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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Recommended Books by Theme

Bedtime stories

Creatures

Fairy Tales, Folktales, Tall Tales, Myths and Legends

Favorite books

Feelings

Friends and family

Fun and funny

Heritage and history months

Holidays and celebrations

Interests

Me and my life

Poetry

Reading Without Walls

Science and math

Seasons

Social studies

Taking action

Word play and language

Quotable Quotes: The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go. -- Dr. Seuss

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Emily Stewart, M.Ed.
Emily Stewart, M.Ed.
September 5, 2013
Maria Salvadore
Maria Salvadore
August 12, 2019
"You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend." — Paul Sweeney