Our 2020 Reading Journey – Month 6

As I mentioned in my post from earlier this year, I decided that this year I would record all the books my 5 year old and I read together. I’ve been snapping a quick picture of all the books from each day, and collecting them in an album over on my blog’s Facebook page. I’m a bit late with the update for June, but here’s our pile of books from our sixth month:

all the books we read in June 2020

In June we read a total of 39 different books. As in previous months, picture books made up the largest proportion of our reads. About three quarters of them were in English

Books We Read in June 2020

Picture Books


  • All the Ways to be Smart, by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys
  • Ella Queen of Jazz, by Helen Hancocks
  • Fox’s Socks, by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
  • Hug Me, by Simona Ciraolo
  • I Just Ate My Friend, by Heidi McKinnon
  • Linnea in Monet’s Garden, by Christina Björk & Lena Anderson
  • Natsumi!, by Susan Lendroth & Priscilla Burris
  • Postman Bear, by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
  • Prince & Knight, by Daniel Haack & Stevie Lewis
  • Shifty McGifty & Slippery Sam, by Tracey Corderoy & Steven Lenton
  • Shifty McGifty & Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar, by Tracey Corderoy & Steven Lenton
  • Shifty McGifty & Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase, by Tracey Corderoy & Steven Lenton
  • Shifty McGifty & Slippery Sam: The Missing Masterpiece, by Tracey Corderoy & Steven Lenton
  • Ten Little Dinosaurs, by Mike Brownlow & Simon Rickerty
  • The Driftwood Ball, by Thomas Docherty
  • The Green Fingers of Monsieur Monet, by Giancarlo Ascari & Pia Valentinis
  • The Invisible String, by Patrice Karst & Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
  • The Knitting Gorilla, by Giles Andreae
  • The Ultimate Survival Guide to Monsters Under the Bed, by Mitch Frost & Daron Parton
  • The Steves, by Morag Hood
  • Vera Jewel is Late for School, by Nicola Kent


  • Der kleine Oskar will nicht schlafen, by Jane Chapman
  • Erstes Lernen: Traktor, Bagger, Laster
  • Fiete – Das Versunkene Schiff, by Ahoiii
  • Fiete – Die Große Fahrt, by Ahoiii
  • Kapitän Bommel und die Seeschlange, by Günter Spang & Beatrice Braun-fock
  • Mein Wallraf, by Heiko Wrusch
  • Plötzlich War Lysander Da, by Antje Damm
  • Seepferdchen sind ausverkauft, by Katja Gehrmann & Constanze Spengler
  • Zwei für mich, einer für dich, by Jörg Mühle

Chapter Books


  • Pink and Rex and the Bully, by James Howe & Melissa Sweet


  • Frühling im Holunder Weg, by Martina Baumbach
  • Sandmännchen’s Geschichten Buch, by Gina Ruck-Pauquet
  • Tilda Apfelkern, by Andreas S. Schmachtl

Non-fiction Books


  • 100 Things to Know About the Human Body, by Usborne
  • 2020 Nature Month-by-Month
  • Little People Big Dreams: Rosa Parks, by Isabelle Sanchez Vegara & Marta Antelo
  • Smart About Sharks, by Owen Davey
  • The Daredevil’s Guide to Dangerous Places, by Anna Brett & Mike Jakobsen

I’d love to hear what you have been reading in the last month. If you have any great recommendations, let me know in the comments!

2 Comments on Our 2020 Reading Journey – Month 6

  1. Sarah-Marie
    17 July 2020 at 12:09 am (3 weeks ago)

    I haven’t heard of the Knitting Gorilla but I absolutely want to read it! We’ve loved several of Giles Andreae’s other books

  2. Georgina @ Culinary Travels
    17 July 2020 at 3:33 pm (3 weeks ago)

    What a lovely selection of books to read. I used to love reading with my nana, she used to do all the accents etc. We would read books in English, Irish and Italian.


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