IndieBound* children's bestseller list 8/20/09

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. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
4. Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School, by Barbara Park, Random House
5. Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen, Puffin
6. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper
7. Impossible, by Nancy Werlin, Speak
8. Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen, Viking
9. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling, Arthur A. Levine
10. Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke, Scholastic
11. The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen, Puffin
12. L.A. Candy, by Lauren Conrad, Harper
13. The Demigod Files, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
14. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne, David Fickling
15. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb

1. Where the Wild Things Are, byMaurice Sendak, Harper

2. Goodnight Moon, byMargaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper

3. Goldilicious, by Victoria Kann, Harper

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

5. Night-Night, Little Pookie, by Sandra Boynton, Robin Corey

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

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

8. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden

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

10. Gallop!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

11. First Day of School, by Mercer Mayer, HarperFestival

12. The Night Before Kindergarten, by Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illus.), Grosset & Dunlap

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

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

15. Barnyard Dance!, by Sandra Boynton, 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 Books
3. Percy Jackson & the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
4. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Patrick Carman, Jude Watson, et al, Scholastic
5. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
7. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
8. The Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Philomel
9. House of Night (hardcover and paperback), by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's
10. The Clique (paperback), by Lisi Harrison, Popp

* Published Thursday, August 20, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 16, 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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