Picture Books

1 It's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel. Jamie Leigh Curtis, illus. by Laura Cornell. HarperCollins/ Cotler, $16.99 ISBN 0-06-008095-7
2 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything. Linda Williams, illus. by Megan Lloyd. HarperTrophy, paper $5.95 ISBN 0-06-443183-5
3 Corduroy's Best Halloween Ever! Created by Don Freeman, illus. by Lisa McCue. Grosset & Dunlap, paper $3.49 ISBN 0-448-42499-1
4 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
5 The Umbrella. Jan Brett. Putnam, $16.99 ISBN 0-399-24215-5
6 The Littlest Pumpkin. R. A. Herman, illus. by Betina Ogden. Scholastic, paper $3.50 ISBN 0-439-29544-0
7 Wild About Books. Judy Sierra, illus. by Marc Brown. Random House, $16.95 ISBN 0-375-82538-X
8 Mister Seahorse. Eric Carle. Philomel, $16.99 ISBN 0-399-24269-4
9 Duck for President. Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin. Simon & Schuster, $15.95 ISBN 0-689-86377-2
10 How I Became a Pirate. Melinda Long, illus. by David Shannon. Harcourt, $16 ISBN 0-15-201848-4


1 The Grim Grotto. Lemony Snicket. HarperTrophy, $11.99 ISBN 0-06-441014-5
2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. J.K. Rowling. Scholastic/Levine, paper $9.99 ISBN 0-439-35807-8
3 Junie B., First Grader: Boo... and I MEAN It! Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus. Random House, $11.95 ISBN 0-375-82806-0
4 The Wrath of Mulgarath. Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi. Simon & Schuster, $9.95 ISBN 0-689-85940-6
5 Dragon Rider. Cornelia Funke, trans. by Anthea Bell. Scholastic/Chicken House, $12.95 ISBN 0-439-45695-9
6 Rakkety Tam. Brian Jacques. Philomel, $23.95 ISBN 0-399-23725-9
7 Peter and the Starcatchers. Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Disney Editions, $17.99 ISBN 0-7868-5445-6
8 Hoot. Carl Hiaasen. Knopf, paper $8.95 ISBN 0-375-82916-4
9 Eragon. Christopher Paolini. Knopf, $18.95 ISBN 0-375-82668-8
10 Black Water. D.J. Machale. Aladdin, paper $5.99 ISBN 0-689-86911-8

Series and Tie-ins

1 A Series of Unfortunate Events. Lemony Snicket. HarperTrophy
2 Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling. Scholastic/Levine
3 The Spiderwick Chronicles. Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi. Simon & Schuster
4 Junie B. Jones. Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus. Random House
5 Mary-Kate and Ashley. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. HarperEntertainment
6 Magic Tree House. Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca. Random House
7 Lizzie McGuire. Disney
8 Gossip Girl. Cecily von Ziegesar. Little, Brown
9 The A-List. Zoey Dean. Little, Brown
10 The Bartimaeus Trilogy. Jonathan Stroud. Hyperion/Miramax