Picture Books

1 The Polar Express. Chris Van Allsburg. Houghton, $18.95 ISBN 0-395-38949-6
2 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
3 America the Beautiful. Robert Sabuda. Little Simon, $26.95 ISBN 0-689-84744-0
4 Duck for President. Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin. Simon & Schuster, $15.95 ISBN 0-689-86377-2
5 The Blue Ribbon Day. Katie Couric, illus. by Marjorie Priceman. Doubleday, $15.95 ISBN 0-385-50142-0


1 Dora's Halloween Adventure. Sarah Willson, illus. by Steven Savitsky. Simon Spotlight, $5.99 ISBN 0-689-85844-2
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 Littlest Pumpkin. R. A. Herman, illus. by Betina Ogden. Scholastic, paper $3.50 ISBN 0-439-29544-0
5 The Hallo-Wiener. Dav Pilkey. Scholastic, paper $5.99 ISBN 0-439-07946-2


1 The Grim Grotto. Lemony Snicket. HarperTrophy, $11.99 ISBN 0-06-441014-5
2 Winter of the Ice Wizard. Mary Pope Osborne. Random House, $11.95 ISBN 0-375-82736-6
3 Dragon Rider. Cornelia Funke, trans. by Anthea Bell. Scholastic/Chicken House, $12.95 ISBN 0-439-45695-9
4 Junie B., First Grader: Boo... and I MEAN It! Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus. Random House, $11.95 ISBN 0-375-82806-0
5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. J.K. Rowling. Scholastic/Levine, paper $9.99 ISBN 0-439-35807-8
6 The Wrath of Mulgarath. Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi. Simon & Schuster, $9.95 ISBN 0-689-85940-6
7 Eragon. Christopher Paolini. Knopf, $18.95 ISBN 0-375-82668-8
8 Peter and the Starcatchers. Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Disney Editions, $17.99 ISBN 0-7868-5445-6
9 Faerie Wars. Herbie Brennan. Bloomsbury, paper $7.95 ISBN 1-58234-943-6
10 Rakkety Tam. Brian Jacques. Philomel, $23.95 ISBN 0-399-23725-9

Series and Tie-ins

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