Picture Books

1 The Kissing Hand. Audrey Penn, illus. by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak. Child Welfare League of America, $16.95 ISBN 0-8786-8585-5
2 The Night Before Kindergarten. Natasha Wing, illus. by Julie Durrell. Grosset & Dunlap, paper $3.99 ISBN 0-448-42500-9
3 Wild About Books. Judy Sierra, illus. by Marc Brown. Random House, $16.95 ISBN 0-375-82538-X
4 Mister Seahorse. Eric Carle. Philomel, $16.99 ISBN 0-399-24269-4
5 Walter the Farting Dog. William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray, illus. by Audrey Colman. Frog/North Atlantic (PGW, dist.), $15.95 ISBN 1-58394-053-7
6 First Day Jitters. Julie Danneberg, illus. by Judith Dufour Love. Charlesbridge, paper $6.95 ISBN 1-58089-061-X
7 Dr. Ernest Drake's Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons. Edited by Dugald A. Steer. Candlewick, $18.99 ISBN 0-7636-2329-6
8 Walter the Farting Dog: Trouble at the Yard Sale. William Kotzwinkle andGlenn Murray, illus. by Audrey Colman. Dutton, $15.99 ISBN 0-525-47217-7
9 It's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel.Jamie Leigh Curtis, illus. by Laura Cornell. HarperCollins/Cotler, $16.99ISBN 0-06-008095-7
10 How I Became a Pirate. Melinda Long, illus. by David Shannon. Harcourt, $16 ISBN 0-15-201848-4


1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. J.K. Rowling. Scholastic/Levine, paper $9.99 ISBN 0-439-35807-8
2 Dragon Rider. Cornelia Funke, trans. by Anthea Bell. Scholastic/Chicken House, $12.95 ISBN 0-439-45695-9
3 Hoot. Carl Hiaasen. Knopf, paper $8.95 ISBN 0-375-82916-4
4 Eragon. Christopher Paolini. Knopf, $18.95 ISBN 0-375-82668-8
5 Teen Idol. Meg Cabot. HarperCollins, $15.99 ISBN 0-06-009616-0
6 Life of Pi (Student Edition). Yann Martel. Harvest, paper $7.99 ISBN 0-15-603020-9
7 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Ann Brashares. Delacorte, paper $8.95 ISBN 0-385-73058-6
8 The Amulet of Samarkand. Jonathan Stroud. Hyperion/Miramax, paper $7.99 ISBN 0-7868-5255-0
9 Peter and the Starcatchers. Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Disney Editions, $17.99 ISBN 0-7868-5445-6
10 Black Water. D.J. Machale. Aladdin, paper $5.99 ISBN 0-689-86911-8

Series and Tie-ins

1 Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling. Scholastic/Levine
2 Junie B. Jones. Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus. Random House
3 A Series of Unfortunate Events. Lemony Snicket. HarperTrophy
4 Magic Tree House. Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca. Random House
5 Gossip Girl. Cecily von Ziegesar. Little, Brown
6 The A-List. Zoey Dean. Little, Brown
7 The Princess Diaries. Meg Cabot. HarperCollins
8 The Spiderwick Chronicles. Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi. Simon & Schuster
9` Judy Moody. Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter Reynolds. Candlewick
10 Artemis Fowl. Eoin Colfer. Miramax/Hyperion