Juvenile Fiction: 2022 Top Borrowed Books

Children's Chapter Books

Updated January 3, 2023
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Wrecking ball
Kinney, Jeff
An unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn't all it's cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay...or will they be forced to move?

#2

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

Diary of a wimpy kid. 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
THE ONE WITH THE FAMILY ROAD TRIP The ninth laugh-out-loud, fully-illustrated Diary of a Wimpy Kid book from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney! A global phenomenon with 250 million copies of the series sold...

#4 (tie)

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...

#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
In Big Shot, book 16 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestsetlling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and sports just don't mix. After a disastrous field day competition at school, Greg decides that when it comes to his athletic career, he's officially...

#9 (tie)

The deep end
Kinney, Jeff
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 cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime. But things take an unexpected turn, and they find...

#9 (tie)

The bad guys. Episode 1
Blabey, Aaron
They sound like the Bad Guys, they look like the Bad Guys . . . and they even smell like the Bad Guys. But Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark are about to change all of that! Mr Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys first good mission. The gang are going to break 200 dogs out of the...

#10 (tie)

Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone
Rowling, J. K.
Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy until he is rescued by an owl, taken to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. The Reason: HARRY POTTER IS A WIZARD!

#5 (tie)

Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
Rowling, J. K.
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 the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed:...

#10 (tie)

Percy Jackson and 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)

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)


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