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Top 20 Books for Kids

June 14, 2019

Top 20 Books for Kids


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

— Dr. Seuss

The power of a written word has been known for centuries. From the first Sumerian literary works over 4500 years ago, through the Bible, English classics and the newest fantasy reads, one can get lost in words and escape the sometimes chaotic world that we live in.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”

— George R.R. Martin.

With millions of titles on the market, any bookworm can find a suitable story for themselves, but what actually are the most popular reads in Ireland? In May 2019, Local Government Management Agency released the Top 20 Books Borrowed in Irish Public Libraries 2018, and we have great news to our readers! You can now create your own little library, as we have them all!

With Harry Potter being on the top of the list in the last couple of years, we have prepared something extra! You can now find, on our website, all Harry Potter books 20% off!

Check out the full list of Top 20 Books Borrowed in Irish Public Libraries 2018 here:

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling

2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney

3. The BFG by Roald Dahl

4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney

7. Awful Auntie by David Walliams

8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney

9. Wonder by RJ Palacio

10. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

11. Ratburger by David Walliams

12. Matilda by Roald Dahl

13. The World’s Worst Children by David Walliams

14. Gangsta Granny by David Walliams

15. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

16. Demon Dentist by David Walliams

17. Diary of a Wimpy: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney

18. Grandpa’s Great Escape by David Walliams

19. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney

20. Under the Hawthorn Tree by Marita Conlon-McKenna

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