IndieBound* children's bestseller list 8/27/09

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. Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen, Puffin
5. Impossible, by Nancy Werlin, Speak
6. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper
7. Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen, Viking
8. Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School, by Barbara Park, Random House
9. When You Reach Me,, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
10. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne, David Fickling
11. Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke, Scholastic
12. L.A. Candy, by Lauren Conrad, Harper
13. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling, Arthur A. Levine
14. Listen to the Wind, by Greg Mortenson, Susan L. Roth, Dial
15. The Name of This Book Is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illus.), Little Brown

1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
4. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), Simon & Schuster
5. Night-Night, Little Pookie, by Sandra Boynton, Robin Corey
6. First Day of School, by Mercer Mayer, HarperFestival
7. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
8. Goldilicious, by Victoria Kann, Harper
9. The Night Before Kindergarten, by Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illus.), Grosset & Dunlap
10. Marley Goes to School, by John Grogan, Richard Cowdrey (Illus.), Harper
11. What Was I Scared Of? A Glow-In-The Dark Encounter, by Dr. Seuss, Random House
12. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
13. Gallop!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
14. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt
15. Olivia, by Ian Falconer, Atheneum

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. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Patrick Carman, Jude Watson, et al, Scholastic
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
6. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
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 P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's
9. Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Philomel
10. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin

* Published Thursday, August 27, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 23, 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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