School Library Journal Best Books

SLJ has announced their list of the Best Books 2020. The lists cover picture books, chapter books, middle grade, YA, nonfiction and graphic novels. You can explore the list via the link in the first sentence or there is also a pdf version done in a really attractive format, if you prefer.

What a joy to see so much diversity represented in a Best Books list! Definitely an impressive collection of titles worth discovering and sharing.

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The 25 best children’s books of 2020 – New York Times

American Indians in Children’s Literature Best Books of 2020 – AICL

Best children’s and teens books of 2020 – The Guardian

Canadian illustrator Julie Flett’s books reveal the truth about modern Indigenous life – NBC News

Cozy up for story time with these delightful picture books – The Christian Science Monitor

Disney+’s Black Beauty: biggest differences to the book – Screen Rant

Empowering children’s books remind Black sons “They Are Every Good Thing” – My Modern Met

NPR’s Book Concierge Picks for Kids’ Books – NPR


Amazon under pressure to lift ban on e-book library sales – The Hill

As libraries fight for access to e-books, a new copyright champion emerges – Fortune

From food pantries to parking lot wi-fi, public libraries evolve during COVID-19 pandemic – Chicago Tribune

I miss libraries but most of all I miss browsing the stacks – Daily Beast

New research explores how public libraries can best combat misinformation – Public Libraries

Public libraries can help companies survive the Coronavirus crisis – Forbes

Why are Chicago Public Libraries still open amid soaring Covid rates? – Book Riot

‘Words Matter’: Why the UC Berkeley Library is embracing another term for ‘Illegal Aliens’ – Patch


Penguin Random House to buy Simon & Schuster – Book Riot

Publishers announce plans for dozens of new imprints in 2020 – BookWeb


10 new YA books to put on your wishlist – Book Riot

New releases for the rest of 2020 – Rich in Color

NPR’s Book Concierge Picks for Young Adult – NPR