3 books to make the first day at school less daunting

Starting School

by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

The daddy (and mummy) of all starting school books. Fun pictures and gentle humour cover all the important stuff, from pegs to playtime. A lovely, re-assuring read that never seems to date.

Lucy and Tom at School

by Shirley Hughes

Hughes’s timeless illustrations bring school to life in this book about two siblings and their first experience of school. Makes ideal family reading for those with siblings at different stages in school and pre-school.

Come to School, too, Blue Kangaroo

by Emma Chichester Clark

Featuring Lily and her favourite soft toy, Blue Kangaroo. This is a re-assuring and funny romp through school with two contrasting personalities showing us how differently children can feel about this milestone event.

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