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Starting School

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About the Story

Meet Wynn, Izzy, Sumedha, Alfie and Hugo.  

They are here to tell you all about the joys of taking their first big step and share the wonderful picture book, Starting School by Jane Godwin & Anna Walker.

In this story, Tim, Hannah, Sunita, Joe and Polly are all off to school for the first time, just like our readers were not so long ago.  There are new friends to make, fun ways to learn, and lots of different things to discover.  Oh, and a very special message for those about to embark on their own school journey!


*captions available. 
*included in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge K-2 list.
*included in the VIC Premier's Reading Challenge EC-2 list.
*included in the SA Premier's Reading Challenge R-2 list.


Story Details



    Jane Godwin


    Anna Walker


    Wynn, Izzy, Sumedha, Alfie & Hugo


    Viking, Penguin Books 
    Australia, 2014


Australian Theme, Celebration / Event, Cultural Diversity, Emotions, Friendship, NSW PRC, SA PRC, School Life, VIC PRC

Suitable for

Preschool (3-5yrs), Lower Primary (5-8yrs)



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