Bestselling children's books, according to Indie Bound*

1. Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin

2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf

3. The Magician's Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick

4. Million-Dollar Throw, by Mike Lupica, Philomel

5. Peter and the Sword of Mercy, by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Hyperion

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. Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle, by Brian Dennis, et al., Little Brown

8. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, Graphia

9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown

10. Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, by Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Little Brown

11. Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, by David Benedictus, Mark Burgess (Illus.), Dutton

12. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper

13. The Name of This Book Is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illus.), Little Brown

14. The Little Prince Pop-Up- Debut, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

15. A Really Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson, Delacorte

1. Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper

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

3. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

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

5. The Christmas Magic, by Lauren Thompson, Jon J Muth, Scholastic

6. Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice, by Judy Schachner, Dutton

7. The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin

8. Otis, by Loren Long, Philomel

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

10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss, Random House

11. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden

12. Gallop!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman

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

14. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown

15. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), S&S

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet

2. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown

3. Percy Jackson & the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax

4. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House

5. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin

6. The Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic

7. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Jude Watson, et al., Scholastic

8. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle

9. Mysterious Benedict Society (hardcover and paperback), by Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown

10. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books

*Published Thursday, December 3, 2009 (for the sales week ended Sunday, November  29, 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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