Let’s Get Ready For School

‘Let’s Get Ready for School’ is a reassuring guide to what to expect when you start school. It’s written by me and illustrated by Carolina Rabei, and is published by Walker Books (August 2021).

What will school be like? What will we do there? What if I miss Mummy? Do I have to go?
All of these questions and more are answered 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.

Longlisted for the 2022 SLA Information Book Award.

“A fantastic and reassuring new guide to school for young children. With simple, easy-to-understand text from Jane Porter, the book covers everything from what’s inside a classroom to lunchtime, playtime, and the journey to and from school. The book is brought to life with super illustrations from Carolina Rabei, too, making this a wonderful way to get talking about your child’s big day.” Booktrust

You can watch me and Carolina chatting about our starting school memories in this video.