The Top 10 most borrowed children’s authors published by the UK Public Lending Right (PLR) contain few surprises. The top author is Daisy Meadows, the group of authors who write the Rainbow Magic series, helped by the sheer number of books they write. Roald Dahl is still going strong at number 7 and Enid Blyton is just outside the Top 10 at number 13 (she’s not popular in our library, despite my best efforts, so I was surprised to see her so high).
The list is a little out of date by the time it’s published, covering July 2012 to June 2013, so I’d expect David Walliams to be up there next year – his books are really popular and several adults have been borrowing them as well, having enjoyed the television adaptations over Christmas.
The list actually makes an attractive, colourful display in the children’s area but you wouldn’t know it from my dreadful photo, so apologies for that!