What is a Board Book?

What is a Board Book?

It is a style of book with thick paperboard, usually made for children. It has a paperboard cover and interior pages which also have at least a few layers of paper thickness.

You may think why do we need this kind of book?

Well, this is a smart way for marketers how they can raise their future readers. For parents, it is also important to educate their children from an early age.

With board books, you can be calm by knowing that children will not cut its finger which a sharp paper which can happen with a regular book inner paper.

What is the difference between a board book and a hardcover book?

A hardcover book designed in the way to protect inner pages. Most of us have that kind of book in our bookshelves cause we like to collect and protect our books. What is a board book we already know it has a highly durable cover and inner pages which are bounded with glue and stitches.

This explains a lot when we are giving a board book for babies. They can easily tear the inner pages from hardcover books, but it will super hard to do it if a child will have a board book. It is important to mention that those books also have rounded corners to not harm babies when they act irresponsibly.

Why board books are safer for babies?

Let us start with an age from which babies can use board books. Most children during their third year starting to play with board books by looking at the pictures and words. Those books are usually quite small and can fit in their hands, can be easily turned, tossed, or stacked. However, during this age babies are still like to explore the world with their mount and this is why board books are safer compared with regular ones. Also, production companies in the EU and the USA have strict health requirements to use safe materials while making baby books.

Child development by reading

The NY Times says, “It’s hard to overestimate how important reading is to a toddler’s intellectual, social, and emotional development.” This says a lot about how we raise our children nowadays. Books can improve babies’ brain development and at the same time connect parents with their child without thinking about it. Just imagine that strong impact when you are reading and explaining the images by showing it for a toddler. Highlights magazine suggests: “Use your finger to point to words as you read them. Demonstrate the process. Move your hand from left to right.”


What size is a board book?

It variates around 6 x 6 inches square or 15 x 15 cm square.

What is a padded board book?

It is the same board book for kids. With cartoon pictures and some words which all improve the children’s development process.

What age is a board book for?

It starts from age 3.

Why hardcover books are better than paperback?

Publishers design a hardcover to protect the book for the long-term. They do not wear as quickly as paperback books and don’t get damaged as easily. The printing is also superior with a hardcover book, and paper quality is usually far better too.