Two Books of the Day For Starting School

Because we are looking at an important subject, Starting School there are two books for Book of the Day today:


1              Starting School by Allan Ahlberg (Author), Janet Ahlberg (Author)


Paperback:           32 pages

Age Range:           3 – 5 years

Publisher:              Puffin


Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s classic, Starting School.

From first day nerves to finding your peg, this reassuring read is full of humour and fun for children and parents alike. A classic picture book which offers advice and enjoyment for the whole family before school starts.

Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber’s mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children’s writers. He has published over 100 children’s books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY POSTMAN – both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Bath.



2              Prince George Goes to School by Caryl Hart (Author), Laura Ellen Anderson (Illustrator)

Paperback:           32 pages

Age Range:           3 – 5 years

Publisher:              Orchard Book


Prince George is starting school! There will be new faces, new friends, lots of new things to learn … as well as new challenges, like taking turns! How will the young royal enjoy his latest epic adventure?

This hilarious, fun-packed royal story is the perfect book to reassure your own little prince or princess that starting school doesn’t have to be scary.

Praise for Prince George and the Royal Potty:


‘Funny, rhyming potty-training romp with a royal twist’ – Bookseller