Horrid Henry and David Walliams among Coalisland Library’s most borrowed books

  • Most borrowed books, DVDs and CDs revealed

Horrid Henry and a children’s book by comedian David Walliams are among the most borrowed books at Coalisland Library, new figures reveal.

Horrid Henry topped the list of the most borrowed books from Coalisland Library during 2011.

Books featuring the mischievous character, created by author Francesca Simon, also claimed fourth and seventh places in the top 10 most borrowed list.

The top 10 is made up entirely of children’s literature, including Billionaire Boy at number nine – a book by Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams.

The borrowing figures, which also show the most borrowed DVDs, CDs and audio books, were revealed to Coalisland Post through a Freedom of Information request to Libraries NI.

Superhero Spider-man proved most popular in the library’s DVD section, with the web-slinger’s animated series being issued 12 times over the course of last year.

Films and TV shows aimed at families and children dominated the DVD rankings, with Mr Bean, Hannah Montana, SpongeBob Squarepants and Scooby Doo all favourites among Coalisland’s library users.

But the town showed an eclectic mix of tastes in the CD stakes.

Popstar Miley Cyrus, rock legends the Rolling Stones, and Donegal crooner Daniel O’Donnell all feature in the town’s most borrowed CD list.


 Top 10 most borrowed books of 2011:

Title Author Category Total Issues
1 Horrid Henry’s hilariously horrid joke book Francesca Simon Junior non-fiction 15
2 Albie and the (super-duper, intergalactic) space Andy Cutbill Junior fiction 14
3 New puppy Catherine Anholt Junior fiction 14
4 Horrid Henry’s wicked ways Francesca Simon Junior fiction 14
5 But where completely are we? Lauren Child Junior fiction 14
6 Big bad bun Jeanne Willis Junior fiction 14
7 Horrid Henry rocks Francesca Simon Junior fiction 14
8 Little white owl Tracey Corderoy Junior fiction 14
9 Billionaire boy David Walliams Junior fiction 14
10 Alien tea on the planet Zum-Zee Tony Mitton Junior fiction 14


Most borrowed DVDs of 2011:

Title Category Total Issues
1 Spectacular Spider-Man: Volume 3 DVD Parental Guidance (PG) 12
2- Mr Bean – the animated adventures: Number 2 Junior DVD (U) 10
2- Hannah Montana: Season 3 – Volume 1 Junior DVD (U) 10
2- Toy story 3 Junior DVD (U) 10
5- Star wars: The clone wars DVD Parental Guidance (PG) 9
5- Scooby-Doo – What’s New Scooby Doo: The Movies – Junior DVD (U) 9
5- SpongeBob Squarepants: The complete season 1 Junior DVD (U) 9
8- Bratz: Fashion pixiez Junior DVD (U) 8
8- Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Christmas Junior DVD (U) 8
8- Bratz Rock Angelz Junior DVD (U) 8
8- Angelina Ballerina – it’s Showtime Junior DVD (U) 8
8- Nanny McPhee and the big bang Junior DVD (U) 8
8- Casper Scare School – Vote for Casper Junior DVD (U) 8
8- Wiggles: Christmas collection Junior DVD (U) 8


Most borrowed CDs of 2011:

Title Author Total Issues
Traveller Christy Moore 2
Forty Licks Rolling Stones 2
Gold Carpenters 2
Love Motown Various Artists 2
Amore Andrea Bocelli 2
Lost highway Bon Jovi 2
Greatest Hits David Gray 2
And winter came Enya 2
Can’t be tamed Miley Cyrus 2
Big top 40 Various Artists 2
Highlights from Songs of Faith Concert – Live Daniel O’Donnell 2
Best of friends Michael English 2
Very best of John Hogan John Hogan 2
Very best of Clannad Clannad 2
101 punk and new wave anthems Various 2
100 chillout classics Various 2


Most borrowed audio books of 2011:


Title Author Category Total Issues
1 Fairy dreams, a magical journey to fairyland Gwyneth Rees Spoken word junior fiction 6
2- Irish legends for children Yvonne Carroll Junior fiction 5
2- Robin Hood all at sea Jan Mark Spoken word junior fiction 5
4- Snail boy and the toilet bots Susan Gates Spoken word junior fiction 4
4- Over the moon Jean Ure Spoken word junior fiction 4
4- Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, in which Winnie David Benedictus Spoken word junior fiction 4
4- Meet the Weirds Kaye Umansky Spoken word junior fiction 4
4- Game boy Alan Durant Spoken word junior fiction 4
4- Cosmo and the great witch escape Gwyneth Rees Spoken word junior fiction 4
4- Fairy secrets Gwyneth Rees Spoken word junior fiction 4
4- Best man to die Ruth Rendell Spoken word adult fiction 4


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