Thriller season continues with the latest from Rober Crais and from coauthors James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Jane Smiley and Paul Auster add literary sparkle, while Danielle Steel and Sophie Kinsella sew up women's fiction.

In children's books, Kevin Henkes's A Good Day follows his last Caldecott-winning picture book.

| FEBRUARY 1 |Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell (HarperCollins, $25.95). 150,000 copies.* My First Taggies Book: The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Cartwheel, $6.99). 100,000 copies.* Noah's Ark: A Hand-Puppet Board Book(Cartwheel, $12.99). 100,000 copies.*Knots by Nuruddin Farah (Riverhead, $24.95).| FEBRUARY 6 |
Step on a Crack by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown, $27.99). 1.25 million copies.
Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Morrow, $24.95). 250,000 copies.
Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky (Doubleday, $25.95). 200,000 copies.
* Out of the Ballpark by Alex Rodriguez (HarperCollins, $16.99). 150,000 copies.
High Profile by Robert B. Parker (Putnam, $24.95). 100,000+ copies.
Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin (Putnam, $25.95). 100,000+ copies.
Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster (Holt, $22). 100,000 copies.
Nemesisby Chalmers Johnson (Metropolitan, $26). 100,000 copies.
Sisters by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $27). 800,000 copies.
*Ten Days in the Hills by Jane Smiley (Knopf, $26). 150,000 copies.
The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian (Shaye Areheart, $25). 100,000 copies.
*A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $22). 75,000 copies.
Past Perfect by Susan Isaacs (Scribner, $25). 75,000 copies.
Nixon in China:The Week That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan (Random, $27.95).
The Edge of Winter by Luanne Rice (Bantam, $24). 275,000 copies.
The Fifth Vial by Michael Palmer (St. Martin's, $24.95). 225,000 copies.
Innocent in Death by Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb (Putnam, $24.95). 100,000+ copies.
The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation by Stephen Flynn (Random, $25.95).
*Finn by Jon Clinch (Random, $23.95).
It Can Happen Here by Joe Conason (St. Martin's/ Dunne, $24.95). 150,000 copies.
Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella (Dial, $24). 400,000 copies.
* A Good Day by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow, $16.99). 250,000 copies.
The Watchman by Robert Crais (Simon & Schuster, $25.95). 250,000 copies.
The Power of a Positive No by William Ury (Bantam, $25). 200,000 copies.
Storm Runners by T. Jefferson Parker (Morrow, $25.95). 150,000 copies.
The Fiber35 Diet: Nature's Ultimate Weight Loss Secret by Brenda Watson with Leonard Smith (Free Press, $26). 125,000 copies.
* Game 1: The Barnstormers: Tales of the Travelin' Nine by Phil Bilder, illus. by Loren Long (Simon & Schuster, $9.99). 100,000 copies.
Puss n' Cahoots by Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown (Bantam, $25). 75,000 copies.
Jesus for the Nonreligious by John Shelby Spong (Harper San Francisco, $24.95). 75,000 copies.

—with reporting by Raya Kuzyk

* = PW starred review

* = Children's titles

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