Are you looking for some books about starting school or returning to school to help your child adjust to the next stage? Here are my top recommendations for you!
How to be a Friend - Sarah Ayoub
A third picture book from dynamite pairing, Sarah Ayoub and Mimi Purnell.
Do you know what it takes to be a friend,
someone on whom someone else depends?
Just a few ingredients, tips and tricks,
Make the perfect friendship mix!
A lyrical story with heartfelt ideas about what it means to be a good friend from the team that brought us The Love That Grew.
Ready, Set, Big School - Play School
Maurice is getting ready to start big school. He's excited and a bit nervous too.
His friends are here to take this step with him, to make new friends and begin their learning adventure together.
The Play School Mindfully Me series helps children and their carers tackle life's challenges together - big or small.
The Crayons Go Back to School - Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
The crayons are getting ready to go back to school, and each crayon has a subject they're looking forward to the most. They're also ready to meet new friends. . . and let loose during their very favorite time of day: art class. A humorous, small hardcover back-to-school story from everyone's favorite school supplies.
First Day - Andrew Daddo and Jonathan Bentley
Are you ready? It'll be fun! You'll make new friends. New BFFs! You might have to be a bit brave ... It's the first day of school, but who is the most nervous about the big day?
An adorable picture book about first-day nerves from the team who brought you I DO IT and CHECK ON ME.
Wombat Goes to School - Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
She sleeps. She eats. She scratches - and finds a hole. When Mothball discovers a new hole, it unexpectedly leads her to the local school.
The children learn that wombats love carrots and grass, while Mothball learns that lunch boxes contain very few carrots, that sports sheds can be a good place to have a nap, and that when you're brown and round, it's not a good idea to get too close to a ball…
The Wild Guide to Starting School - Laura and Phillip Bunting
Hey, wild thing! Are you about to start school? Then it's time to get set for your wildest adventure yet.
Follow this simple guide and you'll learn everything you need to know.
The familiar and much loved animals from previous Bunting tales "Mopoke, Kookaburra, Liarbird, Koala, Quokka, and a few new friends" guide you from starting the day just right (mmm, GumFlakes) to first day jitters, meeting teachers, making friends, lunch time, home time and all the things in between!
The Pigeon HAS to go to School
The Pigeon is about to get SCHOOLED. Do YOU think he should go? Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! Well ... almost everything. And what if he doesn’t like it? What if the teacher doesn’t like him? I mean, what if he learns TOO MUCH!?!
Starting School - Jane Goodwin and Anna Walker
Tim, Hannah, Sunita, Joe and Polly are all off to school for the first time. Would you like to meet them and see how they go? There are new friends to make, fun ways to learn, and lots of different things to discover.
From Jane Godwin and Anna Walker comes this beautiful book focussing 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 gentle and detailed illustrations to help children feel comfortable about taking this big step.