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.

Best picture books about dads

Father's Day 2021 is on Sunday, 20 June and we've got all the books you need to enjoy together. 

Books about refugees and asylum seekers (older children)

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.

Supporting a healthy mind

We've put together a selection of picture books that can help young children to start to understand mental health, support a healthy mind, and supply useful strategies.

Picture books that celebrate LGBT families

It's so important that little ones grow up and see their type of family set-up reflected in the books you share with them. Here's a list of our favourite children's books that show – and celebrate – diverse families. Perfect for babies all the way up to aged five.  

Books for bedtime: find a new favourite

Looking for a new favourite book to read at bedtime? This list is full of wonderful stories all published since 2019 and all perfect to snuggle up with before sleep.

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.

Transgender and non-binary characters

Discover a range of books which feature characters who identify as transgender or non-binary, or that explore themes surrounding gender identity.

Non-fiction books to help teens understand the world around them

Non-fiction books can be a great tool to help teenagers explore and investigate problems in their lives and around the world.

Black Lives Matter

Our pick of the top books that examine the structural oppression experienced by people of colour, aimed at inspiring and empowering young children to talk about anti-racism.

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