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9 Book Lists With Titles Of All Topics For Kids Of All Ages

Mar 19, 2020

Catching up on reading? If social media is any indicator, that seems to be one of the things people are doing as we socially distance from each other.

Whether you're letting Josh Gad (Frozen's Olaf, though I'm sure you're well aware of that) tell your kids a story on Twitter, or swapping books via the mailbox with your neighbours, stories are a great way for kids to pass the time as these days turn into weeks.

So instead of one book list, here are nine book lists that run the gamut from old to new for ages 0 to 18 covering topics like: self-esteem, dads, sharing, types of families, the autism spectrum, anxiety, classics, gender and disabilities.

8 Children’s Books That Celebrate Individuality And Help Build Self-Esteem

Books for individuality and self-esteem

"On days when my little guy needs a boost, we still reach for I Like Myself!, and over time, we’ve added a few more confidence-building books to our home library as well. Here are a few of our favourite finds." Ages 0 to 8.

See the full list here.

8 Children’s Books That Celebrate A Variety Of Different Dads

Books that celebrate different dads

"With humour and tenderness and inclusivity, children’s book authors are celebrating good dads — in all their different forms — and the special bond that they share with their kids." Ages 0 to 8.

See the full list here.

7 Great Picture Books That Encourage Kids To Share

Books that encourage kids to share

"Sharing is caring, as the saying goes, but it can also be a little complicated sometimes." Ages 2 to 8.

See the full list here.

5 Amazing Books About All Different Types Of Families

Books about different types of families

"These five books — specifically about families — touch on all kinds of familial compositions and living situations and are not only enjoyable to read, but they’re also a great jumping off point for discussions both at school and at home." Ages 0 to 11.

See the full list here.

5 Picture Books That Represent Kids On The Autism Spectrum

Books about kids on the autism spectrum

"This list of five picture books are some of my favourites. You'll notice there is plenty of diversity shown in these books, too — from how the characters are depicted in art, to how the viewpoints are portrayed in their words." Ages 3 to 10.

See the full list here.

Librarians Recommend: 15 Books For Kids Dealing With Anxiety

Books about dealing with anxiety

"But sometimes the best books are the fictional (or mostly fictional) stories showing how others have been able to work with or mediate their own fears and challenges, stories that offer inspiration or even just recognize that others face similar struggles." Ages 2 to 12+.

See the full list here.

Librarians Recommend: 8 Classic Children’s Books That Stand The Test Of Time

Books that are classics

"Here are recommendations from librarians across the country of classics that still hold up, with a more modern perspective." Ages 4 to 12+.

See the full list here.

Librarians Recommend: 10 Books That Deal With Gender Identity Or Sexuality

Books that deal with gender identity or sexuality

"For some kids, checking out these titles can allow them to see themselves or familiar people represented on the page. This might mean a way to understand or process their own feelings or thoughts, or just give them a main character in whom they can recognize themselves." Ages 8 to 13+.

See the full list here.

5 Surprising Chapter Books That Feature Disabilities And Neurodiverse Characters

Books that Feature Disabilities And Neurodiverse Characters

"Unfortunately, it's tough to find books that feature disabled and/or neurodiverse characters in the first place. And it's even more rare to find good books on those topics. Books that are positive, authentic and real." Ages 6 to 18.

See the full list here.

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