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While there are lists galore floating around which examine every category of book imaginable, two of the best resources are the archives of either the New York Times or Publishers Weekly.
According to the latter, the best-selling children's hardcover books in 2003 were:
1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J. K. Rowling
2. The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events #10), Lemony Snicket; illustrated by Brett Helquist
3. Eragon, Christopher Paolini
4. The English Roses, Madonna; illustrated by Jeffrey Fulvimari
5. Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code, Eoin Colfer
6. Good Night, Sweet Butterflies, Dawn Bentley; illustrated by Heather Cahoon
7. Mr. Peabody's Apples, Madonna; illustrated by Loren Long
8. The Cat in the Hat Movie: Storybook, Justine and Ron Fontes
9. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Ann Brashares
10. Storybook Treasury of Dick and Jane and Friends, Grosset & Dunlap
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|