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A unique personalized book where you customize the heros that appear in your book. Pick your characters and we'll put them in our book
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Customize your Child's books to look like them and their family.

A book celebrating your unique family
A book celebrating your unique family

We are making amazing personalized children's books for families of all backgrounds. Family-Stories is about giving parents the opportunity to read a book to their child that does not raise questions about their family or ethnicity but rather embrace it!  Black, White, Asian, Hispanic or just about anyone--our books can be customized to all. You can also put your family in it (up to 2 adults): Mom/Dad, Mom/Mom, Dad/Dad, grandma/grandpa, uncle/uncle or a single parent...just about anyone. Create your characters using our selection tool and we will ship your book with your customized characters in it.

How does it work? 

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 At Family-Stories, we believe that the more kids know about the world and the different cultures that are a part of it, the more they are likely to love them, rather than fear them.  We invite you to be a part of this journey to inspire and empower the heroes within our children.  We want to create a series of books that educate our kids about love, diversity, inclusion and acceptance by putting them in the stories that they read. 

Our first book

 Our first book is about your child going on a magical treasure hunt to 7 different countries--Peru, Kenya, Australia, Jordan, China, Italy and the United States. In each country, your child meets a local kid who tells them a little about their local culture and helps them find a treasure that takes them to the next country. 

Personalize the book with your child's birthdate
Personalize the book with your child's birthdate

Our Plans

If we meet out goal ($15,000):

Create 1 new title and build up our technology to enable us to create more personalized titles in the future: 

 "Animal Friends"--our next personalized book where your kid travels around the world saving 8 endangered animals. Kids love animals and we believe that the more they know about our furry and feathered friends, the more they will be inclined to do their part to make sure these animals get a fighting chance to survive.

Stretch Goal: $30,000

Build up our technology and art to add more characters that can be personalized, such as siblings and PETS!!!

Stretch Goal: $50,000

We will create a total of 3 new titles:  Animal Friends & two more titles which we haven't yet decided upon. We encourage you to reach out to us if you have any ideas.

Stretch Goal: $100,000

We will further develop our technology into a self-publishing platform and open it up to Independent Authors and Illustrators who would like to publish their own personalized books.

  *We will be able to add siblings and pets if we reach out 30,000 stretch goal.

Some of our characters....

We want to make our books inclusive, fun and educational.  

Two Moms
Two Moms
Little Girl learning about Italy
Little Girl learning about Italy
Mom & Dad
Mom & Dad
Rawwwrrrrr--Learn about Africa
Rawwwrrrrr--Learn about Africa

Our happy family

Our journey (so far): It wasn't easy to develop the first version of our technology and art work. We put our heart, soul and of-course all our money in it and had to quit our jobs to make this happen. There were many sleepless nights and problems that seemed impossible to solve--but when you have the right team and the right people who are passionate about what they do, you can make anything happen.

Busy planning--What is the story and how do we bring it to life?
Busy planning--What is the story and how do we bring it to life?
Little Electra goes to sleep, so mommy gets to work on her dream project
Little Electra goes to sleep, so mommy gets to work on her dream project
And then....we started on our illustrations
And then....we started on our illustrations
Designing a website that is easy to use
Designing a website that is easy to use
We didn't have an office, so we wrote all the code in coffee shops. This day, the shop closed but we were not done. We sat on the sidewalk and finished our coding that day.  Don't you love NYC? :)
We didn't have an office, so we wrote all the code in coffee shops. This day, the shop closed but we were not done. We sat on the sidewalk and finished our coding that day. Don't you love NYC? :)
Can never forget the day when we shipped our first batch to our friends and family!!
Can never forget the day when we shipped our first batch to our friends and family!!
Steve Greenberg--The Gadget guy showed our book to Kathy Lee and Hoda on the Today show on NBC.
Steve Greenberg--The Gadget guy showed our book to Kathy Lee and Hoda on the Today show on NBC.
We made a book for Haley!
We made a book for Haley!
The nice people at iHeartRadio wanted to hear about our book
The nice people at iHeartRadio wanted to hear about our book
Pitching on Passage to Profit radio show
Pitching on Passage to Profit radio show

Risks and challenges

Our technology is fairly new, so there is a chance that we may not be able to develop our characters the way we want, or it may take us longer than expected to develop our technology from a 1-book platform to a multi-book platform.

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    A heartfelt thank you e-mail

    We will send you a thank you e-mail along with some behind the scene pictures of our team working hard on making our books.

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    5 Stickers of characters from our book

    We will send you 5 stickers of our favorite characters from our books.

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    One book

    We will send you one hard-cover copy of any of our books.

    *Note--we will send you a coupon code that you can use during checkout to get 100% off your book. You will need to go to our website https://family-stories.com and personalize your book before we can ship it.

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    4 Books

    We will send you 4 hard cover books. If we reach our stretch goal of 30,000, we will have a total of 4 titles you can choose from. If we reach our goal of 15,000, you will have 2 titles to choose from.

    *Note--we will send you coupon codes that you can use during checkout to get 100% off your books. You will need to go to our website https://family-stories.com and personalize your book before we can ship it.

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    Your name in our books+4 Books

    We will mention your name in the credits on every book that we print. If we meet our goal, your name will be mentioned in our new book. If we meet our stretch goal of $30,000 and publish 3 books, your name will be mentioned in all 3.
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    We will send you 4-coupons that you can use to get any 4 books. If we reach our stretch goal of 30,000, we will have a total of 4 titles you can choose from. If we reach our goal, you will have 2 titles to choose from.

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    Your picture in our book+4 books

    We will print your picture in the credits on every book that we print. If we meet our goal, your name will be mentioned in our new book. If we meet our stretch goal of $30,000 and publish 3 books, your name and picture will in all 3.
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    We will send you 4-coupons that you can use to get any 4 books. If we reach our stretch goal of 30,000, we will have a total of 4 titles you can choose from. If we reach our goal, you will have 2 titles to choose from.

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