The five stories and children’s books most borrowed in the libraries of the Community of Madrid

The five stories and children’s books most borrowed in the libraries of the Community of Madrid
The five stories and children’s books most borrowed in the libraries of the Community of Madrid

When looking for new references about stories, books and even children’s comics, not only the lists of new releases, or the books and stories recommended by children’s bookstores on different topics are good clues. For example, this list of fun playtime stories like Where’s Waldo? Word of mouth, of course, works too. And it is likely that you have not fallen into another very good source of information: municipal libraries.

Regions such as the Community of Madrid keep data updated quarterly on the stories, books and films that more are lent in the municipal library network (except for those in Pozuelo, which are not included in said network), and the results are very interesting because they can help you find titles that fit your sons and daughters.

There are more than 220 centers in the public library network in the Community of Madrid. Between the adult bookss, during the first quarter of 2024, the most demanded title was ‘Hell’by Carmen Mola, ahead of ‘The Crystal Cuckoo’, by Javier Castillo; and popular authors such as Juan Gómez Jurado or Sonsoles Ónega also appear in the top.

If we talk about cinemanothing was provided more during the first three months of 2024 than ‘As bestas’by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, ahead of ‘The Whale’, by Darren Aronofsky and ‘Alcarras’by Carla Simón, with Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ closing the list.


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But, the list that really interests us and concerns us is that of children’s titles, which we focus on below. These are the ten most in-demand children’s books, stories and comics in the libraries of the Community of Madrid during the first quarter of 2024 — you will see that five are from the same saga, the one that boys and girls in the first grades of primary school like the most. …—:

  • Doraemon. Fujiki F. Fuijo


It is curious that the first on the list is a comic. Specifically, the collection of ‘Doraemon’, by Fujiki F. Fuijo, which consists of several volumes, all of them available in different physical and digital stores and bookstores. The famous strip, which later became a successful television series, is what was checked out the most in libraries at the beginning of the year.

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The book series ‘Animals’ It is the second most borrowed book in Madrid libraries. It is no wonder, since they have been sold 8 million copies in 37 countries and has been part of The New York Times bestseller list for 50 weeks.

  • Once upon a time the human body. Ramon Llobet

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There are classics that still work from generation to generation also in children’s literature. It is the case of ‘Once upon a time the human body’, which was also a successful television series. His books are among the most borrowed in Madrid libraries.

  • For whom the balls roll (Policán, 7). David Pilkey

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One of the most successful children’s literary sagas appears, ‘Policeman’by Dav Pilkey, who has leaked five of its titles among the 10 most borrowed of all children’s books and stories in Madrid libraries during the first quarter of 2024.

Among the ten most borrowed children’s books have also been the second, third, fifth, sixth and seventh installments of the saga.

  • This is the last straw! (Greg’s Diary, 3). Jeff Kinney

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The last of the gaps that Policán leaves has been for the third installment of another fashionable contemporary literary saga, ‘Greg’s diary’. Written by Jeff Kinney, it continues to conquer older children and adolescents, and proof of this is that it remains among the most borrowed books in Madrid libraries.

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