The Summer school holidays are over and it's time for children to go back to school.
For some children they are starting school for the first time. Some children may be very excited about this whilst others may be a little anxious.
Below is a selection of fiction and non-fiction books that you might find useful to assist in preparing your child, and yourself, for their first day of school and help make their transition as smooth as possible.
The first day of school / Toby
Forward; illustrated by Carol Thompson
First Day / Dandi Daley Mackall; illustrated by Tiphanie
It's your first day at school, Annie Claire / Nancy White Carlstrom; illustrated by Margie Moore
Bella goes to school / Ian Whybrow; illustrated by
Countdown to kindergarten / Alison McGhee; illustrated
by Harry Bliss
Jojo's first day jitters / Jane O'Connor; illustrated by Robin
Off to kindergarten / by Tony Johnston ; illustrated by
NON - FICTION BOOKS
Ready, set, go? / Kathy Walker.
Ready, set ... go! : off to school : fun learning activities for 4-year-olds / Becky Daniel.
Starting school : how to help your child be prepared /
Thriving at school : a practical guide to help your child enjoy the crucial school years / Dr John Irvine and John Stewart.
Getting ready to start school: parents and experts share advice and experience / Netmums with Hilary Pereira
and Hollie Smith