The best personalized bedtime storybooks

Maia Haag Author Of My Very Own Name
By Maia Haag

Who am I?

Maia Haag is the president and co-founder of I See Me! Personalized Books & Gifts. She had the idea to write her own personalized children’s book while on maternity leave. She and her husband, who is a graphic designer, published My Very Own Name, which launched their company. Maia has written over ten engaging, uniquely personalized stories that make each child feel special. She’s even written a personalized book for dog lovers If My Dog Could Talk—based on her own family pet!


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My Very Own Name

By Maia Haag,

Book cover of My Very Own Name

What is my book about?

Animals bring letters one by one to create the child’s first and last name in rhyme! A jackal brings a J, an ostrich brings an O, until the child’s full name is spelled out. Each time the family reads the book, they’ll see a printed message from the gift giver and a photo of the child on the first page. The book also includes an illustrated encyclopedia with fun facts about 61 different kinds of animals! It’s a beautifully personalized book to welcome a new baby, teach children to learn their names, and soothe little ones at bedtime. This was Maia Haag’s first personalized children’s book that launched her company. 

The books I picked & why

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Goodnight Little Me

By Jennifer Dewing, Mary Grandpré (illustrator),

Book cover of Goodnight Little Me

Why this book?

This beautifully illustrated, personalized book features your child’s names in the illustrations and throughout the story. I’ve found that both parents and children are captivated by the fanciful illustrations, and it makes a perfect bedtime story. I frequently give this book as a keepsake new baby gift, and I receive rave reviews from parents.


The Magic in Me

By Timi Bliss, Kamala Nair (illustrator),

Book cover of The Magic in Me

Why this book?

It’s more important than ever for young children to learn to value and celebrate what makes each of us unique and different. This personalized story teaches your child to value what makes him or her special. The story also teaches your child to love and appreciate the diversity that children across the world bring to make the world a vibrant place: different languages that we speak, hobbies that we have, various skin tones, different hairstyles, and different ways that we love other people. 


My Very Own Nursery Rhymes

By Thea Hay, Patricia Pessoa (illustrator),

Book cover of My Very Own Nursery Rhymes

Why this book?

I love this personalized book for babies and toddlers because it teaches them classic nursery rhymes, but with a twist. Mother Goose tells a story about how nursery rhyme characters spell out your child’s name. For example, if your child’s name is Olivia, “Old Mother Hubbard” brings the O, “Li’l Jack Horner” brings the L, the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” brings the I, and so on, until your child’s name is spelled out in rhyme. At the end of the story, there’s a glossary that includes classic nursery rhymes for your child to learn.


My Little Book of Blessings

By Jennifer Dewing, Dubravka Kolanović (illustrator),

Book cover of My Little Book of Blessings

Why this book?

I give this personalized book as a baptism gift, and both the parents and kids love it. This beautifully illustrated book is a collection of ten daily blessings written in rhyme and personalized with the child’s name. You can also include a photo to be printed in the book, and the story includes up to 8 family members’ names and 4 friends’ names. Parents love reading this bedtime storybook to their children because it is about having gratitude for the blessings of this world.


Who Loves Me?

By Jennifer Dewing, Maria Carluccio (illustrator),

Book cover of Who Loves Me?

Why this book?

This personalized storybook is soothing to young children because it shares the names of everyone who loves the child. When you order the book, you’ll provide the names of family members, relatives, and even the family pet, and the book will feature rhymes about how much those people adore your child. 


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