Books for big change: transition to secondary school

Added 11 Jul 2022
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Moving on to secondary school is a big change. As children prepare to move on from their primary schools it's understandable that they may feel nervous, excited, or confused - and sometimes all three! There are likely to be challenges ahead, but also a new world of opportunities.

Reading, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels or poetry, can help children to manage and understand their feelings about making the transition between schools, or coping with other big changes in their lives. It can allow children to test out how they might respond, help them to know that they are not alone, and build empathy with others.

That's why we've compiled this list of our favourite books that tackle the theme of big changes for you to explore and share.