19 Best Personalized Baby Books Starring Your Child

Just imagine the look on your kid’s face when they see their name in one of these custom children’s books!
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July 26, 2022
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There are shelves upon shelves of amazing books with characters kids love. But imagine your little one’s delight if they saw themselves on the page? Personalized books for babies are a wonderful way to introduce little ones to the joy of reading (and they make great gifts!). In fact, many companies specialize in personalized baby books. The options are endless—add your kid’s name to a classic fairy tale, create a made-to-order photo book or craft a unique story with your child as the main character. There are even customizable books for siblings and whole families too.

So as you’re building your collection of educational, inspiring and entertaining children’s reads, throw in a few super-special personalized books for babies, toddlers and kids. Below, find some of the best personalized baby books, perfect for sprinkling a little extra magic into storytime.

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The Little Boy or Girl Who Lost Their Name

First on our list of the best custom children’s books is a bestseller from Wonderbly. This unique story is based on the letters of your child’s name. Your kiddo will be brought on a quest to find their missing name, meeting quirky characters along the way who each hold a clue. The personalization options really set this book apart. Customize your child’s adventurer, and for each letter of their name, pick a character that represents a different moral you’d like them to learn.

Age: 0 to 8 years old
Buy it: The Little Boy or Girl Who Lost Their Name by Wonderbly, $37,

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Good Night to You

If your goal is to gently read baby to sleep, try this adorably illustrated bedtime story. The personalized baby book features soothing scenes. As a thoughtful touch, your little one’s smiling face can shine alongside the bright stars in this story, and a personalized message can be included.

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Age: 1 to 3 years old
Buy it: Good Night to You by Sandra Magsamen, $25,

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ABC What Can I Be?

Next up in our roundup of custom children’s books? This adorable career-themed tale. The pages depict all sorts of possible professions in alphabetical order—alongside charming illustrations of baby, of course. It’s a genius way to teach them their letters while also introducing them to all the things they can be when they grow up.

Age: 0 to 6 years old
Buy it: ABC What Can I Be? by Chris Conti, $38,

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Who Loves Me?

With this sweet personalized love book, you can work your munchkin’s moniker into the story as well as names of friends and family members. Gift your little one an endearing story about all the people in their life who love them, from Mommy to Grandma. What’s more, the watercolor-inspired illustrations make this custom children’s book as aesthetically pleasing as it is heartfelt.

Age: 0 to 6 years old
Buy it: Who Loves Me? by Jennifer Dewing for I See Me!, starting at $30 for a pink or blue book,

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Welcome to the World

Celebrate a new arrival with this personalized baby book. This story takes children on a magical journey around the world. The colorful illustrations will catch your little one’s eye and impress you too. Customize the book with baby’s name, skin color, hair and outfit. For even more storytime fun, you can add a character for each parent!

Age: 0 to 3 years old
Buy it: Welcome to the World by Librio, $30,

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Where Are You…?

Next on our list of custom books for kids is an interactive (and totally innovative) story for older children. Consider this a personalized version of Where’s Waldo—your child will spend hours of fun exploring six eye-catching universes, as they try to find their character in the pages. What’s more, this customizable book is available in several languages, including Spanish, French and Italian.

Age: 4 to 10 years old
Buy it: Where Are You…? by Wonderbly, $37,

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If My Pet Could Talk

Don’t stop at human loved ones! Pets are part of the family too, which is where this sweet personalized baby book comes in. The story incorporates your child’s name and their pet’s; it’s bound to help baby bond with your cat or dog right from the get-go.

Age: 0 years old+
Buy it: If My Pet Could Talk by I See Me!, $35,

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I Can Change the World

The best personalized books for babies aren’t just engaging—they’re impactful too. This book, which comes with a bespoke cover, is all about doing good deeds. It sends the message that acts of kindness are so very valued, making this customizable book priceless.

Age: 2 to 8 years old
Buy it: I Can Change the World by Jennifer Dewing for I See Me!, $35,

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Little Monster of Happiness

Here’s more proof that custom children’s books make excellent teaching tools. This whimsical story educates kids all about a wonderful thing: happiness. The drawings show the main character (your child) on an adventure with the “Happiness Monster.” And there are more books where that came from. Playstories has a whole customizable book series that helps kids understand their emotions.

Age: 0 to 5 years old
Buy it: Little Monster of Happiness by Tonia Casarin, $40,

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That’s MY Cake!

This sweet tale about sharing is the perfect remedy to sibling squabbles. Based on the theme of teamwork, this book will help your kiddos learn that sharing is caring. Personalize the story with up to four names, characters and birthdays to create a unique custom children’s book.

Age: 0 to 8 years old
Buy it: That’s MY Cake! by Wonderbly, $37,

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Baby Board Book

This custom book for kids showcases your family photos, so they can discover the joy of learning through familiar faces. Choose from set themes like “My Favorite People” or create your own unique title. Add text, some of your favorite photos—and you’re done! This personalized baby book is a great way to introduce your little one to faraway friends and family and remind them how loved they are at home.

Age: 0 years old+
Buy it: Artifact Uprising Baby Board Book, starting from $45,

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Wow You’re One!

This personalized baby book would make a great first birthday present. Join the animal characters on an adventure as they reveal fun facts about the number one. Add baby’s name to the front cover, dedication page and throughout the story. We guarantee that this custom baby book will make you both giggle. Looking for personalized books for toddlers? This Etsy seller also has books for 2-year-olds.

Age: One-year-old
Buy it: Wow You’re One! by Steve Wilson and Lucy Tapper, $29,

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A New Sibling for You

Becoming a brother or sister is a big change. Ease the transition with this thoughtful personalized baby book with both kids’ names. Who knows, your little ones may even read it together some day!

Age: 2 to 5 years old
Buy it: A New Sibling for You by Wonderbly, $37,

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The Tale of the Three Little Pigs

On the hunt for classic books with your little one’s name? Now you can customize a fairy tale to include your kid’s name and character. Add your toddler to the story and watch their imagination grow as they build houses alongside the pigs and battle the Big Bad Wolf! Trust us, you’ll enjoy this one just as much as they do.

Age: 0 to 5 years old
Buy it: The Tale of the Three Little Pigs by Playstories, $40,

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My Little Lovebug

Personalized books for babies don’t get sweeter than this one. The love-themed story will remind your kiddo that they’re the apple of your eye. Plus, each beautifully illustrated page has a cute animal pun dedicated to your child.

Age: 0 years old+
Buy it: My Little Lovebug by Amy Dokken for I See Me!, $35,

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Personalized Kids’ Book Dinos & Diggers

Remind your kiddo how special they are to you with this rhyming story full of cute illustrations. This personalized baby book features your own heartfelt pictures—so it doubles as a photo album and a bespoke story. If your tyke isn’t a fan of dinos and diggers—don’t worry! A unicorn-and-ice-cream-themed tale is also available.

Age: 0 years old+
Buy it: Personalized Kids’ Book Dinos & Diggers by Hello!Lucky, $28,

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Don’t Push the Button!

Searching for a customizable book that will make your little one laugh? Then look no further than this award-winning personalized book for babies. The adventure-filled story, involving a friendly monster named Larry and a gigantic red button, is sure to become a favorite in no time. Thanks to its hardcover design, it will last for many storytimes to come.

Age: 3 to 6 years old
Buy it: Don’t Push the Button! by Bill Cotter, $25,

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Amazing Day Children’s Book

Your kiddo will be the star of this fun-filled personalized baby book. Sweet photos can be added throughout the colorful illustrations which detail all the possibilities a day holds. Plus, every element of the design is customizable, so you can create the story you’ve been envisioning for your little one down to the last detail.

Age: 0 years old+
Buy it: Amazing Day Children’s Book by Hello!Lucky, $38,

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Personalized Alphabet Zoo Story Book

Educational? Check. Creative illustrations? Check. Fun rhymes? Check. This personalized baby book has it all, including dozens of five-star reviews from happy buyers. The parent-approved pick will make learning the ABCs all the more memorable for your child. You can even add a custom message to the front of the story.

Age: 0 years old+
Buy it: Personalized Alphabet Zoo Story Book by letterfest, $22,

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