Great Books About Starting School (3-7)

Beat the first-day nerves

Your first day at school can be a scary time. These books are an entertaining way to help your child get ready to start school and work through any nerves.

Topsy and Tim Start School cover

1. Topsy and Tim Start School

Jean and Gareth Adamson
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? cover

4. How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?

Jane Yolen and Mike Teague (Illus)
Chu's First Day at School cover

5. Chu's First Day at School

Neil Gaiman and Adam Rex (Illus)
Starting School cover

8. Starting School

Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School cover

9. Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School

Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds (Illus)
First Week at Cow School cover

10. First Week at Cow School

Andy Cutbill and Russell Ayto (Illus)
Going to School cover

14. Going to School

Anna Civardi and Stephen Cartwright (Illus)
Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf Who Wouldn't Go to School cover

15. The Wolf Who Wouldn't Go to School

Caryl Hart and Leonie Lord (Illus)
Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School cover

16. Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School

Simon Puttock and Ali Pye (Illus)

List created by

Lynsey Rogers

Lynsey Rogers is the writer development co-ordinator with Scottish Book Trust.