There are many faces behind In The Book’s magical personalized stories, from illustrators and storytellers, to web developers and content producers! We decided to get together to tell you about our favorite In The Book personalized books, as well as our own favorite books of all time. After all, we are all so passionate about reading! 

Take a look at this post to meet some members of our wonderful team, as well as read some recommendations if you are struggling to decide on which book to get! 


Alanah Reid – Copywriter and PR Executive

What is your favorite In The Book personalized children’s book?

My favorite In The Book story would probably have to be the Toy Story Collection Book! I loved Toy Story growing up (and still do now!), and the book is so brilliantly designed. 

What is your all-time favorite book?

As a regular reader, it’s so difficult to choose just one book! However, I recently read Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins-Reid, following the crazy journey of an American rock band (based on Fleetwood Mac!), which was incredible.


Pippa Newton – Digital Marketing Executive

What is your favorite In The Book personalized children’s book?

My favorite ITB books would be the Girl Power / Boy Heroes collections, as I love the messages both books instill, as they’re designed to make each child feel confident and unstoppable, which I think is really special. It’s important to teach kids that they can do whatever they want and achieve whatever they want to achieve as long as they are determined.

What is your all-time favorite book?

My favorite book of all time is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby as it is such a thought-provoking novel about love and life and the meaning of everything. It is set in such a poignant time in America with the Great Depression and the false belief in the American Dream, so it is a fascinating take on the class system and wealth as well. On the surface, it is a classic boy-loves-girl fairytale, but in reality, it is a sharp analysis of American society and reaches levels of tragedy that’s almost reminiscent of Shakespeare.


Tom Matthews – SEO and Content Manager

What is your favorite In The Book personalized children’s book?

Marvel Collection – the illustrations, fonts and overall layout make it a really different and special offering, as well as the hardback cover, it’s a gift to last for a long time.

What is your all-time favorite book?

The Comedians by Graham Greene. Set against the backdrop of a dictatorship in Haiti, Greene’s examination of the three central characters, Smith, Jones and Brown (The “Comedians”) is equal parts hilarious and sad, everything I want in a book. As Greene writes, “How often, in the crowd on Shaftesbury Avenue or Broadway, after the theatres closed, have I heard the phrase—“I laughed till the tears came.

Personalised Ultimate Marvel Collection Book


Tim Porter – Creative Director

What is your favorite In The Book personalized children’s book?

Your Letter to Santa because I think it captures some of the timeless magic of Christmas.

What is your all-time favorite book?

Lord of the Rings because within it Tolkien has created a fantasy world that is both truly believable and fantastical.


Hannah Gawkowska – Graphic Designer

What is your favorite In The Book personalized children’s book?

My favorite ITB personalized book is My Day at the Zoo. I love the illustrations in this and think it’s perfect for teaching young children about animals.

Another favorite is the Moana Collection Book that I have nearly finished designing (it may be live on the site by the time you’re writing this) – I think it is perfect for any Moana fan. The Disney illustrations are stunning, and the book is an amazing keepsake.

What is your all-time favorite book?

My favorite book of all time is Lion: A Long Way Home. It is an emotional story, but truly inspiring. It was made into a film which is also brilliant.


Kevin Sears – E-Commerce Director

What is your favorite In The Book personalised children’s book?

Perfect Pet Dinosaur, both my young sons love dinosaurs, and it is written in a very fun rhyming way. It even has a sentence about dinosaur poo, which as typical boys, my sons find hilarious.

What is your all-time favorite book?

The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver. I love the Lincoln Rhyme series and am a big fan of Jeffery Deaver in general.

personalised dinosaur book


Olivia Hayward – Web Development Project Manager

What is your favorite In The Book personalized children’s book?

Me and My Pet! I LOVE anything to do with animals, so that plays a part but I also love how personalized this book is, it’s our first Avatar book, a lovely story and such a great way for a child to really feel involved in a book!

What is your all-time favorite book?

This might be a bit surpising, but I am really not a reader, when I was younger I used to love reading but I grew out of it and still to this day haven’t managed to get back into it. However, this is something I am trying to change and I feel like if I found a good thriller/creepy storyline, that might grip me back into reading, so that is what I am on the hunt for!


Adam Ginger – Graphic Designer

What is your favorite In The Book personalized children’s book?

Day at the Farm: I may be Bias but this was the first book I ever illustrated. This said, I think it’s such a fun concept that the animals are all making the wrong noises and the story encourages the reader to join in and correct these silly mistakes.

What is your all-time favorite book?

Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse: First book I ever read as an adult that taught me books don’t have to be boring or a chore to read. It’s wacky, weird with a sprinkling of dark humour.

Personalised Day at the Farm Book


Cara Dowey – Web Designer

What is your favorite In The Book personalized children’s book?

Favorite ITB book is the Build a Bear book, I think the bears are just so cute, really throws me back to being a kid with my build a bear.

What is your all-time favorite book?

All time favorite book is Paradise Lost because I think it’s such an incredible piece of work that addresses so many universal human problems.

Captain Underpants, a close second, because I think Dav Pilkey was so unapologetically himself when writing those books and it’s helped so many people I know come to love reading because they’ve related heavily to the characters. Also, they’re very funny books.


David T. Morris – Trade Marketing Manager

What is your favorite In The Book personalized children’s book?

Fave ITB book is the Pirate Book – mainly because it was the first book I had written so will always be special to me. 

What is your all-time favorite book?

Favorite books of all time are the Jack Reacher series, mainly because the author Lee Child is a big Aston Villa fan like myself and manages to get sneak Villa references in to each of his books (something I managed to emulate in the My Day At The Farm book, Hutton the horse is named after a former Villa player!)


We hope that revealing our favorite personalized books here at In The Book has given you some ideas for your little one! Keep on reading!