Starting School - AHLBERG, J
A whole term of 'big' school, right from day one to the end of term Christmas play and party.
Billy and the Big New School - ANHOLT, L
Billy's fear of starting school proves to be groundless as he settles into his first day quite happily.
First Day at School - BARBER, N
A simple look at what happens when you go to school.
Funny Fred - COPLANS, P
A reassuring story in which Fred gathers everything he is told he needs for school and is finally happy to be told he needs very little.
Talkabout My Big School - DUNGWORTH, R
Introduction to starting school, moving on from nursery. A reassuring book with fun flaps.
Dinosaur Starts School - EDWARDS, P
All dinosaur’s worries about this first day at school are answered by his small friend. Very reassuring.
Silly School - FITZPATRICK, M
Beth doesn’t want to go to ‘silly school’ whatever her family says until she realises all her friends will be there.
The First Day of School - FORWARD, J
Follows child’s first day at school alongside mother’s day at work. Text applies to both mother and child.
Back to school tortoise - GEORGE, L
A funny story with a twist- even the teacher worries about going back to school.
Where's My Peg? My First Day at School - GREEN, J
With a limited text and cartoon style illustrations, this book reassuringly explores the new experiences of the first day at school.
I Don't Want To! - GRINDLEY, S
James doesn't want to go to school on his first day, but he gradually changes his mind when he sees what fun it is. Excellent picture book to use with child about to start school.
At School - HUNT, R
A basic introduction to starting school in an early reading format.
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My First Day at School - HUNTER, R
A colourful and attractive book for children starting out on school life. Reassuring and informative.
Our Class - IMPEY, R
A book about Reception Class children in typical everyday school situations. Will reassure those who are about to start school or who are unsure during their early days.
All my friends - LOBEL, G
A useful story about changing schools and making new friends. Keisha feels ill at the thought of going to her new school again. Then she finds a little wooden doll which helps her to make some good friends.
A Pocketful of Kisses - MCALLISTER, A
Digby mole isn’t too sure about going back on the second day of school, but mum has a simple idea that reassures him and helps him to make a friend.
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? - MARTIN, B
A useful book for children who don’t like leaving their carers to go to nursery or school. Kitty Cat tries all ways to delay going out, but does when what their parent asks in the end.
First Friend - MATTINGLEY, C
A reassuring story about a little girl who moves from a small school to a big new school. She finds old friends in library books and starts to make new friends.
Leaving Mrs Ellis - ROBINSON, C
Deals with the familiar anxiety a child at school feels when they change teacher for the first time. Quite a long story but a good one to talk about.
Splat the Cat - SCOTTON, R
It’s Splat’s first day at school and he’s worried. He learns to overcome his worries and there is a reassuring ending.
Ned - YOUNG, S
Ned is a lumpy, green toy donkey belonging to Emily who is going to school for the first time. According to Emily it is Ned who is scared, can't eat his breakfast and in need of cuddles and reassurance! After Ned gets lost on the first day, Emily decides he would be happier at home.
Harry and the Dinosaurs Go To School - WHYBROW, I
A reassuring tale of Harry’s first day at school, covering the school day routines and the feelings of anxiety experienced.