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Popular Reads

This page contains a list of books that other kids of your age are reading.
Updated: 5/03/2012 9:39 a.m.

This list is compiled from a survey of Whangarei Libraries young members who were asked to list their five favourite books.

Popular reads for girls

  • The Trixie Belden series by various authors
  • The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton
  • Deltora Quest series by Emily Rodda
  • Roald Dahl - Books by Roald
  • Harry Potter series by J K Rowling
  • The World of Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald
  • Nancy Drew: Girl Detective (both Comic and text format) by Carolyn Keene
    Can be read in any order   

Popular reads for boys

  • Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo
  • Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
  • The Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Harry Potter series by J K Rowling
  • Deltora Quest series by Emily Rodda
  • Roald Dahl collection by Roald Dahl
  • Hardy Boys series (in both Comic and text format)  by Franklin W. Dixon
    Can be read in any order
  • Farticus Maximus by Felice Arena
  • Space Pirate series by Emmanuel Guibert

Popular classics

  • Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carol
  • Alice through the looking glass  by Lewis Carol
  • Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransom
  • Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling



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