Starting School

Starting School Booklist On this booklist we have picked a selection of recommended books to read to children starting school for the first time. It’s normal for young children to feel all sorts of emotions about starting in Reception, from excitement and anxiety to apparent indifference – and picturebooks can be a great way to […]

Starting School

Are you starting school? How exciting! Following a number of children’s first experiences, this picture book takes children right from their very first day to the end of the school year. This reassuring read will support even the most nervous school-starter, exploring each emotion, from fear to excitement, with care. The perfect read to start […]

Lulu’s First Day

Everyone’s favourite reading role model is back! Book-loving Lulu is excited to start pre-school. It will be like storytime at the library, but she will stay by herself. Everyone gets up super early to make sure they are ready. There’s so much to do at pre-school: Lulu makes a new friend, reads, plays dresses up […]

When a Dragon Goes to School

The perfect book for any little dragon (or child) getting ready to start school or nursery! This delightful rhyming follow-up to When a Dragon Comes to Stay by award-winning picture book creators Caryl Hart and Rosalind Beardshaw is full of recognisable pre-school behaviour. When a dragon goes to school, will she enjoy a book in […]

Mouse’s Big Day

Mouse’s Big Day is a warm and funny story about friendship, that’s perfect for any child who is starting school or nursery. It’s Mouse’s first day at school and she’s feeling a little nervous . . . in fact, she doesn’t want to go at all. Luckily, there’s a class full of new friends waiting […]

Topsy and Tim: Start School

Topsy and Tim Start School is a perfect, reassuring picture book for children who are just about to start school. Along with favourite characters Topsy and Tim, children will learn what to expect in lessons, in the playground – even in the canteen – and, more importantly, that school can be fun! The Topsy and […]

I Have to Start at School Today

Another laugh-out-loud picture book from the award-winning author of You Must Bring a Hat, I Don’t Know What to Call My Cat and Be More Bernard . I have to start at school today. “You’ll have such fun!” my parents say. I know they think I’ll be okay, But what if things don’t go my […]

I Am Too Absolutely Small For School

Charlie’s little sister Lola is nearly big enough to go to school. But Lola is not so sure… Lola says, “I am absolutely not BIG. I am still really quite small. I probably do not have time to go to school. I am too extremely busy doing important things at home.” This classic first-day-at-school tale […]

Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf Who Wouldn’t Go To School

Whiffy Wilson doesn’t know how to hold a pen and has never looked in a book, but fortunately his friend Dotty is on hand to show him that school is fun. Soon, Whiffy is in his element, and when he gets a gold star for all his work he realises that school is the BEST […]

The Kissing Hand

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester’s fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has […]