book reviews and author interviews from readilearn in 2020

2020 — A Year of Books – #readilearn


Books make wonderful gifts at any time and Christmas is no exception. As a child, I loved nothing more than receiving a new book of my own for birthdays and Christmas. While I borrowed and read many books from the school and local library, there was something very special about having a book of my own to enjoy and treasure.

I loved breathing in the smell of a fresh, new book and feeling the smoothness of its fresh, new covers. But even more than that, I loved its promise of escape and adventure. In a book, I could escape the ordinariness of the everyday and participate in adventures at locations and with friends that I would never meet outside its pages.

If you are looking for a book to gift a special child this year, then I’d love to help you choose. In this post, I list all the lovely books I have reviewed or whose authors I have interviewed for the readilearn blog this year. These are only a small selection of wonderful books that are available.

A year of books on readilearn

In this list, I provide you with a short description of each book and a link to the post where you can find further information, including where to purchase the book.

Picture books

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23 thoughts on “2020 — A Year of Books – #readilearn

  1. Patricia Tilton

    What a great list of books. I especially loved Secrets Under the Palm Tree about a boy with hearing aids. It is sooooo hard to find books on this topic. My daughter is hearing impaired since birth and wore hearing aids. There is a book I shared years ago called “Let’s Hear it for Amigal!” and it is about a little girl who has cochlear implants. It may be out of print. I gave my copy to a friend who has a grandson with implants. And there is Cece Bell’s “El Deafo” a graphic novel about her impairment.

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    1. Norah Post author

      We need more books that feature characters with difference. Thanks for adding to the list, Patricia. I’m sure many will find the titles useful.


      1. Darlene

        Perhaps they did, but I think it was my parents reading to me that started the love of reading. I recall getting a book for Christmas and then wanting to stay home and read it instead of having to go to Grandma´s for dinner. (and I loved going to Grandma’s usually)

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  2. petespringerauthor

    I’ve got to believe that as much as things change, some things will always stay the same. Opening a new book still gives me a thrill. I’ve read more ebooks this year than ever before. While that market will continue to grow by leaps and bounds, I still love the physical act of turning a page in a hardcover or paperback book. It’s an honor to be included in your list, Norah.

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    1. Norah Post author

      I’m am so pleased to list your wonderful book on my site, Pete.
      I agree with you about paper books, but I also enjoy my ebooks and audiobooks. Never thought I would, but they provide so many more opportunities for reading, so why not?

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