AHEAD of World Book Day next Thursday (March 3), we asked local libraries what book lovers in St Helens have been borrowing over the past year. Check out the pictures of your top 15 reads - have you read any of them?

Five children's books were included in the list with one topping the list - a book about farm animals. Two of David Walliams' novels, which appeal to readers aged between seven and 10, were on the list as well as two classic fairy tales.

The top adults' book was a John Grisham thriller - and recently deceased US author Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird features in the top 15. There are two Lee Child thrillers and two historical romances.

We also asked which authors were most popular with St Helens readers. The top 15 authors at local libraries were:

1. James Patterson
2. Daisy Meadows
3. Julia Donaldson
4. Francesca Simon
5. Anna Jacobs
6. Ordnance Survey (maps)
7. Nora Roberts
8. David Baldacci
9. Adam Blade
10. Michael Connelly
11. Stephen King
12. Katie Flynn
13. Peter James
14. Lee Child
15. Clive Cussler

Are you or your children dressing up for World Book Day? Please send your pictures from the day to news@sthelensstar.co.uk or add them to facebook.com/sthelensstar