A list of popular picture books to ease the “back to school blues” for young children

A list of popular picture books to ease the “back to school blues” for young children

by Freya Lucas

January 29, 2021

The Victorian Department of Education and Training has released a list of popular books for children who are dealing with the experience of starting school or kindergarten for the first time, and who may feel anxious or curious about the process. 

 

Each of the books below can support children to have a clearer understanding of what to expect on their first day. 

 

Here are some books that you can read to your child to give them an idea of what to expect on their first day.

 

Books for children starting school 

 

Books with themes of building confidence and self-esteem

 

Further suggestions of age appropriate stories for children may be found on the Premiers’ Reading Challenge web page.

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