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The best books for children from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s



Ages 3 and under | Ages 3 to 7 | Ages 7 to 10 | Ages 10 and up | More expert picks


 

Ages 3 and under
* Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell (1982, board book 1999)
* cookie"target="new">If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond (1985)
* Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert (1989)
* Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathman (1994, board book 1997)
* Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings by Matthew Van Fleet (1995)
* Tickle Tickle by Helen Oxenbury (1999)
* Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Kevin Lewis, illustrated by Daniel Kirk (1999, board book 2001)
* How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague (2000)
* I Stink! by Kate & Jim McMullan (2002, board book 2005)
* Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (2004)

Ages 3 to 7
* Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (1981)
* The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron (1981)
* A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams (1982)
* Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney (1982)
* Charlie Parker Played Be Bop by Chris Raschka (1992)
* Animalia by Graeme Base (1993)
* Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes (1996)
* Yoko by Rosemary Wells (1998)
* Madlenka by Peter Sis (2000)
* Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor (2005)

Ages 7 to 10
* Scooter by Vera B. Williams (1993)
* The Advenutres of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey (1997)
* Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Mark Teague (1997)
* Clementine by Sarah Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee (2006)

Ages 10 and up
* The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks (1980)
* A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (1981)
* The Giver by Lois Lowry (1993)
* Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (2000)
* The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke (2002)
* The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (2005)

 

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