Bookplates.com says “in decades and centuries past, knowing who owned which book was an obvious matter of opening it. Pasted on the inside front cover would be the bookplate: a unique rectangular label bearing the owner’s name, perhaps an illustration, and often the Latin words “Ex Libris” — a phrase used all over the world to mean “from the library of.”
These simple bookplates are not as fanciful as the ones of the past, but I think your children will love them anyway. I know when I was a kid, I wanted my name slapped on everything. The more personalized the better. Once again, these were in the September/October 2012 premier issue of CuttingEdge Magazine for the Back to School Special.