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Our Favorite Books of the Decade

by the Brightly Editors

Over the past 10 years, the world of children’s literature has been granted some truly exceptional works. These works have spawned countless sequels and adaptations. For some, it’s hard to imagine these books have been in existence for less than a decade. Their impact has been so significant, it seems like they’ve just always been there. Together with our contributors, the Brightly Editors are looking back at our favorite books from the past decade. When combing through 10 years worth of books — from picture books to middle grade and young adult — it’s challenging to narrow it down to a list-full. The following books have had the greatest impact on us and the young readers in our lives, from modern classics to quirky favorites.