Friday, 18 February 2011

Children's authors dominate list of favourite UK library books

For more than 20 years the Public Lending Right organisation, which organises the small royalty payments to living authors for books borrowed from public libraries, has compiled an annual list of the most borrowed books. The list is dominated by children's books -  for example, Jacqueline Wilson books have been borrowed at least a million times every year between 2000 and 2010. Authors whose books we stock are listed below with their position on the list and a link to their books on our catalogue. Read the full story in the Guardian.

4. Jacqueline Wilson - best known for almost everything she writes! Maybe the Tracy Beaker books which were televised. A former Children's Laureate.

5. Francesca Simon - best known for the Horrid Henry series.

6. Mick Inkpen - best known for picture books about Kipper the dog.

7. Julia Donaldson - best known for the Gruffalo. Enough said!

9. Lauren Child - best known for Charlie and Lola, picture book characters who have also made it onto TV.

10. Terry Deary - best known as author of the Horrid Histories series, but also writes fiction.

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