My Best ‘Ofs’ for the Decade – Picture Books, Middle Grade & YA
With thousands of terrific children’s books published every month from 2010-2019, I clearly could create these lists many times over. I tried not to second guess myself and just wrote down the 10 books that had stayed with me over a decade of reading and reviewing (and buying for school libraries) from the three age-groups. I won’t expand on the lists though I am sure the themes reflect much of my own personal story over the last ten years! If you want to know more about them, do a search here on the blog as I have reviewed all but a couple here.
Love your picks! And so many I haven’t read. Haven’t read 4 of the PBs. I’ve read only 2 of the MGs, and 2 of the YAs. Sooo many books! So tough to read widely.
I read all the time and yet I still feel I read so little! 🙂 Which four PB’s have you not read?
Red Sled, Nana in the City, The Storm Whale, and Maple. Gotta get crackin’…..
Terrific lists! Thanks for sharing! I’ve read all of the picture books, except Red Sled. Love them all! I think my top picture book of the decade must be When I Coloured in the World. But I think you’re inspiring me to do one last post for 2019 – of my top ten picture books of the decade. Happy holidays!
Please do your list. I love reading them.
I haven’t read all of the books on your list — and really need to read The One and Only Ivan and the Penderwicks. Of the ones you listed I loved ECHO, BROWN GIRL DREAMING, NANA IN THE CITY. I have fallen behind in YA books — just finished one last night.
Some favorites on my list would include MG: Refugee and The Last Cherry Blossom, Echo, Amal Unbound, and Wolf Hollow. YA: Copper Sun, Every Falling Star, The Hate U Give, Never Fall Down and the Recompense series PB: Mama Miti, Nelson Mandela, Rain School, Word Collector, and a Stone for Sascha, to name just a few.