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Jun 10

Advice and call outs Children’s Book Formats – Book Plus

Last month a blog post on the latest trends for children’s books we picked up during Bologna and London book fairs attracted a lot of interest.

We believe children’s publishing is one of the most quickly developing and innovative fields of the industry and we wanted to explore the subject a bit more. Over the next month our senior book designer Lauren, will put up some mood boards that will outline the main book formats and their key features.

Books Plus is a popular format that covers a wide variety of activity and crafting books. Every title will come with some interactive elements – toys, materials or tools. And while this format has great educational potential and employs the ‘learning through experience’ principle at its finest, little added extras just make the overall reading process so much fun for both children and parents!

Some great examples above by talented Advocate Art illustrators Chellie Carroll and Venetia Dean.