Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Best Children's Books of 2010

As the year winds down (when did it become December!?), I would like to share with you Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2010 list.  Just like my last book list, I bolded the books I’ve read, and starred my favorites. 

Picture Books:

Shark vs. Train-Chris Barton, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld
There's Going to Be a Baby-John Burningham, illus. by Helen Oxenbury
Farm-Elisha Cooper
The Boss Baby-Marla Frazee
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring-Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, illus. by Brian Floca
The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)-Barbara Kerley, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham
Bunny Days-Tao Nyeu
The Chicken Thief-Béatrice Rodriguez
Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors-Joyce Sidman, illus. by Beckie Prange
Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse-Marilyn Singer, illus. by Josée Masse
It's a Book-Lane Smith*
A Sick Day for Amos McGee-Philip C. Stead, illus. by Erin E. Stead
The Quiet Book-Deborah Underwood, illus. by Renata Liwska
City Dog, Country Frog-Mo Willems, illus. by Jon J Muth
Knuffle Bunny Free-Mo Willems
Art and Max-David Wiesner
Ship Breaker-Paolo Bacigalupe
Cosmic-Frank Cottrell Boyce
Mockingjay-Suzanne Collins*
Matched-Ally Condie
Bink and Gollie-Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, illus. by Tony Fucile
Incarceron-Catherine Fisher
A Tale Dark and Grimm-Adam Gidwitz
Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same!-Grace Lin
Finnikin of the Rock-Melina Marchetta
The Death-Defying Pepper Roux-Geraldine McCaughrean
Trash-Andy Mulligan
Monsters of Men-Patrick Ness
Before I Fall-Lauren Oliver
Heart of a Samurai-Margi Preus
Octavia Boone's Big Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything-Rebecca Rupp
The Cardturner-Louis Sachar
Revolver-Marcus Sedgwick
The Marbury Lens-Andrew Smith
The Last Summer of the Death Warriors-Francisco X. Stork
Nothing-Janne Teller
Countdown-Deborah Wiles
One Crazy Summer-Rita Williams-Garcia

They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group-Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Sir Charlie: Chaplin, the Funniest Man in the World-Sid Fleischman
The War to End All Wars: World War I-Russell Freedman

Happy reading- this list should last you (and me!) far into 2011!

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