Barnes and Noble offers a list of the top 10 children's books from 2000 to 2009, with "Gossip Girl #1" by Cecily von Ziegesar at number 10. Number nine is "Olivia" by Ian Falconer, a picture book about a little pig who goes through everyday activities with great energy.
"House Of the Scorpion" by Nancy Farmer, at number eight, is a futuristic coming-of-age story about a boy name Mateo who is trying to escape his captors. "The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo, at number seven, is a children's book with big themes about the adventures of a heroic mouse. "Gallop" by Rufus Butler Seder is a children's picture book at number 6 that allows the reader to see horses run using Scanimation. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney comes in at number 5 and is about the life of self-proclaimed wimp Greg Heffley.
"On the Night You Were Born" by Nancy Tillman, a heart-warming bedtime book about the night a baby is born, ranks number four on Barnes and Noble's list. Number three on the list is "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan, a story about the adventures of a kid who discovers he is the son of an ancient Greek god. "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer comes in at number 2; it's about a girl named Bella who discovers that her crush and his family are all vampires. The number one book on the list is "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" by J.K. Rowling. As the fifth book in this series, it tells what has happened since Harry's enemy Voldemort returned at the end of the fourth book.