Bestselling children's books, according to IndieBound*

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. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper
5. Impossible, by Nancy Werlin, Speak
6. Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen, Puffin
7. The Name of This Book Is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illus.), Little Brown
8. Tricks, by Ellen Hopkins, Margaret K. McElderry
9. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
10. This Book Is Not Good for You, by Pseudonymous Bosch, Little Brown
11. Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen, Viking
12. The Giver, by Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf
13. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne, David Fickling
14. Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School, by Barbara Park, Random House
15. Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke, Scholastic

1. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
2. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), Simon & Schuster
4. First Day of School, by Mercer Mayer, HarperFestival
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
6. Night-Night, Little Pookie, by Sandra Boynton, Robin Corey
7. Goldilicious, by Victoria Kann, Harper
8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt
9. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
10. The Night Before Kindergarten, by Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illus.), Grosset & Dunlap
11. Gallop!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
12. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
13. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
14. Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly
15. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss, Random House

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. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Patrick Carmen, Jude Watson, et al, Scholastic
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. Vampire Academy (hardcover), by Richelle Mead, Sleuth RazorBill
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9. The Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Puffin
10. House of Night (hardcover and paperback), by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin's

* Published Thursday, September 3, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 30, 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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