Our 2020 Reading Journey – Month 8

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 eight month:

Reading Journey 2020 What We Read in August

In August we read a total of 62 different books, which is just four books short of our record breaking total from last month. Well, okay, maybe not record breaking, but we did read a LOT of books last month.

Books We Read in August 2020

Picture Books


  • After the Fall, by Dan Santat
  • All Are Welcome, by Alexandra Penfold & Suzanne Kaufman
  • Balthazar the Great, by Kirsten Sims
  • Beekle, by Dan Santat
  • Big Bad Wold is Good, by Simon Puttock & Lynne Chapman
  • Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain, by Verna Aardema & Beatriz Vidal
  • Counting on Katherine, by Helaine Becker & Dow Phumiruk
  • Derek the Deep-Sea Doctor, by Leo Timmers
  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
  • Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
  • Everyone Can Draw, by Fifi Kuo
  • Fergus Barnaby Goes on Holiday, by David Barrow
  • Flying Like Flittermouse, by Jan Fearnley
  • Good Knight, Bad Knight, by Tom Knight
  • Handa’s Surprise, by Eileen Browne
  • Hedgehog for Breakfast, by Ann Turner & Lisa McCue
  • I Am a Tiger, by Karl Newson & Ross Collins
  • I Don’t Know What To Call My Cat, by Simon Philip & Ella Bailey
  • I Explore: Digging for Dinosaurs, by Mike GoldsmithKate Daubney
  • Jabari Jumps, by Gaia Cornwall
  • Julian is a Mermaid, by Jessica Love
  • Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Peña & Christian Robinson
  • Let’s Go for a Drive, by Mo Willems
  • Mixed, by Arree Chung
  • Mr McGee, by Pamela Allen
  • Mr Tiger Goes Wild, by Peter Brown
  • Nanny Fox, by Georgie Adams & Selina Young
  • Parrots Don’t Live in the City, by Lucy Reynolds & Jenna Herman
  • Snail, Where Are You? by Tomi Ungerer
  • The Beckoning Cat, by Koko Nishizuka & Rosanne Litzinger
  • The Big Bad Mood, by Tom Jamieson & Olga Demidova
  • The Darkest Dark, by Chris Hadfield & The Fan Brothers
  • The King Who Banned the Dark, by Emily Haworth-Booth
  • The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper
  • The Name Jar, by Xangsook Choi
  • The Proudest Blue, by Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali & Hatem Aly
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
  • This Book Belongs to Aye-Aye, by Richard Byrne
  • Up the Mountain, by Marianne Dubuc
  • When Sadness Comes to Call, by Eva Eland
  • Yoko’s Paper Cranes, by Rosemary Wells


  • Als der Sandmann fast verschlafen hätte, Daniela Drescher
  • Der große Zahnputztag im Zoo, by Sophie Schoenwald & Günther Jakobs
  • Die dumme Augustine, by Otfried Preußler & Herbert Lentz
  • Ein Garten für die Stadt, by Elisa Trimby
  • Fünfter Sein, by Ernst Jandl & Norman Junge
  • Heule Eule, by Paul Friester & Philippe Goossens
  • Kleiner Eisbär kennst du den Weg? by Hans de Beer
  • Kleiner Jumbo – Große Mama, by Yasushi Muraki
  • Zwei für mich, einer für dich, by Jörg Mühle

Chapter Books


  • Jack’s Secret Summer, by Jack Ryder & Alice Mckinley
  • The Mystery of Insch Brae House, by Susan Fidden


  • Eliot und Isabella und die Abenteuer am Fluss, by Ingo Siegner

Non-Fiction Books


  • A Beginner’s Guide to the Periodic Table, by Gill Arbuthnott
  • Disgusting Critters: Head Lice, by Elise Gravel
  • Disgusting Critters: The Spider, by Elise Gravel
  • Disgusting Critters: The Worm, by Elise Gravel
  • Firefighters, by Anne-Sophie Baumann & Benjamin Bécue
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Vashti Harrison
  • Little People Big Dreams: Bruce Lee, by Isabel Sanchez Vegara & Miguel Bustos


  • Wir erforschen die Dinosaurier, by Angela Weinhold
  • Wissen – Was ist das? by Oscar Brenifier & Pascal Lemaitre

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!

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