A personalized picture book preparing kids for their new school

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Printed in the USA
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Perfect for ages 4-8
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  • Rated 4.9/5500,000 happy customers
    Read our reviews
  • Printed in the USA
    Last 🎄 orders: Dec 16
    Last Christmas orders

  • Perfect for ages 4-8
  • Ethically responsible
    Read more

About the book

When your child is feeling a teeny-tiny bit nervous about the first day school, they receive a letter from six children around the world, inviting them to visit and learn what it takes to feel confident in their new school. 

Accompanied by their helpful, though somewhat clumsy, feathered friend, Bravebeak, your child will be whisked to Nepal, India, Jordan, South Africa, Vietnam, and Honduras. 

Each nation is beautifully illustrated by an artist from that country, making Welcome to School a diverse, colorful celebration of the world’s different cultures.


Six illustrators for six countries

To create a book which represents the truly global reach of Room to Read’s programs, each country has been illustrated by an artist from that country. 

The different illustration styles give each page a strong visual identity which further enhances the feeling of travel and wonder.

Welcome to School is a wonderful way for your child to learn about and empathize with children going to school across the globe.


What can you personalize?

Seeing characters who look like them is key to increasing children’s engagement with books, and our super fun configurator allows you to create a main character who looks just like your little one.

Options including name, skin tone, hair style, eye shape, clothing, and glasses allow you to create a child that looks just right from thousands of combinations.

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In collaboration with Room to Read

Every copy of Welcome to School sold contributes to Room to Read’s mission to end illiteracy and gender inequality across the globe. Room to Read’s educational programs have transformed the lives of 18 million children in low-income communities around the world. 

For every book sold on Librio’s platform, we donate a portion of our revenue to Room to Read through our More Than A Book program. As this book is a special collaboration, we double that donation every time we sell a copy of Welcome to School.


Format and quality

We're fanatical about the quality of our products, from the hand-painted illustrations to the luxurious finish. They feel as good as they look and are printed on 100% recycled paper too, though you'd never guess. The book is 38 pages long and comes in two formats, softback and hardback.

Softback: 21.5 cm x 25.8 cm  / 8.46 x 10.16 in
Hardback: 22.2 cm x 26.5 cm  / 8.74 x 10.43 in

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🎄 Last December order dates 🎄

Printer Bear and team are working through the nights and weekends to make sure you can order your Librio books deep into December.

Your last order date depends on how long it takes your book to get to you from Printer Bear’s workshops in US, Europe and Australia.

Last order dates:
USA - Priority: December 14 | Express shipping: December 16
UK - 18th December
Australia - 13th December
Germany - 17th December
Switzerland - 19th December
Western Europe - Tracked: 12th December | Express: 17th December
Rest of the world - Express: 12th December

If you’d like information for a specific country, please don’t hesitate to contact us.