This September my daughter is starting school. It’s a big step and I’ve been on the hunt for the best books to help prepare her for the transition to school. Here are my top ten fiction and non-fiction books with emotional wellbeing and educational themes that will help children starting school. Plus a bonus bingo game!
The twelve books I am showcasing today all celebrate our Earth’s wonderful oceans and seas, the creatures within them and what we can do to protect them.
Five beautifully illustrated, sturdy books all find unique and quirky ways to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) for little ones to enjoy
With cut-out sections that peep through to glittery moonlight on the sleepy farm, this dreamy board book was an instant hit.
Mother's Day picture books Dreams for our Daughters Songs for our Sons How to Spot a Mum I Love Mummy Every Day Love
Super duper picture book duo, Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, have just released a new SUPER board book, Super Squad, to accompany the Supertato series.
This sensory board book for babies, encourages clapping whilst reminding them of the best of lockdown – community spirit and gratitude for our key workers. For every sale of Clap Hand for Key Workers, 35p will be donated to NHS Charities Together.
From Aware to Zen, Calm teaches mindfulness and meditation concepts with a different word for each letter of the alphabet.
This spotlight features an interview with the author of a picture book and simplified board book that has really resonated with me. In these mirrored books, a mixed race girl is wondering why her skin colour is different to both her parents. Through a metaphor of painting, Tania and illustrator, Vanja, show Violet’s journey of identity and being proud to be who she is.
Rooster has woken up Sam the farm dog. There are lots of different noises on the farm, but what animals can Sam hear? And can you spot the animal’s babies – they might be hiding!
Mum is trying to get Billy ready for nursery but they are running very late! Can Mum finally get Billy to nursery and will she remember the most important thing of all?
This joyful rhyming board book follows the Christmas adventures of Ruby Reindeer who is helping Santa deliver Christmas presents.
This rhyming board book is a fun and bright retelling of the Christmas story. Drawing on Luke 2:10-11, children see the Good News being spread far and wide.
From star to chimney, snowman and carrots, this book is perfect for little ones wanting to spot all their favourite Christmassy things.
When a young child receives a blue scooter for their birthday, they are over the moon! But it’s a bit harder to ride than it looks...