Thanks to everyone who shared and shopped selections from our
For those wondering what books to give the older kids on your list…
Check out these must-read 2020 books
for Middle Grade / Young Adult
Yes, there are many other titles out there. (Feel free to add them in the comments below.)
Just making sure these awesome titles are on your book-radar too!
Click the links to learn more:
Chapter Books series
The Dramatic Life of Azaleah Lane (Book 2) –Nikki Shannon Smith / Gloria Felix /Picture Window/ Capstone / Grades 1-3
Look At Rollo! (Book 4) –Reed Duncan / Keith Frawley / Penguin Workshop / Grades 1-2
The Story of… a biography series for new readers: including…
The Story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (The Story of… a biography series for new readers) –Susan B. Katz / Rockridge Press / Grades 1-2
The Story of Amelia Earhart (The Story of… a biography series for new readers) –Stacia Deutsch / Rockridge Press / Grades 1-2
Efrén Divided –Ernesto Cisneros /Quill Tree Books / Harper Collins
Flying Over Water –Shannon Hitchcock & Naheed Hasnat Senzai / Scholastic
One Time –Sharon Creech / Harper Collins
Operation Frog Effect –Sarah Scheeger, w/ graphic novel sections Illus. Gina Perry / Yearling / Penguin Random House–a 2019 title but just released in paperback!
Parked –Danielle Svetcov / Dial
Prairie Lotus –Linda Sue Park / Clarion
The Boys in the Back Row –Mike Jung / Levine Querido
How To Live On The Edge –Sarah Scheerger / Carolrhoda Lab
Red Hood –Elana K. Arnold / Balzer & Bray
What I Carry –Jennifer Longo / Random House
(Be sure to check out all the titles in this series.)
The Hand on the Wall (Book 3 of the Truly Devious series) –Maureen Johnson / Katherine Tegan Books
We encourage you to consider these books for your holiday gifts.
And if possible, #ShopIndie #indiecember.
Happy Holidays to ALL–
and heartfelt thanks to the fabulous authors & illustrators, teachers & librarians, and
booksellers in our #kidlit community, for coming together this year even stronger and more determined to help get each other’s books on the radar of young readers and their families. Special shout-outs to #2020BookLook, bloggers everywhere, @2021derfuls (who started early!) and my amazing @EastWestLit family. It definitely takes a village and I wouldn’t want to “live” anywhere else.
Stay safe, friends.
Cheers to 2021 getting here SOON!