Books to help with starting school or kinder

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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Going to School

Going to School

Rose Blake

Explore a day in the life of a little girl at school with an unfolding visual narrative that young children will have fun making out for themselves.

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Maddie's First Day

Maddie’s First Day

Penny Matthews, Liz Anelli

First day of school, new experiences and making friends play centre stage for this book for the pre-school age.

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Don't Worry, Little Crab

Don’t Worry, Little Crab

Chris Haughton

From the multi award-winning picture book maker of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George!, Shh! We Have a Plan and Goodnight Everyone comes a bold new picture book about building up the courage to try something new.

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The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!

The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!

Mo Willems

The pigeon must go to school, but frets about math, learning the alphabet, heavy backpacks, and what the teacher and other birds will think of him.

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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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Miffy at School

Miffy at School

Dick Bruna

Miffy goes to school and has a satisfying day writing, singing, drawing, reading and playing.    

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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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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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Old Friends, New Friends

Old Friends, New Friends

Andrew Daddo, Jonathan Bentley

A brand-new school year! I can't wait! Hang on...None of my old friends are in my new class...

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Ozzie Goes to School

Ozzie Goes to School

Jocelyn Crabb, Danny Snell

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I Don't Want to Go to School

I Don’t Want to Go to School

Stephanie Blake

Country of Origin: France There was once a cheeky little rabbit. You might know him already. When his mother told him, 'Simon, tomorrow is your first day of school!' he replied, 'I'm not going.' Simon - the little...

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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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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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Sticker Dolly Dressing Back to School

Sticker Dolly Dressing Back to School

Fiona Watt, Steven Wood

Lottie, Sara and Zoe are excited about going back to school after the holidays. The girls need to shop for school bags, stationery and books, as well as prepare their clothes and uniforms for different school activities, including...

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Silly Lily and the First Day of Kindergarten

Silly Lily and the First Day of Kindergarten

Jedda Robaard

A spirited and energetic heroine taking young children on the journey of 'firsts'.

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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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George's First Day at Playgroup: Sticker Book

George’s First Day at Playgroup: Sticker Book

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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The Day You Begin

The Day You Begin

Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael Lopez

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpre Illustrator Award winner Rafael Lopez have teamed up to create a...

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The Things I Love About School

The Things I Love About School

Trace Moroney

Addresses the everyday world of preschoolers and encourages them to think about themselves in relation to everything around them.

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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

An activity book specially designed to help children learn to count, read and write either by themselves or with the help of a parent or carer. Age: 3 years + A new title with wipe-clean pages and a special pen, loaded with...

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Get Ready for School Wipe-Clean Words to Copy

Get Ready for School Wipe-Clean Words to Copy

Hannah Watson, Kate Chappell

A wipe-clean activity book that encourages children to write and copy words as carefully as they can. Includes a wipe-clean pen so children can practise again and again, without worrying about mistakes. Illustrations: Full...

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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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Phoenix Goes to School: A Story to Support Transgender and Gender Diverse Children

Phoenix Goes to School: A Story to Support Transgender and Gender Diverse Children

Michelle Finch, Phoenix Finch

Phoenix wants to wear her favourite purple dress to express her gender, but she is scared of being bullied on her first day of school. Follow Phoenix's journey as she arrives at school, makes some friends, stands up for herself,...

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Why I Love School

Why I Love School

Daniel Howarth

Featuring children's own words and heart-warming pictures, this book is a perfect celebration of all that's fun about school!

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First Day

First Day

Margaret Wild, Kim Gamble

On the first day of school...Alex hopes she will make a friend,Salma wants to learn to write NOWStephen is a little bit scared,and Penny is as wriggly as a tadpole.Khalil is the best at tying shoelaces,and Jun just wants to...

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This School Year Will Be the BEST!

This School Year Will Be the BEST!

Kay Winters, Renee Andriani

On the first day of school, new classmates are asked to share what they would most like to happen in the upcoming year. Some kids' hopes are familiar while others are off-the-wall. Everyone's wishes are shown in humorously...

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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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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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How to Hide a Lion at School

How to Hide a Lion at School

Helen Stephens

Lions aren't allowed at school, but Iris's lion doesn't want to be left behind. He even stows away on the school trip to the museum, causing much madness and mayhem as he hides among the exhibits. The third warm and funny...

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Chu's First Day at School

Chu’s First Day at School

Neil Gaiman, Adam Rex

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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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Just Jack

Just Jack

Jane Tanner

Jack was getting ready for his first day at kinder. He wouldn't know anyone. How would he make friends? Then Jack had an idea. He put on his red-and-blue suit, his yellow cape, his special socks, his gumboots and, last of all, his...

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Little Owl's First Day

Little Owl’s First Day

Debi Gliori, Alison Brown

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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

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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Jack's School Stories

Jack’s School Stories

Sally Rippin, Stephanie Spartels

Three favourites from Hey Jack! Join in with this hilarious blockbuster series from the award-winning Sally Rippin, author of the Billie B Brown series!

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I'm Starting School: First Phonics

I’m Starting School: First Phonics

Pat-a-Cake, Becky Down

Essential wipe-clean activity books that give children a head start at primary school.

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I'm Starting School: First Writing

I’m Starting School: First Writing

Pat-a-Cake, Becky Down

Essential wipe-clean activity books that give children a head start at primary school.

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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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