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: Reading by 9

Children's Bestsellers

July 11, 1999

Los Angeles Times Book Review / July 11, 1999

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Southern California Ranking

1. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE

by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic: $16.95)

Unhappy at home, a young boy discovers that he is a great magician. (Ages 8 and up.)

Last Month: 2

Months on List: 5

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2. HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

by J.K. Rowling (Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic $17.95)

Harry risks his life to solve the mystery of the haunted Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (Ages 8 and up.)

Last Month: 1

Months on List: 2

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3. STAR WARS EPISODE ONE: THE PHANTOM MENACE

by Patricia C. Wrede (Scholastic: $5.99)

A retelling of the movie storyline focuses on 14-year-old Queen Amidala and 9-year-old Anakin. (Ages 9 and up.)

Last Month: -

Months on List: 1

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4. ELOISE IN PARIS

by Kay Thompson, illustrated by Hilary Knight (Simon and Schuster: $17)

An impish 6-year-old romps through the City of Lights. (Ages 6 and up.)

Last Month: 3

Months on List: 2

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5. POKEMON

by Jason R. Rich (Sybex: $9.99)

Game clues and a story based on the hit video game in which players capture and train 150-plus colorful little critters. (Ages 9 and up.)

Last Month: -

Months on List: 1

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Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.

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