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 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.

Plants and gardens

We celebrate books about the power of flowers, spectacular plants and a spot of gardening.

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.

13 books to help your child feel more calm and mindful

Why should adults get all the self-help books? You can also find some lovely reads and activities for youngsters who need a little extra support to feel relaxed, mindful, grateful, inspired and happy.

Books about World War II

From classic favourites to more recent titles, these books for children and teenagers take a variety of different approaches to representing the events of World War II.

Travel and transport

Celebrate Non-Fiction November's 'Travel and Transport Around the World' theme with these brilliant books.

Prize-winning books to read from 2019

This list has been created from all the fantastic books that have won awards over the last year and come fully recommended for your child.

Books with positive images of disability: See the 12 best of the year

Here are 12 children's books 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.

Books about bullying for 8-12s

Almost everyone gets bullied at some point in their life – so if this is happening to your child, they are not alone.

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