Thursday, February 14, 2013

Books Kids Love, Part II

75 of you (!!) responded to last week's survey about what middle grade series are popular in your libraries. Anne and I are thrilled with that response, and now we want to dig a bit deeper. Using the data from Part I, we've identified the 15 series that were named the most--because you said either they are very popular or they are not living up to their former fame. We'd love it if you'd take a few minutes to report on how these 15 series fare in your library. Is one series collecting dust in the stacks while another series overtakes your hold shelf? We want to know, and we'll report back on the findings at the end of the month. I can't wait to see if what's popular with my kids is part of a larger trend.


  1. I'm having a hard time completing your survey! Many of our series are just "steady" somewhere between currently popular and popular, but waning. Ex: at least one of the Potter's is always checked out, as well as Riordan's and a few others. Does that make them popular? I"m probably over thinking this.

    PS What a fun series of posts.

    1. I'd consider whether a series is at its peak of popularity--or still as popular as it was at its initial major popularity. Anything that isn't sustaining peak level I'm considering waning for my library.


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