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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.

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