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Back to School Books

1st September 2019

Back to school with illustration of coloured pencils

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 Back to School Books for you.

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Show and Tell

The funny and fantastic new picture book from award-winning and bestselling creative star Rob Biddulph! School has never been so fun!

Meet Class 2L. These kids are excited.
Today's SHOW AND TELL day, and you're all invited!

Come and be schooled in magic and wonder by the award-winning Rob Biddulph, in this brand-new story about how biggest isn't always best!

Packed to the brim with his trademark warm humour, life lessons and pitch-perfect rhyme, this is a story to read together, laugh out loud at, and enjoy over and over again.

The perfect book for boys and girls, to read out loud or enjoy alone.

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Where's Wally? Double Trouble at the Museum: The Ultimate Spot-the-Difference Book!: Over 500 Differences to Spot!

The ultimate search-and-find book with a twist! Join Wally for a fun day at the museum. Search for Wally and his friends amongst the amazing artefacts and exciting exhibitions. And that's not all: this book contains over 500 challenging differences to spot! A totally essential test for eagle-eyed Wally-Watchers!

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Plastic Sucks! You Can Make A Difference

How can YOU help save our planet? This awesome and inspiring guide, written by McFly bassist and environmental activist Dougie Poynter, will show you how to get involved in the mission to cut out single-use plastic.

Plastic is everywhere and it sucks. It fills up our oceans, endangers our wildlife and never goes away. So it's time to take action, find ways to cut down our plastic use and help protect our environment. Together we can make a difference!

As a lifelong supporter of environmental causes and a key player in the campaign to ban microbeads in the UK, Dougie is always on the hunt for ways to reduce and replace plastic. This campaigning book, his first solo authored project, draws on his own experiences in the fight against plastic waste - the problems he's encountered and the solutions he's found. It covers the history of plastic, introduces us to some key campaigners and eco entrepreneurs and is full of top tips and infographics.

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This Is My World

If you were asked to tell someone on the other side of the world about yourself, where would you start?

Perhaps you'd mention your favourite hobbies, the pranks you play on your family, or what you want to be when you grow up. Would you include a selfie or a family photo? A cute snap of your puppy or that awesome shot of you playing your favourite sport?

In this fascinating and fun collection, 84 children from incredibly diverse backgrounds share their stories and photos of what's unique about their lives - from weather, local festivals and hobbies to their favourite sports and food. These personal portraits also reveal the many things children have in common, no matter where they're from.

Discover what it's like to live in an orphanage in Zambezi, by a remote fjord in Greenland, on a cattle ranch in Australia, high up in the Himalaya mountains in Nepal, at an eco-lodge in Costa Rica, and much more.

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You Won't Believe This

From the author of bestselling debut Boy Underwater comes another moving, hilarious novel of friendship and family secrets, which shows that people are people, no matter where they're from.

BOY UNDERWATER WAS SHORTLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE AWARD, AND SELECTED AS WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE MONTH.

Here's something you won't believe: someone is doing TERRIBLE things to Mrs Martin, Cymbeline Igloo's favourite teacher of all time.

Cymbeline has to find the culprit (after he's learned what `culprit' means). He's also got to help his friend Veronique, whose grandma is dangerously ill. It seems Nanai has a secret, connected to her arrival in the UK as a Boat Person from Vietnam, a traumatic journey in which she lost her twin sister. Can Cymbeline figure out the mystery in time?

One thing is for sure: even the most unexpected people can change your life in wonderful ways . . .

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The Flag Book

Welcome to the amazing world of flags! Did you know that each flag is actually a picture that sends a message to everyone who sees it?

In The Flag Book, Lonely Planet Kids introduces you to the flags of every country in the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, and tells you what their design, colours, and images represent, along with lots of other incredible facts.

What's the only country that doesn't have a rectangular flag? Why does Hawaii's state flag feature the UK's Union Jack in one corner? And what do the 13 stripes of the USA's Star Spangled Banner represent? You'll find out the answer to all these and much, much more.

We'll then show you the other fascinating ways flags are used throughout the world. Learn the International Code of Flag Symbols to communicate with ships at sea; read about flags used in sports, like Formula 1's chequered flag; marvel at flags commemorating world records and incredible human achievements; and peer with a microscope at the planet's smallest flag, which is no wider than a human hair.

But that's not all! Travel back in time to the Golden Age of Piracy and have your timbers shivered by the bloodthirsty flags of `Black Bart' Roberts and his fellow pirates sailing the Caribbean.

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Weird but true! 2020: Wild & Wacky Facts & Photos!

This bulging compendium is loaded with jaw-dropping, eye-popping, brain-bending facts and bright, bold photography!

It pairs the planet's weirdest facts with the coolest and strangest true stories. From amazing asteroids, killer plants, peculiar puffins and wonderful wombats, to the world's tiniest buildings, lost cities and strangest sporting heroes.

With engaging infographics and lots of fascinating fact files, this National Geographic fact book for kids explores animals, geography, biology, human achievement, and more. Whether it's bizarre beaches, cool cable cars, floating buildings, or brilliant bugs, this all-new 2020 annual is sure to entertain!

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Picture Books About School

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Picture Books about Starting School

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Getting ready for school

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First School skills

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Starting Nursery and Playgroup

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Non-Fiction & Reference 6 to 8

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Non-Fiction & Reference 9 to 12

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Fiction set in a school 6 to 8

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Fiction set in a School 9+

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