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Back to School Books

1st August 2018

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How has it come around so fast?! I'm sure you're more organised than I am and have all your bags packed for the new school term but whether you're counting the days or trying not to think about it, 'Back to School' doesn't have to be terror-inducing. Why not start preparing your children early with some brilliant books that will make them look forward to - rather than dread - the Big Day? 

We've picked our Top Six Back to School Books for you.

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I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen

Give your children a head start at primary school with this fun and engagine wipe-clean activity book.

Designed to complement the National Curriculum, it gently introduces children to the experiences they will have and concepts they will be learning about in their first year at primary school. It also equips parents with the tools and information needed to support their child.

The book includes carefully crafted activities about concepts such as colours, shapes and days of the week, as well as useful information and support for parents. Oh, and a wipe-clean pen!

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Prince George Goes to School

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.

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Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips

Daisy is going on a school trip to Bobbington Hall, with lots of other children and a few teachers. There'll be suits of armour, older toilets and there may even be secret passages. Trouble is, can anyone find them? And what happens if they do? The perfect, laugh-out-loud adventure for readers 6+ from much-loved author, Kes Gray.

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Head Kid

Strictest head + naughtiest boy = chaos.

Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. But there's one big problem: Ryan Ward. The maestro of practical jokes, Ryan has played so many tricks that in the end the Head Teacher just walks out. And then the new Head Teacher, Mr Carter, arrives. A man so strict even the teachers are scared of him. So imagine his surprise - and Ryan's - when they swap bodies.

Now Ryan is Head Teacher - and his mortal enemy is one of his pupils. It's every naughty kid's dream! But soon Bracket Wood School is in a total mess - and only its worst-ever pupil can fix it...

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Lift-the-Flap Engineering

Kids will love lifting the flaps in this fascinating book to discover how engineering works, the many things engineers do, and how engineers are building a better world.

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Boy Underwater

We can see why Adam Baron's children's debut, Boy Underwater, was Waterstones Book of the Month. Like Wonder, it made us laugh, cry and hug our children a little bit tighter.

Cymbeline Igloo (yes, really!) has NEVER been swimming. Not ever. Not once. But how hard can it be? He's Googled front crawl and he's found his dad's old pair of trunks. He's totally ready. What he's not ready for is the accident at the pool - or how it leads his mum to a sudden breakdown.

Now, with the help of friends old and new, Cymbeline must solve the mystery of why his mum never took him near water - and it will turn his whole life upside down...

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