A board book is a type of children’s book printed on thick paperboard.
The paperboard is printed and used for both the cover and the interior pages.
Each page panel is a minimum of two plies of paperboard thickness.
What is the difference between a board book and hardcover?
If you compare these books to hardcover books, the difference is towards the cover. The cover in Hard Bound is hard and durable, and the pages are still the standard material and texture of the paper. In Board Books, the entire book, down to the pages, are of paperboard, so that it can take wear and tear.
What size is a board book?
Board Book Size: Think Small, Not Large
Keep the book size small so a toddler can more easily hold and manipulate the board book. A smaller page size also keeps young eyes focused on one main image/concept per page. The average size board book is around 6 x 6 inches square.
What age is a board book for?
Board books are the “baby” of the children’s book family. Board books are often marketed as infant, toddler, or baby books. They are meant to be read (and played with) by infants ages 0 to 3 and are designed as such.
What is a board book for babies?
Board books are intended for infants, babies, and toddlers. At that age, pretty much everything is a teething ring; at the same time, one of the most delightful sounds in the world is made by tearing paper.