We’re big fans of reading. One day I’ll read more “adult” books, but until then I’ll keep reading to Emerson. While Emerson loves reading the same books over and over she also loves discovering new books. Even though the title says The Best Kid Books of 2020 it should really be the most read books of 2020.
Some are new and some are old, but here’s our list of books for 2020.
Our Most Read Books of 2020
- Groundhog Day – A fun take on Groundhog day, friends, and seasonal changes. We’ve been reading this book weekly for at least a year.
- Remember to Smile [c/o]- 2020 has been a year to remember and Remember to Smile takes a lighthearted approach to wearing masks. It’s colorful and reads like a song! This is likely why Emerson has picked out this book every night for the last month!
- What to do with an Idea? – This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child’s confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens. This is a story for anyone, at any age, who’s ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult.
- We are the Gardeners – From their failed endeavors, obstacles to overcome, and all of the knowledge they gain along the way, this book shows kids how they can learn to grow and be successful at whatever they put their minds to.
- Santa in a Snow Globe [c/o]- Not sure where to start when it comes to 2020 & kids? Santa in a Snow Globe shares how even though some things will be different this year, Christmas magic remains the same.
- Strictly No Elephants – The perfect book about inclusion. Imaginative and lyrical, this sweet story captures the magic of friendship and the joy of having a pet. Emerson loves to read, “All are welcomed” at the end. Also a very fitting book for 2020.
- Are we there Yeti? – A simple read and better for younger children, but also great for kids just learning how to read. The best part is talking about what we see on each page.
- Doll-E 1.0 – It’s the kind of book you can’t help but pull off the shelf to take a look. The story really lives up to the visual! The brilliant synthesis of good old-fashioned play with high-tech play is told so well. It teaches kids not to forget their imagination but also that technology can be constructive and useful if not overdone.
- Ada Twist, Scientist – Great read for kids with a curious mind. In fact, we love the books from this series. They are setting the foundation that girls can do anything they put their minds to.
- Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse – A cute story about a girl who really wants a horse, but gets a bike instead. She’s as happy as can be.
What were some of your kid’s favorite books in 2020?