My Best ‘Ofs’ for the Decade – Picture Books, Middle Grade & YA

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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.




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6 Responses to My Best ‘Ofs’ for the Decade – Picture Books, Middle Grade & YA

  1. 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.

  2. Patricia Nozell says:

    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!

  3. Joanna says:

    Please do your list. I love reading them.

  4. 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.

    Happy Holidays!

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