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First Day of School

Do you have a little one starting primary school or kindergarten this year? It can be both an exciting and scary time for children (and their parents)!

To help you transition through and celebrate this special time, we've put together the following selection of picture books all around starting school.

All the Words You Need to Know Before You Start School
by Felicity Brooks
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Back to School Tortoise
by Lucy George
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Bear's Big Day
by Salina Yoon
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Big Boys Cry
by Jonty Howley
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Boneparte Falls Apart
by Margery Cuyler
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Brave
by Lynn Fay Jenkins
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Chu's First Day at School
by Neil Gaiman
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Eva and Sadie and the Best Classroom Ever!
by Jeff Cohen
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First Day
by Andrew Daddo
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First Day at Skeleton School
by Sam Lloyd
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Going to School
by Rose Blake
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Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School
by David Melling
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I Don't Want to Go to School
by Stephanie Blake
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I'm Ready for Preschool
by Jedda Robaard
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Joseph Was Not Going to School
by Ellen Madden
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Kindergarten Countdown!
by Marjorie Blain Parker
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Little Hedgehog's Big Day
by Heidi Howarth
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Little Nic's Big Day
by Nic Naitanui
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Little Owl's First Day
by Debi Gliori
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Maddie's First Day
by Penny Matthews
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Ming Goes to School
by Deirdre Sullivan
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Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten
by Marc Tolon Brown
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Monster Academy
by Jane Yolen
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Mum at School
by √Čric Veill√©
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My First Day at School
by Rosie Smith
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My Friend Ernest
by Emma Allen
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Old Friends, New Friends
by Andrew Daddo
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Oliver and his Alligator
by Paul Schmid
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On the First Day of School
by Paul Crumble
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Ozzie Goes to School
by Jocelyn Crabb
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Silly Lily and the First Day of Kindergarten
by Jedda Robaard
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Snap!
by Janet Anne Holmes
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Spot Goes to School
by Eric Hill
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The Colour Monster Goes to School
by Anna Llenas
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The Giggly Guide of How to Behave at School
by Philippe Jalbert
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The Kissing Hand
by Audrey Penn
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The Pigeon HAS to Go to School
by Mo Willems
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The Terrible Suitcase
by Emma Allen, illustrated by Freya Blackwood
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The Things I Love About School
by Trace Moroney
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Twig
by Aura Parker
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Victoria Bubbles and the Great Preschool Adventure
by Lizzie Dingle
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Why I Love School
by Daniel Howarth
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