> Skip to content

It’s a big step, but their favourite characters are right there with them.

Some children will be a little nervous about starting school (and maybe you are too), but don’t worry, you can help them to thrive. It’s all about meeting new challenges – an exciting time full of changes that’s worth celebrating. From prepping for the school days ahead to devloping confidence and supporting what they’re learning, here are some books to give kids the best start at school.

More Book Lists

Refugee Week

Books to educate and reflect on the plight of refugees in Australia.

Penguin English Library

Iconic books, beautifully designed.

Off the Beaten Track

Books to lead readers far from the comforts of home.

Pop-up Peekaboo

Hours of fun for parents and babies with pop-ups galore and textures for little hands.

DK Eyewitness Series

DK’s formidable children’s series where bite-sized facts leap off the page

Life in Short

Short story collections to spellbind, astonish and delight.