What will be the next popular children’s book?

By Abbey Zelko

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Elizabeth Dell, right, of York, picks out books with her daughter Mariah, 7, at Martin Library. She said that her daughter has read 100 books and she has read 200 books to her son. (Paul Kuehnel - York Daily Record/ Sunday News)

Elizabeth Dell, right, of York, picks out books with her daughter Mariah, 7, at Martin Library. She said that her daughter has read 100 books and she has read 200 books to her son. (Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record/ Sunday News)

Clifford the Big Red Dog. The giant, but lovable character is a hard one to forget.

His silly stories of going to the circus, his first day of school, his first Christmas and more fill dozens of story books for the amusement of countless children.

More than 50 years later, the entertainment continues as Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and their friends Cleo, T-Bone, Charley, Jetta, and Mac come to life on stage at Hershey Theatre. As the characters take the audience on a journey to Birdwell Island, the theater will be filled with singing, dancing and lots of laughs — something guests of all ages can enjoy.

With more than 126 million books in print, there’s no doubt Clifford has become a literary classic for parents, teachers and children.

That got us thinking, what will be the next popular children’s book? Here’s what local librarians had to say.

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