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.

Wordless picture books: a great way to get your child to tell the story

Wordless picture books encourage children to think for themselves and form their own interpretation of what is happening in the narrative. They’re a great way to expand the imagination and have a lot fun doing it! Why not give one of these a go?


Illustrated books for older children

Illustration is beautiful, fun and accessible, and offers another way to read a story! If you're struggling to find illustrated books for older children, then try some of these: all brilliant stories that are brilliantly illustrated...

Fun back-to-school books for teenagers

The holidays have passed, but here are some books to get you back into the school spirit. These teen books are perfect for capturing the fun, the giggles, the new beginnings and the friendships that will last you a lifetime.  

Starting school or nursery

These picture books are perfect for children starting school or nursery. Why not share them together, so you can talk through any fears and anxieties?

Suggested reading for Year 7 & Year 8: Autumn Term

Here are some of out favourite new books that are perfect for pupils in Year 7 & Year 8 to read during the Autumn term.

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.

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Books to get kids hooked: the Great Books Guide gives you the lowdown on the very best new children's books published over the last year.

100 best books for children

This is our list of the 100 best books for children from the last 100 years. It is the ultimate booklist to read before you're 14, with books for children 0-5, 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14 years.