List of Reviews by Title – 2020

This is a listing of all my 2020 reviews roughly grouped by type (fiction or non-fiction and picture or chapter book) and then alphabetically.  Board books are listed separately.  Please keep in mind that this is NOT a recommendation list, I review many books that I either do not like, or do not recommend to others.  If you are looking to browse reviews by other characteristics, I have a more comprehensive listing of my commonly used tags broken down by category.

This year I completed only 36 reviews, with the majority being chapter book fiction.

Picture Book Fiction (3 books)

Anna Hibiscus’ Song by Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia.

Introducing Teddy: a gentle story about gender and friendship by Jessica Walton, illustrated by Dougal MacPherson.

Putuguq & Kublu by Danny Christopher, illustrated by Astrid Arijanto. *

*Not really a picture book, but it didn’t have chapters so this was the closest fit.

Chapter Book Fiction (20 books)

Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? by Kelly Jones, illustrated by Katie Kath.

Aru Shah and the Song of Death (Pandava Series #2) by Roshani Chokshi.

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor.

Charlie Hernández and the League of Shadows (Charlie Hernández #1) by Ryan Calejo.

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone.

A Crack in the Sea by H. M. Bouwman, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu.

A Dash of Trouble (Love Sugar Magic #1) by Anna Meriano.

The Dragon Egg Princess by Ellen Oh.

Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott, illustrated by Geneva B.

The Dragon Thief by Zetta Elliott, illustrated by Geneva B.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez.

Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly, illustrated by Lian Cho.

The Magic Paintbrush by Laurence Yep, illustrated by Suling Wang.

Rise of the Jumbies (Jumbies #2) by Tracey Baptiste.

The Serpent’s Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) by Sayantani Dasgupta, illustrated by Vivienne To.

A Sprinkle of Spirits (Love Sugar Magic #2) by Anna Meriano.

The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle #2) by Ursula K. LeGuin.

Us In Progress: Short Stories about Young Latinos by Lulu Delacre.

Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor.

A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle #1) by Ursula K. LeGuin.

Picture Book Non-Fiction (1 book)

Art from Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead, illustrated by Shane W. Evans.

Chapter Book Non-Fiction (10 books)

A Better Place: A Memoir of Peace in the Face of Tragedy by Pati Navalta Poblete.

Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression by Brooke Shields.

In a Rocket Made of Ice: the Story of Wat Opot, a Visionary Community for Children Growing Up with AIDS by Gail Gutradt.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.

Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes.

Left in America: The Story of Juan Terrazas by Sally Salas.

The Little Book of Life Hacks: How to Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful by Yumi Sakugawa.

Refuge in Hell: Finding God in Sing Sing by Ronald D. Lemmert.

Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America by Zachary R. Wood.

All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write the World – Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom, edited by Deborah Santana.

Diverse Board Books can be found on their page.

Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell.
This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer by Joan Holub, illustrated by Daniel Roode.
At the end of the year I added a list of the board books I reviewed in 2020.

Last updated December 26th with The Farthest Shore.

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