Themed Booklists

Sometimes it just takes one wonderful book to turn a kid into a reader. Browse these booklists created by Rebecca Dove, 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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