Best Books of the Decade (2000-2009): Top 10 for Preschoolers

These are the kids' books that have captured the imaginations of preschoolers and young kids for the last 10 years. Handpicked by our editors, this list encompasses both the best of the best and the books that get young kids interested and enjoying books right at this most critical time in their development. You'll find beautiful picture books and books about favorite pets and stuffed animals, the importance of using your imagination, the myriad difficulties of being so very young, and the joys of music, nature, fancy words, and a new baby to love.

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The Hello, Goodbye Window Book Poster Image
Warm drawings and text make this a must-have book.
By Norton Juster
(2006)
(2006)
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Welcome, Precious Book Poster Image
A perfect gift book to celebrate a new baby.
By Nikki Grimes
(2006)
(2006)
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Kitten's First Full Moon Book Poster Image
Kids will connect with Kitten and her dilemma.
By Kevin Henkes
(2004)
(2004)
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My Friend Rabbit Book Poster Image
Award-winning book with great preschool lessons.
By Eric Rohmann
(2007)
(2002)
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Fancy Nancy Book Poster Image
Supportive family helps girly girl shine.
By Jane O'Connor
(2006)
(2006)
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Flotsam Book Poster Image
Underwater fantasy world revealed in magical watercolors.
By David Wiesner
(2007)
(2006)
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It's Hard to Be Five Book Poster Image
Growing up is a challenge ... but fun, too!
By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2006)
(2004)
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Jazz on a Saturday Night Book Poster Image
Kids will groove to this toe-tapping treasure.
By Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon
(2008)
(2007)
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Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity Book Poster Image
Touching, funny, exuberant ...Trixie at her best!
By Mo Willems
(2008)
(2007)
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Olivia Forms a Band Book Poster Image
Precocious pig Olivia lights up 4th of July.
By Ian Falconer
(2006)
(2006)
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