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Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader: The Best Personalized Books for Kids

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

My Very Own World Adventure is an educational storybook, in which your child travels around the world on a magic carpet. During visits to various world countries, his or her first and last names are spelled out letter-by-letter according to the countries that he or she visits – D for Denmark, etc. The child’s name is revealed as the pages are turned. The book features a personalized passport with stamps from the countries that the child has visited, a personalized world map showing which countries the child has visited, and an encyclopedia featuring 63 different world countries.
Written by award-winning author Maia Haag storybook is illustrated by 63 different international artists from around the world, who have collaborated to create a very unique story that truly represents the world.  Buy it HERE
An early love of reading is essential to the education of all children.  Experts say reading out loud to babies is important, even if they can’t understand yet.  They hear sounds, inflections and words that eventually help them to speak.  Books are often our most memorable and cherished gifts, especially at the holidays.  They make great stocking stuffers, perfect presents for friends or a thoughtful sentiment for a child.

-What to get a new baby?  His or her own personalized book, of course.  Include a heartfelt message in the book along with the date, to make it more memorable.

-If your boss has children, give them a personalized storybook to show that you have put some extra thought into the gifts.  Kudos for you too!

-If your child is doing Secret Santa at school, give his buddy a customized book and have your child write a special note on the inside cover.

-A world-traveler?  How about a coffee table book on a place he hasn’t been yet

-Start a family tradition with your spouse and children.  Focus on a hobby, a favorite country, loved cuisine, or a famous author.

-And don’t forget a fun bookmark!


From classic Christmas tales to world adventures, peruse our curated collection of personalized books and beloved stories for all ages.  Shop HERE



Santa writes back! Solve the mystery of how your child’s Christmas letter travels to the North Pole and how Santa delivers his gifts. Your Letter to Santa Book, $19.99





My Very Merry Christmas Personalized Storybook by Jennifer Dewing, $34.99


My Very Merry Christmas features adorable animals that come together to put on a very merry Christmas for your child. This keepsake book has a hard cover and durable board pages with charming illustrations of Goose, Chipmunk and other furry friends who deliver a note about your child to Santa. At the end of this delightful story, the animals circle the tree that they have adorned with your child’s name spelled out on the ornaments.

As an added personal touch, this merry book includes a personalized cover plus your child’s name interwoven throughout the festive story. Made in the USA, written by award-winning children’s author Jennifer Dewing, and beautifully illustrated by artist Mati Rose McDonough, this 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ book is the perfect gift for babies and toddlers ages 0–6.



Make this holiday classic perfectly personal for a special little one in your life. You add names and choose features so that the book character closely resembles your child. This 9 x 9” hardcover book has 34 pages and is a magical tribute to the most wonderful night of the year! Perfect for boys and girls ages 1 to 12. Made in the USA.  More details HERE



Our NEW Pinkalicious” Book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, $17.99


There’s no such thing as too much pink—especially in the 10th Anniversary Edition of this sparkling picture book that chronicles a precocious cupcake-eating girl name “Pinkalicious.” 40 pages. Ages 4-8.

My Very Own Name storybook by Maia Haag, $39.99


The award-winning My Very Own® Name is a beautifully illustrated, personalized storybook that helps children learn to recognize letters and spell their names. In this hardcover, professionally bound book, animals characters bring letters one by one, until the child’s first and last names are spelled in rhyme. A jackal brings a J, an ostrich brings an O, and so on. At the end, the animals celebrate because they’ve created the perfect name—that of your child!  For children from infant to 12 years.



NEW Personalized Magical Snowman book, by Jennifer Dewing, $34.99

The sweetest snowy story, our new Personalized Magical Snowman, features you! Heart-warming illustrations with your child’s name on the cover and throughout the story 24 page,
8-1/2″ x 8-1/2” hard cover book. Ages 1–6.


An essential book for parents as well as children, the New York Times bestseller, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey teaches timeless principles through a cast of characters living in a town called 7 Oaks.  Illustrated by Stacy Curtis. Hardcover, 96 pages. 8 1/2 x 11″, $19.99 HERE

Fun Fact:  If a child reads 20 minutes per day starting in Kindergarten, he will have read for the equivalent of 60 days by the time he’s in sixth grade!  A student who has read five minutes a day since kindergarten will have read for 12 school days, and one who has read for just a minute a night will have only read for three days!  Get your kids to crack the books!


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