Parents Magazine Best Children’s Books of 2020

Parents Magazine has released their annual list of the best books of the year. Selected by the magazine editors and a panel of librarians and young readers, the list contains their top 30 titles of 2020. Here is the full list:

The Alphabet’s Alphabet by Chris Harris, illustrated by Dan Santat

The Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder

Catch That Chicken! by Atinuke, illustrated by Angela Brooksbank

City Spies by James Ponti

Class Act by Jerry Craft

Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera

Friday Night Wrestlefest by J. F. Fox, illustrated by Micah Player

From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

Hand in Hand by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Sheryl Murray

Hello Elephant! by Sam Boughton

History Smashers: The Mayflower by Kate Messner, illustrated by Dylan Meconis

Hooray for Little Fingers by Tristan Mory

How Big Is Zagnodd? by Sandra Boynton

Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris, illustrated by Ana Ramirez Gonzalez

Lift by Minh Le, illustrated by Dan Santat

Mail Duck by Erica Sirotich

Old Rock (Is Not Boring) by Deb Pilutti

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

Our World by Sue Lowell Gallion, illustrated by Lisk Feng

The Paper Kingdom by Helena Ku Rhee, illustrated by Pascal Campion

Play with Your Plate! by Judith Rossell

Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park

See the Cat: Three Stories about a Dog by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

Shirley & Jamila Save Their Summer by Gillian Goerz

Vinny Gets a Job by Terry Brodner

Ways to Make Sunshine by Renee Watson

What about Worms!? by Ryan T. Higgins

What Is Baby Going to Do? by Laura Knowles, illustrated by Juliana Perdomo

Who Does What? by Stephanie Babin, illustrated by Ilaria Falorsi

You’re My Little Baby by Eric Carle