WONDER by R. J. Palacio:
I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?
EMPATHY, DISCUSSION, THOUGHT PROVOKING just a few nuggets of importance you'll get from the books above in your primary school.
The 'blurb' for WONDER is enough to make you want to start to read. It really is a great book to support 'newness' in any form as are the other two though obviously with slightly different ages in mind. They are all quick reads and all have something to communicate particularly at the beginning of term when everybody (including the teachers and head teachers!) is feeling a little bit nervous.