Most popular fiction for kids 2019

What are the most popular items at Christchurch City Libraries? In an attempt to find out the answer, our staff have compiled reports on the most popular adult, children’s and young adult titles. The titles are in listed in order of how many times they were borrowed from our libraries.


  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling
  2. The 91-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J.K. Rowling
  4. Zog and the Flying Doctors Julia Donaldson
  5. 104-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths
  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone J.K. Rowling
  7. Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
  8. Cabin Fever Jeff Kinney
  9. Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-Lot Dav Pilkey
  10. The World's Worst Children David Walliams
  11. Family, Friends and Furry Creatures Liz Pichon
  12. Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness Lynley Dodd
  13. 39-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths
  14. Tom Gates #14: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans Liz Pichon
  15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
  16. The World's Worst Children 2 David Walliams
  17. 78-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths
  18. Tom Gates 11 Dog Zombies Rule Liz Pichon
  19. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates Liz Pichon
  20. 52-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths
  21. The 26-story treehouse Andy Griffiths
  22. 65-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths
  23. Bad Dad David Walliams
  24. Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks Lynley Dodd
  25. Meltdown: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (13) Jeff Kinney
  26. Destination Moon Herge
  27. Dog Man and Cat Kid Dog Man and Cat Kid Dav Pilkey
  28. 13-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths
  29. Tom Gates #13: Epic Adventure (Kind of) Liz Pichon
  30. Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince J.K. Rowling
  31. Thea Stilton Mouseford Academy #12: Mice on the Runway Thea Stilton
  32. Double Dork Diaries Rachel Renee Russell
  33. Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets Dav Pilkey
  34. Last Straw: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK3) Jeff Kinney
  35. Grandpa's Great Escape David Walliams
  36. Donaldson, Julia The Smartest Giant in Town
  37. Mahy, Margaret Lion in the Meadow
  38. Russell, Rachel Renee Dork Diaries: Once upon a Dork
  39. Pichon, Liz Genius ideas (mostly)
  40. Charlie Cook's Favourite Book 10th Anniversary Edition Julia Donaldson
  41. A squash and a squeeze Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  42. Captain Underpants and the preposterous plight of the Purple Potty People : the eighth epic novel Dav Pilkey
  43. Excellent excuses (and other good stuff) 2 Liz Pichon
  44. Third Wheel: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (7) Jeff Kinney
  45. Old School: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (10) Jeff Kinney
  46. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling
  47. The Snail and the Whale Julia Donaldson
  48. The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers Dav Pilkey
  49. Hairy Maclary, Sit Lynley Dodd
  50. The World's Worst Children 3 David Walliams

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