danger at the Dieselworks illustrated by Tommy Stubbs
17. Clifford the Firehouse Dog by Norman Bridwell
18. Happy Birthday, Princess by Jennifer Weinberg
19. I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems
20. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
21. Fancy Nancy and the Too-Loose Tooth by Jane O’Connor
22. Clifford Visits the Hospital by Norman Bridwell
23. Clifford Takes a Trip by Norman Bridwell
24. A Fairy Frost by Tennant Redbank
25. Avengers Assemble by Victoria Taylor
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.