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Bestselling children's books, according to IndieBound*

September 30, 2009

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

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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