Bestselling children's books, according to IndieBound*

1. The Magician's Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick

2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf

3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown

4. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper

5. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin

6. Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman, Brett Helquist (Illus.), Harper

7. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, Graphia

8. Al Capone Shines My Shoes, by Gennifer Choldenko, Dial

9. Impossible, by Nancy Werlin, Speak

10. Al Capone Does My Shirts, by Gennifer Choldenko, Penguin

11. The Name of This Book Is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illus.), Little Brown

12. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb

13. Tricks, by Ellen Hopkins, Margaret K. McElderry

14. Listen to the Wind, by Greg Mortenson, Susan L. Roth, Dial

15. The Giver, by Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf
1. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper

2. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), Simon & Schuster

4. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper

5. Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice, by Judith Byron Schachner, Dutton

6. Otis, by Loren Long, Philomel

7. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden

8. What Was I Scared Of?, by Dr.Seuss, Random House

9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam

10. Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin, by Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade

11. Gallop!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

12. One, Two... Boo!, by Kristen L. Depken, Claudine Gevry (Illus.), Golden

13. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt

14. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam

15. Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library!, by Vicki Myron, Bret Witter, Steve James (Illus.), Little Brown

1. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown

2. The Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic

3. Percy Jackson & the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax

4. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House

5. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet

7. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Patrick Carmwen, Jude Watson, et al, Scholastic

8. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper

9. The Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Puffin

10. Junie B. Jones (hardcover and paperback), by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illus.), Random House

* Published Thursday, October 1, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, September 27, 2009). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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