NYPL top ten check outs of all time

Top Ten Checkouts

Of this list, I am more than familiar with 7 of them, and have read each of them many times. I started 1984 many times, and just can’t get into it. I love the history of Goodnight Moon at the NYPL. You’ll have to read it in the above linked article.

  1. The Snowy Day: 485,583 checkouts By Ezra Jack Keats
  2. The Cat in the Hat: 469,650 checkouts By Dr. Seuss
  3. 1984: 441,770 checkouts By George Orwell
  4. Where the Wild Things Are: 436,016 checkouts By Maurice Sendak
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird: 422,912 checkouts By Harper Lee
  6. Charlotte’s Web: 337,948 checkouts By E.B. White
  7. Fahrenheit 451: 316,404 checkouts By Ray Bradbury
  8. How to Win Friends and Influence People: 284,524 checkouts By Dale Carnegie
  9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: 231,022 checkouts By J.K. Rowling
  10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar: 189,550 checkouts By Eric Carle

Honorable Mention

  1. Goodnight Moon By Margaret Wise Brown

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