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Graphic Novels are consistently the most popular books checked out from the HTS Library… We loved this recent post from the ReadBrightly website, and thought you would too:

Why Graphic Novels are Storytelling Quicksand for Reluctant Readers (In a Good Way)

We discovered #awesome lists of the Top 100 Children’s Novels and Picture Books for the 21st Century, as voted upon by the readers of theSchool Library Journal.
We posted the list of novels in the library, and it’s been quite a point of interest all week.  Our students have been checking them out as fast as we can display them, and teachers have asked for the link, so we thought we’d share both of them with all of you… Could be great lists to keep handy!
How many have you read?
In this list, the editors stretched the definition of what constitutes a “picture book” to include everything from board books to easy titles:
(In case you’re wondering, the readers of School Library Journal voted on what they felt were their own individual Top Ten Children’s Novels/Picture Books of all time. Points were given for rank and order and counted accordingly.)