IndieBound* children's books bestseller list 6/21/09

1. Along for the Ride - Debut
Sarah Dessen, Viking

2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf

3. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown

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

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

6. Lock and Key
Sarah Dessen, Puffin

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

8. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic

9. Scat
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf

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

11. Inkheart
Cornelia Funke, Scholastic

12. Sir John Hargrave's Mischief Maker's Manual- Debut
Sir John Hargrave, Grosset & Dunlap

13. Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines- Paperback Debut
Nic Sheff, Atheneum

14. A Great and Terrible Beauty
Libba Bray, Delacorte

15. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
J.K. Rowling, Arthur A. Levine

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

2. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House

3. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper

4. Goldilicious
Victoria Kann, Harper

5. Because Your Daddy Loves You
Andrew Clements, R.W. Alley (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam

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

8. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden

9. Gallop!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

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

11. Swing!
Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

12. Fancy Nancy Sees Stars
Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illus.), HarperTrophy

13. Make Way for Ducklings
Robert McCloskey, Puffin

14. The Curious Garden
Peter Brown, Little Brown

15. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
1. Twilight (hardcover and paperback)
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown

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

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

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

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

6. Gallagher Girls (hardcover and paperback)
Ally Carter, Hyperion

7. Warriors (hardcover and paperback)
Erin Hunter, Harper

8. House of Night (hardcover and paperback)
P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's

9. The 39 Clues (hardcover)
Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis, et al., Scholastic

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

*Published Thursday, June 25, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, June 21, 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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