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American Hero Books™ are insert your own picture™ books for the infant-preschool age children of US military members and first responders. These books help the young child understand and feel proud of Daddy or Mommy’s very important job and keep Daddy or Mommy present in the child’s mind while that parent is away during training and deployment. Read, march, and bark along with our fun and simple descriptions and insert your own picture over those printed in the book to see Mommy or Daddy at work as a US Service Member.

The American Hero Books™ series is the signature line of books produced by Heart Star Press, LLC. This series is written and designed for infant through preschool age children. The books use age appropriate text, concept portrayal, and pictures. Each book is specific to a service branch and available in both a “Mommy” and “Daddy” version. Additionally American Hero Books™ are formatted to allow the reader to insert a photograph over each picture printed in the book thereby creating a unique and personal product.

American Hero Books™ fulfill a dual purpose. They 1) give an age appropriate description of the service member’s job allowing the child to understand the job and feel proud of the parent, and 2) the insert your own picture™ format allows the child to hold the service member present in his/her mind which can alleviate some of the anxiety caused by separation due to training and deployment.

American Hero Books™ comply with CPSIA standards for children’s book safety. Plant based inks and materials are from sustainable sources are used in the production of our books. Additionally child labor was not used in the production of these books. Heart Star Press, LLC and Crown Media & Printing, Inc. print American Hero Books™ in an ISO 9001 certified workplace that has been approved by the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative.)


Heart Star Press is proud to support United Through Reading, the nation’s first nonprofit to promote the read aloud experience for separated militaryfamilies.