IndieBound* children's bestseller list 8/6/09

1. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf

2. Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen, Puffin

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

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

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

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. Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School, by Barbara Park, Random House

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

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

12. Daniel X: Watch the Skies, by James Patterson, Ned Rust, Little Brown

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

14. The Name of This Book Is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illus.), Little Brown

15. Scat, 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. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden

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

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

7. Gallop!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

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

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

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

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

12. Blueberries for Sal, by Rober McCloskey, Puffin

13. Marley Goes to School, by John Grogan, Richard Cowdrey (Illus.), Harper

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

15. Swing!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

1. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
2. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
3. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
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. Warriors (hardcover and paperback), by Erin Hunter, Wayne McLoughlin (Illus.), Harper
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8. House of Night (hardcover and paperback), by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's
9. The Clique (paperback), by Lisi Harrison, Poppy
10. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin

* Published Thursday, August 6, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 2, 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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