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All about starting school or nursery

Meg Comes to School

Some of our favourite books for children who are starting school.

Whether they're nervous or excited, these books are perfect for preparing your little ones for that big step.

  • Lulu’s First Day

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 3-5

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  • Lulu’s First Day

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 3-5

    Reading age:

    Lulu is very excited to be starting preschool – but what will the day involve? Lulu’s overall positive experience is a gentle read…

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  • My First Day

    Author: Leilani Sparrow Illustrator: Dan Taylor

    Interest level: 3-5

    Reading age: 4-6

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  • My First Day

    Author: Leilani Sparrow Illustrator: Dan Taylor

    Interest level: 3-5

    Reading age: 4-6

    This simple and reassuring picture book lets nervous little ones know that there's lots of fun to be had at school or nursery.

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  • Never Take a Bear to School

    Author: Mark Sperring Illustrator: Britta Teckentrup

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

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  • Never Take a Bear to School

    Author: Mark Sperring Illustrator: Britta Teckentrup

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

    This stylish book - all about why it's very wise not to take your bear to school, no matter how afraid you are - will ch…

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  • Starting School

    Author: Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

    Interest level: 3-5

    Reading age: 3+

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  • Starting School

    Author: Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

    Interest level: 3-5

    Reading age: 3+

    Starting School by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is an enchanting picture book for reassuring children who are about to start school for…

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  • Meg Comes to School

    Author: Author Helen Nicoll Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski

    Interest level: 3-5

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  • Meg Comes to School

    Author: Author Helen Nicoll Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski

    Interest level: 3-5

    Reading age:

    When Meg attends Owl's school sports day in a very unusual hat, everyone is in for a big surprise!

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  • Bunny Loves to Learn

    Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Emma Foster and Deborah Melmon

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 5-8

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  • Bunny Loves to Learn

    Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Emma Foster and Deborah Melmon

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 5-8

    Four friends are asked to dress up from someone from the past and create something to do with their respective character.

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  • Jellybean Goes to School

    Author: Margaret Roc Illustrator: Laura Hughes

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Jellybean Goes to School

    Author: Margaret Roc Illustrator: Laura Hughes

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 7+

    Jellybean finds her first day of school a little scary, but she soon finds it easier when she makes a friend.

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