Themed Booklists

Sometimes it just takes one wonderful book to turn a kid into a reader. Tap into what interests your child. Browse these booklists created by Maria Salvadore, our children's literature expert. These books are for kids 0–12 years old, focus on new titles, and emphasize quality and diversity. Happy Reading!

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Recommended Books by Theme

Bedtime stories


Fairy Tales, Folktales, Tall Tales, Myths and Legends

Favorite books


Friends and family

Fun and funny

Heritage and history months

Holidays and celebrations


Me and my life


Reading Without Walls

Science and math


Social studies

Taking action

Word play and language

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