Well 2020 was a lot of things but certainly on the books front, it didn't disappoint.
More than ever, publishers, authors and illustrators stepped up and produced some phenomenal books that delivered children much-needed escapism as well as reflecting some of the most important issues of our day with Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter.
The little bookworms in our life had even more time to read and they were joined by millions who rediscovered books during lockdown. We all took comfort in reading, and long may that continue.
Every month we read dozens and dozens of books selected from the thousands published. Our experts' remit is to select books right across the genres, keep an eye on kids' favourite authors as well as find the best new debut authors about. We want to ensure that we share a steady stream of reading recommendations for every age range.
All year round, we read voraciously and our experts select their favourites, and this becomes our Star Books category. Here are our favourite reads of 2020. We trust you enjoy these star books as much as we did.
We'd love to hear your favourites of the year. Do share them below, and please let us know what was so special about them.