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Children's Book Printing Services

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Children’s Book Printing

BookBaby will turn your vision into a gorgeous and sturdy book that parents will want to read to their children, night after night.

Let your imagination soar with bookstore-quality, full-color picture books, toddler books or chapter books. By being your own children’s book publisher you retain complete creative control over your work so your vision can become a beautiful reality. BookBaby makes it easy to order and publish a children’s book online, with our book printing templates, editing services, and online ordering app. Our publishing specialists are available via phone or email to help you choose which children’s book printing style is right for you. And with our Print On Demand services, you can choose to sell copies of your children’s book worldwide!

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“I didn’t even realize that services like BookBaby existed, and it was exactly what I needed for this project.” — Andrea Bull, Children’s Book Author

Get the children’s book you’ve been dreaming about in 5 days flat.

Why choose BookBaby to help you publish your children’s book?

To put it simply: We print the most beautiful children’s books in the world. We’ve printed thousands of picture books, books for toddlers, early readers, and chapter books. Every day we print and bind the highest-quality softcover and hardcover children’s books for authors looking to sell their own books. Many of our authors come to us so they can shop their beautifully-bound books to agents and children’s book publishers. All of our books are printed in our US-based, state-of-the-art printing facility and are backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Choose the style and binding for your children’s book

We offer both softcover and hardcover children's book printing options in a variety of sizes and paper stocks. Children's book printing and binding options include perfect binding or hardcover (casebound). Print from a PDF or have us design your book cover and book interior. Here are some of our popular children’s book styles:

Letter 8.5" x 11"

Letter 8.5" x 11"

Perfect Bound, 80lb gloss
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Landscape 9" x 7"

Landscape 9" x 7"

Perfect Bound, 80lb gloss
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POD ready
Large Square 10" x 10"

Large Square 10" x 10"

Perfect Bound, 80lb gloss
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Edit or regret it.

Give your manuscript the love it deserves with a professional editor.

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The Biggest Worldwide Distribution Network

How to publish and sell your children's book

BookBaby provides all the tools for you to self publish your children’s book.

BookBaby writers can now publish and sell their eBooks and printed books in the world’s biggest bookstores. With our new Print On Demand technology, you can now sell your printed children’s book (book-by-book) direct to your readers, without having to pay for large print runs, warehousing, or fulfillment.

Fixed Layout books for Apple and Amazon

Most art books require fixed layout file conversion to turn it into an eBook. The technical experts at BookBaby can convert your high-resolution PDF files into an eBook with a Fixed Layout. This service is for Amazon and Apple Books only. We currently don't produce Fixed Layout files for the Barnes & Noble NOOK tablet. Learn more about Fixed Layout.

Today’s lesson: Making a successful children’s book


Unless you are a gifted illustrator, hire an artist (or partner with one) to ensure that you have professional illustrations for your book.


For picture books, 32 pages is the industry standard length. If you want to do something different and sell your own books, that’s fine, but if you’re hoping to get a publishing deal, stick to 32 pages.


Join a book writing society like SCBWI and bring printed copies of your book to their national conferences. You just might meet someone who can help your career!

Still in the writing phase? Here are some helpful tips on writing children’s books.

“BookBaby did a fantastic job with our picture book. It made a huge impression and helped us get our publishing deal.”

RH Lazzell, illustrator, Mr. Pants: It’s Go Time

Mr. Pants: It’s Go Time
The art of timing

The best time for story time

A big part of your book’s success is when you plan to release it. Children’s books tend to have more sales during the holiday season, between December and January. Talk to a helpful Publishing Specialist today to determine what and when is right for you.

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Softcover, perfect binding, 60lb natural paper stock, gloss cover finish, 100 full-color pages.

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Multiple trim sizes and options based on your book genre.

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