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The Best Kids' Books of the Decade (2010–2019)

The years between 2010 and 2019 were overflowing with incredible stories for kids, so it was a near impossible challenge to narrow down a decade's worth of great books to our 10 favorites. The books on this list -- arranged by age rating from toddler to teen -- are true instant classics that today's kids may read to their own kids down the line. For more of our top media picks from the past 10 years, check out the Best Kids' Movies of the Decade and the Best Kids' Video Games of the Decade.

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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Book Poster Image
Charming bedtime book is magic for truck lovers.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2012)
(2011)
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Dragons Love Tacos Book Poster Image
Taco party has fiery consequences in funny dragon tale.
By Adam Rubin
(2012)
(2012)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Book Poster Image
Inspiring, kid-friendly tales of extraordinary women.
By Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
(2017)
(2016)
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The One and Only Ivan Book Poster Image
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
(2012)
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Other Words for Home Book Poster Image
Hopeful, relatable story of Syrian refugee in middle school.
By Jasmine Warga
(2019)
(2019)
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Brown Girl Dreaming Book Poster Image
Captivating poems depict coming-of-age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
(2014)
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Wonder Book Poster Image
Moving tale of facially different boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
(2012)
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March: Book One Book Poster Image
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2013)
(2013)
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Legend, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Stylish dystopian thriller in a not-so-future Los Angeles.
By Marie Lu
(2012)
(2011)
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The Hate U Give Book Poster Image
Powerful story of police shooting of unarmed Black teen.
By Angie Thomas
(2017)
(2017)
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