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.

Books to celebrate 50 years since humans first landed on the moon

These children's books are a brilliant way to get your child excited about the science and mythology of the moon. And, most important of all, these books are just a fun way to think and talk about space!

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.

Best picture books about dads

Father's Day 2019 is on Sunday, 16 June and we've got all the books you need to enjoy together. 

Books to support mental health awareness

Books that acknowledge or explore mental health issues can help to increase awareness, encourage dialogue, reduce stigma and develop real understanding. The following suggestions offer a spectrum of different perspectives and are well worth seeking out.

Jan Pienkowski: a lifetime in books

This pop-up pioneer and creator of the iconic Meg and Mog series has won our Lifetime Achivement Award 2019. Check out 20 of our favourite books by Jan Pienkowski, covering a wide range of reading ages. 

Deaf Awareness Week

This booklist includes books that feature deafness as a key theme, books with a deaf protagonist, and books that happen to include children with hearing aids and cochlear implants, in a subtle and natural way.

Autism (including Asperger's Syndrome)

We believe that books are a great way to raise awareness and improve understanding of different experiences. This booklist aims to provide a range of children's and teens' books that feature characters who are on the autistic spectrum or have Asperger’s Syndrome.

Mother's Day: picture books about mums

Together, celebrate all the different kinds of special mums in the world with these marvellous illustrated books.

Down's syndrome awareness

Around 750 babies in the UK every year are born with Down's syndrome. This equates to one in every thousand. Here’s a list of children's and young teen books that feature characters who have Down's syndrome. 

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