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Los Angeles Times Children's Bestsellers

February 04, 2001

February 4, 2001

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

2 OLIVIA by Ian Falconer (Atheneum: $16) The marvelous and mischievous black, white and red adventures of a girl pig. (Ages 3 to 7)

3 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)

4 HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic: $6.99 paper) Harry risks his life to solve a mystery at Hogwarts School. (Ages 9 to 12)

5 THE AMBER SPYGLASS by Philip Pullman (Alfred A. Knopf: $19.95) The final book in the "His Dark Materials" trilogy. (Ages 10 and up)

6 WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by Maurice Sendak (Harper Trophy: $6.95 paper) Max, an unruly little boy sent to bed without supper, dreams of sailing away to a wild land. (Ages 4 to 8)

7 ALBIDARO AND THE MISCHIEVOUS DREAM by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney (Phyllis Fogelman Books: $16.99) A mysterious dream tells children to disobey their parents. (Ages 4 to 8)

8 DAUGHTERS OF EVE by Lillian Hammer, illustrated by Kyra Teis (Barefoot Books: $19.99) Stories and pictures of the strong women featured in the Bible. (Ages 9 to 12)

9 IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO THE MOVIES by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond (Harper Collins: $15.95) A demanding mouse illustrates that each action has a consequence. (Ages 4 to 8)

10 JUBAL'S WISH by Audrey Wood and Don Wood (Blue Sky: $15.95) Jubal the bullfrog asks a wizard to make his friends as happy as he is. (Ages 4 to 8)


Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.

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