IndieBound* children's bestseller list 7/7/09

1. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
2. Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen, Viking
3. The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown
4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
5. Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen, Puffin
6. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
7. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper
8. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
9. Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke, Scholastic
10. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne, David Fickling
11. Scat, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf
12. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling, Arthur A. Levine
13. Dragonbreath, by Ursula Vernon, Dial
14. Sir John Hargrave's Mischief Maker's Manual, by Sir John Hargrave, Grosset & Dunlap

15. Flush, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf

1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
3. Goldilicious, by Victoria Kann, Harper
4. Gallop!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
5. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
6. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
8. Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire!, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
9. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
10. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt
11. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
12. Swing!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
13. Barnyard Dance!, by Sandra Boynton, Workman
14. The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown, Little Brown
15. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), Simon & Schuster

1. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
2. Percy Jackson & the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
4. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
5. Series Debut: Fancy Nancy: I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
6. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine
7. House of Night (hardcover and paperback), by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's
8. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis, et al, Scholastic
9. The Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Puffin
10. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin

* Published Thursday, July 9, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, July 5, 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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