The editors of BookPage put their heads together and came up with our choices for the Best Children's Books of 2010—10 picks in each age range (picture books, middle grade and teen). Our picks include humor, historical fiction, fantasy and much more:


A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Written by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin Stead

Bridget's Beret
Written and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Chester's Masterpiece
Written and illustrated by Melanie Watt

Chicken Big
Written and illustrated by Keith Graves

City Dog, Country Frog

Written by Mo Willems, illustrated by Jon J Muth

Flora's Very Windy Day
Written by Jeanne Birdsall, illustrated by Matt Phelan

How Rocket Learned to Read
Written and illustrated by Tad Hills

So Many Days
Written by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo

The Boss Baby
Written and illustrated by Marla Frazee

The Quiet Book
Written by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Renata Liwska

A Long Walk to Water

By Linda Sue Park

Bamboo People
By Mitali Perkins

Bink & Gollie
By Kate DiCamillo & Alison McGhee

By Deborah Wiles

Finding Family
By Tonya Bolden

By Kathi Appelt

By Kathryn Erskine

By Rita Williams-Garcia

By Aaron Hawkins

Touch Blue
By Cynthia Lord 


By Lynne Rae Perkins

By Neal Shusterman

By Melina Marchetta

By Chris Lynch

By Suzanne Collins

By Jennifer Donnelly

By Paolo Bacigalupi

By Francisco X. Stork

By Sarah Smith

By David Levithan & John Green


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