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Why buy your child a Personalized Book?

Kids Reading Personalized Books


Personalized children's books have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. There are several advantages to personalized books, especially when compared to regular children's picture books. Here are some of the key benefits of personalized books:

  1. Increased engagement: Personalized books are designed to capture the attention and imagination of young readers. By including the child's name and other personal details, personalized books create a deeper sense of connection and engagement with the story. This can help to foster a love of reading and encourage children to explore new books and stories.

    According to a study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, personalized content “produced dramatic increases, not only in students' motivation but also in their depth of engagement in learning, the amount they learned in a fixed time period, and their perceived competence and levels of aspiration.”

    Books like our ABC What Will You Be? continually engage readers by encouraging them to imagine what they would be when they grow up, but then make it fun by creating non-traditional, kid-friendly professions that speak to children at their level and not the ones out there in the grown-up world (e.g. instead of policeman, fireman, actor, we offer Astro Adventurer, Super Spy and Tiger Tamer).

  2. Positive self-image: Personalized books can help children develop a positive self-image and sense of identity. Seeing their name and personal details in a book can be a powerful validation for children, and can help them to feel seen, heard, and valued. This can help to build confidence and self-esteem, and can also foster a sense of pride and ownership over the story.

    This has always been a particularly relevant point for us and is actually one of the main reasons Manimal Tales was founded in the first place. According to the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in 2021, of all children’s books with human characters, 47% had main characters who were white. “Part of the reason I started writing personalized children’s books was to address the appalling lack of diversity in children’s books,” says Sue Donhym, our author and founder.

    All our books offer character avatars across the spectrum, so no child can ever feel left behind.

  3. Enhanced learning: Personalized books can be a valuable tool for learning and education. By incorporating personalized details into the story, personalized books can help children learn new vocabulary, concepts, and ideas. They can also help to reinforce important lessons and values, such as empathy, kindness, and respect.

    Studies have routinely showed that personalized books improve a child’s vocabulary and reading comprehension and create greater engagement between the child and the content. One U.S. study found that adding personalized aspects to school reading books, reading comprehension scores improved by 40% compared to peers reading non-personalized stories.

    In fact, at Manimal Tales, we have a whole series of books focused on positive messages including the value of friendship, the importance of standing up for your beliefs, of kindness and equality and many more.

  4. Unique and special: Personalized books are one-of-a-kind creations that are unique and special to each child. They make excellent gifts that are both thoughtful and memorable, and can be cherished for years to come. Unlike regular children's picture books, personalized books are tailored specifically to the child, making them a special and meaningful addition to any child's library.

    Kids particularly like books in which their name appears on every page, and / or personalized books linked to activities such as seek and find books.

  5. Emotional connection: Personalized books can help children connect with the story and characters on an emotional level. By incorporating personal details, personalized books can create a sense of intimacy and closeness with the characters, which can help children to empathize and relate to the story in a more meaningful way.

    Our slogan at Manimal Tales has always been: "Make your child the hero" and we take it as our mission. We want children to not just connect with the story, but to literally be in it, so that it resonates that much more.

  6. They make great gifts: It's true. They do. Kids love them and we love that kids love them. And we have books for all ages and occasions. 'Nuff said.

In summary, personalized books offer a range of advantages over regular children's picture books. From increased engagement and positive self-image, to enhanced learning and emotional connection, personalized books can be a valuable tool for both education and entertainment. They also make unique and special gifts that can be cherished for years to come.

General Questions

Manimal Tales is a publisher of beautifully illustrated personalized books. We have personalized books for children and adults. From birthday books to new baby tales, and from bedtime stories to ABC books, we have custom books for all occasions!

We even offer PhotoStories, our personalized picture books with photos.

At Manimal Tales, we fervently believe every child should be the hero of their own story!

Personalized books (or custom books as they are sometimes referred to) allow the reader to become the hero of the story - literally.

The main character in the story is the reader / receiver of the book, and is represented by an avatar that looks like them. There are usually lots of additional personalized details printed in the stories, including the receiver's name, age, family members and more.

Our PhotoStories offer a whole new level of personalization by allowing you to add your own photos into the story and have them printed out with the book.

Browse through our collection of custom books to see which ones work for your loved ones!

It's super easy to personalize your own book!

Browse through our collection of personalized stories and select the titles you want. On the product page, add the details required to personalize the book (name, age, family members, photos etc.). You can then preview the entire book before you buy, so you know exactly what you're going to get!

Once you're satisfied, add the book to your cart, enter your payment details and your unique, one-of-a-kind personalized book will arrive on your doorstep in 6 to 9 days!

The short answer is that it depends on the personalized book title in question!

All books will have your loved one as the main protagonist and their name will be printed on the book cover as well as in the story.

In some of our books like Dreamland and What Will I Be? the (the An ABC Story) your loved one's name is printed on every page.

In our Manimal Tales series, in addition to your child's name, you can select an avatar that looks like your child.

In our custom baby tales, Your Baby's Story and Your Baby's Story (Sibling version), you have to enter names and select avatars for the parents and the siblings as well.

And for our PhotoStories, you can further customize the books by uploading and adding your own photos directly into the book. The stories have been written to incorporate the photos as part of the story itself.

Whichever personalized book you do choose, we guarantee your loved one's will love our custom tales just as much as we do!

We have books for all ages and occasions! On the menu bar at the top of the page you can filter through our collections of personalized books by a variety of different criteria.

We have personalized books for:

- Birthdays

- New babies / baby showers

- Bedtime books

- Back To School / ABC books

- Seek & Find books

We also offer custom books with engaging stories about:

- Friendship and bravery

- Standing up for your beliefs

- Animal rights and adventure

We have personalized books across all ages:

- 0 to 3 years

- 3 to 6 years

- 6 years and above

- Adult stories

Lastly we have our PhotoStories, which allow users to upload photos and have them become part of the story!

- Happy Birthday Personalized PhotoStory

- Your Baby's Personalized PhotoStory

Nothing beats getting a book with your name on it!

Personalized books are treasured and loved by all, and make great keepsakes.

We offer custom books for all occasions, ensuring you will always find a book to meet your needs.

You can always reach us by filling out our Contact Form.

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