Beloved children’s authors including Julia Donaldson, David Walliams, Francesca Simon and Roald Dahl feature strongly in book loans in libraries across the UK according to the latest figures revealed by Public Lending Right (PLR).
In Manchester an amazing nine out of the top ten are children’s authors, highlighting the crucial role our libraries play in supporting early years reading and literacy.

Here are the top ten most issued authors in Manchester Libraries from July 2017 – June 2018.

James Patterson – The Alex Cross thrillers etc
Julia Donaldson – The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom etc
Daisy Meadows – The Rainbow Magic Series
Francesca Simon – The Horrid Henry Series
Pichon, Liz – The Tom Gates series
Walliams, David – Gangsta Granny, Fing, Demon Dentist, Mr Stink etc
Kinney, Jeff – Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Adam Blade – The Beast Quest Series
Roald Dahl – BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory etc
Wilson, Jacqueline – Tracy Beaker, Suitcase Kid, Hetty Feather etc

Did you know you can reserve books by your favourite authors and collect them from your nearest library? You can search out whole catalogue here.


Fancy meeting one of your favourite authors? The awesome Jacqueline Wilson will be appearing at Central Library in October!