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Familiarizing Young Children with Photo Books May Ease Back-to-School Anxieties

A photo book.
A photo book.
source: Picaboo

PALO ALTO, CALIF. - September 2, 2008 - It's that happy time of year again. But in reality, back to school is anything but happy for many young ones, who after summer break, aren't familiar with the school setting and end up facing each weekday with fear and anxiety.

In such cases, this year's back to school plan should include Picaboo photo books ( - DIY story books that can take unknown territory, like the school bus, classroom and homeroom teacher, and place them into a familiar, comfortable, even fun zone.

Whether a youngster is entering school for the first time, changing schools or just not comfortable on campus after summer break, many kids have more stress getting back into the groove of school than they care to admit. That's why Picaboo has created an option for parents to easily make a "Back to School" photo book using its free downloadable software.

Back to School Photo Book Idea Center

To help pique creativity and set direction for "Back to School" photo books, Picaboo offers advice and sample albums within its "Autumn Idea Center" ( Once digital photos are taken of the new classroom, cafeteria and so on, a photo book can be created in minutes using an "Auto-create" feature, or artistic aspirations are indulged with hundreds of page layouts, thousands of page backgrounds, numerous fonts and text colors.

Photo captions, stories and scanned memorabilia can easily accompany the photos - creating a personal book and intimate experience for both parent and child.

Pricing starts at just $9.99 for an 8x6" 20-page soft cover photo book, and spans to $49.99 for an 8.5x11" 20-page hard cover padded leather photo book. Shipping is additional. Once made, Picaboo photo books can also be easily shared online free of charge.

Special Fall Offer

Until September 30, 2008, with Picaboo, customers can receive a special offer: buy two photo books, get one free. This offer is redeemable via an online coupon (code SEPPR). Beyond back to school, other seasonal photo book opportunities found in Picaboo's "Idea Center" include: "Falling Leaves," "Pumpkin Patch," "Favorite Halloween Costumes," "Halloween Party Book," "Thanksgiving Cookbook," and "Family Thankfulness Book."

Picaboo is spearheading the digital photofinishing revolution with its innovative free software for creating, buying, and sharing photo books and greeting cards. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the company is privately-held and can be found on the web at