SLANZA Reading Surveys

NZ School Libraries Borrowing Statistics

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SLANZA's Annual Reading Statistics Survey

In December each year - the end of the New Zealand school year - school librarians pool their borrowing statistics to give a snapshot of the books that captured the imaginations of New Zealand school children that year.

2017

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Top New Zealand Authors

2016

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2016 Top New Zealand Authors

2016 Top Magazines

2015

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2015 Top Series

  1. Cherub
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  3. Geronimo Stilton

2015 Best Book for Reluctant Readers

Diary of a Wimpy Kid / Jeff Kinney

2014

2014 Top Books

  1. The fault in our stars / John Green
  2. Divergent / Veronica Roth
  3. The hunger games / Suzanne Collins
  4. Insurgent / Veronica Roth
  5. Mockingjay / Suzanne Collins
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2014 Top Authors

  1. Robert Muchamore
  2. John Green
  3. Jeff Kinney
  4. Geronimo Stilton
  5. Suzanne Collins

2014 Top New Zealand Books

  1. I am not Esther / Fleur Beale
  2. Canterbury quake / Desna Wallace
  3. The Luminaries / Eleanor Catton
  4. When we wake / Karen Healey
  5. The official New Zealand Road Code


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2014 Top Series

  1. Divergent / Veronica Roth
  2. Cherub / Robert Muchamore
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid / Jeff Kinney
  4. Geronimo Stilton
  5. The hunger games / Suzanne Collins

2014 Best books for reluctant readers

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series / Jeff Kinney

2013

2013 Top 5 Books

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  2. Hunger games by Suzanne Collins
  3. Catching fire by Suzanne Collins
  4. City of bones by Cassandra Clare
  5. = Class A by Robert Muchamore and The fault in our stars by John Green
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2013 Top 5 Authors

  1. Robert Muchamore (Cherub series)
  2. Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series)
  3. Suzanne Collins (Hunger games series)
  4. Cassandra Clare (Mortal instruments series)
  5. Geronimo Stilton (Geronimo Stilton series)

2013 Top New Zealand Books

  1. I am not Esther by Fleur Beale
  2. Juno of Taris by Fleur Beale
  3. Baa baa smart sheep by Mark Sommerset
  4. The bridge by Jane Higgins
  5. = Once were warriors by Alan Duff,
    Assault by Brian Falkner,
    My brother's war by David Hill
    Phantom of Terawhiti by Des Hunt
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2013 Top New Zealand Authors


  1. Fleur Beale
  2. Des Hunt
  3. Lynley Dodd
  4. Kyle Mewburn
  5. Brian Falkner
    David Hill

More information about these authors available at the NZ Book Council website

http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/Writers/Information/Introduction.htm

2013 Top Series

  1. Cherub by Robert Muchamore
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  3. Hunger games by Suzanne Collins
  4. Mortal instruments by Cassandra Clare
  5. Geronimo Stilton by Geronimo Stilton

2013 Best Books for Reluctant Readers

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  2. The recruit
  3. The Cherub series
  4. Geronimo Stilton

SLANZA (School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa)