Starting school can be a great adventure, but it can make you feel a bit nervous too. The perfect book to reassure any new school-starter.

Jane Porter answers all of these questions and more in this warm, witty and reassuring book for young children that explores everything they'll need to know before starting school. Marley, Maya, Theo, Akiko, Ella and Zakir are all getting ready to start school. Why not come along with them and see what it’s like? Illustrated with charming characters by Carolina Rabei, this is the perfect introduction to joining a new class.


Jane Porter is an author-illustrator specializing in work both for and with children. Her work ranges from picture and novelty books to children’s maps, murals and handmade books suitable for outreach work. She has worked for a number of organizations, including the National Trust, English Heritage, London Zoo, the Corporation of London, Historic Royal Palaces and the National Health Service. When she's not working, Jane is often to be found out on the River Thames in a coracle or skiff, looking out for passing bats, cormorants and wagtails. Jane lives in London.

Carolina Rabei studied fine art and completed a BA in Graphic Design in Moldova before graduating with a distinction from the Cambridge School of Art MA in Children's Book Illustration. Her first book Snow was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Carolina is known for building worlds of warmth and heart. She lives near Cambridge and this is her first book for Walker.


Let’s Get ready for School, is a perfect read for parents or carers to share with those about to take their first plunge into school life.


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