Best-Selling Children's Books, 2005

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
Source: Publishers Weekly.


  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J. K. Rowling
  2. The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events #12), Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Brett Helquist
  3. Eldest, Christopher Paolini
  4. Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood, Ann Brashares
  5. Wizardology, Dugald A. Steer
  6. If You Give a Pig a Party, Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond
  7. Runny Babbit, Shel Silverstein
  8. Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception, Eoin Colfer
  9. The Dragonology Handbook: A Practical Course in Dragons, Dugald A. Steer
  10. Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs, Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda
  11. 10 Little Rubber Ducks, Eric Carle
  12. Snowmen at Christmas, Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner
  13. Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May) (Junie B. Jones #25), Barbara Park, illustrated by Denise Brunkus
  14. Maximum Ride, James Patterson
  15. Winter's Tale, Robert Sabuda


  1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Movie (movie tie-in), C. S. Lewis, illustrated by Pauline Baynes.
  2. Eragon, Christopher Paolini
  3. The Chronicles of Narnia Movie (tie-in edition), C. S. Lewis, illustrated by Pauline Baynes
  4. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (movie tie-in), Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake
  5. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (movie tie-in), Ann Brashares
  6. Because of Winn Dixie (movie tie-in), Kate DiCamillo
  7. Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Fairy Tales Cinderella, Megan E. Bryant, illustrated by Scott Neely
  8. Bambi II
  9. Big Sister Dora (Dora the Explorer), adapted by Alison Inches, illustrated by Dave Aikins
  10. Star Wars: Episode II Revenge of the Sith, Patricia Wredge
  11. Disney's Chicken Little: The Sky Is Falling!
  12. Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo Super Special: Whirlwind Vacation, Nancy Krulik, illustrated by John and Wendy
  13. Dance to the Rescue (Dora the Explorer), adapted by Laura Driscoll, illustrated by Dave Aikins
  14. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Creatures of Narnia, Scout Driggs, illustrated by Justin Sweet
  15. Disney's Chicken Little: The Big Game!
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