Seven British children’s writers are in the Top 10 most borrowed Authors in UK libraries. They are:
• (2nd) Daisy Meadows (Rainbow Magic)
• (4th) Jacqueline Wilson
• (5th) Francesca Simon (Horrid Henry)
• (6th) Mick Inkpen
• (7th) Julia Donaldson
• (9th) Lauren Child
• (10th) Terry Deary (Horrible Histories)
This is the highest number of children’s writers to appear in the most borrowed Authors Top 10 since Public Lending Right records began over twenty years ago. The PLR says almost 80% of 5-10 year olds are now using our public libraries.
Children’s writer, Julia Donaldson, author of the Most Borrowed Children’s Title, The
Gruffalo, says of the latest data:
This just shows how much children need, and are entitled to, libraries and librarians. It’s how they find out which books they like best and develop a love of reading.
Source: Public Lending Right