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. Fire, by Kristin Cashore, Dial
4. Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies, by Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Little Brown
5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
6. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, by DK
7. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, Graphia
8. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper
9. Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman, Brett Helquist (Illus.), Harper
10. The Name of This Book Is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illus.), Little Brown
11. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
12. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
13. Flawed Dogs, by Berkeley Breathed, Philomel
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 Judy Schachner, Dutton
6. Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin, by Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade
7. One, Two...Boo!, by Kristen L. Depken, Claudine Gevry (Illus.), Golden
8. Otis, by Loren Long, Philomel
9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
10. New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion, by Mark Cotta Vaz, Little Brown
11. Moonlight: The Halloween Cat, by Cynthia Rylant, Melissa Sweet (Illus.), Harper
12. Goodnight Goon, by Michael Rex, Putnam
13. What Was I Scared Of?, by Dr.Seuss, Random House
14. 10 Trick-or-Treaters, by Janet Schulman, Linda Davick (Illus.), Knopf
15. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt

1. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
2. Percy Jackson & the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
3. The Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
4. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
5. The Mysterious Benedict Society (hardcover and paperback)
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, by New in Series: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
7. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
8. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
9. Junie B. Jones (hardcover and paperback), by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illus.), Random House
10. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Patrick Carmen, Jude Watson, et al, Scholastic

* Published Thursday, October 15, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 11, 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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