Most Circulated Fiction of Youth Services 2023

Happy New Year to PCL’s Kids and Teens! We have pulled this year’s most popular fiction reading materials for you!

What did families check out the most this year?

And the winners are…

Juvenile Fiction

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal

Kinney, Jeff

Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley. It’s a new school year, and Greg finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.


Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

Willems, Mo

 A pigeon comes up with many reasons why he should not go to bed.

The pigeon is the reigning champion for the second year in a row!

What did PCL Teens check out the most in 2023?

The top picks are…

Young Adult

The Cruel Prince

Black, Holly

Jude, seventeen and mortal, gets tangled in palace intrigues while trying to win a place in the treacherous High Court of Faerie, where she and her sisters have lived for a decade.

Young Adult Graphic Novel, Series

Demon Slayer = Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 Cruelty

Gotouge, Koyoharu

In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal until his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his family and turns his sister into another demon, forcing Tanjiro on a dangerous journey to destroy the demon and save his sister.

Young Adult Graphic Novel, Individual

Demon Slayer = Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 It Was You

Gotouge, Koyoharu

Tanjiro sets out on the dangerous path of the Demon Slayer to avenge his family. He works hard to learn the techniques of the sword taught by his master, Urokodaki.

What else was popular at PCL this year? Check out these Most Circulated items!

The Most Circulated Adult Fiction of 2023

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