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Los Angeles Times Children's Bestsellers

July 14, 2002

July 14, 2002

THE BAD BEGINNING by Lemony Snicket (HarperTrophy: $9.95) The comic story of the orphaned Baudelaire children, who go to live with a creepy relative. Ages 9-12

LEMONY SNICKET: THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY (HarperCollins: $11.99) A kooky glimpse of the writer behind the tales of the Baudelaire children. Ages 12 and up

ARTEMIS FOWL: THE ARCTIC INCIDENT by Eoin Colfer (Hyperion: $16.95) Artemis joins with his rival to fight a power-hungry pixie. Ages 10 and up

OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! by Dr. Seuss (Random House: $17) The good doctor reminds us all of our boundless potential. All ages

THE ADVENTURES OF SPIDER-MAN by Michael Teitelbaum (Avon: $4.99 paper) Superhero teenager Peter Parker battles the fiendish Green Goblin. Ages 9-12

ARTEMIS FOWL by Eoin Colfer (Hyperion: $6.99 paper) The 12-year-old master criminal Artemis plots to steal a fairy's legendary pot of gold. Ages 12 and up

JUNIE B., FIRST GRADER: BOSS OF LUNCH by Barbara Park (Random House: $11.95) Things go a little haywire at school when Junie helps in the cafeteria. Ages 4-8

OLIVIA by Ian Falconer (Atheneum: $16) The antics of a lovable little pig with lots of energy and a love of art. Ages 4-8

AMERICA: A PATRIOTIC PRIMER by Lynne Cheney (Simon & Schuster: $16.95) A red-white-and-blue celebration of the United States. All ages

BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press: $5.99) A lovable dog gives a young girl the courage to find out why her mother abandoned her. Ages 8 and up

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Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.

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