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.

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.

Christmas: The latest picture books that you'll want to treasure

Christmas is the perfect time to settle down with your family for a story – and these lovely new picture books are sure to do the trick.

Classic Christmas books for festive times

One of the loveliest things to do at Christmas is cuddle up and enjoy a good picture book together – and these classic stories have really stood the test of time.

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.

Books about World War I

These books about World War I will offer young readers a range of different perspectives on the conflict, ranging from picture books to teen novels there's something here for everyone.

Travel and transport

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

Black History Month

For Black History Month we have put together a booklist of historical stories from Black History around the world. 

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.

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100 best books over 100 years

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 across a wide range of ages.