With figures showing that almost 80% of five to ten-year-olds now use their public libraries, it's no surprise that kids' authors have dominated the library lending lists for the past year.
Horrible Histories creator Terry Deary, the ever-popular Jacqueline Wilson and the team of wordsmiths writing as Daisy Meadows were among the children's authors in the list of the top 10 most-borrowed authors. The Charlie and Lola creator Lauren Child also made the top ten.
Figures released for 2009-10 by the Public Lending Rights body reveals children's library usage has been on the increase for the past few years.
The National Literacy Trust recently confirmed the link between children and young people using public libraries and good reading skills.
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