IndieBound* children's bestseller list 7/23/09

1. The Book Thief,  by Markus Zusak, Knopf

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

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

4. Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen, Puffin

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

8. Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke, Scholastic

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

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

11. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish

12. Scat, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf

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

14. Just Listen, by Sarah Dessen, Puffin

15. Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen, Yearling

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. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam

6. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden

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

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

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

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

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. Swing!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

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

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. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine
4. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
6. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
7. The Clique (paperback), by Lisi Harrison, Poppy
8. House of Night (hardcover and paperback), by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's
9. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis, et al, Scholastic
10. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin

* Published Thursday, July 23, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, July 19, 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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