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Best of 2010: Books for young readers

Here's 15 books we think are the year's best for children, pre-teens and teens.



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by David Wiesner
(Clarion, $17.99)

Leaping lizards! In this reptilian romp, diminutive Max aspires to become a painter but manages to create mostly havoc.

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Best nonfiction of 2010
Article | THE ARTIST, THE PHILOSOPHER, AND THE WARRIOR: The Intersecting Lives of da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped, by Paul Strathern (Bantam, $30). Using his novelist's eye, Strathern creates flesh-and-blood portraits and conveys the impact these extraordinary men had not only ...
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Best of 2010: The best 10 books
Photos | These fiction and nonfiction works resonated with our reviewers.

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