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The First Day at School Book

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Delivery InformationFrom: 20th Apr

You can check the delivery times for your location by choosing from the country options below.  Once you’ve chosen and personalised your book, the actual delivery time will be shown during checkout. Every book is made to order, so the time to make, personalise and bind the book by hand is factored into the delivery time.

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21st April - 22nd April
20th April - 21st April
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21st April - 23rd April
20th April - 22nd April
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You'll love this because...

Your child’s name appears on the cover and throughout this story about starting school!

  • Your child’s Name appears on the cover
  • Write a special Message on the title page
  • Hand-drawn illustrations on every page
  • Available in softback or hardback
  • Add a luxury gift box for a thoughtful finishing touch

Starting school can be an exciting but daunting time for children, and books about school can help children prepare. This first day of school book designed for preschoolers introduces some ideas about what to expect at school, and is a beautifully illustrated story your child will love to read! As well as giving children the confidence they need to walk through the classroom doors, the book is also a lovely gift to remember their special day. 

Our personalised starting school book features your child’s own name on the cover, and is incorporated into the artwork and story. You can also add a personal good luck message to the title page! Your little one will be eager to learn in their new school after receiving a book made especially for them, all about their big day! 

How to Personalise Your First Day at School Book

Personalise with any name up to 12 characters, and a personal message of two lines, up to 40 characters per line.

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When entering your personalisation, please note that accents, emojis and other symbols can’t be used as our system doesn’t support these. Make sure to double check your spelling!

🌲 Our books are made from responsibly sourced paper from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper manufacturers. 🌎

205mm
First Day at School Story
282mm

See what our customers have to say

Rated 5 out of 5

based on 12 reviews

In The Book wouldn’t be here without its terrific customers. That’s why we care about what you have to say.

We’re constantly researching new materials to create more personalised books, so what you think matters! Tell us your feedback. From finding the book you were looking for to how easy your chosen book was to personalise – every little detail is important, so we can perfect your shopping experience the next time you return!

Stephanie Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 14 Sep 2020

Excellent personalised book for my 4 yr old grandson. He loves the personalised photo on the back cover.

Marie Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 2 Sep 2020

Loved this book so does my granddaughter.

MichelleH Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

This personalised first day at school book is excellent, I was really touched when I read it and I know the parents of the child I have bought it for will be too, and it is something that they can cherish and keep and give to her when she is older.

Jean Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

I bought this as a present for a little girl who is very fond of Rabbits. This book was just what I was looking for in picture format and text. Little girl was absolutely thrilled when I gave it to her. So I am very pleased indeed with my purchase. Arrived very quickly too.my only criticism is... children in the UK are taught to read and write with one capital letter and then lower case letters in their name. The text in the book is a mixture of First letter capital followed by lower case, and all capitals. Rather a shame that they have done this in my opinion.however, I would still purchase again.

Orla Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

Alice loved her book and Mum was delighted with it. All the characters are her favourite friends and she related to them straight awayAlice is starting school in Sept so thus book gives her all she needs to prepare for this big step in her lifeThankyou for supplying a n apt storyline that a child can understand

Marianna Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

Excellent service and a wonderful book to read my grandson just loves the pictures too

olo4 Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

What a buy!!This book is just fantastic. The pages are colourful and well illustrated.... but the story is outstanding. It brought back memories of taking my two daughters to their first day at school. I bought this for my granddaughter.... she loves it and it has put her at ease and she is now really looking forward to her first day at school in a few days time!

Claire Greenough Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

Very good books and fast delivery

Mandy Sansby Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

Really loved the book, loved the bright pictures and how the name was on every page! Would definitely buy this again!

pmf Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

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A beautiful book with original illustrations delivered promptly - just what I had been hoping for.

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Wendy Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 15 Apr 2021

Great gift for a football enthusiast.

Great gift for a football enthusiast.

Mr Birch Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 14 Apr 2021

Fantastic gift for a birthday and good…

Fantastic gift for a birthday and good value for money.

Ann Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 14 Apr 2021

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Really pleased with the personalised dinosaur book I had for my 1yr old neighbour! It’s so colourful and having his name everywhere possible is absolutely brilliant. I’m sure he will love it for many years to come.

Bruce Evans Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 14 Apr 2021

Excellent book including further items…

Excellent book including further items I was not expecting, but were brilliant and very exciting to read, my friend who I bought the book for was in tears reading it. Well worth it and would recommend it

Annette O Connor Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 14 Apr 2021

I bought 2 books for my grandchildren…

I bought 2 books for my grandchildren which I am delighted with. I love the personalisation of them. I knew they were going to be personalised but not to the extent that they were with their names on every page. The quality of the books is great as well. Each page is a lovely quality and hopefully childproof!! I received them very quickly in the post as well. I had both of them within 10 days and that included Easter and a weekend. Many thanks

margaret macnamara Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 13 Apr 2021

Really really happy with book.......and…

Really really happy with book.......and i am sure as our great grandaughter grows up she will love it as well...so its off on its travels to denmark soon.

Felicity Jackson Trustpilot product review 2 star rating 13 Apr 2021

Nice product but too late

The product is nice but the book arrived several days after the last delivery date it was supposed to (and without an apology or warning), so I missed occasion, despite having ordered it in plenty of time.

  • In the Book Team 15 Apr 2021

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear that your item was not delivered when stated.

    Looking at your order, we can see that your item was dispatched on the 3rd working day of ordering on your chosen shipping service, Royal Mail 48. Due to the pandemic, Royal Mail have confirmed on their website that there are currently some disruptions in certain areas and therefore parcels might be delayed. To be in line with Royal Mail, we have stated on email confirmations that there is a slight possibility you may experience some orders being 1 or 2 days late during this pandemic. We do apologise for this, unfortunately this is something that is out of our control.

    From your tracking information, this confirms that your item was delivered 2 working days later than we had originally quoted.

    We hope upon receipt, you were happy with the product ordered.

    Please do accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

    Kind Regards,
    The In The Book Team

Claire Johnstone Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 13 Apr 2021

Excellent easy to use website

Excellent easy to use website, book came quickly and looks amazing. Gave as a 70th present and they were very happy with it

Customer Helen Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 12 Apr 2021

A special gift for the sports fan in your life

This is the second book I have bought as gifts and they have been a huge success. They are good quality, fast service and a very interesting different gift for an enthusiast.

Maureen Pringle Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 12 Apr 2021

Great book for a football fanatic!!

I love this book I've bought for my husband's 60th later this year who is Newcastle United mad!!!! My only criticism would be that when I placed my order and wrote what I wanted printed I tried to place it so it would be central, but, when it came one of the lines wasn't, thankfully it still looks ok but as a company I thought you would of automatically centralised the printing especially for the price! I bought the most expensive one saying as it's for a special birthday. Good quick service and well packaged though.

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