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Top 20 Books of 2020: 10-6

20-16 | 15-11 | 10-6 | 5-1

#10. Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us by Lauren Castillo [Knopf (Random House) | Grades K-3]

Because, as Kate DiCamillo shared during an episode of Book Joy Live, “It is a book about togetherness. It is cozy.” -John

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9. I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott, illustrated by Sydney Smith [Neal Porter Books (Holiday House) | Grades K-4]

Because it’s a perfect example of text and illustration coming together to make magic. -Travis

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8. We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, illustrated by Michaela Goade [Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan) | Grades K-3]

Because it’s important to stand up and stand together. -Travis

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7. Class Act by Jerry Craft [Quill Tree Books (HarperCollins) | Grades 3-7]

Because it speaks the truth – and it’s also really really funny. -Travis

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6. Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson [Bloomsbury | Grades 2-5]

Because we all needed to find ways to make more sunshine in 2020. -John

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.