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.

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.

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.

Favourite books about difference, acceptance and bullying

Here are some books to help teens who may be experiencing bullying or finding it tricky to make friends.

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.

Books about World War I

These books about World War I will offer young readers a range of different perspectives on the conflict, ranging from picture books to teen novels there's something here for everyone.

Non-fiction and fact books your child will love (younger children)

There are loads of brilliant non-fiction books that can teach your child about the world, as well as being entertaining, funny and gorgeous to look at. Sometimes non-fiction is also a fantastic way to tempt a reluctant reader into sitting down with a book.

Non-fiction and fact books your child will love (older children)

Getting older children to love reading isn't necessarily about fiction and fairy tales. Here are just a few of our favourites to get them excited to read.

Christmas picture books to treasure

Christmas is the perfect time to settle down with your family for a story - and these lovely picture books are sure to do the trick.

Thank you!

A big thank you to everyone who donated to the BookTrust Christmas appeal. With your amazing support, we have reached over 11,500 children who are vulnerable or in care with a festive book parcel, and made them feel special this Christmas.

Find out how to support BookTrust in 2019 and help get books to more children

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