Kids' Stories by Subject & What Book Comes Next?

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Find picture books

Find fiction 

Find what book comes next?

Find picture books

Find stories for young children on a theme or subject:

Not sure what we call your subject? Try this clickable list of subject names (headings):
Picture-book subject headings (alphabetical list)

Tips

  • If you don't see your subject in the list above, look for it in our Picture-book subject index [PDF]. (updated December 2016)
  • You can combine subjects. For example, enter BEARS CANADIAN AUTHORS to find stories about bears by Canadian authors.
  • Need to return to this page? From the library catalogue, choose Explore, then Kids' Stories by Subject. (coming soon, Nov 2015)
  • You can also search for stories by subject in our classic catalogue or ask us to print a list of books on your subject.
  • Your results may include books from these collections: Picture Books (je), First Books (jfb), Easy Readers (jer), and Folk and Fairy Tales (398.2).

Find fiction

Find stories for older children on a subject or in a genre: 

Not sure what we call your subject? Try this clickable list of subject names (headings):
Fiction subject headings (alphabetical list)

Tips:

  • If you don't see your subject in the list above, look for it on our Fiction Subject Index [PDF]. (updated December 2016)
  • You can combine subjects. For example, enter MYSTERIES RELUCTANT READERS to find mysteries for reluctant readers.
  • Need to return to this page? From the library catalogue, choose Explore, then Kids' Stories by Subject. (coming soon November 2015)
  • You can also search for stories by subject in our classic catalogue or ask us to print a list of books on your subject.
  • Your results may include books from these collections: Fiction (j), Graphic Novels (j), First Chapter Books (jfcb), and Storybooks (jsb - picture books for older children).

What Book Comes Next?

Need to know the order of books in a children's fiction series? See What Comes Next? [PDF] for the order of books in the series BPL owns (last updated January 2013).

Tips:

  • The list is alphabetical by the author's last name.
  • To search the list for a name, series, or title, press control-F, then use the search box at the bottom of the screen.
  • If you're looking for series in a certain genre (such as mysteries), or series that are similar to a popular series (such as Harry Potter), see Series by Genre [PDF].
  • Not sure what names we use for genres? See our list of Genre/Subject Headings [PDF].
  • Each branch of BPL has printouts of the PDFs listed above.

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