Reviews Alphabetical

This is a list of the books reviewed here on Bookworm for Kids for 2020. The books are broken down into three age groups with genres added for the Middle Grade and Young Adult reads, and are alphabetically listed by titles. Each one is linked to the corresponding post to make things easier.

To add a little excitement and fun, I've highlighted my favorite titles.


F= Fantasy
SF=Science Fiction
UF=Urban Fiction
RH=Reverse Harem
MR=Magical Realism
H=Historical Fiction


A Forest's Seasons by Ingela P. Arrhenius
Alphabit by Juan Carlos Solon
Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday by Alysson Foti Bourque
An Ordinary Day by Elana K. Arnold
Baby Goat by Hsuan Huang
Baby Kitten by Hsuan Huang
Baby Llama by Hsuan Huang
Baby Sloth by Hsuan Huang
Bandit the Cow Dog by Phil Mills, Jr
beehive by Jorey Hurley
Cave Dada by Brandon Reese
Change the World Before Bedtime by Josh Chalmers
Cowie by Elizabeth Rose Stanton
Eggs Are Everywhere by Wednesday Kirwan
Ellie's Voice or Trooommmpffff by Piret Raud
Everyone's Awake by Colin Meloy
Flight For Freedom by Kristin Foulton
Fred's Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mr. Rogers by Lauren Renauld
Full of Flavor by Sophia Day
Fun at the Fair by Ingela P Arrhenius
Geraldine and the Most Spectacular Science Project by Sol Regwan
Goodbye Kindergarten by Andrea Williams
Goodnight, Rainbow Cats by Barbara Castro Urio
How to Put an Octopus to Bed by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Hurry Up! A Book About Slowing Down by Kate Dopirak
I Can Be Anything by Shinsuke Yoshitake
In A Garden by Tim McCanna
In My Heart by Mackenzie Porter
Jules vs. The Ocean by Jessie Sima
Keeper of Wild Words by Brooke Smith
Lambs of Fairy Glen by Sheila Kogan
Let's Dance by Valerie Bolling
Let's Learn Spanish by Aurora Cacciapuoti
Mabel, A Mermaid Fable by Rowboat Watkins
Make Me A Monster by Mark Rogalski
Morning, Sunshine! by Keely Parrack
My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano
My Brother The Duck by Pat Zietlow Miller
My Evil Brother Packed My Lunch by Laura Watson
My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan
Nerp! by Sarah Lynne Reul
No Fish for Charles by Tracy Detz
Oh, The Places You've Been by Ben Everard
Old MacDonald Had A Truck by Steve Goetz
On The Wings of Words: The Extraordinary Life of Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Berne
Only the Cat Saw by Ashley Wolff
Over the Moon by James Proimos
Pigs in a Pickle by Hans Wilhelm
Pluto Gets A Call by Adam Rex
Prairie Days by Patricia MacLachlan
Rain Boy by Dylan Glynn
Rot: The Bravest in the World by Ben Clanton
Stick to the Beat by Sophia Day
Such a Good Boy by Marianna Coppo
Sully's Glow by Simi Godagama
The Alekizou and His Terrible Library Plot by Nancy Turgeon
The Adventures of Gunner the Pony Poodle by Lynne McGlothlen
The Mess That We Made by Michelle Lord
The Kids on the Bus by Kirsten Hall
The Sky is the Limit by Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar
Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark by Jonathan Stutzman
Travel Guide For Monsters by Lori Degman
Traveling the World with Mom by A.L. Renna
Tricycle and Friends by Lester Aradi
Unstoppable by Adam Rex
When You Need Wings by Lita Judge
Yoga at the Zoo by Teresa Anne Power
You Are Home by Evan Turk
You Matter by Christian Robinson


A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Joy McCullough (C)
Adventures Under the Strangebow: Ultra Squad 2 by Julia DeVillers (SF/Graphic)
American as Paneer Pie by Supriya Kelkar (C)
Barkus Dog Dreams by Patricia MacLachlin (Chapter Book)
Blue Skies by Anne Bustard (Historical)
Charlie and Mouse Outdoors by Laurel Snyder (beg. Chapter Book)
City Spies by James Ponti (A/Spy)
Dalya and the Magic Ink Bottle by J.M. Evenson (F)
Daring Darleen: Queen of the Screen by Anne Nesbet (H/A)
DNA Chronicles by Sophia Day (History/A)
Escape Galapagos by Dr. Ellen Prager (A)
Frozen Secrets by Miles Christensen (SF)
Gabe's Guardian Angel by Beverly Stowe McClure (C)
Ivy & Bean: One Big Happy Family by Annie Barrows (C)
Journey Under the Artic by James O Fraioli and Fabien Cousteau (A/Science/Graphic)
Just Between Us by Meredith Jacobs and Jules Jacobs (NF / Parent/child)
Katarina Ballerina by Tiler Peck (C)
Marvin: Based on The Way I Was by Marvin Hamlisch by Ian David Marsden (Biblio/Graphic)
Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business by Lyla Lee (C)
More Lunch Lines by Dan Signer (Humor)
Nevertell by Katharin Orton (F)
Paris on Repeat by Amy Bearce (Magical Realism)
Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun (C)
Reynard's Dream - Book 2, The Three Hares by Geoffrey Simpson (M/A)
Seacity Rising by Elika Ansari (F)
The Alchemist's Shadow by Gregory Funaro (F)
The Amelia Six by Kristin L. Gray (M)
The Boaters' Club by Deanne Baker (M)
The Cellist's Notebook by Kittie Lambton (H)
The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night (F)
The Girl and the Witch's Garden by Erin Bowman (F)
The King of Pawleys by David Bernstein (M)
The Last Dragon: Escape Game by Melanie Vives and Remi Prieur (Game/A)
The Next President by Kate Messner (NF)
The Secrets of Hawthorne House by Donald Firesmith (P/M)
The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls by Janet Halfmann (H/NF)
Timothy's Adventures by Tanya Packer (R)
Ultra Squad by Julia DeVillers (SF/Graphic)
Urban Playground by Katie Burke (NF)


Advice I Ignored by Ruby Walker (NF)
Aurella the Demon by Anni Sezate (F)
Beast Heart by Kyle Richardson (F/Steampunk)
Beyond Awkward Side Hugs by Bronwyn Lea (NF)
Chaos Theory by Susan Harris (P)
Chendell: The Natural Warrior by Leslie Landis (F/Superhero)
Dead Ringer by Nicola Martin (Thriller)
ECHO Academy by Christina Bauer (SF)
Esme's Gift by Elizabeth Foster (F)
Esperanza: A Latina Story by Sandra Lopez (C)
Fae of the North by E. Hall (F)
Fang and Claw by Evangeline Anderson (F)
Feral Magic by J.E. Reed (F/SF)
Gone By Nightfall by Dee Garretson (H)
In Restless Dreams by Wren Handman (F)
Inside the Sun by Alexis Marie Chute (SF)
ISAN by Mary Ting (SF/Spy)
Jennifer Strange by Cat Sully (P)
Lincoln by Christina Bauer (F)
Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso (Thriller)
Prince Freya by Keiko Ishihara (Manga/F)
Seneca by Rayya Deeb (SF)
Stealing The Throne by Quirah Casey - Upper YA (F/RH)
Steel Strings by Alex Hayes (C)
Sting by Cindy R Wilson (D)
The Dark In-Between by Elizabeth Hrib (P)
The Hunt by Frost Kay (F)
The Lost City by Amanda Hocking (F)
The Nightjar's Promise by Barbara Casey (M)
The Silver Serpent by Roshani Chokshi (F)
The War of Snakes by Julian Cheek (F)
Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry (C/Thriller)
Twisting Minds by Tessonja Odette (D)
Wardens of Eternity by Courtney Moulton (F)

***List From 2019***

Picture Books

A Little Chicken by Tammi Sauer
A Spooky Tale by Sue Wickstead
A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel
A to Z Menagerie by Suzy Ultman
A Trail of Destiny  by J.A. Angelo
Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang
Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird
Another by Christian Robinson
Arabella and the Magic Pencil by Stephanie Ward
Architek by Dominique Ehrhard
Are You My Monster? by Amanda Noll
Arrivederci, Crocodile by Fred Marcellino
Bad Day by Ruby Roth
Being Small (Isn't So Bad After All) by Lori Orlinsky
Blooming Beneath the Sun by Christina Rossetti, Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Bubble Wrap Girl by Kari Van Wakeren
C Jumped Over Three Pots and a Pan by Pamela Jane
Caspian Finds A Friend by Jacqueline Veissid

Chicago Treasure by Larry Broutman, Rich Green & John Rabias

Dancing Fairies by Jenny Way
Dear Pluto by Carmen Gloria
Dinos in De-Nile by Jared Chapman
Dinosaurs Hatched! by Ruth Owen
Draw Here! by Herve Tullet
Duckworth: The Difficult Child by Michael Sussman
Five Little Thank-Yous by Cindy Jin
Fly! by Mark Teague
Get Up, Stand Up by Cedella Marley
Good Boy by Sergio Ruzzier
Growing Up Gorilla by Clare Hodgson
Grown-Ups Never Do That by Davide Cali
From the Universe to You by Casey Harrison
Hand in Hand by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Happy Heart by Hannah Eliot
Hedy Lamarr's Double Life by Laurie Wallmark
Hibernate With Me by Benjamin Scheuer 
Holy Squawkamole! by Susan Wood
How I Met My Monster by Amanda Noll
Hungry Jim by Laurel Snyder
I Need To Wee! by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet
If I Was The Sunshine by Julie Forgliano
If You Had Your Birthday Party On The Moon by Joyce Lapin
I Love My Dragon by Jodi Moore
I Yoga You by Genevieve Santos
Inky Makes New Friends by Riley Morgan
Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus by Sue Wickstead
Jelly Bean Blessing, Illustrated by Maddie Frost
Just Read! by Lori Degman
Kindess Matters: Sharing Bees by Antoinette Clark
Kotumikud —The Oldest Secret in the World by Greethel Reeds
Little Bella's Nighttime Wonderland by Joy Fernandez
Little Book of Grandma's Love (Precious Moments) by Jean Fischer
Little Love by Rose Stanek
Little Muir's Song by John Muir
Love, Z by Jessie Sima
Mac & Madi's Surprise by Linda Herron
Maggie, Millie, and Merrie's Mystery Mail by Rosie Russell
Max & Ruby and Twin Trouble by Rosemary Wells
Max's Box by Brian Wray
Mermaid Parade (Noodles & Albie) by Eric Bennett
Mirabel's Missing Valentines by Janet Lawler
Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home by Susan Marie
Moonshot: The Flight of the Apollo 11 by Brain Floca
Most of the Better Natural Things in the World by Dave Eggers
Mozzi Presents Series by Gamliel Boschan
Murderous Mosquitoes by Meish Goldish
Ned the Nuclear Submarine by Demetri Capetanopoulos
Nelly Takes New York by Marya Myers
Nepal by Chaya Glaser
Night Night Bible Stories by Amy Parker
Nobody Hugs A Cactus by Carter Goodrich
One More Hug by Megan Alexander
Parker Looks Up by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry
Peck- A Little Lovebird in a Big Land by Remi Nicole
Penguin Flies Home by Lita Judge
Pippin No Lickin' by Layne Ihde
Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe
Rabbit and the Motorbike by Kate Hoefler
Reading Beauty by Deborah Underwood
Really Woolly Bedtime Blessings by Bonnie Rickner Jensen
Remembering Joseph Chickadee by Nancy Peek Youngdahl
Santa's Sick of Cookies by Karen Young Foley
Scratchie by Maria Putri
Search the Castle by Jill Howarth
Serena's Tales by Taylor Lukens
Sign Off by Stephen Savage
Silly Lullaby by Sandra Boynton
Skulls! by Blair Thornburgh
Skwerdlock Series by Pops Jamison
Snowy Farm by Calvin Shaw
Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Expert by Morag Hood
Spencer's New Pet by Jessie Sima
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o
Superbuns! by Diane Krednesor
That'll Do, Pippin! by Anne Kaufmann
The Bathysphere Boys by Ted Enik
The Boring Book by ShinsukeYoshitake
The Dream of the Tortoise by Nyako Nakar
The Grossest Picture Book Ever by Derek Taylor Kent
The Hike by Alison Farrell
The Legend of Zagaboo by James Pettinelli
The Light by Robert Jones
The Little Dragon by Sheri Fink
The Little Rabbit by Nicola Killen
The Lobster's Night Before Christmas by Christina Laurie
The Moon Show by Carmen Gloria
The Presidents: Portraits of History by Leah Tanari
The Timid Snowflake by Aisha Riaz
The Way We're Made by Sophia Day
There's a Giraffe in my Bath by Louise Andrews
Three Cheers for Kid McGear! by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Thunder Pug by Kim Norman
Tigger's Arrival by Jacqueline De Carteret
TouchWords by Rilla Alexander
Treasured Wisdom by Sophia Day
Truman by Jean Reidy
Twinkle by Katharine Holabird 
Twinkle, Twinkle, Dinosaur by Jeffrey Burton
Wait! What Happened To 8?? by Jon Lefkovitz
We're More Alike Than Different by Sophia Day
What Color is Night? by Grant Snider
What John Marco Saw by Anne Barrows
What's Going On Here? by Olivier Tallec
Whee To The Moon by Arron Charman
Why? by Adam Rex
Wonder Walk by Ilham Alam
Working in Space by Ellen Lawrence
Yikes! Santa Claus Is In His Underpants! by Ed Carosia
You Can Call Me Katelyn by Keri T. Collins

Middle Grade

A Girl, A Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon by Karen Romano Young (MR)
A Place to Belong by Cynthia Kadohata (Historical)
An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski (NF)
An Unexpected Escapade by Kandi J Wyatt (F)
Astronuts by Jon Scieszka (SF)
Athena and the Magic Land - Goddess Girls by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams (F)
Bad Order by B.B. Ullman (SF/F)
Becoming RBG by Debbie Levy (NF/Graphic)
Bobs and Tweets Scout Camp by Pepper Springfield (Humor)
Deadwood Hall by Linda Jones (F)
Dork Diaries, 14: Tales From A Not-So-Best-Friend Forever by Rachel Renee Russell (C)
Dragonwatch: Master of the Phantom Isle by Brandon Mull (F)
Emily Windsnap and the Pirate Prince by Liz Kessler (F)
Esme's Wish by Elizabeth Foster (F)
Fierce Winds and Fiery Dragons by Nan Sweet (F)
Fool's Errand by Jenna Zark (H)
Genesis Begins Again by Alica D. Williams (C)
Ghost: Thirteen Haunting Tales to Tell by Illustratus (Ghost Stories)
Grape! by Gabriel Arquilevich (Historical)
Great White Shark Adventure by Fabien Cousteau and James O Fraioli (Graphic Adventure)
If the Shoe Fits... by Deborah Guarino (Fairytale)
If You Love Dolphins, You Could Be... by May Nakamura (NF)
If You Love Video Games, You Could Be... by Thea Feldman (NF)
Infinite Hope by Ashley Bryan (Autobiography)
Insect Superpowers by Kate Messner (NF)
It's Not Easy Being Mimi by Linda Davick (Humor)
Jack Frost: The End Becomes the Beginning by William Joyce (F)
Let's Make Pom Poms by Katie Scott (NF)
Lion Down by Stuart Gibbs (M)
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds (C)
Lupin Leaps In by Georgia Dunn (Comics / Humor)
Mightier Than The Sword (Books 1 + 2) by Drew and Alan Harrison (F)
Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling by (C)
Monsters and Magical Creatures by Heather Frigiola (F)
More to the Story by Hena Khan (C)
Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Kathleen Van Cleve (NF)
Oh, Rats! by Tor Seidler (Adventure/Animal)
Order of the Majestic by Matt Myklusch (F)
Out of Bounds by Elena Delle Donne (Sports)
RES-Q Tyler Stop by June McCrary (M)
Rising Water: The Story of the Thai Cave Rescue by Marc Aronson (NF)
Roll With It by Jamie Sumner (C)
Run For Your Life by Silvana Gandolfi (H / Thriller)
Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Sharks by Katie & Kevin Tsang (Humor)
Sandwich Shenanigans by Verity Weaver (M)
Secrets of the Black Forest by Daniel Lee Nicholson (F)
Sequin, Sparkle and Change Bible by Thomas Nelson (Religious)
Sleuth and Solve by Victor Escandell (Mystery Game)
Something is Bugging Samantha Hansen by Nancy Viau (C)
Space Dragons by Robin Bennett (SF/F)
Sparkle and Change Bible (NKJV) by Thomas Nelson (Religious)
Stone Man and the Trail of Tears by Charles Suddeth (H)
Taking Wing by Clemency Crow (F)
The Adventures of Wilhelm: A Rat's Tale by Maria Ritter (Animal Adventure)
The Becket List by Adele Griffin (C)
The Boy Who Owned the Forest by Elizabeth J.M. Walker (F)
The Cafeteria Club by R.A. Douthitt (C)
The Casket of Time by Andre Snaer Magnason (SF)
The Cracking of the Monday Egg by B.T. Higgins (F)
The Extraordinary eTab of Julian Newcomber by Michael Seese (SF)
The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell (Historical)
The Haunting of Elmwood Manor by Pamela McCord (M)
The Last Dragon by James Riley (F)
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles (UF)
The Little Grey Girl by Celine Kiernan (F)
The Mystery of the Lost Map by Jim Rhoden (Western)
The Oddmire: Changeling by William Ritter (F)
The Oh!-So-Secret Princess by Anne Digby (F)
The Other Half of Happy by Rebecca Balcarcel (C)
The Path Divided by Jeanne Moran (Historical)
The Size of the Truth by Andrew Smith (C)
The Stinky Truth by Joe Berger (Humor)
The Wicked Tree by Kristin Thorsness (F)
The Wonderling by Mira Bartok (F)
Thomas Wildus and The Book of Sorrows  by J.M. Bergen (F)
To Dance by Siena Cherson Siegel (Memoir/Graphic)
Upstaged (Zach Delacruz) by Jeff Anderson (Humor)
Wildheart: The Daring Adventures of John Muir by Julie Bertagna (Historical/Graphic)

Young Adult

A Born Assassin Series by Jacqueline Pawl (F)
Alien Minds by Christine Bauer (SF)
All the Stars Denied by Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Historical)
Amanda Lester and the Black Shadow Terror by Paula Berinstein (M)
Apocalypse Five by Stacey Rourke (SF)
A Soldier and A Liar by Caitlin Lochner (Dystopian)
Awakening the Trinity by Brittany Elise (P)
Below the Moon by Alexis Maria Chute (F)
Blue by Elizabeth Rose (UF)
Corpse & Crown by Alisa Kwitney (H+SF)
Curse of the Fae Queen by Delia Castel (F)
Dragonsworn by Marty Mayberry (F)
Eternal Reign by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti (P/D)
Eve 2.0: The Ultimate Gaming Experience by Winter Lawrence (SF)
Every Stolen Breath by Kimberly Gabriel (Thriller)
Helix by Mary Ting (D/SF)
How The Light Gets In by Katy Upperman (R)
Illuminate by Sarah Addison-Fox (F)
Jesus Calling for Teens by Sarah Young (R)
Kado: Lost Treasure of the Kadohadacho by E. Russell Braziel (Historical)
Game of Crones by James Raven (F)
Leaves of Fall by Patricia Lynne (F)
Magicorum Box Set by Christina Bauer (F)
No Place Like Here by Christina June (C)
Off Planet by Aileen Erin (SF)
Poseidon's Academy by Sarah A. Volger (F)
Prism by Nina Walker (F / Dystopian)
Rhapsody by Heather McKenzie (Thriller)
Rhodes by Christina Bauer (F)
Ronah by R. Leonard (F)
Ruthless Gods by Emily A Duncun (F)
Sky Keeper by S.M. Gaither (F)
Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton (F)
Submerged by A.M. Deese (F)
T-Minus by Shannon Greenland (Thriller)
Tainted Luck by Cynthia Austin (F)
The Beginner's Guide to Winning an Election by Michael French (Fiction)
The Channeler by Jenna Ryan (F)
The Devil's Own by K.A. Fox (F)
The Emperor's Trap by R.A. Denny (F)
The High Court by Chris Ledbetter (F)
The Hummingbird Dagger by Cindy Asntey (M + H)
The Kouzlo Saga by L.L. McNiel (UF)
The Lost Sentinel by Suzanne Rogerson (F)
The Memory Thief by Rachel Morgan (F)
The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy (F)
The Red Labyrinth by Meredith Tate (F)
The Transhuman Project by Erin Rhew (SF)
The Vampire Trap by Rachel Morgan (F)
Tranquility by Christa Conklin (F)
Troublemaker by Heather Beck (C)
Umbra by Christina Bauer (SF)
Vortex Visions by Elise Kova (F)
We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler (C)
When Our Worlds Meet Again by Aniesha Brahma
White Stag by Kara Barbieri (F)
Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan (F)
Wild Horse by Kyle Richardson (Dystopian)
Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill (Historical)

Wonderland Academy by Melanie Karsak (F)
Zinnia by Christina Bauer (F)

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