New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2010

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In 2010 librarians from the New York Public Library compiled this list of what they considered to be the very best children's books for toddlers through sixth graders.

Art and MaxArt and Max
by David Wiesner
Category: Picture Books

A Beach TailA Beach Tail
by Karen Lynn Williams
Category: Picture Books

Big Red LollipopBig Red Lollipop
by Rukhsana Khan
Category: Picture Books

Big Rig BugsBig Rig Bugs
by Kurt Cyrus
Category: Picture Books

ChalkChalk
by Bill Thomson
Category: Picture Books

Children Make Terrible PetsChildren Make Terrible Pets
by Peter Brown
Category: Picture Books

City Dog, Country FrogCity Dog, Country Frog
by Mo Willems
Category: Picture Books

Clever Jack Takes the CakeClever Jack Takes the Cake
by Candace Fleming
Category: Picture Books

Cooking With Henry and ElliebellyCooking With Henry and Elliebelly
by Carolyn Parkhurst
Category: Picture Books

Eight Days: A Story of HaitiEight Days: A Story of Haiti
by Edwidge Danticat
Category: Picture Books

FloraFlora's Very Windy Day
by Jeanne Birdsall
Category: Picture Books

Goal!Goal!
by Mina Javaherbin
Category: Picture Books

Here Comes the Garbage Barge!Here Comes the Garbage Barge!
by Jonah Winter
Category: Picture Books

Interrupting ChickenInterrupting Chicken
by David Ezra Stein
Category: Picture Books
Also: Cybils Award Winners

Lucky BeansLucky Beans
by Becky Birtha
Category: Picture Books

Mimi’s Dada CatifestoMimi’s Dada Catifesto
by Shelley Jackson
Category: Picture Books

MirrorMirror
by Jeannie Baker
Category: Picture Books
Also: What We Read: North Africa (Egypt and Morocco)

Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World)Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World)
by Mac Barnett
Category: Picture Books

Pecan Pie BabyPecan Pie Baby
by Jacqueline Woodson
Category: Picture Books

A Pig Parade Is a Terrible IdeaA Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea
by Michael Ian Black
Category: Picture Books

The Quiet BookThe Quiet Book
by Deborah Underwood
Category: Picture Books

A Sick Day for Amos McGeeA Sick Day for Amos McGee
by Philip C. Stead, Illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Recommended Age: 4
Category: Picture Books
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

Sneaky SheepSneaky Sheep
by Chris Monroe
Category: Picture Books

SubwaySubway
by Christoph Niemann
Category: Picture Books

Wanted: The Perfect PetWanted: The Perfect Pet
by Fiona Roberton
Category: Picture Books

Dust DevilDust Devil
by Anne Isaacs
Category: Folktales and Fairy Tales

Goldilocks and the Three BearsGoldilocks and the Three Bears
by Emma Chichester Clark
Category: Folktales and Fairy Tales

Joha Makes a Wish: A Middle Eastern TaleJoha Makes a Wish: A Middle Eastern Tale
adapted by Eric A. Kimmel
Category: Folktales and Fairy Tales

Once Upon a Time: Traditional Latin America TalesOnce Upon a Time: Traditional Latin America Tales
by Rueben Martinez
Category: Folktales and Fairy Tales

Pea Boy and Other Stories from IranPea Boy and Other Stories from Iran
by Elizabeth Laird
Category: Folktales and Fairy Tales

Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery RhymesPocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
by Salley Mavor
Category: Folktales and Fairy Tales

The Carnival of the AnimalsThe Carnival of the Animals
New verses by Jack Prelutsky
Category: Poetry and Song

GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for BoysGUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys
by Bob Raczka
Category: Poetry and Song

In the WildIn the Wild
by David Elliott
Category: Poetry and Song

Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible VerseMirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse
by Marilyn Singer
Category: Poetry and Song

Nest, Nook and CrannyNest, Nook and Cranny
by Susan Blackaby
Category: Poetry and Song

Sharing the Seasons: A Book of PoemsSharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems
selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Category: Poetry and Song

Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s SurvivorsUbiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors
by Joyce Sidman
Category: Poetry and Song

Anna HibiscusAnna Hibiscus
by Atinuke
Category: Stories for Younger Readers

Animal Rescue Team: Gator on the Loose!Animal Rescue Team: Gator on the Loose!
by Sue Stauffacher
Category: Stories for Younger Readers

Bink and GollieBink and Gollie
by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee
Category: Stories for Younger Readers

Cloud Tea MonkeysCloud Tea Monkeys
by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham
Category: Stories for Younger Readers

Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja FrogsDragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs
by Ursula Vernon
Category: Stories for Younger Readers

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!
by Grace Lin
Category: Stories for Younger Readers

The PS BrothersThe PS Brothers
by Maribeth Boelts
Category: Stories for Younger Readers

The Adventures of Nanny PigginsThe Adventures of Nanny Piggins
by R.A. Spratt
Category: Stories for Older Readers

Boom! (or 70,000 light years)Boom! (or 70,000 light years)
by Mark Haddon
Category: Stories for Older Readers

The Crowfield CurseThe Crowfield Curse
by Pat Walsh
Category: Stories for Older Readers

CrunchCrunch
by Leslie Connor
Category: Stories for Older Readers

The DreamerThe Dreamer
by Pam Munoz Ryan
Category: Stories for Older Readers

The Fantastic Secret of Owen JesterThe Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
by Barbara O’Connor
Category: Stories for Older Readers

Heart of a SamuraiHeart of a Samurai
by Margi Preus
Category: Stories for Older Readers

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book 1: The Mysterious HowlingThe Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book 1: The Mysterious Howling
by Maryrose Wood
Category: Stories for Older Readers

KeeperKeeper
by Kathi Appelt
Category: Stories for Older Readers

A Long Walk to WaterA Long Walk to Water
by Linda Sue Park
Category: Stories for Older Readers
Also: Sonlight Level F for Ages 10-13

Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain FreezeMilo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze
by Alan Silberberg
Category: Stories for Older Readers

MockingbirdMockingbird
by Kathryn Erskine
Category: Stories for Older Readers
Also: National Book Award Young People's Literature Winners

A Nest for CelesteA Nest for Celeste
by Henry Cole
Category: Stories for Older Readers

The Night FairyThe Night Fairy
by Laura Amy Schlitz
Category: Stories for Older Readers

Ninth WardNinth Ward
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Category: Stories for Older Readers

One Crazy SummerOne Crazy Summer
by Rita Williams-Garcia
Category: Stories for Older Readers
Also: Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners

Out of My MindOut of My Mind
by Sharon M. Draper
Category: Stories for Older Readers
Also: TIME: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

Palace BeautifulPalace Beautiful
by Sarah DeFord Williams
Category: Stories for Older Readers

The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-ChangThe Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang
by Amy Ignatow
Category: Stories for Older Readers

The Strange Case of Origami YodaThe Strange Case of Origami Yoda
By Tom Angleberger
Category: Stories for Older Readers
Also: Cybils Award Winners

A Tale Dark and GrimmA Tale Dark and Grimm
by Adam Gidwitz
Category: Stories for Older Readers

Thomas and the Dragon QueenThomas and the Dragon Queen
by Shutta Crum
Category: Stories for Older Readers

The Water SeekerThe Water Seeker
by Kimberly Willis Holt
Category: Stories for Older Readers

Where the Streets Had a NameWhere the Streets Had a Name
by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Category: Stories for Older Readers

WindblowneWindblowne
by Stephen Messer
Category: Stories for Older Readers

Zora and MeZora and Me
by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon
Category: Stories for Older Readers

Binky to the RescueBinky to the Rescue
by Ashley Spires
Category: Graphic Books

GhostopolisGhostopolis
by Doug TenNapel
Category: Graphic Books

Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye 1: Hamster and CheeseGuinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye 1: Hamster and Cheese
by Colleen AF Venable
Category: Graphic Books

Hereville: How Mirka Got Her SwordHereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
by Barry Deutsch
Category: Graphic Books

SmileSmile
by Raina Telgemeier
Category: Graphic Books

Thunder from the Sea: Adventure On Board the HMS DefenderThunder from the Sea: Adventure On Board the HMS Defender
by Jeff Weigel
Category: Graphic Books

Zeus: King of the GodsZeus: King of the Gods
by George O’Connor
Category: Graphic Books

Ballet for MarthaBallet for Martha
by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
Category: Nonfiction

Born to Be Giants: How Baby Dinosaurs Grew to Rule the WorldBorn to Be Giants: How Baby Dinosaurs Grew to Rule the World
by Lita Judge
Category: Nonfiction

The Chiru of High TibetThe Chiru of High Tibet
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Category: Nonfiction

Clemente!Clemente!
by Willie Perdomo
Category: Nonfiction

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, SlaveDave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
by Laban Carrick Hill
Category: Nonfiction

Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes Through the CenturiesNatural and Man-Made Catastrophes Through the Centuries
by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Category: Nonfiction

The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)
by Barbara Kerley
Category: Nonfiction

Fearless: The Story of Racing Legend Louise SmithFearless: The Story of Racing Legend Louise Smith
by Barb Rosenstock
Category: Nonfiction

How the Sphinx got to the MuseumHow the Sphinx got to the Museum
by Jessie Hartland
Category: Nonfiction
Also: What We Read: North Africa (Egypt and Morocco)

How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal PartnershipsHow to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships
by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
Category: Nonfiction

Jimi: Sounds Like a RainbowJimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow
by Gary Golio
Category: Nonfiction

Just One Bite: 11 Animals and Their Bites at Life Size!Just One Bite: 11 Animals and Their Bites at Life Size!
by Lola Schaefer
Category: Nonfiction

Kakapo Rescue: Saving the WorldKakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot
by Sy Montgomery
Category: Nonfiction

Kubla Khan: The Emperor of EverythingKubla Khan: The Emperor of Everything
by Kathleen Krull
Category: Nonfiction

Pop!: The Invention of Bubble GumPop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum
by Meghan McCarthy
Category: Nonfiction

Project SeahorseProject Seahorse
by Pamela S. Turner
Category: Nonfiction

She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal LeaderShe Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader
by Jan Godown Annino
Category: Nonfiction

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting DownSit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down
by Andrea Pinkney
Category: Nonfiction

Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles SchulzSparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz
by Beverly Gherman
Category: Nonfiction

Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s HandbookSpilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook
by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter
Category: Nonfiction

The War to End All Wars: World War IThe War to End All Wars: World War I
by Russell Freedman
Category: Nonfiction

What in the Wild? Mysteries of Nature Concealed...and RevealedWhat in the Wild? Mysteries of Nature Concealed...and Revealed
by David M. Schwartz and Yael Schy
Category: Nonfiction

Category: Award Winning

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