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November 15-30, 2005 Edition GENERAL NEWS Latest Junie B.

Kids’ Book Climbs

To Top Five Bestsellers

NEW YORK, NY/11/25/05—The latest book in the Junie B. series has climbed to the top five children’s bestsellers this week. Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (p.s. so does May) is the 25th book by Barbara Park. Who is now one of the most popular children’s authors.

Others on the top five list are The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 12), Lemony Snicket (HarperColins); Eldest (Inheritance, Book 2), Christopher Paolini (Knopf Books for Young Readers); The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis (HarperCollins), and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling (Scholastic).