"Best of" Lists
Best Books of the Decade (2000-2009): Top 10 for Kids 6-10
These are the kids' books that have captured the imaginations of independent readers for the last 10 years. Handpicked by our editors, this list encompasses both the best of the best and the books that did the best job getting kids to read. They cover books for boys, books for girls, school stories, reluctant hero tales, slacker antihero laughs, deliciously dark humor, moments of extreme kid resourcefulness and great childhood sadness, and -- of course -- Harry Potter.