Juvenile Fiction: 2022 Top Borrowed Books

Children's Chapter Books

Updated January 3, 2023
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Dinosaurs before dark
Osborne, Mary Pope.
Where did the magic tree house come from? Before Jack and Anie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them back to the prehistoric past. Now can they do it before dark... or will they become a dinosaur's dinner?

#1

Wonder
Palacio, R. J.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face--who shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Read the book that inspired the Choose Kind...

#6 (tie)

Diary of a wimpy kid : wrecking ball
Kinney, Jeff
An instant #1 USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestseller! In Wrecking Ball, Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, an unexpected inheritance gives Greg...

#2

Double down
Kinney, Jeff.
The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his "creative side."   As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming...

#3

Diary of a wimpy kid : the long haul
Kinney, Jeff.
A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you’re the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig—not exactly Greg Heffley’s idea...

#4 (tie)

The land of stories : the wishing spell
Colfer, Chris
The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world! Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with...

#6 (tie)

Diary of a wimpy kid : old school
Kinney, Jeff.
Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will...

#5 (tie)

Diary of a wimpy kid : the last straw
Kinney, Jeff.
The highly anticipated third book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series takes the art of being wimpy to a whole new level.  Let's face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg's father. You see, Frank Heffley...

#7 (tie)

Diary of a wimpy kid : the meltdown
Kinney, Jeff
An instant #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestseller! When snow shuts down Greg Heffley's middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage...

#7 (tie)

Diary of a wimpy kid : big shot
Kinney, Jeff.
An instant #1 USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestseller!  In Big Shot, book 16 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and sports just...

#9 (tie)

Diary of a wimpy kid : the deep end
Kinney, Jeff.
An instant #1 USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestseller! In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a...

#9 (tie)

The Bad Guys
Blabey, Aaron.
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!"I wish I'd had these books as a kid. Hilarious!" -- Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog ManThis New York Times bestselling illustrated series is perfect for fans of Dog Man and Captain Underpants.They sound like bad guys, they look like bad...

#10 (tie)

Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
Rowling, J. K.
The third book in the bestselling Harry Potter series, now illustrated in glorious full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay!For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be...

#10 (tie)

Root magic
Royce, Eden
"A poignant, necessary entry into the children's literary canon, Root Magic brings to life the history and culture of Gullah people while highlighting the timeless plight of Black Americans. Add in a fun, magical adventure and you get everything I want in a book!" --Justina Ireland, New York...

#8

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
Rowling, J. K.
Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable muggle aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards and he begins to...

#5 (tie)

The lightning thief
Riordan, Rick.
The classic first book about Percy Jackson, the troubled boy who discovers he is the son of Poseidon, and his adventures with demigods, monsters, and Greek gods. This classic by #1 New York Times best selling author Rick Riordan has sold millions of copies...

#4 (tie)


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