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'Is your child starting school in Year R in September?

Here are a selection of titles from a new book list  called 'Ready for School' that you can download below or pick up from your local library. It features books grouped together on a variety of topics, but all with the common thread of being great fun. An enjoyable way to prepare for school in the autumn.'

Rhythm and rhyme - Fun with words and verses

  • Hairy Maclary’s hat tricks - Lynley Dodd
    The rhyming text bowls along just like the windy weather. A lively new story featuring a favourite character.

  • Edward built a rocketship - Michael Rack & Graham Ross
    An adventure in rhyme as Edward blasts off into space.

Traditional tales - A new look at some old favourites

  • Counting: a child’s first 123 - Alison Jay
    A fairytale counting adventure with lots of traditional characters to spot along the way.

  • The gingerbread man - Mairi MacKinnon
    A favourite story retold with plenty of opportunities for children to join in.

Stories for sharing - Bedtime, lunchtime, anytime!

  • Come on Digby! - Caroline Jayne Church
    A fun story about an uncooperative flock of sheep, with a message about the importance of manners.

  • Wendel’s workshop - Chris Riddell
    Amazingly detailed pictures accompany a story with an understated environmental theme.