The Book Sense Category Bestseller List: SF/Fantasy for Ages 9-12

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Based on the last eight weeks of sales from over 350 independent bookstores across America.

Last week, we ran a list for teens and up, so here's one for the Middle Readers. Yes, Harry and Redwall appear on both lists, but there are a lot of great-selling, new and classic books for ages nine to 12. And kudos to Aladdin and their $2.95 paperback reissues.

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Carl Lennertz
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SF/Fantasy Bestsellers for Ages 9-12

The Top 50 for the Last Eight Weeks

1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $8.99, 0439139600

2. Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $6.99, 0439064872

3. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $7.99, 0439136369

4. Coraline, Neil Gaiman, HarperCollins, $15.99, 0380977788

5. Redwall, Brian Jacques, Ace Books, $6.99, 0441005489

6. Just Ella, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Aladdin, $2.99, 0689851979

7. Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $6.99, 059035342X

8. The Dark Is Rising, Susan Cooper, Aladdin, $2.99, 0689851952

9. The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet, Tony Abbott, Little Apple, $3.99, 0590108395

10. Mossflower, Brian Jacques, Ace Books, $6.99, 0441005764

11. Folk Keeper, Franny Billingsly, Aladdin, $2.99, 0689851995

12. Over Sea, Under Stone, Susan Cooper, Aladdin, $2.99, 0689852002

13. The Secret of Platform 13, Eva Ibbotson, Puffin, $5.99, 0141302860

14. Well Wished, Franny Billingsly, Aladdin, $2.99, 0689852045

15. Half Magic, Edward Eager, Harcourt, $6, 0152020683

16. Alanna: The First Adventure, Tamora Pierce, Random House, $5.50, 0679801146

17. Martin the Warrior, Brian Jacques, Ace Books, $6.99, 0441001866

18. Mattimeo, Brian Jacques, Ace Books, $6.99, 0441006108

19. Which Witch, Eva Ibbotson, Puffin, $5.99, 0141304278

20. The Knights of Silversnow, Tony Abbott, Scholastic, $3.99, 0439306094

21. King of Shadows, Susan Cooper, Aladdin, $2.99, 0689851987

22. Salamandastron, Brian Jacques, Ace Books, $6.99, 0441000312

23. The Mysterious Island, Tony Abbott, Little Apple, $3.99, 0590108409

24. Outcast of Redwall, Brian Jacques, Ace Books, $6.99, 0441004164

25. The Children of Green Knowe, L.M. Boston, Odyssey, $6, 0152024689

26. First Test, Tamora Pierce, Random House, $5.50, 0679889175

27. So You Want to Be a Wizard, Diane Duane, Harcourt, $6.50, 015216250X (Duane's books are featured on the upcoming Fall Children's Book Sense 76 list.)

28. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $19.95, 0590353403

29. Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $19.95, 0439064864

30. Marlfox, Brian Jacques, Ace Books, $6.99, 0441006930

31. The Book of Three, Lloyd Alexander, Yearling Books, $5.99, 0440407028

32. The Fires of Merlin, T.A. Barron, Ace Books, $5.99, 0441007139

33. The Legend of Luke, Brian Jacques, Ace Books, $6.99, 0441007732

34. The Lost Years of Merlin, T.A. Barron, Berkley, $6.99, 044100668X; and Ace Books, $5.99, 0441009301

35. Castaways of the Flying Dutchman, Brian Jacques, Ace Books, $6.99, 044100914X

36. Jedi Quest, Jude Watson, Scholastic, $4.99, 0439339197

37. Among the Hidden, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Aladdin, $4.99, 0689824750

38. The Pearls of Lutra, Brian Jacques, Ace Books, $6.99, 044100508X

39. Star Wars Episode II: Big Sticker Book, Random House, $6.99, 0375815953

40. The Seven Songs of Merlin, T.A. Barron, Berkley, $5.99, 0441007015

41. Deltora Book of Monsters, Emily Rodda, Marc McBride (Illus.), Scholastic Paperbacks, $7.99, 0439390842

42. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Audio, J.K. Rowling, read by Jim Dale, Listening Library, $39.95, 0807282588

43. Rescue Ferrets at Sea, Richard Bach, Scribner, $15, 0743227506

44. Air Ferrets Aloft, Richard Bach, Scribner, $15, 0743227530

45. Journey to the Volcano Palace, Tony Abbott, Scholastic, $2.99, 0590108417

46. Star Wars Jedi Quest: The Trail of the Jedi, Judy Blundell, Scholastic Paperbacks, $4.99, 0439339189

47. Lord Brocktree, Brian Jacques, Ace Books, $6.99, 0441008720

48. The Mirror of Merlin, T.A. Barron, Ace Books, $6.99, 0441008461

49. City in the Clouds, Tony Abbott, Little Apple, $3.99, 0590108425

50. Deep Wizardry: The 2nd Book, Diane Duane, Harcourt, $6.50, 0152162577