The first day of school can be super-duper exciting, but there might also be some first-day jitters (eek – we remember those!). The best books can help soothe any worries and get little ones excited for all the adventures ahead throughout the school year. Stories that show kids trying something different, making new friends or overcoming obstacles can help to give them a boost before their big day. Personalised picture books are even more powerful to help their self-esteem as they can see themselves in the book achieving inspiring things. All our books are written to help children to develop a sense of positive self-identity. This is especially true of The Wondrous Road Ahead and The Little Boy or Girl Who Lost Their Name. Bring on the new school year!
Little ones who are getting ready for their first day of kindergarten or even nursery will love the excitement of a new book to celebrate the occasion. We recommend picture books with bright, engaging illustrations and fun, read-aloud rhymes. You can see all our rhyming picture books and browse our personalized books for toddlers.
Each of our back-to-school books for kids can be magically, meaningfully personalised for a completely unique gift to read aloud together. Little ones will treasure these books from the very first read and as they grow throughout the school year – and the next.
Child’s name: appearing throughout the story, in the illustrations, and in some of our books, on the cover too!
Child’s character: for each story, we’ve designed adorable characters to choose from, for both boy and girl. Select their gender, then choose from a selection of natural hair and skin tone options.
Your free personalised dedication message: use our pre-written dedication or write a heartfelt message, commemorating this special time of starting school for the first day or heading into a new year.
All ages! Our customers buy our personalised gifts for preschoolers and older children, all the way up to 12 years. Each of our books comes with a recommended reading age, so you can find a book for someone going to school for the very first time or for little learners in first grade and above. For example, Bedtime for You is perfect for little ones aged 0 to 4, while The Little Boy or Girl Who Lost Their Name makes a glorious gift for children aged up to 8.
Absolutely! Our books make stupendously special gifts for every day of the year. As well as buying gifts to celebrate the first day of school or starting a new school, our customers buy books for Christmas, Easter and birthdays. The high quality, child-proof paper, beautiful illustrations and magically personalised features mean your little ones will love these books for years to come.