12 personalised story books making kids the stars

penwizard personalised kids book
Story time is a special time, and a personalised kids’ book makes it even more magical.

With adventure on every page and imagination at every turn, a book is something for parents and children to enjoy together. And when junior’s name gets added to the tale, it becomes something to treasure forever!

Little eyes light up when they recognise their name on the page, and stories come to life when friends and family get starring roles.

Here are 12 personalised story books where the kids are the stars.

Happy hippos

hippo blue personalised book

Hippo Blue Story Books ($30): Choose their own adventure with Hippo Blue’s two personalised story books: ‘The ABC Jungle Adventure’ and ‘The Adventures You’ll Have’.


Leaping letters

Tinyme personalised story books come to life

TinyMe Books ($20): Musical pandas, swimming donuts, bossy colours and friendly alphabet letters all come to the life when you hover over the letters with Tinyme’s innovative app.


An A to Z Adventure

The Great Alphabet Chase personalised book

The Great Alphabet Chase ($42.99): A beautifully illustrated thrill-a-minute page-turner starring none other than your own little adventurer.


The book of you

The Book of Everyone ($58.90): A beautiful time capsule of everything special and significant in the year of your little one’s birth.


A big name in books

lost my name personalised story book

Wonderbly ($39.99): Inspiring almost two million kiddies in 189 countries, the Wonderbly books are modern classics. Go on ‘The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home’ or find kiddo’s name in the original.


Lights, reading, action!

identity direct personalised Frozen story book

Identity Direct My Adventure Books (from $14.99): Bursting with action, Identity Direct books see tykes rubbing shoulders (well, sentences) with licensed movie characters, TV heroes and dinosaurs! Siblings and friends are in on it too.


DIY story book

DIY Story Book ($19.99): Personalise things even more with a DIY book! The Lemon Tree Book Company creates a story, then kids and grown-ups assemble their book together at home. Oh, and it includes stickers!


Lots to love

Dinkleboo personalised children's books

Dinkleboo (from $24.99): Over 40 titles to choose from and one main character in mind – a kiddo called [insert son/daughter’s name here].


A brilliant little book

lou brown designs personalised story book

Lou Brown Designs (approx $26.65): Clever half-book, half-greeting cards. With plenty of personalised details and room for kiddos to draw, it’s time to celebrate ‘Why My Mummy [or other relative] Is Brilliant’.


And… magic!

my magic name book personalised kids story

My Magic Name Book ($36.74): will cast a spell on kiddies, with the personal touch coming from a wizard’s wand or Santa.


Open wide, come inside

magic door adventure personalised kids book

Magic Door Adventure ($36.81): With a magic door spelling out their name and lots of rhyming along the way, this magical yarn unlocks story time fun.


Into the classics

u star novels personalised books

U Star Novels ($24.95): Older children can move past short stories and step into full-length classics, thanks to these personalised novels. Hello Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan ($24.95).


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Top 20 kids’ books every child should own
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