2020 Booklists and Resources Master List

Booklists and resources on holidays, special events, seasons, social justice...and "mother forking space and time"? We've covered a wide range of topics for all age levels in 2020, so we've compiled them together for readers to find some great new books to enjoy and share. Don't miss out — subscribe to The Horn Book today!


2020 Booklists and Resources:


Notes from the Horn Book newsletter booklists:

January 2020

  • Sense of place
  • Intergenerational warmth and wisdom
  • Fascinating figures from twentieth-century history

February 2020

  • ALA Awards 2020: Horn Book reviews of the winners
  • YA love stories for Black History Month 2020
  • Picture books for Presidents' Day 2020

March 2020

  • Women's History Month 2020 picture-book biographies
  • Middle-grade mystery & detective stories
  • YA magic

April 2020

  • Preschool bedtime books
  • National Poetry Month 2020
  • 75th anniversary of WWII's VE Day

May 2020: Summer Reading Edition

  • Picture Books
  • Easy Readers and Primary Grades
  • Intermediate
  • Middle School
  • High School

June 2020

  • YA Pride fiction 2020
  • Father's Day picture books 2020
  • Big life changes

July 2020

  • Exploration and curiosity
  • Kids in summer
  • Middle school and YA verse novels and poetry

August 2020: Back-to-School Edition

  • September learning
  • Middle-grade/middle-school stories and struggles
  • YA realism (for a weird year)

September 2020

  • Be a change maker
  • Siblings: You can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em
  • Animal friends (and frenemies)

October 2020

  • Ever-changing weather and seasons
  • Lighthearted supernatural stories
  • YA ghosts and demons

November 2020

  • The sound of sounds
  • Fiction for sports fans
  • YA American historical fiction

December 2020: Fanfare Edition

  • Picture Books
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Booklists from the Guide/Reviews Database:


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