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Starting School
Author: Janet Ahlberg
Illustrator: Allan Ahlberg
How this book may help: Providing a good overview of what happens at a typical primary school. A good starting point to encourage children to talk about anxieties and emotions they may be experiencing related to starting school.
The text is very straight-forward from the start, using lists (children's names, play-activities,... read more

Tags: school, friends, shyness, swimming

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Where's My Peg?: My First Day at School
Author: Jen Green
Illustrator: Mike Gordon
How this book may help: May help a child who is about to start in reception class.
This book takes a chronological look at a little boy’s whole first day at school. The little boy... read more

Tags: school

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This Book Belongs to Aye-Aye
Author: Richard Byrne
Illustrator: Richard Byrne
How this book may help: This entertaining book explores the idea of 'being different'. The central character has less conventional looks than his classmates, but the story reveals that his kindness and intelligence are more important than the way he looks. The book also has an anti-bullying message.
The hero of the story is Aye-Aye (an Aye-Aye is a rather curious-looking animal that lives in the... read more

Tags: being different, bullying, co-operation, friends, helping, persistence, prejudice, school

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The Gotcha Smile
Author: Rita Philips Mitchell
Illustrator: Alex Ayliffe
How this book may help: Acknowledging anxieties that some children may feel about making new friends and starting school. Provides positive suggestions for overcoming shyness.
It is Clarine's first day at her new school, she is keen to make lots of friends but things don't... read more

Tags: school, friends, confidence, shyness

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Billy and the Big New School
Author: Catherine Anholt
Illustrator: Laurence Anholt
How this book may help: Allaying fears associated with starting school.
Billy is starting big school next day and is very nervous. He worries about all the things that... read more

Tags: school, growing up, bullying

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Monsters Not Allowed
Author: Tracey Hammett
Illustrator: Jan McCafferty
How this book may help: A story that may help children understand that if you give someone who is different a chance you may actually really like them and they can do really well in class with some self esteem.
A monster tiptoes into Fidget School one day. The monster is blue and hairy and very disruptive... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, school

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Back to School Tortoise
Author: Lucy M. George
Illustrator: Merel Eyckerman
How this book may help: It shows how even though we all worry about situations, they usually turn out to be a lot more fun than we first thought.
After a lovely summer holiday Tortoise is going back to school, on his way he worries about... read more

Tags: anxiety, confidence, friends, school

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Dyslexia (talking It Through)
Author: Althea
Illustrator: Frances Cony
How this book may help: This is an informative and positive book which covers many different types of dyslexia. It addresses the prejudices people with dyslexia sometimes come up against.
The book features six fictitious children who all have dyslexia of varying types, including... read more

Tags: dyslexia, prejudice, reading, school

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I Can't Hear Like You (Talking it Through)
Author: Althea
Illustrator: Bridget Dowty
How this book may help: This book should give hearing children an insight into the experiences of a deaf child. Deaf children may relate to the boy in the story.
Tom, who is a young deaf boy, narrates his story. He tells the reader how he wears a hearing aid to... read more

Tags: bullying, deafness, doctor, emotions, fears, friends, health, prejudice, school

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But Martin
Author: June Counsel
Illustrator: Neal Layton
How this book may help: Difference/Friendship/Fitting In
Four very different children arrive at school expecting an ordinary day but then Martin, the... read more

Tags: friends, diversity, being different, anxiety, school

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Start School (Topsy and Tim)
Author: Jean and Gareth Adamson
Illustrator: Belinda Worsley
Publisher's summary: "Follow Topsy and Tim as they learn where to hang their coats, find out all about the classroom and..." read more

Tags: school

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I am Too Absolutely Small for School (Charlie and Lola)
Author: Lauren Child
Illustrator: Lauren Child
Publisher's summary: "Although Lola agrees with her brother that it would be useful to learn how to write, read and..." read more

Tags: school

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Manners in School
Author: Arianna Candell
Illustrator: Rosa M.Curto
How this book may help: By encouraging children to behave in a thoughtful, polite and caring manner at school.
Publisher's summary: "The 'Manners' series shows children how to resolve small difficulties they might face in their..." read more

Tags: behaviour, bullying, co-operation, compliance, diversity, friends, hygiene, politeness, prejudice, school, sharing

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