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're do our best to help. 

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

Help with life skills for little ones

Whether you'd like your child to use a potty, tie up their shoelaces or get themselves dressed, how about using a fun story to encourage and show them how?

Summer reads for 8-12s

Here are our suggestions for summer reads – and there's something for every child of middle grade age.

Great picture books for the summer holidays

The summer holidays are here, so we've put together a list of great summer books for young children.

Books about friendship

Can you imagine Pooh without Piglet? Or Frodo without Sam? Here are some children's books that celebrate the power, fun and wonder of friendship.

Fantastic football books

Obsessed with goals, tackles and tactics? Check out these super football books, covering poems, stories, facts and jokes.

Books about refugees and asylum seekers

Since asylum can be a confusing issue for children (and even adults), here are some books that explore what it really means to flee your home and have to start your life over.

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