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  • Perfect for ages 4-8
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A selection of images from inside our Be Brave! book

About the book

When your child is feeling a teeny-tiny bit nervous about the first day of 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.
Photo of six illustrators for Be Brave

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.
Image of an ipad screen where a Be Brave! book is being personalised

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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What our customers say

More than a book: holding a book with both hands out of which a seedling is growing

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.
Image of book bindings and the thickness of paper we use

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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A selection of our fabulously personalized children’s products

How long does it take?

Our estimated delivery times (from the moment you place your order):

USA: 7 to 10 business days
United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland: 4 to 7 business days
Australia: 5 to 9 business days
Rest of the world: 7 to 14 business days

Express delivery in Europe takes between 4 to 6 days. For Australia 4 to 8 days and for the rest of the world we can break speed records with DHL and deliver in 4-6 days from production. If you live further afield, it can take up to 9 days.

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