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 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.

Reading difficulties and dyslexia

This list aims to provide a range of books that may appeal to young people, aged 7+, with reading difficulties. 

Dyslexia-friendly picture books

These picture books can be enjoyed by all members of the family. They support parents who are unconfident readers in passing on a love of reading to their child by reading with them. 

All about starting school or nursery

Whether they're nervous or excited, these books are perfect for preparing your little one's for that big step.

Foody booklist for The Great British Bake Off

To celebrate the return of The Great British Bake Off, we've sieved together some great baking book recommendations to get you in the foody mood.

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.

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. 

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