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Top 10 Titles of 2020

It has certainly been a rollercoaster of a summer and Kids Read Now students across the country are returning to school, either in classrooms or remotely. If there is one thing we know for sure about our students, it’s that they pick some pretty amazing books to read over the summer!

Here are the most requested titles of 2020:

1. National Geographic Kids: Jump, Pup! By: Susan B. Neuman

Do you like dogs? Then, I bet you love puppies! What do they do all day? Tag along on an adventure to meet new friends and see amazing sites. 24pgs.

AR: 0.5 | Lexile: 130L | F&P: E

2. My Friend is Sad By: Mo Willems, Illustrated by Mo Willems

Gerald is sad. Piggie tries to cheer him up. Will it work? A sweet read about two friends who stick together. Gerald the Elephant is down in the dumps and his best friend Piggie is determined to cheer him up. 64pgs.

AR: 0.7 | Lexile: 220L | F&P: –

3. Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt By: Ben Clanton, Illustrated by Ben Clanton

Narwhal and Jelly unleash their inner superheros in this new book! They learn to use their inner powers and discover the joy of friendship in three new stories. Join them in their adventures! 64pgs.

AR: 2.6 | Lexile: GN510L | F&P: N

4. The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto By: Natalie Standiford, Illustrated by Donald Cook

The children of Nome, Alaska are very sick and need medicine. Balto goes to the rescue with a sled dog team to save the children on this grand adventure! 48pgs.

AR: 2.5 | Lexile: 510L | F&P: L

5. National Geographic Kids: Tigers By: Laura Marsh

What is the biggest cat in the world? A tiger, indeed! These giant jungle cats are beautiful, strong, and powerful predators. Learn more about this endangered species. 32pgs.

AR: 3.3 | Lexile: 550L | F&P: K

6. Big Shark, Little Shark By: Anna Membrino, Illustrated by Tim Budgen

A great lesson about apologizing and including others in this funny, light-hearted story. 32pgs.

AR: 0.9 | Lexile: 150L | F&P: F

7. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish By: Dr. Seuss, Illustrated by Dr. Seuss

A Dr. Seuss classic! Follow your beginning reader on all the funny, rhyme-worthy adventures! “From near to far, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.” You will love Dr. Seuss’s funny creatures and clever rhymes. 72pgs.

AR: 1.7 | Lexile: 270L | F&P: L

8. National Geographic Kids: Storms By: Miriam Busch Goin

Storms are scary, but it’s fun to learn what’s going on when Mother Nature strikes! Learn the facts about tornadoes, lightning, thunder, monsoons, hurricanes, and more! 32pgs.

AR: 2.7 | Lexile: 500L | F&P: –

9. Pete the Cat’s Train Trip By: James Dean, Illustrated by James Dean

Pete the Cat takes an adventure on a train and gets to see the engine and honk the horn! Take his groovy trip with him! 32pgs.

AR: 1.7 | Lexile: AD460L | F&P: –

10. National Geographic Kids: Swing, Sloth! By: Susan B. Neuman

Come meet all the creatures that make their home in the rainforest! Simple and lively text makes this an easy read for those just beginning with books. 24pgs.

AR: – | Lexile: 100L | F&P: –

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