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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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Read our themed booklists and discover some of our favourite children's titles.

Children's books about dogs

This list includes some classic reads, as well as newer books, all about different doggies. Perfect for children aged three and older.

Our favourite picture books about love

Valentine's Day doesn't just have to be about couples - it's also an excellent excuse to snuggle up with your family and share some time together. Here are some books that are bound to make your storytime even more heartwarming than normal.

John Burningham: a lifetime in books

John Burningham won our Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. John Burningham has written and illustrated over 30 utterly wonderful picture books, which have won countless awards and affectionate praise over the years.

Helen Oxenbury: a lifetime in books

Helen Oxenbury won our Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. She's been illustrating children's books for most of her adult life and has won countless awards. How many childhoods would be changed forever without memories of her drawings for We're Going On A Bear Hunt or her classic board books for babies?

Picture books that celebrate LGBT families

It's so important that little ones grow up and see their type of family set-up reflected in the books you share with them. Here's a list of our favourite children's books that show – and celebrate – diverse families. Perfect for babies all the way up to aged five.  

Kindness, compassion and empathy

Help put your child in another person’s shoes with these books that inspire compassion: whether that’s towards animals, friends, or people in very different situations to your own.

Not only will you end up caring about about them all, but you’ll also feel grateful for the simple things you have and the people you love.

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