IndieBound* children's bestseller list 7/16/09


1. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf

2. Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen, Viking

3. Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen, Puffin

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

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

7. Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke, Scholastic

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

9. Scat, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf

10. The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen, Puffin

11. L.A. Candy, by Lauren Conrad, Harper

12. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke, Chicken House

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

14. Just Listen, Sarah Dessen, Puffin

15. The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick

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. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam

5. Gallop!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

6. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden

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

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

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

10. Fancy Nancy: Tea Parties, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper

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

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

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

14. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), Simon & Schuster

15. Swing!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

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

10. The Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Puffin

* Published Thursday, July 16, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, July 12, 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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