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Bestselling children's books, according to Indie Bound*

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5. The Christmas Magic, by Lauren Thompson, Jon J Muth, Scholastic

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6. Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice, by Judy Schachner, Dutton

7. The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin

8. Otis, by Loren Long, Philomel

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

10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss, Random House

11. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden

12. Gallop!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

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

14. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown

15. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), S&S

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

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

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. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin

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

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

8. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle

9. Mysterious Benedict Society (hardcover and paperback), by Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown

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

*Published Thursday, December 3, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, November  29, 2009). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across  the United States. For information on more titles, please visit