IndieBound* children's bestseller list 8/13/09

1. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
3. Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen, Puffin
4. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper
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 Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling, Arthur A. Levine
7. Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen, Viking
8. Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School, by Barbara Park, Random House
9. L.A. Candy, by Lauren Conrad, Harper
10. Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke, Scholastic
11. Scat, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf
12. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne, David Fickling
13. Daniel X: Watch the Skies, by James Patterson, Ned Rust, Little Brown
14. Just Listen, by Sarah Dessen, Puffin
15. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb

1. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
2. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
3. Goldilicious, by Victoria Kann, Harper
4. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), Simon & Schuster
5. Gallop!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
6. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
7. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
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. Fancy Nancy Tea Parties, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
12. First Day of School, by Mercer Mayer, HarperFestival
13. Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly
14. Swing!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
15. Marley Goes to School, by John Grogan, Richard Cowdrey (Illus.), Harper

1. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
2. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
3. Percy Jackson & 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. Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Philomel
7. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis, et al, Scholastic
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 13, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 9, 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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