Top 21 Circulating Picture Books of 2018

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Which picture books were checked out most often from the Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville in 2018?

Our top circulating picture book will probably not be a big surprise: Disney Frozen. Movie and TV tie-ins will forever be popular with kids. It’s a fact of life. This particular version is actually a “look and find” concept book–not a true picture book, in my opinion, but the library has it cataloged as a picture book AND it circulated a whopping 20 times, so I felt it was worth noting in this year’s list.

Also making the list this year is the top book of 2017: Ellie in Concert. This book actually circulated two more times in 2018 (19 times) than in 2017 (17 times), yet wasn’t number one this time around. Interesting, huh?

The rest of the books in our top 21 include the ever-popular series Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol, another Frozen tie-in starring Olaf the snowman, and (Yay!) a beautiful mix of new and old stand alone favorites.

Circulated 20 Times:

This may seem like a small number, but when you consider that each book may be checked out for up to 3 weeks (21 days), that 20 times means the top book was checked out over and over for the entire year!

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Circulated 19 Times:

28958035

33913995

31423544

169431

Circulated 18 Times:

29439605

33671217

31934016

35034923

35238074

Circulated 17 Times:

31625792

32766776

28636545

31147194

27397446

32501059

30312820

34928702

What are the top circulating picture books at your local library?

Take a look at the top circulating picture books at the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville in prior years:

Top 17 of 2017

Top 19 of 2016

Top 15 of 2015

8 thoughts on “Top 21 Circulating Picture Books of 2018

  1. David McMullin says:

    It’s a very interesting list. I actually expected to see more series books here. And the other books aren’t necessarily the books with the big sales numbers or awards this year.

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