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Themed Booklists

Sometimes it just takes one wonderful book to turn a kid into a reader. Tap into what interests your child. Browse these book lists selected by Maria Salvadore, our children's literature expert. These books are for kids up to 9 years old, focus on new titles, and emphasize quality. Happy Reading!

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Fun and funny

Friends and family

Poetry

Creatures

Science and math

Me and my life

Social studies

Heritage and history months

Fairy Tales, Folktales, Tall Tales, Myths and Legends

Seasons

Interests

Feelings

Holidays and celebrations

Favorite books

Taking action

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Bedtime stories

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Emily Stewart, M.Ed.
Emily Stewart, M.Ed.
September 5, 2013
Maria Salvadore
Maria Salvadore
August 15, 2017
"When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. " — Mem Fox