Thursday, 12 February 2009

The most borrowed children's authors

Figures released by Public Lending Right show that Jacqueline Wilson is still the most borrowed children's author in Britain's libraries, beaten into second place overall by adult author James Patterson. However, the most borrowed individual title in the last year was the final instalment of Harry Potter. The top ten is dominated by children's authors, highlighted below:

1. James Patterson 2. Jacqueline Wilson 3. Daisy Meadows 4. Nora Roberts 5. Francesca Simon 6. Mick Inkpen 7. Josephine Cox 8. Danielle Steel 9. Janet and Allan Ahlberg 10. Ian Whybrow

For more coverage of this story, see The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, and The Bookseller.

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