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Back To School Reads

Back to school season is here; in light of this, we present our top picks to help little ones navigate life at school. From books tailored to pre-teens, to teenagers and children of all ages, there is something for everyone.

Back To School Reads FOR PRE-TEENS…

How To Say No by Michelle Elman

back to schoolHow To Say No is a must-read this back to school season. It focuses on topics such as saying no to demanding friends, unappealing parties and unwanted hugs, as well as establishing boundaries with tech.

The author of the book offers young readers the tools to say no in a range of challenging circumstances. With plenty of comic-style illustrations by Sara Tomate, providing visual aids on how to set boundaries, this will make for a useful and engaging read when dealing with new situations and environments.


Failosophy For Teens by Elizabeth Day

back to school A true guiding light for young minds navigating the complexities of life. With profound insights, relatable anecdotes, and a compassionate approach, this book reframes the concept of failure, empowering teenagers to embrace setbacks as stepping stones to growth.

It’s a toolkit for resilience, self- acceptance, and courage, providing useful advice on things such as, talking openly about failure, turning failure into success, and reframing negative thoughts into positive ones. A handy guide for those moments, when life doesn’t go the way you planned!

Back To School Reads FOR ALL AGES…

They Don’t Teach This At School by Myleene Klass

back to schoolThis isn’t just a book; it’s a lifeline for navigating life’s uncharted waters. Bursting with essential wisdom, Klass imparts practical insights that prove invaluable in tackling everyday challenges.

Children will be able to gain practical advice on things such as escaping from a burning building, getting a good night’s sleep, saying hello (and more) in different languages, stopping your mouth burning when you’ve eaten something spicy, and more. Perfect for children and even their parents!


A Celebration of David Attenborough: The Activity Book by Nathan Joyce

back to schoolBursting with engaging activities, this book invites readers of all ages to explore the wonders of the natural world in an interactive way.

From colouring pages that bring exotic creatures to life, to puzzles that challenge the mind, this book is a captivating journey through Attenborough’s legacy – a delightful homage that educates and entertains.

*Photo credits: HQ HarperCollins and Pavilion Books 

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