Belle's Books

Belle's Books Review and Giveaway

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I cannot stress to you the importance of reading books to children. Not only does it encourage speech, it also helps them to learn sentence structure, phonics, their alphabet and colors, as well as emotions! Hannah is a reader. The highlight of her week is when her grandma brings her books from the library. I do go to the library, but sometimes it is difficult to get out the door with two little ones. So, mom does me a favor and helps me out. :) Some of Hannah's favorite books are the ones with real photos in them...she seems to connect really well to those types of books. She also LOVES any kind of book that has an animal in it.

Recently, I contacted a company that I found and was very interested in their products. I was very excited to share this company with my readers as I KNOW most of you have children and I know the importance of books in a child's life.
Belle's Books is a company that offers personalized children's books! When I say personalized, I MEAN personalized! I have never seen books quite like these before. This company was founded by a stay at home mom named Karrie Papacoda. In her quest to help contribute financially to her household, she discovered personalized books. Here is a bit more about her story and Belle's Books...

I named my business after my daughter, Isabelle. When she was around 4, she made the connection that Disney's princess Belle loves books and loves to read and I thought it confirmed that Belle's Books was the perfect name for my business. Not to mention that Belle happens to be my favorite Disney princess!
Selling these books has become a personal joy for me! I know you and your child will enjoy these books as well!
I have waited a long time to get this business going and have held on to this verse: "Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4. Thank You, Lord, for giving me the desires of my heart and allowing me to start up this business!
I have several titles to choose from, all of which are designed for babies and toddlers on up to ten year olds. Yes, even ten year olds like them!
What I find really great about this company is the Bible verse that is used...I am a Christian and LOVE to see businesses that are not ashamed to give credit to God. That means so much to me and would definitely make me want to promote the company more!

So, here is how Belle's Books works! All you do is pick out the book you like the best. (Have fun, there are TONS from which to choose!) Then, you fill out the order form. On this form you will be asked for your child's full name, hometown, a dedication, three names of family members or friends and other information. Then, this info is used in the book! Here is a quick example of how your book will look using the information you have provided:
Isn't that neat? So, for this review I chose to receive the "God Loves Me" personalized children's book. It arrived the other day and I was very eager to see what the book looked like. It is BEAUTIFUL! The first page has my dedication to my daughter...

"God Loves Me" is a hard cover book that puts 'Hannah' into different scenarios in which she gets to talk to God. Playing at the park, going to school, trips to the zoo and visits to the doctor.
It teaches her to be thankful and to be kind...both of which are good things for her to learn! I firmly believe in prayer and this book shows how easy it is to pray and how wonderful it can be to love God.

When it came time for Hannah to sit down and enjoy her book she was enthralled! It was such a special treat for her to be able to hear her name read throughout the book. She definitely loved it! The colorful pictures and artwork were very eye-catching as well...that helps!
Belle's Books offers a variety of books, in themes and in size. Prices are very nice as well, the book I received retails for $12.95 and can certainly be kept as a keepsake for when your child is older. I know my Hannah will love her book for a LONG time! :)

Other categories of books from Belle's Books are:

There were many more, but this is just a taste of some of the amazing books from which you can choose!

So, in my opinion...Belle's Books is a super cute company. I love the book I received for this review and was very satisfied with the quality. The way my child's name was intertwined within the book was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this company to any parent, grand parent, aunt, uncle, brother or sister who is looking for the perfect gift for a special child in their life.

Karrie, the owner of Belle's Books has offered to give away a free book (valued at $12.95 and under) to one of you! I am SO excited about this giveaway!!!

Here are your entry options into this giveaway...


Mandatory Entry:
Visit Belle's Books and tell me which book you would choose should you win this giveaway! You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email where you can be reached should you win. If you do not leave an email address, it must be where I can easily find it. This giveaway is open to US residents (one entrant per household) and will end 5/11 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be selected.
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Extra Entries:

1. Follow me on GFC. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

2. Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/do. 1 entry

3. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

4. Blog about this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 5 entries, so 5 comments.

5. Follow Belle's Books on Twitter. 1 entry.

6. "Like" Belle's Books on Facebook. (If you are able, leave a comment letting them know I sent you!) 1 entry.

7. Subscribe & confirm your subscription to my blog via email. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received a free book from Belle's Books for review purposes. All quotes are from the Belle's Books Website or Email. All thought and opinions are 100% mine.

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81 comments

  1. i like the When I Grow Up Personalized Childrens Book
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  2. i follow as mverno via gfc
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  3. like the justice league book mrs.mommyyatgmail

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  4. I would choose Little Mermaid.

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  5. I follow on gfc #1.

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  6. I follow on gfc #2.

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  7. I would pick the Sesame Street Lets Count Personalized Childrens Book

    Tarah
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  8. I'd get the Three Little Pigs book.

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  9. I would get any of her Sesame Street books that feature Elmo!

    Melanie

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  10. Following you on Twitter - @GreenMomMel

    I would get any of her Sesame Street books that feature Elmo!

    Melanie

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  11. Retweeted your Tweet for this giveaway
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    Melanie

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  12. Following Belle's Books on FB

    Melanie

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  13. Following Belle's Books on Twitter

    Melanie

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  14. Subscribed to your email sub - #1

    Melanie

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  15. Subscribed to your email sub - #2

    Melanie

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  16. I like the Ballerina Princess Personalized Childrens Book
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  17. 1 I follow your blog via google friend-rebecca williams
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  18. 2 I follow your blog via google friend-rebecca williams
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  19. I follow you on twitter @rebeccaw2005gm
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  20. I follow belles books on twitter @rebeccaw2005gm
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  21. I would like God Loves Me.

    I liked Belles Books on Facebook.

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  22. follow you via GFC LisaMarie

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  23. I would get Farm Animals for my grandson Kamdyn

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  24. Follow via GFC

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  25. follow via email

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  26. I would choose the little mermaid book
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  27. I visited her site and I love the God loves me and the My day on Sesame street. I just love this idea for kids! Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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  28. I follow you on google friend connect. rjspratlen Rita Spratlen
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  29. GFC follower rjspratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com Rita Spratlen #2
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  30. I follow you on twitter. rjs7777 Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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  31. I tweeted about this giveaway at http://twitter.com/#!/rjs7777/status/66967895955087361
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  32. I blogged about this giveaway at http://rj7777.blogspot.com/2011/05/coupons4moms-sally-owen-enter-to-win.html #1 rj_angel_house@yahoo.com #1

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  33. I blogged about this giveaway at http://rj7777.blogspot.com/2011/05/coupons4moms-sally-owen-enter-to-win.html #2 rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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  34. I blogged about this giveaway at http://rj7777.blogspot.com/2011/05/coupons4moms-sally-owen-enter-to-win.html #3 rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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  35. I blogged about this giveaway at http://rj7777.blogspot.com/2011/05/coupons4moms-sally-owen-enter-to-win.html #4
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  36. I blogged about this giveaway at http://rj7777.blogspot.com/2011/05/coupons4moms-sally-owen-enter-to-win.html #5 rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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  37. I followed Belle's books on twitter. rjs7777 rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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  38. I liked them on facebook and told them you sent me. Rita Spratlen
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  39. e-mail subscriber #1 rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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  40. e-mail subscriber #2 rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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  41. I like the Sesame Street Bye Bye Diapers Personalized Childrens Book

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  42. Sports Superstar Personalized Book!

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  43. I would get the Sesame Street Bye Bye Diapers Personalized Childrens Book
    for my three year old since she is still in pull-ups and taking a long time to be potty trained.
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  44. GFC follower Erin COok
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  45. GFC follower ERin Cook #2
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  46. follow you on twitter @cooks1978
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  47. like belles books on facebook Erin COok
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  48. follow Belles books on twitter @cooks1978
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  49. I'd choose the My Day on Sesame Street Personalized Childrens Book. My little girl would love it!

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  50. if i won, i would choose the Dinosaur Land Personalized Childrens Book
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  51. the When I Grow Up Personalized Childrens Book would be great to have. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  52. Since we are trying to teach our daughter about God, I would pick the God Loves Me book. I know my daughter would really love the Ballerina Princess book!

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  53. following via gfc, 2

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  54. following via gfc

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  55. following you on twitter
    iser: notenthused

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  56. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/notenthused/status/68485143626653696

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  57. following Belles on twitter
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  58. like them on fb and left note
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  59. I would choose the My Baby Book.
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  60. id pick - http://www.bellesbooks.net/products/Three-Little-Pigs-Personalized-Childrens-Book.html

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  61. GFC as forget shyness reviews

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  62. i like belle's on facebook as emily ev--t

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  63. twitter follower as @forgetshyness

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  67. blogged 3 - littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

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  70. i blogged - http://forgetshynessreviews.blogspot.com/2011/05/belles-book-giveaway-coupons-and.html

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  72. Noah's Ark Personalized Childrens Book.
    My email is in my profile.

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