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.

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.

Books with positive images of disability: See the best of the year

Here are the children's books in 2020 that BookTrust think show positive images of disability, as well as titles that may prove useful in discussing disability and inclusive issues with young readers.

Picture books to help you talk about tough topics

Sharing picture books and talking about the words and images you see can help you to gently introduce topics which might seem tricky to talk about at first. It also provides an opportunity to spend special one-on-one time with your child where they feel supported and listened to.

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.

Top books about toilet humour

If your little one finds all things fart, bum, or poo-related totally hilarious, here's our pick of the top toilet-humour books!

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.

Inspiring baby books to gift to new parents

Looking for present ideas for a new mum or dad? Here are our favourite books to give to little ones that they can "grow into" and appreciate at different stages of their life. Inspiring, fun and with plenty of the "awww" factor.

Favourite Graphic Novels for Primary School Children

These comics and graphic novels offer a different route into discovering the pleasure of reading.

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?

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