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Picture Books About Starting Nursery

Picture books about starting nursery are ideal for helping children navigate the exciting yet sometimes daunting transition to a new environment. With colourful illustrations and heart-warming stories, these books can help ease any worries and anxieties about starting a new preschool or nursery. They often feature relatable characters who face similar challenges, teaching kids valuable lessons about friendship, courage, and embracing new experiences. Check out these wonderful stories about starting nursery!

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Meekoo and the Little Nursery

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Nicola Slater
0-2
A charming and interactive board book with five funny sound-buttons to press! Meekoo is going to nursery today and there's just so much to do. All little readers will love to hear the nursery sounds as the children play music, bounce the ball, and even flush the loo! But when…
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Bizzy Bear: Nursery Time

Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
Robust, busy board books to entertain babies and toddlers Five easy-to-use sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! This story needs YOU! By pushing, pulling and turning the mechanisms, little hands can move the story onto the…
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When a Dragon Goes to School

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
The perfect book for any little dragon (or child) getting ready to start school or nursery! This delightful rhyming follow-up to When a Dragon Comes to Stay by award-winning picture book creators Caryl Hart and Rosalind Beardshaw is full of recognisable pre-school behaviour. When a dragon goes to school, will…
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Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School

Written by Simon Puttock Illustrated by Ali Pye
0-2
Winner of the 2016 Bookbug Children's Book Prize, a Scottish Children's Book Award voted for by children! A gentle, reassuring picture book, perfect for little ones who are about to start school. It's Mouse's first day at Miss Moon's Moonlight School for all the small creatures of the night but…
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Owl Wants to Share at Moonlight School

Written by Simon Puttock Illustrated by Ali Pye
2-5
A gentle, reassuring picture book, perfect for little ones who are about to start school. It's drawing time at Moonlight School and Miss Moon has asked all the creatures to draw their favourite night time thing. But when Cat, Bat and Mouse use all the night-time coloured crayons, what will…
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Super Milly and the Super School Day

Written by Stephanie Clarkson Illustrated by Gwen Millward
2-5
On Superhero Day, Super Milly helps out her school friends with the best superpower of all . . . her super-kindness! It's Superhero Day at school, and Super Milly can't wait to wow everyone with her costume and amazing powers! The only problem is she can't actually fly, climb buildings…
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Wanda’s Words Got Stuck

Written by Lucy Rowland Illustrated by Paula Bowles
2-5
A magic-filled rhyming picture book, perfect for any child who feels anxious about talking. Wanda the witch is so shy she can't talk! No matter how hard she tries, the words won't come out. But when another nervous little witch called Flo joins her class, it seems that Wanda's not…
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Violet Rose and the Little School Sticker Activity Book

Illustrated by Jannie Ho
2-5
Violet Rose has a brand new job as the teacher of the Sunnyville nursery school. They've got a very busy week ahead - join in as Violet teaches the children about the life cycle of a butterfly, the seven continents of the world, telling the time... and there's even a…
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