Best-selling children’s books

February 1998...
April 1, 1998

February 1998

Source: Publishers Weekly, New York, New York, 212-463-6758

List prices appear in U.S. dollars

Picture Books

Guess How Much I Love You (board book)

Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram – Candlewick, $6.99


Paul O. Zelinsky – Dutton, $16.99

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (board book)

Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle – Holt, $6.95

The Hat

Jan Brett – Putnam, $16.95


Maggie Blackwell – HarperActive, $7.98


Sandra Boynton – Little Simon, $7.99

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (board book)

Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle – Holt, $6.95

The Gardener

Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small – FSG, $15

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Simms Taback – Viking, $14.99

I Love You So Much

Carl Norac, illustrated by Claude K. Dubois – Doubleday, $9.95


SOS Titanic

Eve Bunting – Harcourt, paper $6

Pearls of Lutra

Brian Jacques – Ace, paper $5.99

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Lois Duncan – Pocket/Archway, paper $4.50

The Giver

Lois Lowry – Dell/Laurel-Leaf, paper $5.50

Out of the Dust

Karen Hesse -

Scholastic Press, $15.95

Paperback Series

Little Bill

Bill Cosby – Scholastic


Marc Brown -

Little, Brown


K.A. Applegate -


Magic Tree House

Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Sal Murdocca – Random House

American Girls

Pleasant Company


Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

Jack Canfield -

Health Communications, $12.95

Taylor Hanson: Totally Taylor!

Nancy E. Krulik -

Pocket/Archway, paper $3.99

Totally Taylor: Hanson’s Heartthrob

Michael-Anne Johns -

Scholastic, paper $3.99


MMMBop to the Top

Jill Mathews -

Pocket/Archway, paper $3.99

Leonardo DiCaprio: Modern-Day Romeo

Grace Catalano -

Dell/Laurel-Leaf, paper $4.

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