Although many children may have already been to nursery or pre-school, it’s a great idea to get children as prepared as they can be for this big change. Reading and sharing books about starting school is an excellent way to help children feel more at ease and introduce them to some of the practical skills involved with going to school.

So even though it is just the beginning of August and there are a good few weeks of the summer holidays left, for lots of children the start of September is not far away! This is a very important time, particularly for those who will be starting school for the very first time so why not take a look at our Book of the Month, ' All are Welcome' or any of the other Beanstalk Brilliant Books on the same theme.

About the book

All are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

A bright and uplifting celebration of cultural diversity and belonging, where all children are welcome in the classroom

'If your little one is a little nervous about fitting in and whether they’ll belong at school, pick up All Are Welcome' Barnes & Noble

No matter how you start your day, What you wear when you play, Or if you come from far away, All are welcome here.

Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcome. A school where children in patkas, hijabs, baseball caps and yarmulkes play side by side. A school where students grow and learn from each other's traditions. A school where diversity is a strength.

Warm and inspiring, All Are Welcome lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, and they are welcome in their school. Engaging lyrical text and bright, accessible illustrations make this book a must for every child's bookshelf, classroom and library.

Equally brilliant beanstalk books about starting school

Buy any of these books here and Coram Beanstalk receive a 10% donation from your purchase