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If you love an exciting action-packed page-turner, this is for you!
Excellent adventures, humorous escapades, treasure hunts, classic adventures, and more
Timeless classics and contemporary graphic novels for kids - Tintin, Raina Telegemeier and beyond!
Magical worlds, monsters, fairytale creatures, gifts and powers, and more
If you enjoy a good belly laugh, we've got a book for you!
Animals have the best adventures, and there's nothing more fun than seeing the world through the eyes of animals
If you can't resist a good whodunit detective mystery, we've got some great suggestions for you!
Time travel, robots, future tech, superheroes, aliens, and more
If spooky stories and goosebumps are your thing, here are some great stories to try
If you live and breathe sport, we've got a book for you. Lists include a mix of fiction and non-fiction books, with general and specific sport categories
Art, craft, games and coding, animals, the natural world, history, real stories about real people, and more
Book lists of award-winning Australian books especially for school kids, organised according to class year. Click on the book covers and explore!
Better Reading (kids and YA)
An Australian-based site with reviews, lists (according to age and theme), feature articles, podcasts and more.
Growing book by book
A US-based site designed to nurture young readers - age and theme-based book lists, and advice for engaging kids.
Get book recommendations, tips and advice, and more, tailored to your child's age (0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13+).
Reading lists organised according to age and theme.
US-based site with themed book lists for kids aged 0-12, as well as tips for struggling readers, information about popular authors, and more.
Fantastic Fiction (children and YA)
Fantastic Fiction is an online catalogue of authors and books, with lists of popular kids and YA authors, and genre lists.
Who next ... ? A guide to children's authors
When kids ask: 'Who can I read next?' or 'Who writes like my favourite author?', the answers are here! Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.
Goodreads (kids books)
Find and read more books you'll love, and keep track of the books you want to read. Be part of the world's largest community of book lovers.
Goodreads is an American social cataloguing website that allows individuals to search its database of books, annotations, quotes and reviews. Users can sign up and register books to generate library catalogues and reading lists.
Borrow a box of 30 books in one of 42 community languages, or download a community language eBook or audiobook on Indyreads