Reading Journey 2020 books we read in September

Our 2020 Reading Journey – Month 9

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 – and now also on Instagram! I’m a bit late with the update for September, but here’s our pile of books from our ninth month:

Reading Journey 2020 books we read in September

In September we read a total of 64 different books, which has been our second busiest month this year so far. We didn’t read many German books this month, but I think that was partly due to our Autumn & Halloween books coming out of storage which are all in English and accounted for over half of the books that we read (if you think 35 seasonal books is a lot, wait until we get our Christmas books out…)

Books We Read in September 2020

Picture Books


  • A Werewolf Named Oliver James, by Alfred in the City
  • All the Ways to be Smart, by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys
  • Apple Pie ABC,  by Alison Murray
  • B is for Boo, by Greg Paprocki
  • Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, by Edward Hemingway
  • Big Boys Cry, by Jonty Howley
  • Bonaparte Falls Apart, by Margery Cuyler & Will Terry
  • Bone Soup, by Camria Evans
  • Christopher Pumpkin, by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet
  • Cock-a-doodle-poo! by Steve Smallman & Florence Weiser
  • Creepy Carrots, by Aaron Reynolds & Peter Brown
  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, by Mo Willems
  • Dracula Spectacular, by Lucy Rowland & Ben Mantle
  • Fox’s Socks, by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
  • Frockodile, by Jeanne Willis & Stephanie Laberis
  • Ghost in the House, by Ammi-Joan Paquette & Adam Record
  • Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, by Mo Willems
  • Gorilla Loves Vanilla, by Chae Strathie & Nicola O’Byrne
  • Herbert’s First Halloween, by Cynthia Rylant & Steven Henry
  • How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, by Marjorie Priceman
  • I Am Bat, by Morag Hood
  • Jacob O’Reilly Wants a Pet, by Lynne Rickards & Lee Wildish
  • Johnny Appleseed, by Reeve Lindbergh & Kathy Jakobsen
  • Leo a Ghost Story, by Mac Barnett & Chris Robinson
  • Lost and Found, by Oliver Jeffers
  • Meg at Sea, by Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski
  • Meg’s Castle, by Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski
  • Mr Little’s Noisy Train, by Richard Fowler
  • Perfectly Norman, by Tom Percival
  • Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete, by James Dean
  • Pick a Pumpkin, by Patricia Toht & Jarvis
  • Popcorn, by Frank Ash
  • Pug & Pig: Trick or Treat, by Sue Lowell Gallion & Joyce Wan
  • Pumpkin Soup, by Helen Cooper
  • Sir Simon Super Carer, by Cale Atkinson
  • Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan, by Rob Scotton
  • Splat the Cat What Was That? by Rob Scotton
  • Storm, by Sam Usher
  • Stumpkin, by Lucy Ruth Cummins
  • Superbat, by Matt Carr
  • Ten Timid Ghosts, by Jennifer O’Connell
  • The Bad Seed, by Jory John & Pete Oswald
  • The Biggest Apple, by Steven Kroll & Jeni Bassett
  • The Bravest Ever Bear, by Allan Ahlberg & Paul Howard
  • The Gruffalo’s Child, by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
  • The Hallo-Wiener, by Dav Pilkey
  • The Night Dragon, by Naomi Howarth
  • The Roll-Away Pumpkin, by Junia Wonders & Daniela Volpari
  • The Scariest Book Ever, by Bob Shea
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
  • There’s a Spider in the Book! by Claire Freedman & Mike Byrne
  • What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen, by Nick Sharratt


  • Das Große Wuppertal Wimmelbuch, by Brigitte Kuka
  • Fiete: Mein Erstes Bildwörterbuch, by Ahoiii
  • Fünfter Sein, by Ernst Jandl & Norman Junge*
  • Kleine Jumbo, Große Mama, by Yasushi Muraki*
  • Zwei für mich, einer für dich, by Jörg Mühle*

* These books are also available in English.

Chapter Books


  • Hotel Flamingo, by Alex Milway
  • The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon, by Jonny Duddle
  • The Naughtiest Unicorn at Sports Day, by Pip Bird & David O’Connell
  • Violet and the Mummy Mystery, by Harriet Whitehorn

Non-Fiction Books


  • 2020 Nature Month-by-Month: A Children’s Almanac, by Anna Wilson & Elly Johnz
  • Fungarium, by Katie Scott & Ester Gaya
  • Tokyo City Trails, bu Lonely Planet Kids

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!

Comments: 2

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    10 October 2020

    I love your book list. I only speak English to my son (4y) and daughter (18 months) but we live in Germany and currently my son is ‘only’ passive bilingual. I love reading books with them and I am always keen to get good ones recommend.
    So it would be amazing if you could recommend some or mark your book lists with school marks or something like that. I would love that. :)

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