Publishers Weekly Summer Reads 2020

Publishers Weekly has released their list of summer reads for the season. They include a list of children’s titles from picture books through YA. Here are the books that they picked:


Hello Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers by Matthew Cordell

Jules vs. the Ocean by Jessie Sima

Lift by Minh Lê, illustrated by Dan Santat

Outside In by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Cindy Derby

Prairie Days by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Micha Archer

You Matter by Christian Robinson


Chance: Escape from the Holocaust by Uri Shulevitz

Ikenga by Nnedi Okorafor

The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Patricia Castelao

Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley

We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly


Again Again by E. Lockhart

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

A Peculiar Peril by Jeff VanderMeer

Parachutes by Kelly Yang