New Children's Books 2020

Are you tired of reading the same bedtime story over and over again? Or maybe you want to encourage your tween to try a new series? Whatever you need, this list of the latest kids' books has you covered. It's updated every week with the newest reviews for kids 2–12, and you'll be able to find cute picture books for your preschooler, funny chapter books for your early reader, and cool graphic novels for your tween, as well as nonfiction and novels of all genres. Stay up-to-date by checking back frequently, since we'll put the latest titles at the top of the list. For more great recommendations for kids, try the Best Book Series for Early Readers, Graphic Novels, and Coming-of-Age Books.

And for the hottest books of summer 2020, check out our Summer Reading List!

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Black Is a Rainbow Color

age 4+

Smart verse and bright art assert the sanctity of Blackness.

By: Angela Joy (2020)
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The Couch Potato

age 4+

Lively tale encourages and celebrates screen-free time.

By: Jory John (2020)
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Every Night Is Pizza Night

age 3+

Playful story, vibrant images encourage trying new foods.

By: J. Kenji López-Alt (2020)
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Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth

age 5+

Stunning art, epic adventure of gods' quest to make humans.

By: Duncan Tonatiuh (2020)
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Iggy Is Better Than Ever: Iggy, Book 2

age 8+

Reckless boy doesn't learn lesson in funny, disastrous tale.

By: Annie Barrows (2020)
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The Ickabog

age 9+

Harry Potter author's fairy tale is darker than expected.

By: J. K. Rowling (2020)
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Everything Sad Is Untrue: (A True Story)

age 11+

Young refugee's story is told in memories, myths, fables.

By: Daniel Nayeri (2020)
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A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer!

age 4+

Captivating bio of Latinx star of "West Side Story."

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Fly on the Wall

age 9+

Funny graphic novel hybrid about friendship, communication.

By: Remy Lai (2020)
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Flying Over Water

age 9+

Refugee friendship tale has strong tolerance, faith message.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End

age 8+

Greg's wilderness vacation is funny but predictable.

By: Jeff Kinney (2020)
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Grumpy Monkey: Up All Night

age 3+

Funny take on sleepovers has insight, great illustrations.

By: Suzanne Lang (2020)
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Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

age 10+

Lively, inspiring bio of famed U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

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Fighting Words

age 11+

Powerful, moving story of 10-year-old recovering from abuse.

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Frankenstein Doesn't Wear Earmuffs!

age 4+

Funny take on protective parents and eager trick-or-treater.

By: John Loren (2020)
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Sofia Veldez and the Vanishing Vote: The Questioneers, Book 4

age 6+

Fun civics lesson inspires kids to be involved and engaged.

By: Andrea Beaty (2020)
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The Girl and the Ghost

age 8+

Spellbinding story of ghosts, strong girls, and friendship.

By: Hanna Alkaf (2020)
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The Body Image Book for Girls: Love Yourself and Grow Up Fearless

age 9+

Friendly, factual book helps girls appreciate their bodies.

By: Charlotte Markey (2020)
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Black Girl, White School: Thriving, Surviving, and "No, You Can't Touch My Hair"

age 10+

Remarkable anthology brims with solidarity for Black girls.

By: Olivia V. G. Clarke (2020)
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Lifting As We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box

age 10+

Powerful history of Black women fighting for the vote.

By: Evette Dionne (2020)
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