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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Our most popular kids and teens titles of 2019

2019 popular kids and teens

This post is the second one in our end-of-the-year peek at 2019's most popular titles. We've already shared our most popular adult fiction

Today we have an epic list of 30 books that were popular among teens and kids. The list is split into teen fiction, then series and standalone titles for kids, then picture books. Let's check out what's been popular this year!

Teen Fiction

  1. The Hate u Give by Angie Thomas (317 checkouts)
  2. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han (200 checkouts)
  3. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (196 checkouts)
  4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (187 checkouts)
  5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (174 checkouts)
  6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (166 checkouts)
  7. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (165 checkouts)
  8. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (158 checkouts)
  9. Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman (153 checkouts)
  10. Scythe by Neal Shusterman (150 checkouts)

Series for Kids

  1. Big Nate by Lincoln Peirceharr (6520 checkouts)
  2. Diary of A Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (4745 checkouts)
  3. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey (2473 checkouts)
  4. I Survived... by Lauren Tarshis (2277 checkouts)
  5. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (2070 checkouts)

Standalone Titles for Kids

  1. All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson (341 checkouts)
  2. Tales from a Not-so-Happy Birthday by Rachel Renée Russell (329 checkouts)
  3. Drama by Raina Telgemeier (322 checkouts)
  4. Claudia and Mean Janine by Raina Telgemeier (282 checkouts)
  5. Smile by Raina Telgemeier (278 checkouts)

Picture Books

  1. Clifford Goes to Kindergarten by Norman Bridwell (343 checkouts)
  2. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin (263 checkouts)
  3. Fancy Nancy and the Quest for the Unicorn by Jane O'Connor (252 checkouts)
  4. Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate by Kimberly and James Dean (250 checkouts)
  5. The Berenstain Bears Visit Grizzlyland by Mike Berenstain (250 checkouts)
  6. Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure by Derek Anderson (247 checkouts)
  7. The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems (245 checkouts)
  8. Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney and Reed Duncan (241 checkouts)
  9. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems (236 checkouts)
  10. Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library by James Dean (235 checkouts)

Each of those links will take you to our catalog where you can place a hold on the book (or ebook or audiobook, if they're available). And if you click in, you can use our catalog's new book recommendation features to find similar titles you can check out right now.

Still looking for your next great read? Browse through our catalog to find a great book, or reach out to a Washington County librarian at your local branch to get their best recommendation for you. Happy reading!    

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