The Everett Public Library’s top checkouts for kids in 2022

Discover the books kids loved last year!

From well known series to fairy new releases, kids were interested in a wide section of books and topics this year. Here are the most borrowed books by kids at the Everett Public Library in 2022.

For those who want book recommendations for older demographics, take a look at our top checkouts for adults and teens.

Guinness World Records”(2022) by Guinness World Records 

Every year Guinness Word Records curates a unique compilation of the world’s record holders. Last year their research team focused on environmental issues, what’s happening to the ecosystem and people who are going to great lengths to make a difference.

Minecraft: Guide to Ocean Survival” (2019) by Stephanie Milton

The video game Minecraft’s oceans are full of colorful life and excitement, but there are also new dangers lurking below the water. This guide provides insider info and expert tips on how to survive in these oceans.

National Geographic Kids Almanac” (2022) by National Geographic

Every year National Geographic releases the latest and greatest information on animals, science, nature and technology in their renowned almanac. Last year’s edition includes new challenges, animal stories, amazing inventions, jokes and a bonus section titled “20 Things to Make You Happy.”

Pigs Nake Me Sneeze! An Elephant & Piggie book” (2009) by Mo Willems

Gerald the elephant and Piggie the pig are best friends, but they are very different. Gerald is careful, but Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling, but Gerald can. Gerald worries so Piggie doesn’t have to. When Gerald gets sick, he thinks he may be allergic to his best friend. Will he have to stay away from Piggie forever? This is the tenth book in an ongoing series for early readers.

The Thank You Book” (2016) by Mo Willems

Gerald and Piggie are best friends that are very different. Piggie wants to thank everyone, but Gerald worries Piggie may forget someone very important. This is the 25th and final book of the series.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot” (2021) by By Jeff Kinney

“Big Shot” is the sixteenth book in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series. In this installment readers find out that sports and Greg Heffley don’t mix. After a disastrous field days fiasco, Greg concludes his athletic career is over and retires from sports. But his mom convinces him to try out for basketball and Greg unexpectedly lands a spot on the league’s worst team. Will Greg rise to the occasion or will he blow his big shot?

Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives” (2021) by Dav Pilkey

Flippy, Molly, Li’l Petey and their twenty-one siblings have something to say and often butt heads. Will they be able to work together and appreciate each other’s unique point of views, both inside and outside the classroom? Author and illustrator Dav Pilkey uses a variety of artistic techniques to portray each little frog’s perceptive.

Dog Man. Fetch-22” (2019) by Dav Pilkey

When Petey the Cat is released from jail he gets a new zest for life and has to reevaluate what matters most. But Li’l Petey struggles to find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting, put their paws together and work as a team? The world (and Li’l Petey) is counting on them. This book in the Dog Man series explores empathy, kindness, persistence and the importance of doing good.

Baby-Sitters Little Sister. 4, Karen’s Kittycat Club” (2021) by Katy Farina

Kristy Thomas, the president of the Baby-Sitters Club, has a little stepsister named Karen who wants to start her own club. Karen’s best friend Hannie just got a new kitten, their neighbor Amanda has a cat and Karen has a grumpy old cat of her own. Although they are too young to baby-sit like Kristy, Karen wants to start a Kittycat club. Will people hire Karen and her friends to cat-sit?

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (1997) by J.K. Rowling

On his 11th birthday, Harry Potter learns that he is not only the orphaned son of two powerful wizards, but that he has powers of his own. When he is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to Hogwarts, a boarding school for wizards, Harry seeks to find the truth about his parents’ mysterious deaths. This is the first book in a series that has spawned multiple films, video games and a theme park.

The BFG” (1982) by Roald Dahl

The Big Friendly Giant, or BFG, is no ordinary giant. He’s far too nice and jumbly. When Sophie is whisked away from her home by the BFG, their unlikely friendship blossoms. He tells Sophie about his dream job to blow dreams into children’s rooms and about his terrifying neighbors that eat kids. The book was turned into a film directed by Steven Spielberg in 2016.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (1999) by J.K. Rowling

For twelve years Azkaban has held Sirius Black—one of the wizard world’s more infamous killers. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be heir to Lord Voldemort. Rumor has it he may have assisted in the deaths of Harry’s parents. Sirius Black has escaped Azkaban and they say he is coming after Harry. Will Harry make it through the school year?

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