Recommended Reads for New Reception Starters

Starting school can be a daunting time for children (and parents!). These book are great for easing any nerves and gently preparing children for what to expect when they start reception – perfect for recommending to parents or keeping in the classroom.

First Day – Activity Book

Gently introduce your child to the experiences they will have and the concepts they will be learning about in their first year at school with this essential wipe-clean activity book. Designed to compliment the National Curriculum it also equips parents with the tools they need to support their child.

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School of Roars

Help children prepare for school life with these books featuring characters from the CBeebies series School of Roars. The books follow the friendly monsters as they have fun discovering and learning new things at school.

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Reading Champion

Developed with literacy experts, these independent reading books are perfect for supporting and developing the reading skills your child will learn at school.

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I’m Starting School

These wipe clean books and fun flashcards are perfect for giving your child a head start at school as they encourage children to practise, practise, practise.

The series includes First Phonics, First Numbers and First Writing.

New Adventures: My New School

A reassuring picture book aimed at gently supporting children with any worries or fears about starting school.

The story shows what happens on a first day at school and shows ways that children can help themselves to ease the transition.

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Behaviour Matters

These charming, funny picture books are perfect for exploring different emotions with young children and explaining why behaviour matters.

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