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Summer is finally here! It’s a season filled with fun outdoor activities, playdates, sports and more. Put Me In The Story wants to help bring even more fun (and a healthy dose of learning) to your family’s summer routine!

Put Me In The Story creates personalized books starring your child in beloved books and alongside their favorite characters to help them stay engaged in the story and foster a love of reading!

To help one family start their very own library, Put Me In The Story is hosting a HUGE Summer Reading Giveaway where one lucky winner will receive:

· 10 personalized books from Put Me In The Story
· A beach bag
· 2 children’s beach towels
· 2 inner tubes
· 2 pairs of children’s sunglasses
· 1 beach ball

Enter now through July 5th, 2017 for a chance to win!

*Open to U.S. residents only, see full Terms & Conditions here.

Check out some of our favorite Put Me In The Story’s books for summer reading below:

Isabella Girl In Charge

Isabella: Girl In Charge
$34.99 personalized book

Now your little girl can dream bigger and reach higher than ever before with her very own personalized edition of Isabella: Girl in Charge!

Your child steps into the story as a spunky, purple-haired girl on a journey to the White House. Along the way, she learns about some of the amazing women who came before her. These doers, dreamers, lawmakers, and trailblazers helped create the world we live in today—a world where your little girl can be anything that she wants!

Put your girl in charge with her very own copy of Isabella: Girl in Charge. Include her name and photo along with a special message from you. And at the end of the book, she’ll be surprised to see her face appear next to some of the nation’s greatest leaders! How’s that for big dreams?!

Fancy Nancy

Fancy Nancy Tea Parties
$34.99 personalized book

Fancy Nancy, hostess extraordinaire, can’t wait to share her party-planning expertise with your little one! From recipes and crafts to etiquette tips and French lessons, this precious personalized book contains everything your child needs to throw the perfect tea party. A personalized letter from Nancy herself to your fancy kiddo? Oui! Plus, your child’s name is worked into the text and adorable illustrations throughout the book. Wrap up with a set of recipe cards from the Kitchen of Fancy Nancy, and best of all, cut out and frame the certificate declaring your child a graduate of Fancy Nancy’s Tea Party Course! Que magnifique!

Pirate Pete

Pirate Pete
$34.99 personalized book

Arrr, matey! Pirate Pete is ready to search for buried treasure, and he wants YOU to come along! Set sail with the goofy, gold-loving captain in the personalized edition of Pirate Pete.

As the scallywag’s first mate, your child tries to keep Pete on course to Mermaid Island, but it’s not easy! The captain wants to check every island for treasure. There might be doubloons hidden among the tasty treats on Candy Island. Or perhaps you and Pirate Pete can persuade a leprechaun on Clover Island to give up a pot of gold!

Personalize this high seas adventure with your little buccaneer’s name, photo, and dedication message. On the final pages, your child will find a personalized Pirate Pledge to cut out and display so that everyone will know they’re a true swashbuckler!

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Instead of chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and other sugar-filled treats, we have compiled our favorite Easter basket surprises that children will delight in finding on Easter morning! We think that they are just as sweet!

An Easter Surprise and Plush Gift Set

An Easter Surprise & Plush Gift Set

Make Easter morning extra magical by taking your little one on an “eggs-traordinary” egg-hiding adventure around the world! An Easter Surprise gives your child the chance to plan his or her very own Easter mission! Soaring as high as the moon in a hot air balloon, delivering eggs all over town, and stashing tasty treats all down the streets, your little one will be thrilled at the surprise twist in this Easter adventure!

This entertaining Easter storybook can be personalized with your child’s name and hometown, along with a special message and photo on the dedication page. The incredibly soft, snuggly bunny that comes with the gift set is the perfect addition to your child’s Easter basket… and for lots of cuddles while reading together. $19.99 paperback, $34.99 hardcover, $44.99 gift set. http://www.putmeinthestory.com/personalized-gifts-for-kids/an-easter-surprise-and-plush-gift-set.html

Sophie the Giraffe

Sophie the Giraffe

Tuck the iconic Sophie the Giraffe into your baby’s Easter basket! There is just something magical about Sophie, isn’t there? From the way she looks, to the way she smells (faintly of vanilla), to how easy she is to grab and wave, it’s no surprise Sophie is one of the first toys babies adore! Handmade exclusively in France, Sophie the Giraffe is a timeless design that has been capturing the imagination and tiny hands and mouths of babies since 1961. Every Sophie is painstakingly made from 100% natural rubber and painted with food grade dyes so babies can chew and squish to their hearts’ delight. Easy to clean – simply wipe the surface with a clean, damp cloth after baby has drooled on and played with Sophie. https://www.sophiethegiraffe-usa.com/

Mackenzie I Love You More Romper

Tenth & Pine Romper

Looking for a cute and egg-citing outfit to place in your child’s Easter basket? At Tenth & Pine, they offer a variety of gender neutral clothing pieces that will help your little boy or girl look their Sunday best! With everything from footwear to rompers, onesies, beanies, tees, and leggings, you can pick out the perfect outfit for them. Keep your little one up with the latest fashion as they go on their Easter egg hunt! “Mom’s” pick for her little guy – a full length romper that moves easily for all of the running and playing he does! Available in sizes for a newborn all the up to a 4-year-old toddler!

Zoonicorns

Zoonicorns

If you have a child who loves unicorns, they will love finding one or more of the Zoonicorns inside their basket on Easter morning! Zoonicorns are a collection of four adorable plush toys that are a combination of an exotic zebra and mythical creature, each with their own unique and loveable personality. In addition to the plush toys, Zoonicorn offers a new children’s app, online games, and stories that make the perfect gifts to stimulate your child’s mind, sharpen critical thinking skills and discover prominent life lessons through magical adventures. Named Valeo, Aleil, Ene or Promithea – your child will love seeing a favorite creature brought to life on the new app! If you are traveling over the holiday, the app will engage and inspire your child on a long car or plane ride! www.zoonicorn.com.

Wee Blessing

Wee Blessing

Give the gift of an adorable Easter outfit, or a special outfit to wear throughout the year with Wee Blessing. Wee Blessing is a professional children’s styling service tailored to your taste, budget and lifestyle that helps you feel your best and gives you back what matters most… your time! Wee Blessing provides parents and children hand-picked outfits from the most-popular and top name brand companies for 40-60% off retail price. Available for newborns to children aged 14 years-old, you pick the box that works best for you.

Here’s how it works: Fill out the personal style profile with your child’s name, clothing size, favorite colors, princesses, superheroes and more, then choose a one-time service, monthly or quarterly box that all come complete with four outfits, or you can choose a one-time outfit for a gift. You will only be charged for what you keep and a flat $5 shipping and handling fee. You will not have to pay return shipping or restocking fee. If you decide to keep all four outfits, Wee Blessing will give you an additional 10% off. Perfect for Easter for newborns on up! www.weeblessing.com

strawberry-banana Sunkist Trail Mix

Sunkist® Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ Single Serve Packs

If you want to add a treat that is nutritious and delicious, Sunkist Snacks’ new Sunkist® Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ Single Serve packs are a perfect choice for a healthy Easter basket. Small enough to fit in an Easter egg, Sunkist Snacks single serve packs contain delicious premium fruit and tree nuts (no low cost fillers like raisins and peanuts) to give you and the kids a satisfying, perfectly portioned snack. Choose from Strawberry Banana Blend, Pineapple Coconut Blend and Breakfast Espresso & Granola Blend. The Strawberry Banana Blend is a definite kid-pleaser with Cranberries, Banana Chips, Papaya, Strawberries, Almonds, and Cashews! We love that there are no artificial colors or flavors… just 6 nutritious ingredients! Sold at major grocers such as Walmart and Ralph’s as well as online at SunkistSnacks.com.

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own. Image courtesy of jannoon028 from FreeDigitalPhotos.net*

Mother’s Day is almost upon us, and “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom has compiled her eco-friendly favorites to give to the expectant or new mother!

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Chewbeads Safe Teething Jewelry
www.chewbeads.com

Stylish and chic, Chewbeads were created especially for moms with teething, chewing, and tugging babies! Chewbeads are a necessity for every new mom, as each gorgeous necklace and bracelet is made of 100% silicone and is completely chemical-free, heat-resistant, and safe for babies. With a huge selection of brilliant colors and styles to choose from, Chewbeads make an excellent gift for the expectant or postpartum mom! “Mom” loves that Chewbeads are dishwasher-safe, as after a day of little mouths chewing on them, sanitizing your necklace or bracelet can be done easily! Plus, Chewbeads do not contain BPA, phthlates, lead, cadmium or metal. www.chewbeads.com

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Milkmakers Lactation Teas & Lactation Cookies
www.milkmakers.com

Breastfeeding moms will appreciate the new Milkmakers Lactation Tea as a gift this Mother’s Day! Available in two delicious flavors, Coconut and Original, Milkmakers Lactation Tea is made with a unique, all-natural tea blend that does not contain fenugreek, a common ingredient in other lactation teas that can produce an unpleasant taste and unwanted side effects. Also unlike other lactation teas that require as many as eight cups per day – with new Milkmakers Lactation Teas only one to two cups per day are needed to achieve results! The new Milkmakers Lactation Tea joins the line of Milkmakers Lactation Cookies, convenient, nutritious and delicious cookies made with oats, brewer’s yeast, and flax seed – traditional remedies used to support breastfeeding moms. “Mom” is a huge fan of the lactation cookies – both the cookies and the tea paired together make the ultimate Mother’s Day gift! www.milkmakers.com

Belly Armor

Belly Armor
www.bellyarmor.com

The expectant or postpartum mom will appreciate a gift from Belly Armor, which offers apparel and accessories that shield everyday radiation with 99.9% effectiveness! “Mom” had the opportunity to try the Belly Blanket, which is the perfect choice for a mom who works from home on her laptop and uses her cell phone frequently! Soft, cozy and the ideal size, the Belly Blanket was made with the reliable protection of RadiaShield® Fabric. The Belly Blanket is a convenient and unobtrusive way to protect your child within against the risks of everyday radiation. Easily portable in your handbag, this maternity blanket is ideal for both the home and the office. It is available in three stylish color choices. https://www.bellyarmor.com/belly-blanket/

Simply Gum

Simply Gum
www.simplygum.com

Moms today are opting for more natural, organic choices in all aspects of their lives, and now gum can be a part of that choice! Simply Gum is a line of all-natural, biodegradable chewing gum! Not only do the all-natural ingredients make it better for Mom’s body than the average gum, but it is also better for the environment. Simply Gum is free from any artificial ingredients, including plastic, and with a variety of flavors such as mint, cinnamon (“Mom’s” favorite!), fennel licorice, maple, ginger, and coffee, you are sure to find one that will delight Mom’s tastebuds. www.simplygum.com.

Keep Calm and Color On Book

Keep Calm and Color On Adult Coloring Book
www.putmeinthestory.com

The expectant mom will love to color her stress away in this personalized coloring book where beautiful coloring pages are peppered with inspiring quotes to calm the mind and lift the spirits. A great personalized gift for Mother’s Day, each copy of Keep Calm and Color On is personalized with mom’s name on the front and back cover, a special dedication page, and a coloring page where mom’s name is a part of the illustration. www.putmeinthestory.com

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Dream Nursing Tank from Bravado
www.bravadodesigns.com

Expectant and new moms will appreciate a comfortable tank that takes them through pregnancy into nursing their little one! Perfect for wearing at home or on-the-go, the new Dream Nursing Tank is the ultimate ‘nursing bra and tank in one,’ providing coverage and support. “Mom” has used nursing bras from Bravado Designs when breastfeeding all three of her children, and was eager to check out their newest offering! The Dream Nursing Tank is just that, a dream for all nursing mommas! Outfitted with every detail to help moms feel comfortable and stylish, the hip-length tank is made of double layer cotton and provides full support for the expectant and postpartum mom’s ever-changing breasts. It can be worn alone or layered underneath another top. The best part? The tank features full drop away bra cups that provide maximum skin-to-skin contact with your baby that is so important for bonding! #supportherdream www.bravadodesigns.com

Wally's Natural Organic Body Oil

Wally’s Natural Organic Body Oil
www.wallysnatural.com

The expectant or postpartum mom will love this luxurious organic body oil that keeps skin hydrated and naturally radiant! Made with Sesame Seed Oil and Essential Oils, the Organic Body Oil is “Mom’s” new favorite to apply after her little one was born! It is applied easily with a large roller ball so that it is mess-free! Wally’s Natural provides eco-friendly, high quality personal care products with a wholeheartedly green approach. The company honors nature through solar-powered facilities, green manufacturing, 100% recyclable packaging and sourcing that supports organic agriculture. The eco-friendly line also includes Ear Candles, Organic Ear Oil, and Organic Aromatherapy Blends. www.wallysnatural.com

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this piece. All opinions expressed are my own.*