Cambridge Public Library’s most viewed children’s titles in 2021


According to public library staff, Cambridge Public Library patrons viewed the youth titles listed below the most in 2021. The brief excerpts that follow each list may be from summaries written by the publisher.

“Dog Man Series: Mothering Heights” by Dav Pilkey

“Dog Man is out of luck, Petey confronts his not-so-perfect past, and Grandpa doesn’t plan any good. The world is spiraling out of control as new villains arrive in town. Everything looks dark and full of despair. But hope is not lost. Can the incredible power of love save the day? “

Akira Toriyama’s “Dragon Ball Z”

“Goku, the ultimate Earth warrior, and his son, Gohan, must face new deadly enemies who wish to obtain the Dragon Balls to destroy Earth.”

“Elephant and Piggie Series: The Book of Thanks” by Mo Willems

“Piggie is determined to thank everyone she knows, but Gerald thinks she will forget someone important.”

“Babysitters Club Series” by Gabriela Epstein

“Claudia has always been the most creative kid in her class … until Ashley Wyeth came along. Ashley is really different: she wears hippie clothes and has several earrings, and that’s it. most fantastic artist Claudia has ever met. Ashley says Claudia is a great artist too, but thinks she wastes her artistry with The Babysitters Club. When Claudia starts spending more time with Ashley and misses the BSC meetings, it becomes clear that Claudia has to make a decision – one of them has to leave! “

“Journal of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End” by Jeff Kinney

On a camping trip across the country, Greg Heffley and his family find themselves stranded in an RV park that isn’t exactly a summer paradise and when the skies open and the water begins on the way up, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation – or if it’s already too deep. “

“Great series for friendly children” by Jeff Kinney

“Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers and delve into the twisted and surprisingly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson’s imagination. You will encounter zombies, vampires, ghosts and more in these terrifying and comically terrifying tales. Rowley’s Scary Stories might make you laugh, but beware, you might end up sleeping with the lights on! “

Jerry Craft’s Class Act

Eighth grade student Drew Ellis admits he doesn’t have the same opportunities no matter how hard he works that his privileged classmates at Riverdale Academy Day School take for granted, and to make matters worse. things, Drew is starting to feel like his good friend Liam may be one of those privileged children and is struggling not to pull back, even as their mutual friend Jordan tries to keep their group of friends together. “

Jen Wang’s “Stargazing”

“Moon is everything Christine isn’t. She’s self-confident, impulsive, artistic … and although they both grew up in the same Chinese-American suburb, Moon is unlike anyone Christine has. never known. When Moon’s family moves in next to Christine, Moon goes from unlikely friend to best friend – maybe even the perfect friend. The girls share their favorite music videos, paint their nails when the strict parents of Christine are not here and are making plans to participate in the school’s talent show together. “

“Wings of Fire Series: The Dragon Whelp Prophecy” by Tui Sutherland

“Clay has lived his entire life under the mountain. The MudWing Whelp knows war rages between the dragon tribes of the outside world – a war he and four other dragonets are destined to end, according to the mysterious prophecy that has brought them to an end. been taught. ”

“When the Stars Are Scattered” by Victoria Jamieson

“Omar and his younger brother Hassan live in a refugee camp, and when an opportunity for Omar to get an education presents himself he must decide between going to school every day or looking after his non-verbal brother. in this intimate and touching portrayal of family and everyday life in a refugee camp. ”

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