Top 20 Most Circulated K-5 Books | 2012-2013 School Year (Part 2/2)

The elementary school where I am a teacher-librarian has approximately 250 students. During the 2012-2013 school year, we circulated 30,878 books. Not too shabby,eh! 

 I am counting down  the twenty most circulated titles (August 19, 2012 - May 24, 2013). 

(Please click here to read part one.) 

Legends of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Zita has a loyal following in my school. My kids are ready for more Zita adventures. 

Amulet #5: Prince of the Elves by Kazu Kibuishi 

I love telling a third grader about Amulet #1 when books two through five are also available. I insist she checks out all of them!  

Smile by Raina Telgemeier 

Smile won the 2013 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award. 

Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril by Jarrett J. Krosoczka 

Jarrett J. Krosoczka met my third, fourth, and fifth graders last year. 

Sidekicks by Dan Santat 

It makes me smile from ear to ear to see Dan Santat's action-packed and hilarious graphic novel on this list. Dan, we know you're a busy guy, but we really want a sequel. 

Babymouse Burns Rubber by Jennifer and Matthew Holm 

Jennifer and Matthew Holm visited my school library on May 16, 2011. 

Amulet #4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi 

Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco by Jarrett J. Krosoczka 

See, my students LOVE Lunch Lady. I think we will shed a tear when the final volume, Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle, is released. 

Squish #4: Captain Disaster by Jennifer and Matthew Holm 

*"Squish: Captain Disaster is an awesome graphic novel.” 

*"It taught me about giving everyone a turn. You need to play soccer for the fun of it." 

*"Squish learns how to play fairly and becomes a good captain."

*"I think EVERYONE should read the Squish series."

*"My favorite part is when they practice different soccer moves. "

*"Peggy is strong because she’s the best player without legs and feet. We see that Peggy is not always like a rainbow." 

*"You can learn how to draw Pod in the back of the book."

*"Squish is the best germ captain ever."

*"Pod and Squish love Twinkies."

*"Pod can harness lightning."

*"I give it 5 stars."

*"I give it 5 stars. Can I give it ten stars, Mr. Schu?"


  1. Lots of graphic novels on this list. Not surprising... my son has read nearly all of them, too.

  2. So nice to see all those graphic novels! I have all of those graphic novels and they go out like crazy at my elementary school too.


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