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Children’s Book Printing

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# 1 rated best children’s book printing services online in the USA. We offer the highest quality kid’s books and online printing services. Print picture books, children’s literature, story books, kindergarten books, and read aloud books in vibrant full color on premium gloss or matte paper delivered to your doorstep as fast as 3 - 4 days from proof approval. Our use of short-run digital printers for smaller quantities and our bulk offset options for larger orders will save you money due to our investment in the latest state of the art printing technology and equipment.

Our printing and binding services include saddle stitched, perfect bound, spiral bound, and wire-o. We accept your print-ready PDF files or offer our easy-to-use online photo booklet maker, templates, grids & layouts. Satisfaction Guarantee!

paperback Book Types

Product Details

Saddle Stitch Book printing
Saddle stitch is basically single sheets of paper, printed on both sides, collated in page number order, folded in half, then stapled through the fold with staples made of thin wire securing the sheets together and then trim the 3 sides to the desired finished size...
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Most Popular Paper

paper thickness

Gloss paper has a shiny and lustrous smooth coated gloss finish. Excellent for making full color printing appear more vibrant.

Matte paper is a dull coated sheet that exhibits low gloss finish. Paper has minimal glare, making it easier to read text.

Uncoated paper is easy to write on and should be used in projects such as a workbook or coloring book.

Softcover vs Self-Cover

Perfect Bound Book printing
Perfect binding booklet printing is single sheets (text weight) paper printed on both sides and collated in page number order, one on top of the other, and gathered into a book block. The spine edge is ground off. The softcover (a thicker cardstock) is placed over and around the book block (interior pages) and attached by the application of a strong yet flexible PUR glue along the binding edge, creating a professional looking square spine that can be printed on.
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Coating Options

Gloss paper has a shiny and lustrous smooth coated gloss finish. Excellent for making full color printing appear more vibrant.

Matte paper is a dull coated sheet that exhibits low gloss finish. Paper has minimal glare, making it easier to read text.

Uncoated paper is easy to write on and should be used in projects such as a workbook or coloring book.

Softcover

Spiral Bound Book printing
Spiral Binding is more durable than wire-o binding but does not have the professional look of a wire-o bound book. A spiral bound book uses a durable plastic coil which makes it an ideal option for spiral book binding that needs to lie flat and can fold or wrap back around themselves (360 degree) and are continually being referred to. The plastic coil allows for frequent use that not damage the book binding coil. Spiral bound book printing is great for instruction and repair manuals, cookbooks, directories, handbooks, guides, and other reference materials. Spiral binding is excellent for wall calendars and planners can hang flat against the wall.
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File Specifications

Our Most Popular Paper Options are

paper thickness

Coating Options

Gloss paper has a shiny and lustrous smooth coated gloss finish. Excellent for making full color printing appear more vibrant.

Matte paper is a dull coated sheet that exhibits low gloss finish. Paper has minimal glare, making it easier to read text.

Uncoated paper is easy to write on and should be used in projects such as a workbook or coloring book.

Softcover

Wire-O Bound Book printing
Wire-O binding is for a more formal use and offers a more professional look than a spiral bound book. A wire-o bound book uses a metal wire. Unlike a perfect bound or saddle-stitched book, the open wire-o bound book will lie flat (180 degrees) for easy reference or they can fold or wrap back around themselves (360 degree) making it easier to handle and lays flat for easy reading while taking up minimal room on a desk or table.
Wire-o binding is an excellent style of binding commonly used for businesses to create professional-looking lay flat documents such as business reports, documents, calendars and other book types. Wire-o binding calendars are one of our most popular products. The pages flip easily and hang flat against the wall. Wall calendars are great for non-profit fundraising programs, promoting business and photography.
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File Specifications

Our Most Popular Paper Options are

paper thickness

Coating Options

Gloss paper has a shiny and lustrous smooth coated gloss finish. Excellent for making full color printing appear more vibrant.

Matte paper is a dull coated sheet that exhibits low gloss finish. Paper has minimal glare, making it easier to read text.

Uncoated paper is easy to write on and should be used in projects such as a workbook or coloring book.

Softcover

Most Popular Children’s Book Types

Children’s Books are wonderful for educating children in a way that they can relate to. Including fanciful illustrations, the occasional rhyme, and a fantastic story will make your children’s book stand out. PrintingCenterUSA produced high-quality children’s books with an expert, paperback appearance.

Reading Books

Reading Books

Your child will love learning to read and being read to with a colorful reading book.

Baby Books

Baby Books

Create an engaging children’s book with large images and easy words for your baby to start learning early.

Picture Books

Picture Books

Vivid illustrations are a staple of children’s books, but for picture books, it’s a necessity.

Kindergarten Books

Kindergarten Books

Teach your kindergarteners with a fun and informative children’s book complete with vivid colors and an engaging story.

Chapter Books

Chapter Books

Encourage your kids to keep reading with more challenging chapter books. These stories are usually more involved and have less pictures and more text.

Toddler Books

Toddler Books

Get your toddlers ready for school with a fun toddler book. Tell a simple story, teach a lesson, or just engage your toddlers with fun illustrations.

Classic Children’s Books

Classic Children’s Books

Create a spin of your favorite children’s books with updated illustrations, or a spin on a classic story.

Preschool Books

Preschool Books

Preschool can be an exciting and challenging time for kids. Make their time in school more fun with a custom children’s book.

Children’s Book Ideas & Examples

Let PrintingCenterUSA take your children’s book from concept to finished product! We have worked with and helped a number of authors, schools, artists, and educational institutions design, mail, and print custom children’s books. Below are ideas, case studies, and examples from real customers to help you get the most out of your next printing project!

Page Count

We require that any multi-page PDF files be sent as single page images, not spreads. In the files, page 1 should be the front cover and the last page should be the back cover (see left). Learn More

We require that any multi-page PDF files be sent as single page images, not spreads. In the files, page 1 should be the front cover and the last page should be the back cover (see left). Learn More

Page Count

Color

Save your PDF in CMYK. Learn More

Color for Printed Books

Resolution

PrintingCenterUSA recommends that the resolution of your images and document be 300 dpi or more. Learn More

Image Resolution

Bleeds

Bleed is an extra 1/8” of image that extends beyond the trim area of your printed piece. The project is printed on an oversized sheet that is cut down to size with the appearance that the image is “bleeding” off the edge of the paper. Learn More

Bleed for Printing

How Much does it Cost to Print a Children’s Book?

For the most accurate children’s book quote, use our pricing tool. Enter the specifications of your children’s book to get an instant quote. If you would like to get a shipping estimate, click on the button that says, ‘Estimate Shipping & Delivery Date’ and enter your zip code.

How Do I Print My Own Children’s Book?

It’s fast, easy, and affordable to print your own custom children’s book with PrintingCenterUSA. Simply create your children’s book with our online booklet design tool or upload your print-ready PDF to our pricing tool. Then, depending on your production time, you can get your children’s book as quickly as 3-4 days from proof approval. Click here to learn more on how to create a Print-Ready PDF.

What is the Difference Between Paperback and Hardcover?

Paperback book cover is made of thick paper or cardstock whereas hardcover book cover is made of binder’s board, heavy paperboard covered with cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather. Paperback books are cheaper to produce than hardcover books. Paperback books are also bound together with glue vs. a hardcover book that has a flexible, sewn spine.

Is it Better to Self-Publish a Children’s Book?

There are definitely benefits to self-publishing your children’s book. When you self-publish you can control every aspect of your book. You can choose your own illustrations, paper, content, and the overall vision of your book. Not to mention that when you self-publish and you choose to sell your children’s book, the margins from your sales will be higher.

How Many Pages Should a Children’s Book Be?

The average number of pages that a children’s book is about 32 pages. Children’s books are usually Saddle Stitched, or Staple Stitched and are in a square shape. But if you print with PrintingCenterUSA you can choose whatever binding and size that you would like. Click here for more information on how to arrange pages for booklet printing.

What is the Average Word Count for a Children’s Book?

The average word count for a children’s book depends on the age range for the children that you are targeting for your book. Children’s books for children up to age eight average about 1,000 words. Chapter books are typically 10,000-12,000 words.

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How Much Does it Cost to Get a
Children’s Book Printed?

You can get 100 copies of an 5.5” x 8.5” 8 page Saddle Stitch booklet on 100# Gloss Cover and 100# Gloss Text, Full Color (4/4), printed and delivered to your doorstep in 4-11 business days with our Wait & Save Production Time option for only $152.44 ($1.52 each) or 1000 copies for only $480.84 ($0.48 each) plus shipping and handling at PrintingCenterUSA.com. Get an instant price on our cost calculator.

Size/Qty 100 1000 5000 10000 20000
8.5 x 11 $2.05 each
$204.75 total
$0.85 each
$848.06 total
$0.51 each
$2,528.86 total
$0.44 each
$4,376.53 total
$0.39 each
$7,842.45 total
5.5 x 8.5 $1.52 each
$152.44 total
$0.48 each
$480.84 total
$0.27 each
$1,374.25 total
$0.25 each
$2,477.15 total
$0.23 each
$4,696.03 total
6 x 9 $1.58 each
$158.27 total
$0.61 each
$613.35 total
$0.35 each
$1,761.94 total
$0.30 each
$2,971.07 total
$0.27 each
$5,362.19 total

• These are examples of our everyday competitive prices.

*Prices are subject to change/shipping NOT included. Learn More

How to Print a Children’s Book in 7
Easy & Affordable Steps

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Gather all of the content and images for your children’s book printing project.
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Place and format your content and images into an Adobe Suite Program (InDesign or Illustrator) OR: Use our free online photo book design tool and free downloadable templates to create your children’s book.
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Enter your Binding, Size, Quantity, # of Pages, Ink, Paper, In-Hand Delivery Date and get an Instant Quote.
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Upload your print-ready PDF or proceed to checkout through the online designer.
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We will then run your files through our 43-point checklist and send you a PDF proof for you to approve or reject.
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When approved, we will schedule and print your children’s books.
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Your children’s books will be delivered to your doorstep as promised for you to enjoy and distribute.
Independent Customer Reviews

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The book was beautiful and all my customers loved the finished product. They showed it to others that did not attend the event and I had to order more books!
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Our programs came out so beautiful. The quality of the notifying and binding is far superior to other printers. Thank you Printingcenterusa.com!
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My dance recital programs are PERFECT!! They were super fast and the quality is great!
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Great product! Great customer service, great quality.
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I was worried the package wouldn’t arrive on time for my event. It was right on time and they remembered I was a customer from last year. Thank you
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I really appreciated your teams efforts in getting the right print quality, colors, saturation, etc. for the book. We went through several proof copies.
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We used PrintingCenterUSA to print our yearbooks. The books were beautiful and we got them back quickly! We had a couple of small issues and they were fast to respond and rectify the situation. We will use them again!
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The website was easy to use, and prices were excellent. After placing the order, I received a call, recommending a slight change to the paper selection, because a caring human had reviewed the order and wanted to be helpful. The final product looks very professional!
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Beautifully printed. Perfect!
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Our book, Grizzly 399 and Her Four Hungry Cubs is beautiful. We are proud to send it to our customers! Thank you for helping us get the message about Grizzly 399 out to the world.
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I loved working with this company. The service was excellent and she provided us with very reasonable prices. The books that we had done we’re perfect
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I loved our books and I think the company did a fabulous job. I will be telling other people about this. Great service and the prices were good!!
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My second order for the printing of our family history. The book and printing are of the highest quality. I strongly recommend them for their products and friendly customer service. Outstanding!
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I am so pleased with the book that you printed for me. Excellent job!
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Order twice, books were wonderfully done
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The interior pages are perfect. If only Printing Center USA could make a sturdier cover with flaps.
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The books could not have come out or beautifully. I so appreciated the guidance of the team at Printing Center along the way to create the best possible product. Excellent communication, quick turnaround of proofs and shipping of the final project - my family is thrilled. 10 stars! I could not recommend them more highly!
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We have ordered our program books from this company 3 times now. The quality is beyond expectation, the delivery is spot on, and the price is the best I have found. We are very happy.
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Great color - prompt turn around!
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