Saturday, July 30, 2016

Top 10 Books for 2015-2016

This is the time of year for reflection on my part.  I look at data, programming, calendars, our Instagram account, and anything that provides information over the school year.  My biggest surprise so far has been the continued usage of our eContent.  I knew our students and teachers were accessing our items on Follett Shelf but I didn't take the time to look closely at the titles.

Here's what I found about our top eBook titles:
  • Our #1 eBook was The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.  This wasn't a surprise because the 6th graders read this as a class in ELA.  So many students made the leap from a paperback book in class to reading our library eBooks.  The statistics show that ALL of Mr. Riordan's eBooks were very popular.  In conclusion - purchase even more of Rick Riordan's eBooks.
  • The Dairy of the Wimpy Kids by Jeff Kinney eBooks were the 2nd most popular series.  These most likely were checked out by 6th and 7th graders. In conclusion - look into purchasing more eContent similar to this series.
  • The Testing, The Hunger Games, The 5th Wave, and The Maze Runner series were all very popular.  In conclusion - keep purchasing the high interest books to movies novels. 
  • Our eBook usage was very connected to our hardback usage with many of the top titles being accessed in both contents.  

Pike’s Top 10 Hardback Books:
  1. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
  2. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
  3. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  4. The Kill Order by James Dashner
  5. Legend by Marie Lu
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
  7. The Death Cure by James Dashner
  8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney
  9. The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
  10. The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
In reflection  of our year, I can clearly state that our students are versatile with our content.  Many like checking out and reading hardback books while others prefer reading our eBooks.  I foresee our eBook statistics for next year to continue to climb as our secondary students will be issued  Chromebooks.  It's all about providing choice for our students. 

ThingLink VR Challenge

I have enjoyed this summer's ThingLink VR (Virtual Reality) Challenge.  Here's  a VR look at my library.

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