Topic Books about School and Settling In for Children EYFS & KS1

The Kissing Hand

by Audrey Penn

School is starting but Chester does not want to go. To help ease his fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary.

A Little Bit Brave

by Nicola Kinnear

Logan is a stay-at-home bunny - but it's time for his first adventure, and he doesn't want to go. There's an amazing world outside, if he can just pluck up courage to look. A funny, reassuring book which shows that we're all a lot braver than we think.

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Me and My Fear

by Francesca Sanna

When a young girl has to travel to a new country and start at a new school, her Fear tells her to be afraid. How can she make friends if she doesn't understand their language? A heart-warming tale that shows us the importance of sharing your fears with others.


Under the Love Umbrella

by Davina Bell

A beautiful story about the wonder of ever-present love. A celebration of the comfort that is always with us, wherever we roam in the big, wild world. Perfect for children who are apprehensive about leaving their family to start school.

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The Everywhere Bear 

by Julia Donaldson

The Everywhere Bear has a wonderful time with the children in Class One, but one day he gets more than he bargained for when he falls from a backpack and embarks on his own big adventure! Great for introducing a class toy to take home.  

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The Koala Who Could 

by Rachel Bright

Sometimes change comes along whether we like it or not ... but if you let it, change can be the making of you. Kevin the Koala discovers this and more in this book from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside!

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