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Friday, 28 August 2015

Book List: Great Fiction Children Books for Starting School, Going Back to School and Just Off To University

Book List Of Great Fiction Childrens Books for Starting School,  Going Back to School/College and University and How To Survive!! 


Picture Book 4+


Hugless Douglas Goes To Little School by David Melling

The cuddliest bear in books is back and he's off to little school. This is the perfect story for young children before they start their first term. Hugless Douglass leads them gently through what can be a scary time showing how he makes friends and helps his teacher. I just adore the endearing illustrations and gentle prose making it the perfect introduction for a young child's first big adventure!

ISBN 9781444915617 PB £6.99 Hachette Children's Group 
Ratings 5 Stars 

Other great picture books for Starting School
  • Topsy and Tim Start School by Jean Adamson, Ladybird
  • Starting School by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, Puffin
  • First Week at Cow School by Andy Cutbill, Harper Collins
  • I am Too Absolutely Small For School by Lauren Child Orchard Books
  • Knight School by Marillyn Singer, Red Fox
  • Harry and The Dinosaurs Go To School by Ian Whybrow, Puffin

For Children 7+





Wild Thing by Emma Barnes

Anyone with a young sibling will immediately connect with Katie. Her little sister Josephine is starting at her school and she is filled with dread for good reason. Better known as Wild Thing, she could put Horrid Henry to shame and will appeal to boys and girls. I loved the sharp story telling complimented by hilarious illustrations which set the stage for Josephine, aka Wild Thing do her worst. WARNING Could inspire a new generation of naughtiness!

ISBN 9781407137957 PB £5.99 Scholastic
Rating 5 Stars

Other Great reads for children going back to or starting Middle School
  • First Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton, Egmont
  • Turning To Jelly by Candy Guard
  • The Spy Who Loved School Dinners by Pamela Butchart, Nosy Crow
  • Harry Potter and the Philosphers Stone by JK Rowling (9+)
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy, Puffin
  • Middle School Series by James Patterson, Cornerstone

 Young Adult/ Teen Fiction/ 11+



My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend by Eleanor Wood

A witty coming of age book that’s the perfect escape from impending homework. Geeky blogger meets wild child rockstar are all the ingredients needed for a witty contemporary love story. When Tuesday throws caution to the wind to sneek of to Glastonbury to meet the boy of her dreams things don't quite turn out as she expects it. Ps. Don't forget to read the hilarious inspiration for this story at the end, it seems fact is stranger than fiction.
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ISBN 9781447277873 PB £6.99 Pan Macmillan
Ratings 5 Stars

Other great fiction books for those starting in a new school/Sixth Form or off to university or college.
  • This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Scales FULL REVIEW -New school, new location
  • Fan Girl by Rainbow Rowell FULL REVIEW- starting University
  • Isla And The Happy Ever Aftery by Stephanie Perkins FULL REVIEW-Decisions on going to college
  • Stella By Helen Eve FULL REVIEW- surviving senior school and the 'in crowd'