The Mothership's blog on Story For Me

The Mothership's blog on Story For Me

Must-have custom children’s books by Story For Me  

November 21, 2017 

Every little girl and boy is living their own adventure – from learning new words and making friends to exploring nature and navigating the ways of the world, each day is exciting.

So what if they could be the star of their very own story? Imagine their excitement when they see their name on the pages of a real book, and even find their photo inside.

That’s exactly what happens when you order a book from Story For Me. Founded by Zeeshahn and Sharavati, two Dubai mums who were looking for special presents for their own little ones, this new online store is very special indeed.

Offering personalised stories for children, you can now find the perfect gift for your little bookworm. Simply pick the book you think they will like best (there are options covering everything from sportsmanship and careers to the alphabet and their birthday), and send over some information such as your child’s name, who you want the book to be from – this will be included on the cover – and a description of them or a photo for some stories, and the team will do the rest, with your custom book arriving within 14 days.



Shipping is available across the GCC, and what arrives is a hardback book that you can enjoy for years to come, complete with their name, image and a message from the sender.


Family from home can order online at for birthday or Christmas presents delivered across the UAE, or they can even opt for a gift certificate so your child can choose the story they like best.

This will be a book that they feel connected to, and is truly ‘theirs’.


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If your child is into taking pictures or scrapbooking, the Photo Book (AED100) will provide hours of entertainment, with pages where they can stick in photos, write memories, do drawings and fill in details about their life. It’s the ultimate keepsake. They even come with stickers for even more of a personal touch. And guaranteed to keep them busy!


I’m a passionate believer in the joys of reading together, and there’s nothing better than having your bath-fresh sprog curled up on your lap as you turn the pages of a favourite story.

Phoebe was absolutely delighted to see her face looking back at her from the book, and loved finding her name, proudly telling her granny on the phone that we were reading HER story. My only concern is how many times she wants to read it!

Make your child a star of their own story this holiday season – order online at


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Dispatch days are always fun. We love the anticipation of our books reaching little readers. #joyofreading
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There is so much being said about #internationalhappinessday πŸ˜€. So what did we do about it? This!! We spent an amazing afternoon amongst giggling children and books πŸ“šπŸ“š Thank you @dubaiculture and @dubaipubliclibraries for this incredible opportunity. A shout out to @minimiraclesdubai for partnering with us. #uaereads #thereadingbox
Spreading joy and happiness book by book. That is what we aim to do each day! To customise your own story book, visit the link in bio. @dubaipubliclibraries #internationalhappinessday #uaehappiness #thereadingbox
We mark the UAE Month of Reading by introducing the β€˜READING JOURNAL’  commissioned to us by Maktaba @dctabudhabi πŸ“πŸ“–
It’s an interactive bi-lingual journal created to encourage children to have READING GOALS. Instead of merely reading, a child can RATE and REVIEW each book. Almost like taking reading one step further and promoting discussions and understandings around each book.
What’s more? We have added thought provoking messages along with engaging stickers at the end as a reward!  The journey of making the journal has been a huge learning for us as we hope to create a community of HAPPY READERS! πŸ“šπŸ–‹#uaereadingmonth2019 @dctabudhabi @visitabudhabi
Glimpses of a FULL HOUSE and SUPER FUN afternoon at #thereadingbox by @dubaipubliclibraries and @dubaiculture. πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ“– .

Thank you to @minimiraclesdubai for partnering with us and bringing our book β€˜What Will I Be’ to life with an interactive puppet show. @storyformemiddleeast.
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Join us on March 20th as we celebrate #internationalhappinessday with this same crazy crew. 😊 πŸ“—
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A generation reads... a civilization rises. @dubaipubliclibraries 
See you all soon with your little readers for a fun evening - Story reading, drama / puppet show and arts and craft. πŸ“š

Venue: Mirdiff City Center, 4-5 pm today and prepare to have a lot of fun!! πŸ–
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On Women’s Day we cannot think of a better announcement than #thereadingbox by @dubaipubliclibraries and @dubaiculture . We are joining forces with some terrific women who are the backbones of both institutions and we promise you a great time. Come over to @citycentremirdif with your little readers between 4-5 pm on March 9 and prepare to have a lot of fun!! #uaereadingmonth2019 #womenempoweringwomen #dubaireads
THRILLED to announce our latest association with the world’s leading children’s skincare brand @johnsonsbabyarabia . πŸ₯³

We were chosen to be a part of their special #johnsonsambassadors campaign and it has been such an honor to spread laughter and joy amongst little readers.

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