Chiswick Resident Launches Children's Books Start Up

Personalised books aim to encourage reading

Chiswick Resident Launches Children's Books Start Up
The child's name can feature in their unique book


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A new business which offers personalised reading books to children has been set up by Chiswick resident Dave Woods.

BE Books offers a chance for children to have books featuring themselves read to them at story-time. The company believes that this personalised experience will encourage a passion for reading.

The books use themes such as magic, space, exploring and pirates. Children take centre stage in wish-fulfilment adventures inspired by real-world events with issues such as well being and diversity covered.

Former advertising creative Dave set up the company with another person from the industry after long discussion between them as parents of children aged between 4 and 22. He was already the author of several children’s books and the idea seemed a way to champion real books in the digital age.

The venture launched recently after two and a half years of preparatory work.

He says, “Our stories are purposefully designed for today’s child. It’s a fresh approach that tackles well-being, screen time, diversity and many other issues.

“The aim is to help parents build the foundations of a child’s character and values, and create a home forum to discuss today’s many challenges. “

He believes the books will provide a meaningful gift for a child in a throwaway society and that they will become treasured ‘Books for Life’. He and his business partner hope grandparents, aunts and uncles, family friends and, of course, parents of young children will find them to be an appropriate gift.

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September 5, 2021

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