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All-Time Bestselling Children's Books
A listing of hardcovers that have sold 750,000 copies and paperbacks that have topped the one million copy mark over the years

Edited by Diane Roback and Jason Britton Compiled by Debbie Hochman Turvey -- 12/17/2001
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Since we last published these lists, back in 1996, a number of changes have taken place within the industry. Publishing houses have consolidated. Children's bestseller lists, once few and far between, have proliferated, as have bestsellers. The stakes have become higher, with larger advances being paid to authors and illustrators. But the most noticeable change on the children's end of the business was the emergence on the scene, in 1998, of boy wizard Harry Potter.

Predictably, all of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels placed among the top 20 in both our hardcover and paperback lists. Also making strong debuts on the all-time lists are such hits as Thomas the Tank Engine, Blue's Clues, the Chronicles of Narnia, Sandra Boynton's board books and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and its companions. Sales of old favorites from Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Maurice Sendak, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Stan and Jan Berenstain remain strong, while sales of bestselling titles from the 1980s and early '90s--most notably Goosebumps, Baby-sitters Club and Barney--have dropped off dramatically. Also of note is how a few paperback classics like Judy Blume's novels and Go Ask Alice have lost momentum.

This is not to say that overall sales are down, however. In fact, 123 hardcovers and 252 paperback books appeared on our 1996 list, and this updated list contains 189 hardcovers and 376 paperbacks--a significant increase in sales volume. This can be attributed to the fact that many older books have reached bestseller status within the past five years, while many newer titles achieved high levels of sales right out of the gate.

The figures in these lists cover sales from the original date of publication through the end of 2000. We asked publishers to supply us with figures for hardcover books that have sold more than 750,000 copies and paperback books with sales over one million copies. The lists are based on actual sales as reported by publishers; they reflect domestic sales only, and do not include book club and international sales. Books in the public domain generally are not listed, since aggregate sales figures are not available. Some publishers were unable to supply accurate cumulative numbers, often because the originating publisher was acquired by another. Therefore, some titles had to be left off, and others are ranked according to whatever sales figures were available.

Hardcovers

1. The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey (Golden, 1942) 14,898,341

2. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (Frederick Warne, 1902) 9,380,274

3. Tootle by Gertrude Crampton (Golden, 1945) 8,560,277

4. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1960) 8,143,088

5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine, 2000) 7,913,765

6. Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt (Golden, 1940) 7,562,710

7. Saggy Baggy Elephant by Kathryn and Byron Jackson (Golden, 1947) 7,476,395

8. Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton (Golden, 1955) 7,366,073

9. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1957) 7,220,982

10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine, 1999) 6,335,585

11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic/ Levine, 1999) 6,314,391

12. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (HarperCollins, 1974) 6,228,042

13. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1960) 6,164,454

14. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (HarperCollins, 1964) 5,603,187

15. The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell (Children's Press/Ideals, 1946) 5,471,709

16. Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1963) 5,420,890

17. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1990) 5,353,426

18. Dr. Seuss's ABC by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1960) 5,187,656

19. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine, 1998) 5,087,304

20. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Philomel, 1969) 4,849,704

21. The Children's Bible (Golden, 1965) 4,281,314

22. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (HarperCollins, 1981) 4,269,048

23. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter (Frederick Warne, 1904) 4,163,244

24. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman (Random House, 1960) 4,135,762

25. The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (North-South, 1992) 4,082,500

26. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1958) 4,043,578

27. Richard Scarry's Best Word Book by Richard Scarry (Golden, 1963) 3,981,291

28. Disney's the Lion King adapted by Justine Korman (Golden, 1994) 3,900,150

29. The Tale of Jemina Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter (Frederick Warne, 1908) 3,839,474

30. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper (Platt & Munk, 1930) 3,757,178

31. Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1965) 3,680,135

32. Goodnight Moon (board book) by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd (HarperCollins, 1991) 3,613,958

33. The Real Mother Goose by Blanche F. Wright (Rand McNally, 1916 OP) 3,600,000 (as of 1989)

34. Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman (Random House, 1961) 3,482,666

35. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1964) 3,446,646

36. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter (Frederick Warne, 1903) 3,172,366

37. The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter (Frederick Warne, 1907) 3,079,464

38. Macmillan Dictionary for Children edited by Judith Levy (Macmillan, 1975) 3,054,401

39. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest Shepard (Dutton, 1926) 2,952,331

40. My Book About Me (by Me, Myself) by Dr. Seuss, illus. by Roy McKie (Random House, 1969) 2,923,826

41. Where's Waldo? by Martin Handford (Little, Brown, 1987) 2,911,195

42. Just Imagine (Lyrick, 1992 OP) 2,861,949

43. The Great Waldo Search by Martin Handford (Little, Brown, 1989) 2,819,598

44. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton Mifflin, 1985) 3,544,116

45. Find Waldo Now by Martin Handford (Little, Brown, 1989) 2,730,622

46. Cat's Cradle by Anne Akers Johnson, illus. by Sarah Boore (Klutz, 1993) 2,609,201

47. The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary by P.D. Eastman (Random House, 1964) 2,524,642

48. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd (HarperCollins, 1947) 2,441,836

49. Walt Disney's Storyland by Walt Disney (Golden, 1962) 2,400,904 (figures since 1996 not available)

50. The Secret of Shadow Ranch (Nancy Drew #5) by Carolyn Keene (Grosset & Dunlap, 1931) 2,347,750

51. Barney's Favorite Mother Goose Rhymes Vol. 1 (Lyrick, 1993 OP) 2,343,018

52. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein (HarperCollins, 1996) 2,319,722

53. The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew #1) by Carolyn Keene (Grosset & Dunlap, 1930) 2,273,429

54. Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever by Richard Scarry (Golden, 1964) 2,24 1,218

55. The Tower Treasure (Hardy Boys #1) by Franklin Dixon (Grosset & Dunlap, 1927) 2,209,774

56. Guess How Much I Love You (board book) (Candlewick, 1996) 2,199,550

57. Barney's Farm Animals (Lyrick, 1993 OP) 2,174,283

58. I Can Read with My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1978) 2,139,084

59. Baby Bop's Toys (Lyrick, 1993 OP) 2,136,818

60. Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire (Random House, 1960) 2,065,102

61. The Touch Me Book by Pat and Eve Witte (Golden, 1961) 2,040,125

62. I Am a Bunny by Ole Risom, illus. by Richard Scarry (Golden, 1963) 2,034,130

63. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (HarperCollins, 1964) 1,972,147

64. Never Talk to Strangers by Irma Joyce (Golden, 1967 OP) 1,934,275

65. Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1975) 1,896,663

66. Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever by Richard Scarry (Golden, 1968) 1,863,024

67. When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest Shepard (Dutton, 1924) 1,856,687

68. The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew #2) by Carolyn Keene (Grosset & Dunlap, 1930) 1,821,457

69. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Felicia Bond (HarperCollins/Geringer, 1985) 1,786,320

70. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Harcourt, 1943) 1,753,185

71. Barney's Magical Picnic by Stephen White (Golden, 1993) 1,743,700 (figures since 1996 not available)

72. The House on the Cliff (Hardy Boys #2) by Franklin Dixon (Grosset & Dunlap, 1927) 1,712,433

73. Richard's Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry (Golden, 1968) 1,691,855

74. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram (Candlewick, 1995) 1,630,908

75. Animalia by Graeme Base (Abrams, 1987) 1,609,000

76. The Bungalow Mystery (Nancy Drew #3) by Carolyn Keene (Grosset & Dunlap, 1930) 1,548,785

77. Kay Thompson's Eloise by Kay Thompson, illus. by Hilary Knight (Simon & Schuster, 1955) 1,543,297

78. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, illus. by Garth Williams (HarperCollins, 1952) 1,537,560

79. Moo Baa La La La (board book) by Sandra Boynton (Little Simon, 1982) 1,535,595

80. Disney's 101 Dalmatians adapted by Ronald Kidd (Golden, 1991) 1,520,900 (figures since 1996 not available)

81. Barney's Color Surprise (Lyrick, 1993 OP) 1,509,244

82. Disney's Beauty and the Beast adapted by Ronald Kidd (Golden, 1991) 1,479,350 (figures since 1996 not available)

83. Scholastic Children's Dictionary (Scholastic Reference, 1996) 1,476,792

84. Eloise Wilkin's Mother Goose by Eloise Wilkin (Golden, 1961) 1,471,000

85. Oh Say Can You Say? by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1979) 1,467,944

86. The Secret of the Old Mill (Hardy Boys #3) by Franklin Dixon (Grosset & Dunlap, 1930) 1,467,645

87. Disney's The Little Mermaid adapted by Ronald Kidd (Golden, 1991) 1,467,300 (figures since 1996 not available)

88. Love Is a Special Way of Feeling by Joan Walsh Anglund (Harcourt, 1960) 1,421,064

89. The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle (Philomel, 1990) 1,403,629

90. The Magic Locket by Elizabeth Koda-Callan (Workman, 1988) 1,390,000

91. A Fly Went By by Mike McClintock, illus. by Fritz Siebel (Random House, 1958) 1,375,505

92. The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton (Little Simon, 1982) 1,371,225

93. There's a Wocket in My Pocket! by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1974) 1,360,839

94. Big Bird's Color Game (Golden, 1980) 1,354,626 (figures since 1996 not available)

95. Aladdin adapted by Ronald Kidd (Golden, 1992) 1,354,500 (figures since 1996 not available)

96. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (Viking, 1941) 1,352,712

97. ET: The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle (Grosset & Dunlap, 1983) 1,342,863

98. Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? (board book) by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1996) 1,339,547

99. Dr. Seuss's ABC (board book) by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1996) 1,338,315

100. The Mystery of Lilac Inn (Nancy Drew #4) by Carolyn Keene (Grosset & Dunlap, 1930) 1,331,991

101. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1970) 1,311,387

102. The Cheerios Play Book by Lee Wade (Little Simon, 1998) 1,261,468

103. Baby's First Words by Lars Wik (Random House, 1985) 1,251,684

104. The Runaway Bunny (board book) by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd (HarperFestival, 1991) 1,212,945

105. Disney's The Lion King adapted by Ronald Kidd (Golden, 1994) 1,212,200 (figures since 1996 not available)

106. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Storybook Based on the Movie (Random House, 1990 OP) 1,200,842

107. Disney's Storybook Collection (Disney Press, 1998) 1,192,044

108. The Missing Chums (Hardy Boys #4) by Franklin Dixon (Grosset & Dunlap, 1930) 1,189,973

109. The Way Things Work by David Macaulay (Houghton Mifflin/Lorraine, 1988) 1,185,920

110. The Mitten by Jan Brett (Putnam, 1989) 1,183,151

111. Hunting for Hidden Gold (Hardy Boys #5) by Franklin Dixon (Grosset & Dunlap, 1928) 1,179,533

112. The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base (Abrams, 1989) 1,151,000

113. Thomas the Tank Engine's Noisy Trip by Rev. W. Awdry (Random House, 1989) 1,145,300

114. Where's Spot? by Eric Hill (Putnam, 1980) 1,136,918

115. If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Felicia Bond (HarperCollins/Geringer, 1991) 1,132,605

116. Baby Bop's Counting Book (Lyrick, 1993 OP) 1,128,202

117. Tawny Scrawny Lion by Kathryn Jackson (Golden, 1952) 1,126,000

118. Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton (Workman, 1993) 1,122,000

119. The Silver Slippers by Elizabeth Koda-Callan (Workman, 1989) 1,111,000

120. Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day? by Richard Scarry (Random House, 1968) 1,100,896

121. Star Wars Episode I Cross Sections (DK, 1999) 1,100,000

122. House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest Shepard (Dutton, 1928) 1,099,862

123.On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier (Harcourt, 1991) 1,089,165

124. Santa Mouse by Elfrieda Dewitt (Grosset & Dunlap , 1966 OP) 1,078,215

125. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1958) 1,071,060

126. My First Bible In Pictures by Kenneth Taylor (Tyndale House, 1989) 1,060,519

127. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon (Harcourt, 1993) 1,049,559

128. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch (Firefly 1986) 1,049,000

129. The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1961) 1,024,838

130. Ten Apples Up On Top! by Theo. LeSieg, illus. by Roy McKie (Random House, 1961) 1,022,806

131. Baby's ABC by Steve Shevett (Random House, 1986) 1,021,089

132. The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle (Philomel, 1985) 1,011,704

133. I Spy Christmas: A Book of Picture Riddles by Jean Marzollo, photos by Walter Wick (Scholastic/Cartwheel, 1992) 1,003,122

134. My First Word Board Book (DK, 1997) 1,000,000

135. I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! by Dr. Seuss, illus. by James Stevenson (Random House, 1987) 994,145

136. Thomas and the Freight Train by Rev. W. Awdry (Random House, 1991) 993,141

137. Arthur Goes to School by Marc Brown (Random House, 1995) 989,015

138. Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1940) 987,996

139. Happy Birthday to You! by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1959) 981,002

140. Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1962) 980,704

141. Babies So Tall Board Book by Gyo Fujikawa (Grosset & Dunlap, 1963) 978,687

142. Big Bird's Mother Goose, photos by John Barrett (Random House, 1984) 974,168

143. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Lane Smith (Viking, 1989) 974,091

144. It's Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler, illus. by Roger Bollen (Random House, 1983) 969,816

145. The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg (Little, Brown, 1986) 968,867

146. The Tall Book of Nursery Tales by Feodor Rojankovsky (HarperCollins, 1944 OP) 968,218

147. The Napping House by Audrey Wood, illus. by Don Wood (Harcourt, 1984) 937,672

148. Curious George by H.A. and Margret Ray (Houghton Mifflin, 1941) 931,057

149. Baby's Animal Friend by Phoebe Dunn (Random House, 1988) 920,386

150. Richard Scarry's Early Words by Richard Scarry (Random House, 1976 OP) 914,174

151. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Totally Awesome Activity Book (Random House, 1990 OP) 912,333

152. The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg (Little, Brown, 1991) 908,510

153. I Spy: A Book of Picture Riddles by Jean Marzollo, photos by Walter Wick (Scholastic/Cartwheel, 1992) 881,617

154. If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Felicia Bond (HarperCollins/Geringer, 1998) 878,745

155. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Greetings from the Sewer (Random House, 1990 OP) 877,393

156. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, illus. by Lois Ehlert (Simon & Schuster, 1989) 875,974

157. Soft as a Kitten by Audean Johnson (Random House, 1982 OP) 874,969

158. The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff (Random House, 1937) 869,880

159. A to Z by Sandra Boynton (Little Simon, 1984) 867,810

160. The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Lane Smith (Viking, 1992) 865,829

161. Chicka Chicka ABC by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, illus. by Lois Ehlert (Little Simon, 1993) 855,488

162. Fuzzy Yellow Duckling by Matthew Van Fleet (Dial, 1995) 853,975

163. Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest Shepard (Dutton, 1927) 849,527

164. Blue's Clues: Blue and the Color Detectives by Angela Santomero, illus. by Karen Craig (Simon Spotlight, 1998) 849,119

165. Blue Hat Green Hat by Sandra Boynton (Little Simon, 1984) 847,449

166. Elmo's Big Lift and Look Book by Joe Mathieu (Random House, 1994) 845,562

167. There's a Wocket in My Pocket (board book) by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1996) 843,057

168. The Foot Book (board book) by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1996) 842,486

169. Disney's Princess Collection (Disney Press, 1999) 832,931

170. Baby Animals So Tall Board Book by Gyo Fujikawa (Grosset & Dunlap, 1963) 797,801

171. Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles by Bennett Cerf (Random House, 1960 OP) 797,624

172. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Knopf, 1964) 795,673

173. Richard Scarry Cars & Trucks A to Z by Richard Scarry (Random House, 1990) 791,529

174. The Wheels on the Bus by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton, 1990) 790,283

175. Blue's Clues: Blue Skidoos to the Farm by Angela Santomero, illus. by Tammie Speer-Lyon (Simon Spotlight, 1998) 781,939

176. The Star Wars Storybook adapted by Geraldine Richelson (Random House, 1978 OP) 779,259

177. Super Songs with Silly Sounds (Golden, 1992 OP) 778,300

178. Open the Barn Door by Christopher Santoro (Random House, 1993) 774,949

179. Moo, Moo, Peekaboo! by Jane Dyer (Random House, 1986) 774,273

180. Blue's Clues: Blue's #1 Picnic by Buster Yablonski, illus. by Karen Craig (Simon Spotlight, 1998) 773,078

181. Today I Feel Silly by Jamie Lee Curtis, illus. by Laura Cornell (HarperCollins/ Cotler, 1998) 771,103

182. My First ABC Board Book (DK, 1998) 770,000

183. Peek-a-Boo, I See You by Joan Phillips (Grosset & Dunlap, 1983) 764,818

184. OhMyOhMyOh Dinosaurs! by Sandra Boynton (Workman, 1993) 760,000

185. Kids Songs with Crazy Sounds (Golden, 1992 OP) 758,700

186. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pop-Up (Random House, 1990 OP) 757,085

187. The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein (HarperCollins, 1976) 752,926

188. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd (HarperCollins, 1942) 750,456

189. My First Word Book (DK, 1999) 750,000

Paperbacks

1. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, illus. by Garth Williams (HarperCollins, 1974) 9,899,696

2. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (Dell, 1968 and Puffin, 1997) 9,695,159

3. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume (Dell, 1976) 7,131,648

4. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illus. by Sheila McGraw (Firefly, 1986) 6,970,000

5. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (Dell, 1973) 6,754,308

6. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell (Dell, 1971) 6,636,267

7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine, 1999) 6,631,807

8. Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume (Dell, 1972) 6,478,427

9. Shane by Jack Schaeffer (Dell, 1972) 6,397,270

10. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks (Avon, 1982 and HarperCollins, 1995) 6,394,587

11. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (Dell, 1974) 6,393,523

12. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Garth Williams (HarperCollins, 1971) 6,172,525

13. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Garth Williams (HarperCollins, 1971) 6,140,763

14. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford (Dell, 1984) 5,176,665

15. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Harcourt, 1968) 5,154,128

16. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (Dell, 1969) 4,817,247

17. Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1977) 4,720,426

18. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous (Avon, 1976 and Aladdin, 1998) 4,645,799

19. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K.Rowling (Scholastic/Levine, 2000) 4,530,183

20. Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume (Dell, 1976) 4,434,975

21. Blubber by Judy Blume (Dell, 1976) 4,412,111

22. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (Dell, 1972) 4,251,935

23. Superfudge by Judy Blume (Dell, 1981) 4,248,980

24. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (HarperCollins, 1987) 4,244,219

25. Freckle Juice by Judy Blume (Dell, 1978) 4,118,761

26. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Garth Williams (HarperCollins, 1971) 4,049,621

27. That Was Then, This Is Now by S.E. Hinton (Dell, 1972 and Puffin, 1998) 4,006,694

28. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar (Avon, 1985) 3,968,792

29. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (Little, Brown, 1951) 3,959,442

30. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Garth Williams (HarperCollins, 1971) 3,835,013

31. Just Go to Bed by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1993) 3,810,025

32. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (HarperCollins, 1984) 3,789,359

33. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd (HarperCollins, 1977) 3,777,709

34. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Garth Williams (HarperCollins, 1971) 3,766,367

35. The Berenstain Bears' New Baby by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1974) 3,708,927

36. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Garth Williams (HarperCollins, 1971) 3,655,939

37. Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Garth Williams (HarperCollins, 1971) 3,640,157

38. The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1983) 3,627,645

39. The Pigman by Paul Zindel (Bantam, 1978) 3,552,853

40. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Scribner, 1961 and Aladdin, 1988) 3,500,000

41. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (Dell, 1973 and Aladdin, 1996) 3,453,490

42. Merry Christmas, Mom and Dad by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1982) 3,423,985

43. Just Grandma and Me by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1975) 3,415,132

44. Just for You by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1975) 3,371,338

45. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (HarperCollins, 1987) 3,361,330

46. When the Legends Die by Hal Borland (Dell, 1984) 3,353,965

47. Bunnicula by James Howe (Avon, 1980 and Aladdin, 1996) 3,349,179

48. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, illus. by Nancy Burkert (Puffin, 1988) 3,333,131

49. The Berenstain Bears Go to School by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1978) 3,299,162

50. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Douglas Gorsline (Random House, 1975) 3,211,458

51. These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Garth Williams (HarperCollins, 1971) 3,201,859

52. All By Myself by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1983) 3,187,848

53. Stuart Little by E.B. White, illus. by Garth Williams (HarperCollins, 1974) 3,182,566

54. The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Garth Williams (HarperCollins, 1971) 3,153,477

55. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (Puffin, 1988 and Aladdin, 1996) 3,149,489

56. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson (Avon, 1979 and HarperCollins, 1988) 3,110,517

57. The Cay by Theodore Taylor (Avon, 1970 and HarperCollins, 1976) 3,088,704

58. Kristy's Great Idea (Baby-sitters Club #1) by Ann M. Martin (Scholastic, 1986) 3,063,021

59. The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1985) 3,051,210

60. Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume (Dell, 1973) 3,050,258

61. I Was So Mad by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1983) 2,971,943

62. The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1984) 2,971,688

63. The Giver by Lois Lowry (Dell, 1994) 2,969,069

64. The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1984) 2,952,213

65. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Puffin, 1988) 2,943,958

66. The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1985) 2,932,472

67. The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1985) 2,865,441

68. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (HarperCollins, 1974) 2,838,043

69. The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1981) 2,829,568

70. The Berenstain Bears and the Truth by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1983) 2,801,722

71. Gremlins by George Jipe (Avon, 1984 OP) 2,801,000

72. Stone Fox by John Gardner, illus. by Marcia Sewall (HarperCollins, 1983) 2,739,928

73. I Just Forgot by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1988) 2,718,308

74. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, illus by Ray Cruz (Aladdin, 1976) 2,715,748 (figures not available before 1985)

75. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell (Dell, 1975) 2,714,021

76. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary (Dell, 1980 and Avon, 1990) 2,703,141

77. When I Get Bigger by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1983) 2,671,858

78. The Berenstain Bears in the Dark by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1982) 2,637,984

79. 500 Words to Grow On by Harry McNaught (Random House, 1973) 2,620,082

80. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor (Dell, 1984 and Puffin, 1991) 2,612,274

81. Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat (HarperCollins, 1987) 2,549,344

82. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Dell, 1990) 2,544,584

83. The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White, illus. by Edward Frascino (HarperCollins, 1973) 2,539,114

84. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden, illus. by Garth Williams (Dell, 1970) 2,514,355

85. Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (Rand McNally, 1956 and Aladdin, 1987) 2,500,000

86. It's Not What You Expect by Norma Klein (Avon, 1976 OP) 2,500,000

87. Matilda by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake (Puffin, 1990) 2,481,189

88. The New Baby by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1983) 2,464,713

89. The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Catling (Dell, 1984) 2,456,223

90. Corduroy by Don Freeman (Puffin, 1976) 2,454,429

91. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (Macmillan, 1970 and HarperCollins, 1994) 2,446,861 (figures not available before 1994)

92. The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1981) 2,441,815

93. The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1982) 2,430,287

94. Sounder by William H. Armstrong (HarperCollins, 1972) 2,394,340

95. The Return of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks (Avon, 1987) 2,357,061

96. The Kitten Book by Jan Pfloog (Golden, 1968) 2,349,000

97. Dinosaurs by Peter Zallinger (Random House, 1977) 2,347,221

98. Wee Sing Children's Songs and Fingerplays (Price Stern Sloan, 1977) 2,335,479

99. The Truck Book by Harry McNaught (Random House, 1978) 2,303,615

100. Barney's Hats (Lyrick, 1993)2,278,177

101. The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare (Dell, 1984) 2,259,190

102. Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume (Dell, 1978) 2,249,723

103. The Berenstain Bears: No Girls Allowed by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1976) 2,248,434

104. Farm Animals by Phoebe Dunn (Random House, 1984) 2,238,834

105. Richard Scarry's Please and Thank You by Richard Scarry (Random House, 1973) 2,223,222

106. Rascal by Sterling North (Avon, 1964 and Puffin, 1990) 2,200,000

107. Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls (BSC #2) by Ann M. Martin (Scholastic, 1986) 2,199,402

108. Just Me and My Mom by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1990) 2,194,020

109. Me Too! by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1983) 2,180,023

110. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle (Dell, 1974) 2,176,235

111. Iggie's House by Judy Blume (Dell, 1976) 2,172,985

112. Meet Samantha by Susan Adler, illus. by Dan Andreasen (Pleasant Co., 1986) 2,165,545

113. Poems and Prayers for the Very Young by Martha Alexander (Random House, 1973) 2,163,668

114. The Farm Book by Jan Pfloog (Golden, 1964) 2,142,875

115. The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1981) 2,135,588

116. Just Me and My Puppy by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1985) 2,115,170

117. Welcome to Dead House (Goosebumps #1) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1992) 2,103,107

118. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier (Dell, 1986) 2,096,072

119. Chocolate Fever by Robert K. Smith (Dell, 1978) 2,086,501

120. Say Cheese and Die (GB #4) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1992) 2,085,153

121. Meet Addy by Connie Porter, illus. by Dahl Taylor and Melodye Rosales (Pleasant Co., 1993) 2,082,880

122. Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel (HarperCollins, 1979) 2,081,045

123. The Alphabet Book by P.D. Eastman (Random House, 1974) 2,072,563

124. The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1988) 2,065,226

125. Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton (Dell, 1976) 2,061,630

126. The Little Duck by Judy Dunn, photos by Phoebe Dunn (Random House, 1976) 2,061,439

127. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle (Dell, 1979) 2,059,569

128. The Secret of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks (Avon, 1990) 2,059,126

129. Curious George by H.A. and Margret Rey (Houghton Mifflin, 1973) 2,042,531

130. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (Avon, 1979) 2,041,657

131. Good Work, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish (Avon, 1996) 2,018,158

132. The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Birthday by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1986) 2,016,712

133. The Zoo Book by Jan Pfloog (Golden, 1967) 2,016,000

134. 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith (Avon, 1976 OP) 2,009,300

135. The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Friends by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1987) 1,981,959

136. The Berenstain Bears and the Week at Grandma's by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1986) 1,975,418

137. In & Out, Up & Down by Michael Smollin (Random House, 1982) 1,967,209

138. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish, illus. by Fritz Siebel (HarperCollins, 1983) 1,960,843

139. The Berenstain Bears Go Out for the Team by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1987) 1,950,303

140. The Berenstain Bears Go to Camp by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1982) 1,945,447

141. Amelia Bedelia and the Baby by Peggy Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat (Avon, 1982) 1,944,334

142. Just Shopping with Mom by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1989) 1,938,628

143. Richard Scarry's Find Your ABC's by Richard Scarry (Random House, 1973) 1,929,420

144. Grover and the Everything in the Whole Wide World Museum (Random House, 1974 OP) 1,918,629

145. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd (HarperCollins, 1977) 1,913,157

146. Sunshine by Norma Klein (Avon, 1976 OP) 1,900,000

147. Deenie by Judy Blume (Dell, 1974) 1,887,906

148. The Berenstain Bears and Moving Day by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1981) 1,877,591

149. Meet Kirsten by Janet Shaw, illus. by Renee Graef (Pleasant Co., 1986) 1,871,820

150. Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell (Scholastic, 1985) 1,864,354

151. The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1988) 1,854,624

152. Disney's The Lion King adapted by Margo Hover (Golden, 1994) 1,839,000 (figures since 1996 not available)

153. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene (Dell, 1976 and Puffin, 1999) 1,831,487

154. Clifford the Small Red Puppy by Norman Bridwell (Scholastic, 1990) 1,829,318

155. Monster Blood (GB #3) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1992) 1,828,417

156. Stay Out of the Basement (GB #2) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1992) 1,820,339

157. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, illus. by Stephen Gammell (HarperCollins, 1986) 1,818,748

158. Wayside School Is Falling Down by Louis Sachar (Avon, 1990) 1,810,665

159. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (movie novelization) by B.B. Hiller (Dell, 1990 OP) 1,810,530

160. The Truth About Stacey (BSC #3) by Ann M. Martin (Scholastic, 1986) 1,806,299

161. Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping by Peggy Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat (Avon, 1986) 1,800,855

162. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (HarperCollins, 1992) 1,800,755

163. Amelia Bedelia Helps Out by Peggy Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat (Avon, 1981) 1,784,697

164. Just My Friend and Me by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1988) 1,781,859

165. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt (FSG, 1985) 1,750,692

166. The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh, illus. by Leonard Weisgard (Aladdin, 1954) 1,750,000

167. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (Puffin, 1976) 1,747,614

168. Just Lost by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1994) 1,746,666

169. Just Grandpa and Me by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1985) 1,743,391

170. The Celery Stalks at Midnight by James Howe (Avon, 1984) 1,737,683

171. The Little Rabbit by Judy Dunn, photos by Phoebe Dunn (Random House, 1980) 1,734,853

172. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner (Albert Whitman, 1989) 1,732,642

173. More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, illus. by Stephen Gammell (HarperCollins, 1986) 1,728,634

174. Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel (HarperCollins, 1979) 1,725,742

175. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Dell, 1992 and Aladdin, 2000) 1,710,608

176. New Kids on the Block by Grace Catalano (Bantam, 1989 OP) 1,708,726

177. The Bones Book & Skeleton by Stephen Cumbaa (Workman, 1991) 1,700,000

178. Just a Mess by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1987) 1,694,589

179. Wee Sing Silly Songs (Price Stern Sloan, 1987) 1,690,238

180. Tex by S.E. Hinton (Dell, 1980) 1,688,627

181. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien (Aladdin, 1975) 1,685,573 (figures not available before 1985)

182. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume (Dell, 1982) 1,685,272

183. Grover's Hide & Seek by Jon Stone, illus. by Michael Smollin (Random House, 1976 OP) 1,683,969

184. Double Love (Sweet Valley High #1) by Francine Pascal (Bantam, 1984) 1,674,452

185. Mary Anne Saves the Day (BSC #4) by Ann M. Martin (Scholastic, 1987) 1,672,214

186. Do You Know Colors? by Katherine Howard, illus. by J.P. Miller (Random House, 1979) 1,668,402

187. Addy Learns a Lesson by Connie Porter, illus. by Dayl Taylor (Pleasant Co., 1993) 1,665,358

188. Say Cheese and Die& Again! (GB #44) by R. L. Stine (Scholastic, 1996) 1,663,438

189. Scary Stories 3 by Alvin Schwartz, illus. by Stephen Gammell (HarperCollins, 1991) 1,659,865

190. Puppies Are Like That by Jan Pfloog (Random House, 1975) 1,659,544

191. Wee Sing Play (Price Stern Sloan, 1987) 1,656,447

192. Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary (Avon, 1991) 1,651,294

193. The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1983) 1,645,434

194. The Bug Book & Bug Bottle by Hugh Danks (Workman, 1987) 1,637,000

195. Wee Sing Christmas Book (Price Stern Sloan, 1989) 1,634,985

196. Deep Trouble (GB #19) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1994) 1,628,163

197. Clear and Simple Thesaurus Dictionary (Grosset & Dunlap, 1971) 1,627,941

198. Ghost Beach (GB #22) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1994) 1,626,052

199. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (Puffin, 1977) 1,623,359

200. Ernie and Bert Can--Can You? (Random House, 1982)  1,617,461

201. The Christmas Story by Ruth J. Morehead (Random House, 1986) 1,595,269

202. The Berenstain Bears' Nursery Tales by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1973) 1,591,493

203. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Macmillan, 1970 and HarperCollins, 1994) 1,591,435 (figures not available before 1994)

204. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary (Avon, 1992) 1,586,721

205. Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik, illus. by Maurice Sendak (HarperCollins, 1978) 1,585,832

206. Just Me and My Little Brother by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1991) 1,581,139

207. Farewell to Manzanar by James and Jeanne Houston (Dell, 1983) 1,580,386

208. Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff (HarperCollins, 1978) 1,579,940

209. The Werewolf of Fever Swamp (GB #14) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1993) 1,577,808

210. Animal Babies by Harry McNaught (Random House, 1977) 1,577,302

211. Just Me in the Tub by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1994) 1,570,575

212. The Great Brain by John Fitzgerald (Dell, 1972) 1,566,060

213. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson (HarperCollins, 1979) 1,565,688

214. The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo by Judy Blume (Dell, 1982) 1,564,332

215. The Horror at Camp Jellyjam (GB #33) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1995) 1,558,523

216. Sooper Dooper Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan, 1974) 1,554,284

217. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (GB #5) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1993) 1,552,763

218. The Original #1 Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan, 1958) 1,551,898

219. The Barking Ghost (GB #32) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1995) 1,547,996

220. One Day at Horrorland (GB #16) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1994) 1,542,934

221. What a Bad Dream by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1992) 1,542,581

222. The Berenstain Bears' Trouble at School by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1987) 1,541,772

223. Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar (Avon, 1996) 1,536,982

224. The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1989) 1,529,187

225. The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Vacation by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1989) 1,528,311

226. Kittens Are Like That by Jan Pfloog (Random House, 1976) 1,524,138

227. The Little Engine That Could (Easy to Read) by Watty Piper (Grosset & Dunlap, 1986) 1,523,233

228. The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet by Deborah Hautzig, illus. by Diane Goode (Random House, 1986) 1,520,603

229. Welcome to Camp Nightmare (GB #9) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1993) 1,519,350

230. Samantha Learns a Lesson by Susan Adler, illus. by Dan Andreasen (Pleasant Co., 1986) 1,517,388

231. Meet Molly by Valerie Tripp, illus. by Nick Backes (Pleasant Co., 1986) 1,517,199

232. Just as Long as We're Together by Judy Blume (Dell, 1988) 1,507,735

233. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George (Puffin, 1991) 1,498,747

234. Night of the Living Dummy (GB #7) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1993) 1,496,515

235. A Visit to the Sesame Street Firehouse by Dan Elliott, illus. by Joe Mathieu (Random House, 1983) 1,489,225

236. Let's Get Invisible! (GB #6) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1993) 1,484,187

237. The Unbelievable Bubble Book by John Cassidy et al. (Klutz, 1987) 1,481,187

238. Howliday Inn by James Howe (Avon, 1983) 1,465,001

239. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (Puffin, 1996) 1,464,282

240. Mother Goose by Aurellius Battaglia (Random House, 1973) 1,459,584

241. Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary (Avon, 1990) 1,458,821

242. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander (Dell, 1978) 1,457,508

243. Pokémon: Official Pokémon Handbook by Maria Barbo (Scholastic, 1999) 1,449,712

244. The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1988) 1,442,811

245. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (Aladdin, 1969) 1,442,225 (figures not available before 1985)

246. Addy's Surprise by Connie Porter, illus. by Dayl Taylor (Pleasant Co., 1993) 1,437,873

247. The Little Lamb by Judy Dunn, photos by Phoebe Dunn (Random House, 1977) 1,436,646

248. The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1987) 1,433,777

249. The Haunted Mask (GB #11) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1993) 1,428,820

250. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, illus. by Jules Feiffer (Random House, 1988) 1,428,101

251. The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars (Puffin, 1981) 1,424,466

252. The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight (GB #20) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1994) 1,421,001

253. Monster Blood II (GB #18) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1994) 1,420,019

254. Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery (Bantam, 1985) 1,419,466

255. Secrets (SVH #2) by Francine Pascal (Bantam, 1984) 1,415,414

256. The Ghost Next Door (GB #10) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1993) 1,412,734

257. Happy Easter, Little Critter by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1988) 1,409,788

258. The Berenstain Bears and Mama's New Job by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1984) 1,402,176

259. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett, illus. by Ron Barrett (Aladdin, 1982) 1,399,908 (figures not available before 1985)

260. The Night of the Living Dummy II (GB #31) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1995) 1,397,515

261. The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Forest by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1988) 1,394,665

262. Mad Libs #5 Goofy by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan, 1993) 1,386,527

263. Dinosaur Days by Joyce Milton (Random House, 1985) 1,385,277

264. The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle (HarperCollins, 1986) 1,384,434

265. Mad Libs #6 Off the Wall by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan, 1978) 1,383,796

266. Richard Scarry's Early Words by Richard Scarry (Random House, 1976 OP) 1,381,331

267. The Berenstain Bears and the Slumber Party by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1990) 1,381,145

268. Night of the Living Dummy III (GB #40) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1996) 1,380,612

269. It Came from Beneath the Sink (GB #30) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1993) 1,374,806

270. Mad Libs #4 by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan, 1974) 1,373,528

271. You Can't Scare Me! (GB #15) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1994) 1,372,395

272. The Berenstain Bears and the In Crowd by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1989) 1,369,885

273. The Mystery of the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks (Avon, 1982 and HarperCollins, 1994) 1,369,456

274. Big Dog, Little Dog by P.D. Eastman (Random House, 1973) 1,368,803

275. I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier (Dell, 1978) 1,366,633

276. Playing with Fire (SVH #3) by Francine Pascal (Bantam, 1984) 1,363,779

277. The Berenstain Bears Trouble with Pets by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1990) 1,361,320

278. Nighty-Nightmare by James Howe (Avon, 1988 and Aladdin, 1997) 1,359,359

279. Where's Waldo? The Ultimate Fun Book by Martin Handford (Little, Brown, 1990 OP) 1,357,706

280. The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road Race by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1987) 1,353,601

281. The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander (Dell, 1969) 1,351,437

282. How I Got My Shrunken Head (GB #39) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1996) 1,349,965

283. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr (Dell, 1979 and Puffin, 1999) 1,349,146

284. Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery (Bantam, 1985) 1,348,853

285. Ghost Camp (GB #45) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1996) 1,344,700

286. The Day of the Dinosaur by Stan and Jan Berenstain, illus. by Michael Berenstain (Random House, 1987) 1,337,595

287. Piano Lessons Can Be Murder (GB #13) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1993) 1,336,138

288. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (Puffin, 1977) 1,329,767

289. Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1990) 1,327,556

290. Samantha's Surprise by Maxine Rose Schur, illus. by Dan Andreasen (Pleasant Co., 1986) 1,323,746

291. Go Eat Worms! (GB #21) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1994) 1,323,436

292. Be Careful What You Wish For (GB #12) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1993) 1,321,582

293. Ernie's Bath Book (Random House, 1982) 1,321,011

294. A Night in Terror Tower (GB #27) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1994) 1,316,723

295. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord (HarperCollins, 1986) 1,307,137

296. Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry (Aladdin, 1971) 1,306,975 (figures not available before 1985)

297. My First Picture Dictionary by Katherine Howard, illus. by Huck Scarby (Random House, 1978) 1,305,937

298. The Headless Ghost (GB #37) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1995) 1,305,104

299. Egg Monsters from Mars (GB #42) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1996) 1,304,465

300. Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes (GB #34) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1995) 1,298,774

301. The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena (GB #38) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1995) 1,298,152

302. The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell (Dell, 1977) 1,292,117

303. Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman (HarperCollins, 1995) 1,291,533

304. Hungry, Hungry Sharks by Joanna Cole, illus. by Patricia Wynne (Random House, 1986) 1,290,726

305. A Shocker on Shock Street (GB #35) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1995) 1,286,993

306. Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Puffin, 1976) 1,282,443

307. It's Not the End of the World by Judy Blume (Dell, 1982) 1,280,220

308. The Bravest Dog Ever by Natalie Standiford (Random House, 1989) 1,278,397

309. Son of Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Price Stern Sloan, 1959) 1,277,865

310. Happy Birthday, Samantha! by Valerie Tripp, illus. by Dan Andreasen (Pleasant Co., 1987) 1,271,571

311. The Girl Who Cried Monster (GB #8) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1993) 1,245,193

312. Dawn and the Impossible Three (BSC #5) by Ann M. Martin (Scholastic, 1987) 1,237,219

313. Meet Babar and His Family by Laurent de Brunhoff (Random House, 1973 OP) 1,228,596

314. A Very Special Critter by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1992) 1,225,998

315. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley (Random House, 1977 OP) 1,219,250

316. Bad Hare Day (GB #41) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1996) 1,217,778

317. Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina (HarperCollins, 1987) 1,216,164

318. I Can Count to 100& Can You? by Katherine Howard, illus. by Michael Smollin (Random House, 1979) 1,208,413

319. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (HarperCollins, 1992 and Little, Brown, 1999) 1,607,738

320. The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1986) 1,204,883

321. Monster Blood III (GB #29) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1995) 1,203,032

322. My Hairiest Adventure (GB #26) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1994) 1,201,099

323. Attack of the Mutant (GB #25) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1994) 1,200,351

324. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (Puffin, 1976) 1,198,820

325. There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar (Random House, 1988) 1,198,525

326. Samantha Saves the Day by Valerie Tripp, illus. by Dan Andreasen (Pleasant Co., 1988) 1,193,951

327. The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1990) 1,188,316

328. The Haunted Mask II (GB #36) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1995) 1,187,300

329. Phantom of the Auditorium (GB #24) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1994) 1,171,777

330. The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room by Patricia Reilly Giff (Dell, 1984) 1,167,702

331. The Cuckoo Clock of Doom (GB #28) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1995) 1,161,407

332. Why I'm Afraid of Bees (GB #36) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1994) 1,160,624

333. Just Me and My Babysitter by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1986) 1,156,523

334. Arthur's Birthday by Marc Brown (Little, Brown, 1991) 1,151,938

335. Arthur's Reading Race by Marc Brown (Random House, 1996) 1,151,009

336. Return of the Mummy (GB #23) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1994) 1,149,236

337. Left Behind: The Kids #1: The Vanishings by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale House, 1998) 1,145,768

338. Changes for Samantha by Valerie Tripp, illus. by Dan Andreasen (Pleasant Co., 1988) 1,143,960

339. Kirsten Learns a Lesson by Janet Shaw, illus. by Renee Graef (Pleasant Co., 1986) 1,142,192

340. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (Macmillan, 1970 and HarperCollins, 1994) 1,136,640 (figures not available before 1994)

341. Wee Sing Along (Price Stern Sloan, 1987) 1,136,333

342. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney (Puffin, 1985) 1,135,412

343. Power Play (SVH #4) by Francine Pascal (Bantam, 1985) 1,130,000

344. Thomas Gets Tricked by Rev. W. Awdry (Random House, 1989) 1,123,266

345. Kirsten's Surprise by Janet Shaw, illus. by Renee Graef (Pleasant Co., 1986) 1,115,339

346. Richard Scarry's Best Rainy Day Book Ever by Richard Scarry (Random House, 1974 OP) 1,114,920

347. Catch Me, Catch Me! by Rev. W. Awdry (Random House, 1990) 1,113,713

348. The Riddle Book by Roy McKie (Random House, 1978) 1,112,194

349. The Borrowers by Mary Norton (Harcourt, 1965) 1,109,633

350. The Book of Classic Board Games (Klutz, 1990) 1,108,108

351. Miss Nelson Is Missing by James Marshall (Houghton Mifflin, 1985) 1,106,727

352. Just a Daydream by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1989) 1,105,409

353. The Berenstain Bears Don't Pollute (Anymore) by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1991) 1,100,906

354. Little Critter Joke Book by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1993) 1,084,719

355. Titanic: Lost & Found by Judy Donnelly (Random House, 1987) 1,084,124

356. Pinballs by Betsy Byars (HarperCollins, 1987) 1,081,792

357. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (Avon, 1984 and Puffin, 1992) 1,080,100

358. Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary (Avon, 1983) 1,072,802

359. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illus. by Tasha Tudor (HarperCollins, 1987) 1,068,157

360. Escape from the Carnival of Horrors (Give Yourself Goosebumps #1) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1995) 1,067,419

361. Explorabook by John Cassidy (Klutz, 1991) 1,065,454

362. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (Macmillan, 1970 and HarperCollins, 1994) 1,061,954 (figures not available before 1994)

363. Just Me and My Cousin by Mercer Mayer (Golden, 1992) 1,061,775

364. Happy Birthday, Kirsten! by Janet Shaw, illus. by Renee Graef (Pleasant Co., 1987) 1,061,727

365. Trouble for Thomas by Rev. W. Awdry (Random House, 1989) 1,050,137

366. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton (Houghton Mifflin, 1977) 1,047,419

367. Little House on Rocky Ridge by Roger MacBride (HarperCollins, 1993) 1,045,194

368. How To Kill a Monster (GB #46) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, 1996) 1,043,904

369. 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth (Andrews McMeel, 1990) 1,040,000

370. Surprise Island by Gertrude Warner (Albert Whitman, 1989) 1,034,435

371. Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber (Houghton Mufflin/Lorraine, 1975) 1,030,085

372. Letters to Karen by Charlie Schedd (Avon, 1976) 1,028,913

373. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (Macmillan, 1970 and HarperCollins, 1994) 1,028,758 (figures not available before 1994)

374. Cooking: A Very Slightly Messy Manual (Klutz, 1987) 1,027,202

375. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (Macmillan, 1970 and HarperCollins, 1994) 1,004,296 (figures not available before 1994)

376. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (Macmillan, 1970 and HarperCollins, 1994) 1,001,907 (figures not available before 1994)

Note: The sales figures for Golden Books were submitted prior to the Golden/Random House merger in August.