Tim, Hannah, Sunita, Joe and Polly are all off to school for the first time. Would you like to meet them and see how they go? There are new friends to make, fun ways to learn, and lots of different things to discover.
As a primary school teacher, of course I don’t have favourite students. But as a primary school teacher librarian…I absolutely have some favourite books, and ‘Starting School’ is one of them. I remember the first time I read this *perfect* picture book and just wanting to be able to share it with every family who had a little one about to start school, and every primary school teacher I knew. If you have a Story Box Library subscription through your school, kindy or public library, or you have a personal subscription, you can watch ‘Starting School’ being read here and they have a number of other great stories by Jane Godwin and Anna Walker also available.
This gentle story takes little people through a day at school and invites them to walk through the school environment from the safety of the lap of a loved adult. There is an enormous amount to explore in this book on multiple re-readings and it is the perfect conversation starter for you to talk with your own child or your students about all manner of worries, hopes and ideas about what school is going to be for them.
About the Author
Jane Godwin is the highly acclaimed author of many books for children including The Family Tree, Sebby, Stee, the Garbos and Me, The True Story of Mary, Little Cat and the Big Red Bus, Falling From Grace, and Today We Have No Plans.
About the Illustrator
Anna Walker's illustrations have appeared in magazines, on greeting cards and albums for the past twelve years.