Reading Journey 2020 - Books We Read in July

Our 2020 Reading Journey – Month 7

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 seventh month:

Reading Journey 2020 - Books We Read in July

In July we read a total of 66 different books, which has been our busiest month so far!

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 July 2020

Picture Books


  • Aalfred and Aalbert, by Morag Hood
  • Alan’s Big Scary Teeth, by Jarvis
  • Albert’s Tree, by Jenni Desmond
  • A New Home for a Pirate, by Ronda Armitage & Holky Swain
  • Boa’s Bad Birthday, by Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross
  • Brownstone’s Mythical Collection: Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx, by Joe Todd Stanton
  • Brownstone’s Mythical Collection: The Golden Rope, by Joe Todd Stanton
  • Dear Panda, by Miriam Latimer
  • Do Not Wash this Bear, by Sam Hay & Nick East
  • Fergus Barnaby Goes on Holiday, by David Barrow
  • Flip and Find: Builders, by Samantha Meredith
  • Hachiko, by Pamela S. Turner & Yan Nascimbene
  • Is That an Elephant in My Fridge? By Caroline Crowe & Claudia Ranucci
  • Little Owl’s Egg, by Debi Gliori & Alison Brown
  • Marcello Mouse and the Masked Ball, by Julie Monks
  • Me and My Fear, by Francesca Sanna
  • Meet the Planets, by Caryl Hart & Bethan Woollvin
  • Monster in the Hood, by Steve Antony
  • Mrs Mole, I’m Home! by Jarvis
  • My Mummy is Magic, by Dawn Richards & Jane Massey
  • Neon Leon, by Jane Clarke & Britta Teckentrup
  • No-Bot: The Robot’s New Bottom, by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet
  • Octonauts and the Marine Iguanas
  • Oh No! Where did Walter Go? by Joanna Boyle
  • Ready, Steady, Build! By Jarvis & Meg Fleming
  • Robot Rumpus! by Sean Taylor & Ross Collins
  • Sergio Makes a Splash! by Edel Rodriguez
  • Shifty McGifty and Slippery Same – The Missing Masterpiece, by Tracey Corderoy & Steven Lenton
  • Stormy Weather, by Debi Gliori
  • The Funny Little Woman, by Arlene Mosel & Blair Lent
  • The Great Dog Bottom Swap, by Peter Bently & Mei Matsuoka
  • The Memory Tree, by Britta Teckentrup
  • The Smeds and the Smoos, by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
  • The Ultimate Survival Guide to Monsters Under the Bed, by Mitch Frost & Daron Parton
  • The Wonderful Egg, by Dahlov Ipcar
  • There’s a Tiger in the Garden, by Lizzy Stewart
  • Three Samurai Cats, by Eric A. Kimmel & Mordicai Gerstein
  • Vera Jewel is Late for School, by Nicola Kent
  • What Do Anteaters Eat? by Ross Collins
  • You Must Bring a Hat, by Simon Philip & Kate Hindley
  • You’re Called What?! by Yes Gray & Nikki Dyson


  • Berlin Wimmelbuch, by Judith Drews
  • Der kleine Oskar will nicht schlafen, by Jane Chapman*
  • Herr Lotti findet ein Paket, by Martin Gülich & Amelie Jackowski
  • Käpten Knitterbart und seine Bande, by Cornelia Funke & Kerstin Meyer*
  • Käpten Knitterbart auf der Schatzinsel, by Cornelia Funke & Kerstin Meyer
  • Kater Kamillo kommt in die Schule, by Rob Scotton*
  • Nick und der Wal, by Benji Davies*
  • Pfoten Hoch, by Catharina Valckz
  • Seepferdchen sind ausverkauft, by Katja Gehrmann & Constanze Spengler
  • Zum Mitnehmen, by Lorenz Pauli & Miriam Zedelius
  • Zwei für mich, einer für dich, by Jörg Mühle*

* These books are also available in English.

Chapter Books


  • Jack’s Secret Summer, by Jack Ryder & Alice Mckinley
  • Kitty and the Tiger Treasure, by Paula Harrison & Jenny Løvlie
  • Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets, by Alex T. Smith
  • Rabbit & Bear: A Bite in the Night, by Julian Gough & Jim Field
  • Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: The Puzzle of the Missing Panda, by Elizabeth Singer Hunt
  • Squishy McFluff: The Invisible Cat, by Pip Jones & Ella Okstad
  • The Jolly-Rogers and the Cave of Doom, by Jonny Duddle


  • Sandmännchens Geschichtenbuch, by Gina Ruck-Pauquet
  • Tilda Apfelkern, by Andreas H. Schmachte
  • Viele Grüße Deine Giraffe, by Megumi Iwasa & Jörg Mühle

Comic Books

  • The Dandy Annual

Non-Fiction Books

  • 100 Things to Know About the Human Body
  • A Beginner’s Guide to the Periodic Table, by Gill Arbuthnott
  • Firefighters, by Anne-Sophie Baumann & Benjamin Bécue

Comments: 4

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    14 August 2020

    I think this is just such a lovely idea! I have just created writing prompts for book lovers so I am all for recording our reading journey.

    It looks like you’ve read a great selection this year so far.

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    Karen Legge

    14 August 2020

    You’ve been going some to get through that pile. We love a bit of Julia Donaldson in this house.

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    15 August 2020

    That’s an impressive list. We definitely didn’t do enough reading last month.

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    16 August 2020

    We are working on reading with my son who is older, he doesn’t really do reading for pleasure. This is a lovely lot of books. I am impressed

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