Personalised Books

You and the sounds of the bushveld • Jy en die bosveld se geluide

Featuring a child character of your choice as the star of the story!

A personalised story about a mystery of sounds, leading to an exploration adventure in the South African bushveld, with a big five surprise waiting to be discovered. Your child character will make new friends, learn to ask for help and never give up! Will the mystery of sounds be solved?

Create a child character for your book that resembles your little one. There are 90 possible feature combinations available.

Available in English and Afrikaans.

Your colourful adventure under the sea • Jou kleurvolle avontuur onder die see

Featuring a child character of your choice as the star of the story!

In this personalised quest under the sea, your child character will make new friends, show courage when faced with possible danger and save the day by helping a friend in need. Will the secret of where rainbows really begin be revealed? Create your book to find out.

Create a child character for your book that resembles your little one. There are 90 possible feature combinations available.

Available in English and Afrikaans.

I live next door to dinosaurs • My bure is dinosourusse

Featuring a child character of your choice as the star of the story!

A personalised story about a normal day that turns into a big adventure with your dinosaur neighbours. Your child character will help a friend, meet the king of the dinosaurs and take action when disaster strikes. Will you solve the puzzle and find the baby dinosaur?

Create a child character for your book that resembles your little one. There are 960 possible feature combinations available for this book.

Available in English and Afrikaans.

Benefits of personalised books

 Improved self-esteem

Personalised books improve children’s self-esteem and builds confidence. With the child being the star of the story, they realise that they are special and important. It helps to develop a positive sense of self. Through the experiences and adventures in the personalised stories, they will believe that they can achieve anything they set their mind to.

 

Encourages reading and love of books

When children see or hear their name in the story, it immediately captures their attention and they are more interested in the story. As a result, they are more motivated to continue reading and want to read the story again and again. Reading personalised books to children helps them to see themselves as readers from a young age. It reinforces the joy of reading, being transported to another world whilst reading the story.

 

Improves language, comprehension and literacy skills

Personalised books help to develop children’s vocabulary. When they are interested and involved in the story, it is easier for them to pick up and recall new words, and ultimately, increase their knowledge about words. Because of this benefit, Storybook Stars tries to add a few more difficult words here and there, throughout the stories, to expose them to more words while they are engaged and open to learning.

 

Develops empathy and improves emotional wellbeing

Our personalised books always feature the child at the centre of the story; being the hero, the helper, or the problem solver. Being the star of the story inspires them and boosts their imagination which helps them develop their creative and analytical thinking. Taking part in these adventures, as the main character, positively influences the way they see themselves and how they perceive their abilities and ambitions.

Reading stories helps children to understand the emotions, thoughts, beliefs and motivations of others. As they become the star of the story, they see themselves behaving like the main character, being kind, solving problems, helping those in need and having courage to face difficult situations. By interacting with different characters in the stories they develop empathy and learn to see the emotions, thoughts, beliefs and motivations of others in real life.

 

 We offer diversity – A book for everyone

We at Storybook Stars love children. All children. We do not want anyone to feel excluded and that’s why we have the “Create your character” platform where you can select the gender, skin, hair and eye colour of your child character, that will appear in the illustrations of the book. Our characters can never perfectly represent every unique child; however, we offer many feature combinations for you to choose from to create a child character that resembles the child the book is created for.

 

 Unique names

Does your child have a unique name or spelling? Then you will know the challenge of finding a product with their name on it. The personalisation of our books offers you the chance to give a gift to celebrate their unique name, with the correct name and spelling.

 

Family quality time

In today’s busy life, family time can be limited. You have to make the most of the time you have available. What better way to improve the bond with your child, than snuggling up and reading them a book, that features them as the star of the story. The quality time spent together whilst reading the story, will be very special and personal.

 

  A unique gift to be treasured forever

A personalised storybook is a unique gift which guarantees smiles all around. Who doesn’t want a gift that is made specially for them? Personalised children’s books are memorable gifts that children will treasure for a life time. When they are older, it will serve as a memory, of the time spent reading the book, and the person who gave them the amazing gift of being the star in the story. A treasured keepsake!