Children's Book Themes Resources

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Here is the collection of children's book theme resource links. Click here to return to the children's writing resource section.

31 Universal Themes in Children's Literature
An article explaining themes in children's literature with a list of 31 universal themes.

Common Themes in Children's Literature
Descriptions of several major themes in children's literature from a Pen and the Pad

Grasping Themes in Literature
An article from Scholastic about finding themes in children's literature. It includes a themes handout.

Themed Booklists from Reading Rockets
A big list of recommended children's books organized by themes, interest and more.

Understanding Children's Writing Genres
An article about the different children's writing genres from baby books to young adult books.