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Top 20 Books of 2020: 5-1

20-16 | 15-11 | 10-6 | 5-1

5. The Old Truck by Jarrett & Jerome Pumphrey [Norton Young Readers | Grades PreK-1]

Because it feels like a timeless classic with a modern sensibility. -Travis

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4. Lift by Minh Lê, illustrated by Dan Santat [Little, Brown | Grades K-3]

Because it’s an immersive cinematic experience in book form. -Travis

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3. Twins by Varian Johnson, illustrated by Shannon Wright [Graphix (Scholastic) | Grades 3-7]

Because Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright created a phenomenal graphic novel readers will pass from hand to hand, from heart to heart. -John

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2. Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang [First Second (Macmillan) | Grades 4 and up]

Because it’s a compelling true story, expertly told with love, curiosity, and humor. -Travis

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1. When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed [Dial (Penguin) | Grades 4-7]

Because Omar and Hassan’s story is one you’ll never forget. -Travis

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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.

Comments

  1. Angie Moore says:

    I loved this whole list! ?? I really liked The Old Truck, then thanks to your Mock Caldecott list, read it with 3rd-5th and now I love it. Absolutely timeless… like Amos McGee.