books we read in February

Our 2020 Reading Journey – Month 2

In case you missed my post last month, 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. Here’s our pile of books from our second month:

Books we read in February

In February, we read a total of 39 different books together, which is ten fewer than last mont but February is a couple days shorter and we also read more longer chapter books which stretched over several days. With the exception of the chapter and non-fiction books, which often spanned several days (and in one case one we finished off from last month), we didn’t read any books twice though we did revisit two picture books that we had read in January.

I should also add, that while I make a lot of the suggestions for what chapter books to read, the picture books and non-fiction books are all Mr Fox’s own choices.

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!

Books We Read in February 2020

Picture Books


  • Captain Crankie & Seadog Steve, by Vivian French & Alison Bartlett
  • Chicken Clicking, by Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross
  • Daddy Fartypants, by Emer Stamp
  • Flip and Find: Builders, by Samantha Meredith
  • Let’s Go for a Drive! by Mo Williams
  • Mr Wolf’s Pancakes, by Jan Fearnley
  • Oscar the Hungry Unicorn, by Lou Carter & Nikki Dyson
  • Octonauts an the Marine Iguanas
  • Octopants, by Suzy Senior & Claire Powell
  • Pancakes, Pancakes, by Eric Carle
  • Pants, by Giles Andreae & Nick Sharratt
  • Penguin, by Polly Dunbar
  • Postman Pat’s Difficult Day, by John Cunliffe & Celia Berridge
  • Taxi Ride with Victor, by Sara Trofa & Elsa Klever
  • The Best Birthday Present Ever, by Ben Mantle
  • The Birthday Invitation, by Lucy Rowland & Laura Hughes
  • The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers
  • The Little Boy Who Lost His Name, by David Cadjji-Newby & Pedro Serapicos
  • The Noisy Foxes, by Amy Husband
  • The Steves, by Morag Hood
  • There was an old lady who swallowed a fly, after a traditional nursery rhyme, illustrated by Pam Adams


  • Der Grolltroll, by Aprilkind, Barbara van den Speulhof & Stephan Pricken
  • Die Geschichte vom dicken, fetten Pfannkuchen, by P. Ch. Asbjornsen, J. Moe & Svend Otto S.
  • Kleiner Jumbo, Große Mama, by Yasushi Muraki
  • Oskar liebt… by Britta Teckentrup

Chapter Books


  • Flying Fergus: The Best Birthday Bike, by Chris Hoy, Joanna Nadini & Clare Elsom
  • George’s Marvellous Medicine, by Roald Dahl
  • Puss in Boots, by Fiona Patchett & Teri Gower
  • The Goose that laid the Golden Eggs, based on a fable by Aesop, illustrated by Daniel Howarth
  • The Musicians of Bremen, retold by Susanna Davidson & illustrated by Mike and Carl Gordon
  • Thorfinn the Nicest Viking and the Rotten Scots, by David MacPhail & Richard Morgan


  • Der Räuber Hotzenplotz, by Otfreid Preußler
  • Die Unglaubliche Geschichte von der Riesenbirne, by Jakob Martin Strid

Graphic Novels

  • Dog Man – Lord of the Fleas, by Dav Pilkey

No-fiction Books

  • 100 Things to Know About the Human Body
  • A Beginners Guide to the Periodic Table, by Gill Arbuthnott
  • Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, by Kate Pankhurst
  • Little People, Big Dreams: Bruce Lee, by Isabel Sanchez Vegara & Miguel Bustos
  • Little People, Big Dreams: Rudolf Nureyev, by Isabel Sanchez Vegara & Eleonora Arosio

Comments: 8

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    11 March 2020

    Wow, that is a lot of books. Eliza has been reading Harry Potter and is just starting her third book now

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    11 March 2020

    What a huge amount of books, some great choices as well.

    I think this is a lovely way to document your reading journey x

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    11 March 2020

    Wow that is a lot of books! My girls like to read but after a school day i’m lucky if I get a few pages read from my 9 year old. My teen reads at weekends normally.

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    11 March 2020

    I’m amazed by all these books you read. Such good set and they so much! Have to say Daddy Fartypants caught my eye!!!

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    12 March 2020

    What a lovely selection of books! So pleased you managed to get some German ones in there as remember you saying you wanted to read more German books together.

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    12 March 2020

    Oh wow that’s an impressive number of books to read in a month and such a lovely selection too! We love Penguin story book :)

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    13 March 2020

    I cannot believe how many books you have got through in one month! My son would love daddy fartypants lol going to see if I can find a copy of it

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    19 March 2020

    Oh wow that’s so many fantastic books!! This post has really given me food for thoughts – I’m going to have up our book game at home

    Laura x

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