Read-Alikes to 2020 Movies & Shows

Baby-Sitter’s Club

President of the Whole Fifth Grade by Sherri Winston
When Brianna’s celebrity chef hero credits her success to being elected fifth grade class president, Brianna, sets out to win an election of her own. An entrepreneurial story about a strong girl who makes things happen. Brianna’s a total Kristy.



All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson (eBook here)
After being homeschooled for many years by her Renaissance-enthusiast parents, Imogene is starting public school, but it’s not as easy as she thought it would be. Just like the babysitters, Imogene balances school and home life while dealing with tween issues.



Best Babysitters Ever by Caroline Cala (eBook here)
Best friends Malia, Dot, and Bree discover an old copy of Kristy’s Great Idea and decide to start a club of their own. In this funny story that highlights the close bonds among friends—a central part in the original series—Malia presents African American, Dot presents white, and Bree is “half Jewish.”


Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman At Super Hero High by Lisa Yee
Wonder Woman’s desire to become a superhero takes her to Super Hero High, where she juggles new friendships, intensive training, and a roommate obsessed with social media.



Diana: Princess of the Amazons by Shannon and Dean Hale (eComic here)
Eleven-year-old Diana leads an idyllic life on the island of Themyscira. Cut off from the rest of the world, she’s beginning to feel more and more isolated. Though she has a loving mother and many aunties, she is an only child. THE only child child on the island, in fact. After an escapade goes wrong, Diana gets in trouble for not living up to the Amazonian standard. She just can’t seem to measure up no matter what she does.


Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (eBook here) (Comic Version here)
Diana, Princess of the Amazons, longs to prove herself to her warrior sisters. When the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal. Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer–a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.


Renegades by Marissa Meyer (eBook here)
Nova, a teen with superpowers, rejects the Renegades, a society of superheroes that failed to save her own family, and she plans to destroy them from the inside. Then Adrian, a Renegade boy, appears on the scene, and things get complicated in this fast-paced adventure.



Dragon Rider

Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott (eBook here)
Nine-year-old Jax joins a witch who lives in his Brooklyn building on a journey to deliver three baby dragons to a magical world. An appealing fantasy adventure.



Frostborn by Lou Anders
Human Karn and half-human, half-giantess Thianna undertake a journey together when both must flee their homes for different reasons. Along the way, they encounter magical creatures in this funny, Norse-inspired fantasy. 



Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede (eBook here)
Princess Cimorene leaves proper court life to live with a group of dragons and help defend their territory from wizards in this witty tale. Fencing and adventure ensue.



List borrowed from School Library Journal.