Most Popular Kids’ Fiction of 2016 at KCLS

We treat the kids' list a little differently, because so many of our most popular kids' books are part of series! Instead of giving you the 10 most popular overall, we've compiled with 10 most popular with books from the same series removed, so you'll see the top title in each big series (instead of a list of all eleven Wimpy Kid books).

The eighth entry in Jeff Kinney's long running Diary of A Wimpy Kid series, Hard Luck, was our #1 kids' title last year. Browse the Diary of A Wimpy Kid read alikes list for more hilarious stories told through drawings, letters, and more.

#2 is Are You Ready to Play Outside?, part of Mo Willems' sweet and charming Elephant and Piggie series. For more easy readers featuring good friends, try Frog and Toad, Bink and Gollie, or Rabbit and Robot.

Mouse journalist Thea Stilton shows up at #3 with Thea Stilton and the Tropical Treasure. For more early chapter books featuring intrepid animal adventurers, try the Humphrey series, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, or the Chet Gecko series.

#4 is the second most recent entry in the Dork Diaries series, Tales From A Not-so-perfect Pet Sitter. For more middle school stories, try Amelia's notebooksMiddle School is Worse Than Meatloaf, or the Wimpy Kid read alikes.

Star Wars never goes out of style; #5 is Jedi Academy. We have lots more Stars Wars books - both fiction and nonfiction - to keep young Jedis entertained!

#6 features another favorite easy reader character: Hooray for Fly Guy! Looking for something like Fly Guy? Try the Max Spaniel series.

#7 is the oldest book on our list and a true kid classic: Green Eggs and Ham

#8: Big Nate in the Zone. Big Nate fans will probably enjoy the Diary of Wimpy Kid read alikes too. Also try The Loser List and The Day the Mustache Took Over for stories of mischief and mayhem.

#9 is part of the Pete the Cat series; this one is an easy reader designed for kids who are just learning to read on their own. For more feline series for new readers, try Ballet Cat or Rotten Ralph.

The children of fairy tale villains team up in #10, The Isle of the Lost. Check out Storybound, Frogged, and The Storybook of Legends for more updated fairy tales.

What did you read with your kids this year?