Say hello to the Schoolies!

Say hello to the Schoolies! Children will love to meet Spencer the roller-skating owl, Lydia the shy ladybird, Zippy the squirrel and their other Schoolies friends in this new series that will introduce them to school and everything that goes with it – from ABC to 123, healthy eating to making friends.

The world of the Schoolies, created by artist and designer Ellen Crimi-Trent, is brought to life in this fantastic collection of preschool books, each one packed with fun tales, activities to complete and all kinds of valuable preschool lessons.

My School Day is a brilliant, bright book all about a day in the life of the Schoolies. Kids will love spending a day with them, from waking up to favourite lessons, the bus ride home to bedtime! The book has a large-size clock with moveable hands, so that young readers can turn the hands to the right time as the Schoolies enjoy their day.


What will the Schoolies be doing today? Will they be in the canteen? Or having a fun lesson with Mrs Meow the teacher? School House lets children decide for themselves, as they unfold the pages to create four fold-out school scenes. There are Schoolies characters and accessories to press out and play with,  and stickers to decorate each scene with, too.


This neat boxful of Schoolies Activity Flash Cards is just the thing to help children learn their ABC, 123, colours and more. The 26 double-sided cards have words, numbers, letters and shapes for little learners to trace round, and as the cards are wipe clean, and a wipe-clean pen is included in the box, all the activities can be wiped away and tried again!


Let’s Get Ready for School is a great wipe-clean book packed full of activities to help prepare children for school. There are letters, shapes, patterns and numbers to trace, all ideal exercises for promoting fine motor skills. The book comes with its own wipe-clean pen, and the pages wipe clean, too, so that all activities can be repeated and enjoyed many times over.

Making Friends and My First Day at School tell reassuring and positive stories about first school experiences, seen through the eyes of the Schoolies, and each book comes with two pages of fun Schoolies stickers, too.

In Making Friends, Mrs Meow announces that it’s Friendship Week. Schoolie Lydia Ladybird’s antennae droop – she feels too shy to be friendly. But by the end of the day, she surprises everyone – and most importantly, herself! This heartwarming story tells how being kind, helpful and sharing are the best ways to making friends.

In My First Day at School, Spencer is very excited. He’s also just a bit worried, too. But, as he sees friendly faces on the school bus, enjoys his first lessons and meets new friends, by the end of the day, there’s only one thing Spencer can say: I like school!


Schoolies™ and the Schoolies™ characters are trademarks of Ellen Crimi-Trent, Inc.
Original Characters and Character Illustrations Copyright © 2013 Ellen Crimi-Trent, Inc.
Copyright © 2013 St. Martin’s Press, LLC.
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