Kids in Houston, Peach, and Bibb Counties will be getting a free gift from a book company for their first day of school.

Gottwals Books purchased 8,000 books called "First Day Jitters."

The story is about Sarah Jane Hartwell, who is scared about her first day at a new school.

Owner Shane Gottwals says giving these books out to new students is personal to him.

"Our oldest is going into first grade, and just seeing her eyes open up to the love of reading has just been a powerful thing, and buying these books for all these kids in middle Georgia is just a reflection of that for us," said Gottwals.

Gottwals hopes to make the giveaway an annual event.