Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday: National Library Week!

This week is National Library Week, so I thought I'd celebrate with a library-related Top Ten list. Here's a list of the top ten books at Dick Smith Library owned by the greatest number of other libraries in WorldCat. WorldCat, by the way, allows you to search the collections of thousands of libraries at once - if we don't have something you've found in WorldCat, try getting it through interlibrary loan!
  1. The higher power of Lucky by Susan Patron with illustrations by Matt Phelan (5,847 total libraries)
  2. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis (5,280 total libraries)
  3. The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline (5,089 total libraries)
  4. The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures by Brian Selznick (4,941 total libraries)
  5. The graveyard book by Neil Gaiman, with illustrations by Dave McKean (4,909 total libraries)
  6. Good masters! Sweet Ladies! : voices from a medieval village by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Robert Byrd (4,818 total libraries)
  7. Gossamer by Lois Lowry (4,618 total libraries)
  8. The Penderwicks : a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy by Jeanne Birdsall (4,606 total libraries)
  9. The Polar Express written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg (4,577 total libraries)
  10. In search of excellence : lessons from America's best-run companies by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr. (4,543 total libraries)

I thought it was pretty interesting that the only book on this list that isn't a children's/young adult book is #10.

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