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Take a look at our themed booklists to help you find your child's next book to read.

Looking for inspiration? Our booklists explore all sorts of issues and themes – and can help you discover the new books that your little one will love.

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Books about the seaside

We've chosen some of our favourite seaside-themed children’s books for all ages - which one is your favourite?

Jane Austen with a twist - for children

Pride and Prejudice is of course a much-loved route into Austen's works - and it's perfect for older teens. But here are other books by other authors that may appeal to children a little bit younger.

Books about refugees and asylum seekers

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.

Picture books for dads to read out loud

These are great books for dads to read out loud to their children.

Books on dementia

Dementia is a difficult thing to deal with and it can be hard to talk about with your loved ones. If you're looking for some books for children and young teens to help start a difficult conversation, check out these books, which look at dementia and its impact on families in different ways.

Deaf Awareness Week booklist

Deaf Awareness Week will fall in May 2018. The following 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.

Branford Boase Award 2017

It's always worth keeping an eye on the Branford Boase Award. It's an excellent talent spotter, highlighting some of the best novels for young people by first-time writers.

Nature non-fiction booklist

From flora- and fauna-themed early learning books to detailed studies of species and habitats, these non-fiction nature books are perfect for any young inquisitive minds.

Bookbuzz 2017

Here are the amazing Bookbuzz titles for 2017! This autumn, students in Bookbuzz schools can choose their own book to keep from this list - and all schools who sign up get two sets of the Bookbuzz books for their library. There really is something for everyone, even the most reluctant of readers, with funny books, fact books, fast-paced action and myste…

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