Books for Little Ones Starting School in 2016


Is your little one starting school this year?

Here are 3 great books you could read to them in the lead up to their first day.  Each book is unique in its style and emphasises a different aspect of the ‘first day’ experience – but all are really enjoyable.

Reading stories to your kids about what they can expect on their first day can help calm any jitters they may have – but equally – get them excited about their new adventure to School!

Starting School by Jane Godwin & Anna Walker

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This is a beautifully written and illustrated book (as are all by this duo!). It follows the story of 5 children all off to school for the first time and how their experiences and feelings are different. There are new friends to make, fun ways to learn and lots of new things to discover… The simple words and ideas used together with the detailed illustrations will help your child feel comfortable about taking this big step.

(Currently $25 from major bookshops)

First Day by Andrew Daddo and Jonathan Bentley

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Who is more nervous on the first day of school? Mum or the kids? This book follows the morning routine and the beautiful reunion at the end of the day.

“…Remember what we always say: the best bit about waving goodbye is the next wave will be hello.”

(Currently $10 at BigW)

Wombat’s First Day At School


If your kids enjoy the humour and simplicity of this series – they will love this book.
When Mothball discovers a new hole it leads her right to the local school…She is about to have another adventure…

(Currently $18 at BigW).

May your little ones enjoy their first day and the adventures of school that follow.



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