Reading to children is such a great way to ignite their imagination and what better way to engage them than by making them the star of the book. Personalised books have become extremely popular over the past few years but which are the best ones out there? We have looked at dozens of personalise books, here is our pick of the very best.
Lost My Name
Message in a Bottle
My Magic Name
The Day You Were Born' Personalised New Baby Book
Personalised Daddy and Me Story Book
The A to Z of Wonderful Things About Book
Lost My NameThis is an absolutely fantastic book based on the letters of your child’s name.
The story starts with your child waking up and he/she has lost their name, they then go on an adventure to find each letter of their name encountering all sorts of interesting and magical characters along the way.
Each name tells a different story. As if by magic, the story changes based on the letters of a child’s name. So for example a child called Charlie might meet a Chameleon, Hippo, Aardvark, Robot, Lobster, Imp and Elephant. And don't worry if your child has the same letter multiple times in their name as there are approximately 3 characters to choose from for each letter, for example for the letter A there is an Aardvark, Alligator and Angel. We spent hours reading all the different characters stories and found it hard to choose between them as they were all so clever and beautifully illustrated.
You can also add a personalised message to the front of the book to make it extra special.
Message in a BottleWe absolutely loved this personalised book, which stars Kiki the bird whose mission is to deliver your personalised message to the reader.
In the story Kiki finds a bottle with a message in it and goes on a wild adventure across the world trying to deliver the message. She encounters a scary pack of monkeys, a helpful humpback whale and a not so helpful plover. She travels across jungles, deserts and icebergs looking for the United Kingdom and more specifically the exact address of the child.
The story is really well written and very engaging and the illustrations are beautiful but what really makes this books so special is that when Kiki finally finds the destination and is able to deliver the message in the bottle to your child your personal message to your child is revealed. Your message can either be written when placing your odder and printed on the page, or it can be left blank for you to hand write it once the book arrives. There is also a small space for you to include a photo in the letter.
This book really will be treasured for years to come and is sure to be a favourite bed time story that your child wants you to read again and again.
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My Magic NameThis is a fabulous book where the whole story rhymes. It starts with your child being given the alphabet to take home from school to learn, on their way home they encounter a wizard who tells them he needs their help. the wizard gives your child's alphabet magical powers and off your child goes. On their way home they encounter members of the circus who are in a bit of trouble, luckily letters from his magical alphabet are creatively used to help each member of the circus. When the child returns home to tell mum all about their adventure with saving the circus, mums writes down all the letters the child used and they discover the letters spell out the child's name.
The story is really fun and your child will love all the illustrations. You can even include a personalised message at the beginning of the book.
The Day You Were Born' Personalised New Baby BookThis is a really beautiful book all about the day your baby was born. Beautifully illustrated the book is completely individual to each baby containing unique facts and information and brings them together in a lovely story.
Each page of this book takes you on a journey of the day the child was born, including personalised information like their time of birth and weight, as well as more general information such as their star sign, birth stone, birth flower and Chinese year. Other facts include the sunset and sunrise times (UK), and what the moon looked like on the day they were born (UK).
As well as these facts, the front and back covers are personalised with the baby’s name and there is room for your own special message to the child.
The books is perfect for a baby as the bright colourful illustrations are really engaging and as they get a little older they will love to learn all the facts about the day they were born. This is a really lovely keepsake and definitely something you will want to put in their memory box for them to be able to look at in years to come.
Personalised Daddy and Me Story BookThis is a really lovely book that celebrates the special relationship between Father and Child. It is a gorgeous keepsake that Dad and the children can enjoy reading together for years to come.
Illustrated with humorous drawings of a polar bear family printed over vibrant watercolour backgrounds. Each page is personalised and has a different theme - where you live, his job, playing games, his car, his favourite foods, his favourite hobby, places he has taken you, DIY, and his favourite TV show.
The front cover is printed with the child's name as the author and their's and Dad's name picked out in the stars. On the inside front cover a personalised message is printed so they can treasure the book as a keepsake for years to come.
They also do a Mummy and Me and Grandparents and me version of the book.
The A to Z of Wonderful Things About BookThis book is a wonderful collection of poems and rhymes personalised for your child. Each book is unique using your child’s name, family name, date of birth and family members to personalise content.
Each page has one poem for that letter of the Alphabet and each page has a beautiful illustration to go with the poem. Pages include your child’s Star Sign, Birthstone and Chinese Zodiac animal.
Here are a couple of our favourites...
Twinkle Twinkle, little star, What a sparkling child you are, Born an Aries, how you shine, The brave Ram is your STAR sign, So surefooted and spirited are you, A master problem solver too.
You were born in the year of the ROOSTER, it's told, In a Chinese tradition from days of old, You'll be early to work and up with the sun, Ever the charming and confident one!
Another thing I ought to explain, No two children are exactly the same. Every one is different, every one UNIQUE, Their smiles and laughter, even how they speak. Nobody else has hands like yours, Nobody has your knees, Nobody has your fingerprints, Nobody has your sneeze. Nobody else can think your thoughts, Or do just as you do. There are many little somebodies, But there is only one of you.