Los Angeles Times Children’s Bestsellers / July 8, 2001

1 OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! by Dr. Seuss (Random House: $17) There’s fun to be had in the wide-open future. (All ages)

2 THE BAD BEGINNING by Lemony Snicket (HarperTrophy: $9.95) The first book in the “Series of Unfortunate Events” series introduces the Baudelaire children. (Ages 9 to 12)

3 THE PRINCESS DIARIES by Meg Cabot (HarperCollins Juvenile Books: $5.95 paper) An American ninth-grade girl learns that she is the princess of a small European country. (Ages 10 and up)

4 THE THREE PIGS by David Weisner (Clarion: $16) A new version of a familiar tale. (Ages 4 to 8)


5 JUNIE B. JONES IS A GRADUATION GIRL by Barbara Park (Random House: $3.99 paper) Will the heroine of the “Junie Jones” series manage to graduate from kindergarten? (Ages 4 to 8)

6 FOR MY TEACHER by Ariel (Andrews McMeel: $3.95) A pocket-sized collection of quotations celebrates teachers everywhere. (All ages)

7 ROBERTO, THE INSECT ARCHITECT (Chronicle Books: $15.95) A termite dreams of construction and sets out for the big bug city. (Ages 4 to 8)

8 WHAT DADS CAN’T DO by Douglas Wood, illustrated by Doug Cushman (Simon & Schuster: $14) A child lists his father’s many faults and precious virtues. (Ages 4 to 8)


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

10 TAKE ME OUT OF THE BATHTUB by Alan Katz, illustrated by David Catrow (Margaret McElderry: $15) Ludicrous lyrics to 14 traditional tunes.

Ratings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores.