Most popular titles of 2017 for children

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 order of how many times they were borrowed from our libraries.


  1. The Adventures of Tintin Hergé
  2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
  3. The 65-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths
  4. Awful Auntie David Walliams
  5. The Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl
  6. Where's Wally Now? Martin Handford
  7. Grandpa's Great Escape David Walliams
  8. The Smartest Giant in Town Julia Donaldson
  9. George's Marvellous Medicine Roald Dahl
  10. Asterix and the golden sickle Goscinny and Uderzo
  11. The 78-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths
  12. The World's Worst Children David Walliams
  13. The cheese experiment Geronimo Stilton
  14. Midnight Gang David Walliams
  15. Magical mission Geronimo Stilton
  16. Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince J.K. Rowling
  17. Long Haul: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
  18. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J.K. Rowling
  19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling
  20. Fantastic Mr. Fox Roald Dahl
  21. The phantom of the theater Geronimo Stilton
  22. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling
  23. A squash and a squeeze Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  24. Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-lot Dav Pilkey
  25. Paws off the pearl! Geronimo Stilton
  26. Slinky Malinki, Open The Door Dame Lynley Dodd
  27. The Snail and the Whale Julia Donaldson
  28. Mouse overboard! Geronimo Stilton
  29. Slinky Malinki Catflaps Lynley Dodd
  30. The Famouse Fjord Race Geronimo Stilton
  31. The Underwater Planet Geronimo Stilton
  32. Away in a star sled Geronimo Stilton
  33. The 52-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths
  34. Mouse house hunter Geronimo Stilton
  35. What the Ladybird Heard Next Julia Donaldson
  36. The 13-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths
  37. Attack of the dragons Geronimo Stilton
  38. Beware! Space junk! Geronimo Stilton
  39. Sea monster surprise! Geronimo Stilton
  40. Where's Wally? the Fantastic Journey Martin Handford
  41. Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 Dav Pilkey
  42. Merry Christmas, Geronimo! Geronimo Stilton
  43. The 26-storey treehouse Andy Griffiths
  44. Thea Stilton and the tropical treasure Thea Stilton
  45. The treasure of Easter Island Geronimo Stilton
  46. Asterix and the Missing Scroll Goscinny and Uderzo
  47. Cigars of the Pharaoh Hergé
  48. Tabby McTat Julia Donaldson
  49. Thea Stilton and the cherry blossom adventure Thea Stilton and Julia Heim
  50. Asterix and the Great Divide Goscinny and Uderzo

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