Booklists by Theme


reading togetherOne of the easiest ways to engage kids in reading is to share activities and stories on subjects they are already interested in.  When you’re asked to find a book about subject X, a book list can be a helpful tool. They can make it easy to find some tried-and-true books on a given subject. Collectively, the links below offer you ideas for just about every subject imaginable.

Caveat: We have books about summer, but we don’t have summer reading lists.

WEBSITES WITH A THEMED BOOK LIST PAGE

Fantastic Fun and Learning Booklists by Sarah Bryan

Little Willow’s Booklists Bildungsroman, updated continually

20 Themed Booklists for Teachers by Amy at Delightful Children’s Books

THEMES LISTED HERE

ADOPTION

see also Family Matters

Adoption and Fatherhood by Brian @ Book Dads (November 2009)

Adoption in Juvenile and Teen Fiction by Little Willow @ Bildungsroman (July 2014)

We are a Family: 10 Picture Books about Adoption @ Nerdy Book Club (July 2015)

ANIMALS

12 Picture Books about Sheep & Goats by Katie Fitzpatrick @ Story Time Secrets (July 2015)

Animal Adaptations Miss Rumphius Effect (August 2007)

Animal Dads Miss Rumphius Effect (June 2007)

Animal Habitats Miss Rumphius Effect (November 2008)

Animal Homes Miss Rumphius Effect (November 2008)

Animal-themed Books by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Arctic Life Open Wide, Look Inside (January 2009)

Camouflage Miss Rumphius Effect (September 2007)

Children’s Books about Pets All Done Monkey (February 2016)

Dinosaurs Miss Rumphius Effect (August 2008)

Frogs (and Toads) Miss Rumphius Effect (February 2008)

Hibernation Miss Rumphius Effect (September 2007)

Migration Miss Rumphius Effect (September 2007)

Ra Ra Read: Beginning Chapter Books for Animal Lovers by Jennifer @ Jean Little Library (July 2015)

ART & DRAWING

Books about Theater by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Books to Inspire Artistic Creativity by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Biographies of Amazing African American Women by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Picture Books about Art – Painting and Drawing @ Fantastic Fun & Learning (September 2014)

BIOGRAPHY

see also GirlsPeople and Places

13 Books That Carry On the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King by Melissa Taylor (January 2016)

15 Picture Books about Women in History (March 2013)

18 Picture Book Biographies about Black Women Who Made History by For Harriet (September 2014)

20 Children’s Books about Amazing African American Women by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (January 2014)

100 Cool Girls of Children’s Lit Jen Robinson’s Book Page

100 Cool Teachers in Children’s Literature A Year of Reading

African American Scientists and Inventors Miss Rumphius Effect (February 2007)

Books that Feature Kids with Color Elizabeth Bluemle @ Shelftalker

Children’s Books about African American Heroes @ Africa to America (January 2015)

Exploring Diversity: Themes and Communities Cynthia Leitich Smith

Fire Safety, Firefighters and Fire! by Cathy Puett Miller (September 2010)

Read Through History VII: Immigrants by Amy Broadmoore @ Delightful Children’s Books (August 2013)

Susan’s Unofficial List of YA By or About Women of Color Color Online (July 2009)

Top 10 Diary Books by Rebecca Westcott, The Guardian (April 2014)

BOYISH DELIGHTS

see also Animals, History, Pirates, Sports, Transportation,

10 CCs of Books for Boys by Keith Schoch @ Teach With Picture Books (March 2010)

25 Books for Your Backpack by Jacquie Fisher @ EdVentures for Kids (May 2014)

50 Best Books for Boys and Young Men @ The Art of Manliness (December 2009)

Books for Boys by Maggie Lyons @ Maggie Lyons Blog (October 2013)

Early Chapter series with Boy Protagonists by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Stand Alone Novels with Boy Protagonists by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Books for Little Architects by Marnie @ Carrots are Orange (September 2014)

Books that Guys Read GuysRead.com

Books with Boy Heroes by Jennifer Duddy Gill @ The Mixed Up Files … of Middle Grade Authors (April 2011)

Fire Safety, Firefighters and Fire! by Cathy Puett Miller (September 2010)

First Moon Walk and Moon Landing Book List by Valarie Budayr @ Jump Into a Book (July 2013)

Great Books for Boys KidsRead.com

I Hated to Read Til I Read ‘Til I Read This Booklist for Boys by Read Kiddo Read (August 2015)
This list is sorted by topic, as well as reading ability (transitional to advanced teen).

A  List of Dragons Kate  Coombs @  Book Aunt (October 2009) – This post also has a giveaway which is probably done by now.

Superhero Early Chapter Books by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Dragon Picture and Chapter Books by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

BULLYING

A List of YA Novels that Battle Bullying by MItali Perkins @Mitali’s Fire Escape (April 2010)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

10 Children’s Books Every Busines Student Should Read Accredited Online Colleges.org (March 2010)

COMMUNITY HELPERS

see also People and Places

Community Service / Making a Difference Franki Sibberson at Choice Literacy (April 2011)

Fire Safety, Firefighters and Fire! by Cathy Puett Miller (September 2010)

CONCEPTS

see also FriendshipMathPeace, Science, Social Studies, War

10 Books to Teach Empathy Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (August 2015)

13 Civil Rights Picture Books Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (January 2014)

19 Picture Books about Social Justice Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (January 2016)

20 Children’s Books with Letter Stories @ Edventures for Kids (September 2014)

40 Children’s Books that Teach Courage Marnie @ Carrots are Orange (May 2014)

Beyond Lift the Flap: Interactive Picture Books for Kids Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2016)

Books for Kids about Acceptance and Inclusion @ A Day in Our Shoes (January 2016)

Books that Encourage Compassion International Literacy Association (October 2015)

Books to Help You Talk to Kids about Racism Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (August 2015)

Books to Inspire Kids to Change the World Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Calendar (Days, Months, Years)  Miss Rumphius Effect (April 2007)

Community Service / Making a Difference Franki Sibberson at Choice Literacy (April 2011)

Disability in KidLit – reviews of books with portrayals of disability in Middle Grade and Young Adult books.

Emotions American Psychological Association

Measurement Miss Rumphius Effect (March 2007)

Change Over Time Miss Rumphius Effect (February 2007)

Picture Books about Anger, Frustration, and general Crankiness by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (March 2016)

Picture Books for Peace Moms Inspire Learning (April 2009)

Picture Books about Perseverance Buggy and Buddy (January 2015)

Picture Books that Celebrate Libraries and Reading by Pernille Ripp (March 2016)

Shapes Miss Rumphius Effect (March 2007)

Similes, Metaphors, Homophones and Synonyms by Franki Sibberson @ Choice Literacy (September 2010)

Size Comparisons (Large) Miss Rumphius Effect (January 2009)

Time Miss Rumphius Effect (March 2007)

Top 10 Books to Encourage Discussions around Social Justice by Jenn Orr @ Nerdy Book Club (March 2016)

CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD

see also BiographyHolidays & Events, People & PlacesSocial Studies (Geography)

10 Books about Children around the World by Amy @ Delightful Children’s Books (February 2011)

15 Multicultural Books for Babies by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (October 2013)

18 Children’s Books about Asia by Amy @ Delightful Children’s Books (April 2011)

50 Multi-Cultural Books Every Child Should Read  National Education Association

100 Favorite African American Books of the 20th Century

Anansi Collection: Great Picture Books on Africa Africa Access

Books and Resources for Native American Heritage Month Elaine Magliaro at Wild Rose Reader (November 2009)

Diverse Summer Book Lists (K-8) Lee & Low Books (June 2015)

Favorite Young Adult Latino/a Titles Color Online (September 2009)

Great Books for Mulicultural Kids Lee and Low (September 2013)

Hispanic American Books for Kids by Mia Wenjen @ Pragmatic Mom (September 2014)

Latino American Picture Books to Share with Every Child by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (September 2014)

Meso-American Books for Kids The Reading Zone (July 2009)

Read Through History VII: Immigrants by Amy Broadmoore @ Delightful Children’s Books (August 2013)

Read Your Way Around the World in 50 Picture Books by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (April 2016)

Sankofa Collection: Great Chapter Books on Africa Africa Access

Multicultural Early Chapter Books by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

DIVERSE CHARACTERS & PLOTS

see also GLBQT, Boyish Delights, Girls, Culture, Fables & Folklore, Social Studies

21 Books with Diverse Characters Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (July 2013)

30 Diverse Books to Get on Your Radar by BookRiot (May 2014)

Books with Multiracial Families by Erica at What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Disability in KidLit – reviews of books with portrayals of disability in Middle Grade and Young Adult books.

Multicultural Picture Books for Babies and Toddlers by Erica at What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Multicultural Books for Preschoolers by Jodie Rodriguez at Growing Book by Book (January 2016)

Books about Diverse (and Loving) Families by Erica at What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

FABLES, FAIRY TALES, FOLKLORE  &  LEGENDS

see also Cultures around the World

Aesop’s Fables Miss Rumphius Effect (August 2008)

Hans Christian Anderson online

Celtic and Irish folktales by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Indian folktales by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Native (North) American folktales by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

African folktales by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Latin American folktales by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Chinese folktales by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Scandinavian folktales by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Jewish folktales by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Japanese folktales by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

FAMILY MATTERS

see also Health and Personal Well-being

16 Fun Kids’ Books about Dads by Donella @ Wife. Mom. Geek. (June 2015)

27 Books for Children about Dads by Allison @ No Time For Flash Cards (June 2014)

Adoption and Foster Care American Psychological Association

Best or Worst Day Ever? 6 Funny Kids’ Books about Birthdays  by Tom Burns @Read Brightly (March 2016)

Books for Children with Autism – blog of a Spectrum Mom

Death and Dying American Psychological Association

Divorce American Psychological Association

Family Matters American Psychological Association

Natural Disasters American Psychological Association

Preparing Your Child for a New Baby by Vanessa @ Silly Eagle Books (September 2010)

Friends and Families by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Books for Interfaith Families by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Tough Issues for Teens by Little Willow @ Bildungsroman (June 2015)

FAVORITES LISTS: 10 to 100

100 Cool Girls of Children’s Lit Jen Robinson’s Book Page

100 Cool Teachers in Children’s Literature A Year of Reading

100 Favorite African American Books of the 20th Century

Books I Could read a Million Times Franki Sibberson at a Year of Reading

Top 10 Diary Books by Rebecca Westcott, The Guardian (April 2014)

Top 100 101 Picture Books Poll Results by Elizabeth Bird at A Fuse #8 Production

FOOD

Apples and Pumpkins Miss Rumphius Effect (September 2008)

FRIENDSHIP

10 Best Friends in Literature Reading Rainbow (June 2013)

Friends and Families by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

GAMES & PUZZLES

Help for Letter Writing and Silly Word Games by M Bromberg @ BookBag (December 2009)

GIRLS – from Main Character to Heroes

see also Biography, Fables, Fairy Tales and FolkloreDiverse Characters & Plots, GLBQT

5 Great Books for Strong, Adventurous, Smart Young Girls by Leah Smith @ Flashlight Worthy (April 2010)

20 Body Positive Image Books for Might Girls by Katherine @ A Mighty Girl (May 2016)

53 Empowering Books for Girls Ages 9 to 12 by Stephanie Girls to the Moon (undated)

100 Cool Girls of Children’s Lit Jen Robinson’s Book Page

150+ Read Aloud Books starring strong girl characters by @ Mighty Girl (October 2014)

The Greatest Girl Characters of Young Adult Literature The Atlantic Wire

Ra Ra Reads: Girls with Powers Jean Little Library (September 2014)

Top Ten Girl Power Books: Middle Grade by Kellee Moye @ Nerdy Book Club (July 2012)

Young Adult Teen Reads for BFFs by National Public Radio

Series with Girl Protagonists by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Picture books about female scientists by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Stand Alone Novels with Girl Protagonists  by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

GLBQT

6 Books about What it Means to be Transgender @ Scholastic (August 2015)

8 Books about LGBT Families Everyone Can Be Proud to Read @ Fatherly HQ (March 2016)

Gay (GLBQT) Books for Teens Lee Wind (March 2009)

ALA Rainbow Project: Rainbow Books 2010 American Library Association (January 2010)

HEALTH AND PERSONAL WELL-BEING

see also Family Matters, Sense of Self, School

10 Picture Books about Dentists and Teeth Katie @ Storytime Secrets (February 2016)

Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities  American Psychological Association

Depression American Psychological Association

Disability American Psychological Association

Disability in KidLit – reviews of books with portrayals of disability in Middle Grade and Young Adult books.

Fears and Anxieties American Psychological Association

Five Senses Miss Rumphius Effect (March 2007)

Medical Problems American Psychological Association

Poop and Other Related Topics Miss Rumphius Effect (February 2009)

Psychotherapy American Psychological Association

Self-Esteem American Psychological Association

Top Ten YA Books that Address Teenage Suicide by Michele L. Haiken, Ed.D. Nerdy Book Club (April 2016)

HISTORY

see also Biography and People, Social Studies, War

19 Picture Books about Social Justice Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (January 2016)

Black History Month by Elaine Magliaro @ A Wild Rose Reader (January 2010)

Books for Black History Month by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Books for Women’s History Month by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Literature on Civil Rights for Young Readers by Trevor Cairney @ Literacy, Families and Learning (September 2014)

Read Through History VII: Immigrants by Amy Broadmoore @ Delightful Children’s Books (August 2013)

Slightly More Recent Books about Slavery for Young People by Elizabeth Bird @ A Fuse Eight Production (January 2016)

US History and Children’s Literature by Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site

Women’s History Month by Elaine Magliaro @ A Wild Rose Reader (February 2010)

HOLIDAYS, FESTIVALS & EVENTS

See also Cultures around the World, History, Social Studies
[in date / time-of-year order]

New Year’s Day Books by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Valentine Books by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

10 Spooktacular Children’s Picture Books for Halloween @ Our Little House in the Country (September 2014)

20 of the Best Christmas Books by Bianca Schulze @ The Children’s Book Review (November 2009)

Chinese New Year by Elaine Magliaro @ Wild Rose Reader (February 2010)

Purim Books for Kids Leanna @ All Done Monkey (February 2016)

Purim Picks @ Jewish Book Council (undated)

15 Multicultural Children’s Books about Easter @ Colours of Us (March 2016)

Constitution Day Miss Rumphius Effect (date)

Dia de los Muertos by Bibliovore @ Kid Tested, Librarian Approved (November 2010)

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by Andromeda Jazmon @ A Wrung Sponge (November 2010)

Halloween Books by Elaine Magliaro @ Wild Rose Reader (October 2012)

Halloween Chapter Books (includes early chapter books up to middle grade reading) by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

My Top 10 Halloween Read Alouds by Benji Martin @ Tales of an Elementary School Librarian (October 2015)

Hanukkah Books @ The Horn Book (December 2010)

Picture Books and Poetry Books for Halloween Elaine Magliaro @ A Wild Rose Reader (October 2009)

St. Patrick’s Day Mayra Gruber @ Through the Looking Glass Reviews

Thanksgiving Book Lists, Book Reviews, Resources & Crafts by Elaine Magliaro @ Wild Rose Reader (November 2009)

Multicultural Thanksgiving Picture Books by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Thanksgiving Chapter Books by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Christmas Chapter Book Read Alouds for Families by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Swedish Winter and Christmas Books (in English) by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Multicultural Christmas Books by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

LIFE LESSONS & PERSONAL GROWTH

see also Family Matters, Self Esteem | Sense of Self

Best YA Books for Discussing Social Issues with Teens Growing Readers (January 2014)

LITERATURE

see also Poetry

19th Century Classics by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Classic Books from the 1900s by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Classic Books from the 1910s by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Classic Books from the 1920s by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Classic Books from the 1930s by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Classic Books from the 1940s by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Classic Books from the 1950s (chapter books) by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Books from the 1950s (picture books) by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Classic Books from the 1960s (chapter books) by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Books from the 1960s (picture books) by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Classic Books from the 1970s by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Classic Books from the 1980s by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Classic Books from the 1990s by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

MAGIC

Ra Ra Reads: Girls with Powers Jean Little Library (September 2014)

MATH

see also Concepts, School

Counting Books for Ages 2 to 7 Moms Inspire Learning (July 2009)

Math Poetry Miss Rumphius Effect (March 2007)

Pi Day: Using Children’s Books to Make Math Interactive (March 2016)

When Coins and Picture Books Collide, Part 6 Moms Inspire Learning (September 2009)

Math-themed Books by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Math reference books for elementary school kids by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

MYSTERIES

Early Chapter Book Mysteries by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

NATURE

see also Science, Weather

25 Books for Your Backpack by Jacquie Fisher @ EdVentures for Kids (May 2014)

Books about Trees Fantastic Fun and Learning (August 2014)

Exploring the Natural World, Part 1 Miss Rumphius Effect (April 2007)

Exploring the Natural World, Part 2 Miss Rumphius Effect (April 2007)

Exploring the Natural World, Part 3 Miss Rumphius Effect (April 2007)

Growing Good Kids: Ecology and Gardening-themed Books for Kids Junior Master Gardener (2009)

7 Children’s Books about Rainforests by Amy @ Delightful Childrens Books (March 2011)

Books about rocks by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

PEACE

see also Concepts, Social Studies, War

Picture Books for Peace by Dawn Morris @ Moms Inspire Learning (April 2009)

Top Ten Books for Early Readers that Promote Peace by Catherine Ensley @ Words World and Wings (November 2009)

Top Ten Middle Grade Books that Promote Peace by Catherine Ensley @ Words World and Wings (November 2009)

Top Ten Picture Books that Promote Peace by Catherine Ensley @ Words World and Wings (November 2009)

PEOPLE AND PLACES

see Biography, Community Helpers, Culture, and Social Studies (Geography)

12 Picture Books about Refugees by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (September 2015)

The Best Engineering Books for Kids by  Marnie @ Carrots are Orange (undated)

Books to Inspire Inventors and Engineers by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

President Books (that won’t make you snooze) by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Pirates

Pirates and Scallywags Valerie Baartz, the Almost Librarian (August 2009)

POETRY

see also Literature

10 Diverse Poetry Books for Kids by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (March 2014)

Culturally diverse poetry collections by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Essential Poetry Collections by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015) (guest post at The Pleasantest Thing)

Haiku by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Math Poetry Miss Rumphius Effect (March 2007)

Mother Goose is in the house by Valerie Baatrz @ The Almost LIbrarian (September 2009)

Poetry books that will make you love poetry by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Science Poetry Miss Rumphius Effect (February 2007)

RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY

see also Cultures around the World, Life Lessons & Personal Growth,

Best World Religion Books for Kids by Mia @ Pragmatic Mom (May 2012)

Books for Interfaith Families by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Children’s Books on Holi, the Hindu Spring Festival by Mia @ Pragmatic Mom (March 2016)

Cybils Books of Jewish Interest by Heidi Estrin @ Cybils.com (May 2016)

Forwords Jewish Books for Children

SCARY STUFF

see also Supernatural & Paranormal

Halloween: Not for the Faint of Heart by Melissa @ One Librarian’s Book Reviews (October 2009)

SCHOOL

see also Concepts, Math, Science

5 Great Books about School Anastasia Suen @ 5 Great Books (August 2009)

100 Cool Teachers in Children’s Literature A Year of Reading

100th Day of School Miss Rumphius Effect (February 2007)

Back to School KidsReads.com (undated)

Back to School: Booklists, Book Reviews and Other Resources Wild Rose Reader (August 2009)

Back to School Books and Resources by Elaine Magliaro @ Wild Rose Reader (August 2010)

Back to School Booklist (sorted by grade) Read/Write/Think (undated)

Back to School Monhly Special (by reader age) The Horn Book (August 2007)

Back-to-School Bonanza: Books for Reading Aloud School Library Journal (August 2009)

Backpack: A Back to School Poem Wild Rose Reader (August 2007)

Book Bunch: School Stories Wild Rose Reader (August 2007)

An Exhaustive List of Books about Getting Ready for that Very First Day of School Reading Rumpus (August 2009)

Countdown to Kindergarten Boston Public Library (undated)

Kids’ Books Set in Schools Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site (undated)

More School Poems: Review of School Supplies Wild Rose Reader (September 2007)

Outdoor Education Miss Rumphius Effect (April 2007)

A Perfect Pair: School Stories Wild Rose Reader (August 2007)

Poetry Friday: Going Back to School with Poetry Wild Rose Reader (August 2007)

School Around the Globe Open Wide, Look Inside (January 2008)

School-Related Matters American Psychological Association

School-themed Books by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

SCIENCE

See also Animals, Nature, Weather

55 Science Picture Books by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (March 2014)

Card Catalog – Science by Ms. Yingling Reads (January 2016) + podcast

Early Life (Eggs, Life Cycles) Miss Rumphius Effect (March 2008)

Electricity Miss Rumphius Effect (September 2008)

Food Chains Miss Rumphius Effect (date)

Great Science Books for Kids Pragmatic Mom (April 2014)

Seeds and Growing Things Miss Rumphius Effect (March 2007)

55 Science Picture Books (5 books each for 11 subjects) by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

SCIENCE FICTION

Middle Grade Science Fiction and Fantasy (Updated weekly) Charlotte @ Charlotte’s Library

SEASONS

See also Nature, Weather, Summer Vacation

25 Books for Your Backpack by Jacquie Fisher @ EdVentures for Kids (May 2014)

Fall | Autumn

Winter

Spring

Summer

SELF ESTEEM | SENSE OF SELF

see also Health and Well-being, Life Lessons & Personal Growth

Short List of Books with Introverted Characters Melissa Taylor at Inside Outside Upside Down (January 2009)

Halloween Picture Books about Self-Esteem by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

SOCIAL STUDIES

see also Concepts, Cultures around the World, HistoryHolidays & Events, Peace

Environmental Issues and Concepts

3 Children’s Books about Maps by Amy @ Delightful Children’s Books (February 2011)

Global Awareness, Part 3 by Dawn Morris @ Moms Inspire Learning (September 2009)

Geography (Countries, Continents)

10 Books about South America by Amy @ Delightful Children’s Books (March 2011)
18 Children’s Books about Asia by Amy @ Delightful Children’s Books (April 2011)
25 Picture Books set in New York City by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (August 2014)
50 States Miss Rumphius Effect (date)
Africa Book Recommendations (organized by Country) by Natasha Maw @ Maw Books Blog (October 2009)
African Studies Children’s Africana Book Awards (2006)
Arctic Life Open Wide, Look Inside (January 2009)
Books about France and French Culture Cutting Tiny Bites (August 2014)
China Miss Rumphius Effect (February 2007)
Children’s and Young Adult Books set in Haiti by Mitali Perkins @ Mitali’s Fire Escape (January 2010)
Children’s Books about Costa Rica by Leanna @ All Done Monkey (June 2014)
Map Skills Miss Rumphius Effect (April 2007)
Russian Books for Kids Susan Thomsen @ Chicken Spaghetti (March 2010)
Set in Paris by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Societal Concepts

Best Books for Discussing Social Issues with Teens Growing Readers (January 2014)

Immigration (Contemporary) Miss Rumphius Effect (February 2007)

Read Through History VII: Immigrants by Amy Broadmoore @ Delightful Children’s Books (August 2013)

SPORTS

Baseball

Football

SUMMER VACATION

see also Summer

The Beach: beach bag theme Adlit.org (May 2009)

A Themed Booklist – The Beach,Bookworm’s Booklist (May 2009)

Books to Read During the Summer by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

Nonfiction Summer Reading List  by Erica @ What Do We Do All Day (May 2015)

SUPERNATURAL & PARANORMAL, THE

see also Scary Stuff, Magic

TRANSPORTATION

WEATHER

see also Concepts, Nature, Science

Hurricanes Harris County Public Library

Weather Katie D @ Katie’s Literature Lounge (September 2009)

Favorite Children’s Books about Weather Rebecca @ Sturdy for Common Things (May 2016)

WAR

see also Concepts, HistoryPeace

Books about World War I WorldBookDay.com (July 2014)

Civil War Historical Fiction for Teens by Evanston Public Library

World War II and Holocaust (fiction and nonfiction) by Serena Agusto-Cox & Anna Horner @ Flashlight Worthy Books (March 2010)

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