Themed booklists

Looking for a great book on a theme? Our booklists can help you discover some brilliant children's books that your little one will love.

Our booklists cover a large range of subjects, from everyday issues to genre, disability, diversity, sporty books, funny books, and more. Can't find what you're looking for? Email us and we'll do our best to help. 

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Read our themed booklists and discover some of our favourite children's titles.

Our favourite picture books about love

There's nothing quite like the bond between a carer and their child. Here are some books that are bound to make your storytime even more heartwarming than normal.

World Cancer Day

4 February is World Cancer Day, which aims to raise awareness, urge governments to take action, and educate us all about the disease and its impact.

Best children's books to help talk about divorce and separation

Family break-ups are a sad and delicate time for everyone involved. Here are some of our favourite children's books for easing those difficult conversations, suitable for a range of ages.

Books to support mental health awareness

Books that acknowledge or explore mental health issues can help to increase awareness, encourage dialogue, reduce stigma and develop real understanding. The following suggestions offer a spectrum of different perspectives and are well worth seeking out.

13 books to help your child feel more calm and mindful

Why should adults get all the self-help books? You can also find some lovely reads and activities for youngsters who need a little extra support to feel relaxed, mindful, grateful, inspired and happy.

Visual impairment in books

This list is made up of books featuring characters who are blind or visually impaired, as well as books which include characters with glasses and/or eye patches in a natural and positive way. Books here cover a range of ages, from little ones up to teenagers. 

Prize-winning books to read from 2018

This list has been created from all the fantastic books that have won awards over the last year and come fully recommended for your child.

12 new books with positive images of disability

These are 12 books that we think show positive images of disability, as well as titles that may prove useful in discussing disability and diversity. They are all brilliant reads that were our Bookmark Books of the Month in 2018.

Books about bullying for 8-12s

Almost everyone gets bullied at some point in their life – so if this is happening to your child, they are not alone.

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