Size Matters...For Picture Books!

Updated: Jun 22

Writing a picture book?! I've got you...


Here are some basics you need to know for size and shape.


Stick to these popular mid-sized children’s picture books dimensions:

  • 8″ × 8″ (square) instructional themes

  • 8″ × 10″ (portrait) character books or early readers

  • 10″ × 8″ (landscape) transformational themes

Be aware that sizes and shapes are quite limited for POD or Print On Demand for self-publishing and smaller publishing houses. Here are the standard trim sizes and shapes offered by KDP Amazon and IngramSpark (two large POD printers):

  • 7″ × 10″ (portrait)

  • 7.25″ × 9.25″ (portrait, the same size as the Pika Bunny Learning Series)

  • 8″ × 10″ (portrait)

  • 8.5″ × 11″ (portrait)

  • 8″ × 8″ (square)

  • 8.5″ × 8.5″ (square)


KDP Amazon only prints paperbacks.


IngramSpark prints paperbacks and hardcovers and neither offers landscape format.


Board book sizes generally range from 5″ × 5″ to 10″ × 10″. Offset printers offer a large variety of sizes.


Pint Size Productions offers POD printing for board books (5.625″ × 5.625″ square, 16 pages), but seems to be high for one book. Maybe the prices will adjust to the market.



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