Bestselling children's books, according to IndieBound*

1. The Magician's Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick
2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
4. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper
5. Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman, Brett Helquist (Illus.), Harper
6. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
7. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, Graphia
8. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, by DK
9. Impossible, by Nancy Werlin, Speak
10. Flawed Dogs, by Berkeley Breathed, Philomel
11. The Name of This Book Is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illus.), Little Brown
12. Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin
13. Al Capone Shines My Shoes, by Gennifer Choldenko, Dial
14. The Giver, by Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf
15. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish

1. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper

2. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

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

4. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper

5. Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice, by Judith Byron Schachner, Dutton

6. Otis, by Loren Long, Philomel

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

8. Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin, by Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade

9. One, Two... Boo!, by Kristen L. Depken, Claudine Gevry (Illus.), Golden

10. Strega Nona's Harvest, by Tomie dePaola, Putnam

11. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden

12. 10 Trick-Or-Treaters, by Janet Schulman, Linda Davick (Illus.), Knopf

13. Moonlight: The Halloween Cat, by Cynthia Rylant, Melissa Sweet (Illus.), Harper

14. Goodnight Goon, by Michael Rex, Putnam

15. What Was I Scared Of?, 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. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
4. The Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
5. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
6. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
7. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Patrick Carmen, Jude Watson, et al, Scholastic
8. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
9. Vampire Diaries (paperback), by L.J. Smith, Harper Teen
10. Junie B. Jones (hardcover and paperback), by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illus.), Random House

* Published Thursday, October 8, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 4, 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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