Bestelling children's books

Bestselling children's books, according to IndieBound*

1. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf

2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet

4. The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, by Jeff Kinney, Amulet

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

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

8. Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen, Puffin

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

10. Scat, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf

11. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic

12. Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke, Scholastic

13. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne, David Fickling

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

15. If I Stay, by Gayle Forman, Dutton
1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House

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

3. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper

4. Goldilicious, by Victoria Kann, Harper

5. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden

6. Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire!, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper

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

8. Gallop!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

9. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin

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

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

12. Llama Llama Misses Mama, by Anna Dewdney, Viking

13. Swing!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

14. Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly

15. Skippyjon Jones, by Judith Schachner, Puffin

1. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan, Miramax
3. Magic Tree House, by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
4. Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine
5. House of Night, by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's
6. Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flammel, by Michael Scott, Delacorte
7. The 39 Clues, by Peter Lerangis, Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Scholastic
8. Pendragon, by D.J. Machale, Simon & Schuster

9. Alex Rider Adventures by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin
10. Junie B. Jones, by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illus.), Random House

*Published Thursday, June 4, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, May 31, 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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