Episode 12: Best Books of 2020!

Show Notes Episode 12


“The Bookstagang Best of 2020 List”

Episode summary: 

In this episode the Picture Bookstagang hosts Corrie @thetinyactivists, Kelly @inclusivestorytime and, Ale @readwithriver discuss the winners of the #Bookstagang’s winners for Best Picture Books of 2020.  The Bookstagang is a group of Instagram KidLit influencers who gather together to work together on a variety of events throughout the year, most notably this judged best books of the year list! 43 publishers participated in this event, with hundreds of books submitted for judging.  The categories for winning books are, Best Illustration, Best Read Aloud, Best Non-Fiction, Best Biography, and Future Classics, with special mentions for Best Food books and Best Animal Books.  The Bookstagang also welcomes this year an Australian Contingent, who have also gathered together to select winners from Australian Publishers.  You can learn more about the process here.  

Topics discussed in this episode: 

-Topic 1 What is the Bookstagang Best List of 2020? [1:29]

-Topic 2 Best Board Book Winners [5:28]

-Topic 3 Best Biographies [10:44]

-Topic 4  Best Non-Fiction [15:59]

-Topic 5 Special Mentions: Food Books [25:51]

-Topic 6  Special Mentions: Animal Books [30:08]

-Topic 7 Future Classics [33:06]

-Topic 8 Australian Bookstagang [42:11]

-Topic 9 Best Illustrations [54:18]

-Topic 10 Best Read Aloud [1:01:00]

-Topic 11 Round Up of the Year [1:11:59]

Resources mentioned in this episode:

For a List of The Winning Books, Check them out here. 

Check out the Aussie Bookstagang winners, and resources mentioned in this episode here.  

2019 Book Winners Mentioned

 “Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao” by Kat Zhang and Charlene Chua  

 “Bilal Cooks Daal”  by Aisha Saeed and  Anoosha Syed 

Episode transcript: For a transcript of this audio recording head over to https://picturebookstagang.wordpress.com/

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