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31 Days, 31 Lists: Great Middle Grade Novels of 2020

The penultimate list. Maybe, with lists like this one, we can all try to end 2020 on a slightly less terrible note.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Great Audiobooks for Kids

For the very first time I have some strong opinions on the audiobooks (and their readers) of 2020. Here are the ones I thought knocked it out of the park.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Nonfiction for Older Readers

A sliver of the magnificent nonfiction for older readers on offer to kids in 2020.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Nonfiction Picture Books

In some ways, these are the books I’m the most excited about. Welcome to the end of 2020! And welcome to a list of truly wonderful books.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Unique Biographies

Each crop of yearly biographies runs the gamut from the uber famous to people who may not have ever even received an adult biography. I loved the sheer variety on display in 2020. Behold a sampling of some favorites.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Science & Nature Books

Whether it’s plants that resemble toilets, seemingly psychic horses, deer eating pythons, or the sheer scope of the universe itself, there’s something in here for everyone.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 American History Titles for Kids

Today’s list gets at those books that did a good job with the concept of telling the truth about our past.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Informational Fiction

Today’s books are marvelous amalgamations of imagination and reality. They may not be easy to characterize under a Dewey Decimal Number, but they could potentially help kids better understand the state of the world today.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Fantasy Books for Kids

Here are the books I read in 2020 that I thought were just stand up and cheer great. Please bear in mind, though, that I missed a LOT of middle grade books this year. This is just a sampling of what was on offer . . .

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Science Fiction for Kids

Today I’m breaking down the Science Fiction titles of 2020 into Picture Books, Early Chapter Books, Middle Grade Fiction, and Comics. I wouldn’t call this a definitive list of any kind, but I truly enjoyed each and every last one of these titles.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Funny Fiction for Kids

The bulk of what I read in 2020 wasn’t funny. The bulk of what I LIVED in 2020 wasn’t funny. So hand this to the kind that desperately needs an end-of-year pick-me-up.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Comics & Graphic Novels for Kids

Every year we see more and more graphic novels hit our shelves. And 2020 turned out to be a doozy of a year for the best.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Easy Books and Early Chapter Books

Easy Books might have been scant in 2020 but Early Chapter Books abounded. We take a look at the titles that fill a very real, ever present need.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Children’s Poetry

Here is my list of some of the best, brightest, loveliest poetry of 2020. Do not let these books escape your notice! They are best read every month of the year (and not just April!). An ode to the 811s . . .

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Wordless Picture Books

In a year when so many of us were left speechless at the events of the world, there is comfort in finding books that are just as speechless as we. That doesn’t mean, of course, that they don’t have something to say.