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Los Angeles Times Children's Bestsellers

November 19, 2000

November 19, 2000

1. IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO THE MOVIES by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond

(HarperCollins: $15.95) A demanding mouse illustrates that each action has a consequence. (Ages 4 to 8)

2. THE ANNOTATED WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum, annotated and edited by Michael Patrick Hearn (Simon & Schuster: $39.95) A new version of an old classic, with extensive notes and a history of this 100-year-old classic. (All ages)

3. HALLOWEEN MOTEL by Sean Diviny, illustrated by Joe Rocco (HarperCollins: $15.95) A boy and his parents check into a motel and discover that the other guests are a little out of the ordinary.(Ages 4 to 8)

4. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE by J.K. Rowling (Arthur A. Levine: $5.99) Unhappy at home, a young boy discovers that he is a magician with great powers. (Ages 9 to 12)

5. WHERE DO BALLOONS GO? by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell (HarperCollins: $16.95) When a little boy accidentally lets go of his balloon, he begins an imaginary adventure. (Ages 4 to 8)

6. CHARLIE THE CATERPILLAR by Dom Deluise, illustrated by Christopher Santoro (Aladdin: $5.95) Fairweather friends learn their lesson when a caterpillar they refuse to play with becomes a butterfly. (Ages 4 to 8)

7. BY THE GREAT HORN SPOON by Sid Fleischman (Little, Brown: $5.95) A young man and his butler set off in search of fortune and gold. (Ages 9 to 12)

8. HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS by J.K. Rowling (Arthur A. Levine Books: $6.99) Harry risks his life to solve a mystery at Hogwarts School. (Ages 9 to 12)

9. HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic: $19.95) Sirius Black, an escaped convict, is on the loose, and he's after Harry. (Ages 9 to 12)

10. CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY BY Karen Cushman (HarperTrophy: $5) Medieval England, as seen through the eyes of a teenage girl. (Ages 10 and up)

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Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.

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