Books to help with starting school or kinder

MY FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL PBK

MY FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL PBK

Rosie Smith, Bruce Whatley

On my first day, I will meet new friends and learnnew things... What about you? Whether big or small, feathered or furry, the first day of school can be a lot of fun! Beautifully illustrated with delightful animals, My First...

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Little Nic's Big Day

Little Nic’s Big Day

Nic Naitanui, Fatima Anaya

Nic is nervous about his first day...but with the help of his mum and a whole class of new friends, it might just be the best day ever.

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The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!

The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!

Mo Willems

Korean edition of The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! by Mo Willems. Willems is a three-time Caldecott Honor winner, Sesame Street veteran animator and Emmy Award-winner and the author of Knuffle Bunny (2005 Caldecott Honor Award). In...

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Grug Goes to School

Grug Goes to School

Ted Prior

What will you learn at school today with Grug? This classic Aussie hero is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters!

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Spot Goes to School

Spot Goes to School

Eric Hill

Suitable for parents readying themselves and their children for the concept of school, and all the fun that can be had there, this title helps young children learn along with everyone's favourite puppy, Spot, and his friends.

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 Read reviewStarting School

Starting School

Jane Godwin, Anna Walker

From Jane Godwin and Anna Walker comes this beautiful book focusing on the experiences and feelings of five very different children as they begin at school for the first time. Jane's simple words and ideas combine with Anna's...

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First Day

First Day

Andrew Daddo, Jonathan Bentley

The must-have picture book for every child starting school, with a clever twist all parents will relate to! Are you ready?

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Peppa Pig: George's First Day at Playgroup

Peppa Pig: George’s First Day at Playgroup

It is George's first day at playgroup and Peppa doesn't really want him there. But when all of her friends want a little brother too, will Peppa change her mind?

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I am Too Absolutely Small for School

I am Too Absolutely Small for School

Lauren Child

Although Lola agrees with her brother that it would be useful to learn how to write, read and count, she can't go to school because her invisible friend's too nervous to go.

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The School Book

The School Book

Todd Parr

Beloved and New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr uses his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity to introduce readers to all the wonderful things they can do at school, where everyone is welcome!

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Starting School

Starting School

Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

From first day nerves to finding your peg, this reassuring read is full of humour and fun for children and parents alike. It offers advice and enjoyment for the whole family before school starts.

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 Read reviewThe Ultimate Animal Counting Book

The Ultimate Animal Counting Book

Jennifer Cossins

Can you count 1 blue whale? Probably. How about 16 lions? Or 42 penguins? Or 100 fairy flies? You'll see all these animals and more in CBCA Award-winner Jennifer Cossins' The Ultimate Animal Counting Book, and learn...

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Wipe-Clean 123

Wipe-Clean 123

Felicity Brooks, Nicola Hall, Stacey Lamb

Includes wipe-clean pages and a special pen, loaded with special activities to help children learn their first numbers. This title includes each activity that is specially designed to help children learn to count, either by...

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Grug Goes to School

Grug Goes to School

Ted Prior

What will you learn at school today with Grug?

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This Is Our House

This Is Our House

Michael Rosen, Bob Graham

A gentle tale for pre-schoolers, introducing the concept of sharing in the playground from multi award winning author and poet Michael Rosen.

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Billie's School Stories

Billie’s School Stories

Sally Rippin, Aki Fukuoka

What does the B in Billie B Brown stand for? Books, backpacks and best friends! Join Billie B Brown in her three favourite school stories!

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Wombat Goes to School

Wombat Goes to School

Jackie French, Bruce Whatley

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Alfie at Nursery School

Alfie at Nursery School

Shirley Hughes

Alfie loves Nursery School - and so does Annie Rose! She can't wait to go there with him - in fact she's so desperate to join in that she gets Alfie into a very sticky situation in this collection of nursery school tales.

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The Conversation Train

The Conversation Train

Joel Shaul

This inventive picture book uses the metaphor of a train to clearly explain basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). As well as attractive color photographs of trains, the book also...

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Goose Goes to School (Book & CD)

Goose Goes to School (Book & CD)

Laura Wall

First published in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK, by Award Publications Limited in 2012.

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Look, There's a Hippopotamus in the Playground Eating Cake

Look, There’s a Hippopotamus in the Playground Eating Cake

Hazel Edwards, Deborah Niland

Starting school can be scary, but nothing is impossible when you have a hippopotamus who lives on your roof, and eats cake! So, a little girl takes her hippopotamus along to school, and together they face those first-day-at-school...

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