If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration when it comes to stocking up on the best books for children starting school this September, this suggested reading list is a brilliant resource.

Why not choose a handful of picture books recommended for the Early Years Foundation Stage and enjoy reading with your child this summer?

Best books for children starting school

The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Judith Kerr

Whatever Next, Jill Murphy

Elmer, David Mckee

Owl Babies, Martin Waddle

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen

Where Did You Go Today? Jenny Duke

Dear Zoo, Rod Campbell

Everywhere Babies, Susan Meyers

The Rainbow Fish, Marcus Pfister

Room On A Broom, Julia Donaldson

Smartest Giant In Town, Julia Donaldson

Squash And A Squeeze, Julia Donaldson

Tiddler, Julia Donaldson

Eat Your People! Lou Kuenzler

The Jolly Postman, Janet & Allan Ahlberg

Peace At Last, Jill Murphy

Sometimes, Rebecca Elliot

The Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle

Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak

Big Hair, Don’t Care, Crystal Swain-Bates

Not A Box, Antoinette Portis

Brick By Brick, Giuliano Ferri

Fill A Bucket, Carol McCloud

The New Small Person, Lauren Child

Dave And The Tooth Fairy, Verna Wilkins

Rosa’s Big Sunflower Experiment, Jessica Spanyol

Still Stuck, Shinsuke Yoshitake

Bear Shaped, Dawn Coulter-Cruttenden

Last Stop On Market Street, Matt de la Pena

It’s A No – Money Day, Kate Milner

Rumble In The Jungle, Giles Andrea

Oi Frog, Kes Grey & Jim Field

Zim Zam Zoom (Poems), James Carter

What If Every Said That, Ellen Javernick

Amazing, Steve Antony

Handa’s Surprise, Eileen Browne

The Animal Boogie, Debbie Harter

Odd Dog Out, Rib Biddulph

The Mega Magic Hair Swap! Rochelle Humes

The Commotion In The Ocean, Giles Andrea

I Am Enough, Grace Byers

Under The Love Umbrella, Davina Bell

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