2020 Reads

This list will not include all of the picture books I read over the year (there are often too many to remember to list!), but I will list picture books featured for review, as well as in Great Picture Books posts! All other books, including middle grade, readers, children’s non-fiction, graphic novels, YA, adult fiction, humour, etc., will be listed here.

  1. The Line Tender by Kate Allen
  2. Douglas by Randy Cecil
  3. Cub by Cynthia L. Copeland
  4. Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean
  5. Our Favorite Day Joowon Oh
  6. Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang, illus. Charlene Chua
  7. The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota’s Garden by Heather Smith, art by Rachel Wada
  8. Chirri & Chirra: The Snowy Day by Kaya Doi
  9. Good Night, Little Blue Truck by Alice Shertle, illus. John Joseph in the style of Jill McElmurry
  10. Saturday by Oge Mora
  11. The End of Something Wonderful: A Practical Guide to a Backyard Funeral by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, illus. George Ermos
  12. Slothilda: Living the Sloth Life by Dante Fabiero
  13. Karen’s Witch (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphic Novels #1) by Katy Farina, based on the books by Ann M. Martin
  14. Gross as a Snot Otter (The World of Weird Animals) by Jess Keating, illus. David DeGrand
  15. Breaking Cat News (Breaking Cat News) by Georgia Dunn
  16. Lupin Leaps In (Breaking Cat News) by Georgia Dunn
  17. Go with the Flow by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann
  18. Chirp by Kate Messner
  19. Inside the Villains by Clotilde Perrin
  20. Lucky Little Things by Janice Erlbaum
  21. The Best of Iggy (Iggy Frangi #1) by Annie Barrows, illus. Sam Ricks
  22. Mabel: A Mermaid Fable by Rowboat Watkins
  23. My Dog: The Paradox by Matthew Inman
  24. Big Nate: Blows the Roof Off by Lincoln Peirce
  25. Captain Rosalie by Timothée de Fombelle, illus. Isabelle Arsenault, translator Sam Gordon 
  26. The Wolf in Underpants (Le Loup en slip #1) by Wilfrid Lupano, illus. Mayana Itoiz and Paul Cauuet
  27. Bear is Awake! by Hannah E. Harrison
  28. Moth: An Evolution Story by Isabel Thomas, illus. Daniel Egneus
  29. The Witch Boy (The Witch Boy #1) by Molly Ostertag
  30. The One and Only Ivan (The One and Only Ivan #1) by Katherine Applegate
  31. Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen by Niki Lenz
  32. Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson
  33. Hazel’s Theory of Evolution by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
  34. The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith
  35. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  36. The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert
  37. If I Go Missing by Brianna Jonnie, with Nahanni Shingoose, illus. Neal Shannacappo
  38. How Mirka Got Her Sword (Hereville #1) by Barry Deutsch, colorist Jake Richmond
  39. Stepping Stones (Peapod Farm #1) by Lucy Knisley
  40. What Momma Left Me by Renée Watson
  41. Those That Cause Fear by Neil Christopher, illus. Germaine Arnaktauyok
  42. Unexpected Art: Serendipitous Installations, Site-Specific Works, and Surprising Interventions by Jenny Moussa Spring
  43. The One and Only Bob (The One and Only Ivan #2) by Katherine Applegate
  44. What Lane by Torrey Moldonado
  45. Ways to Make Sunshine (Ryan Hart #1) by Renée Watson
  46. One Year at Ellesmere by Faith Erin Hicks
  47. Dragons in a Bag (Dragons in a Bag #1) by Zetta Elliot
  48. American as Paneer Pie by Supriya Kelkar
  49. The Stepmom Shake-Up by Niki Lenz