Custom-Cover Baby and Toddler Readers: May 1, 2024

In Spring 2024, TWB will be on press with our soft-cover Baby Reader titles and our four board books.

Soft Covers

Rock-A-Bye Baby Reader (Eng, Newborn - 1 yo)      Despertar a la lectura (Sp, Newborn - 1 yo)


             Board Books

Rock-A-Bye Baby Reader (Eng, Newborn - 1 yo)      Despertar a la lectura (Sp, Newborn - 1 yo)

Bunnaby Bunny Toddler Reader (Eng, 1 yo - 3 yo)  El conejito Claudio (Sp, 1 yo - 3 yo)



Now is the time to plan for your program's custom covers. Consider your intended audience and information to place on your covers: texts, logos, program-specific graphics, QR codes, etc. Our templates (see below) indicate space available for content on a grayscale run. (Full-color edits allow greater flexibility if useful.)


Please contact us to request sample custom client books to help demonstrate how others have used the space available to customize their printings. Too, we can generate draft versions of your own proposed covers. These PDFs can be great visual aids as you discuss project scope with your colleagues, coalition, board, funders and/or other involved parties.



Below, we've outlined 3 simple steps to guide you through TWB's custom-cover ordering process: 

1 - **Complete Order Form by May 1st**

Please provide us with a completed Order Form with all the necessary information. Including delivery address and the presence/absence of a delivery dock!

Custom Soft-Cover Order Form

Custom SOFT-COVER Baby Readers_PlaceOrderBy_May1st
Adobe Acrobat Document 113.9 KB

Custom Board-Books Order Form

Custom BOARD Baby & Toddler Readers_PlaceOrderBy_May1st2024
Adobe Acrobat Document 225.5 KB

2 - Direct Your Cover Design

These templates define best "real estate" for your community's custom material on the covers. Refer to Areas A through E when directing your edits and graphics placements. If you download the template, you can write your texts on a print-out and email a scan back to us. Or, you could email your edits and cite the template's  "Area X" to help us place your edits correctly. Your graphics files may be emailed as attachments to us:

Cover Templates

Rock-A-Bye Baby Reader
Adobe Acrobat Document 162.1 KB
Despertar a la lectura
Adobe Acrobat Document 337.3 KB
Bunnaby Bunny - Cover Template (English, 1-3)
Adobe Acrobat Document 729.1 KB
El conejito Claudio - Cover Template (Spanish, 1-3)
Adobe Acrobat Document 663.1 KB

3 - Await your PDF proof!

Upon receipt of your instructions and graphics files, Cheryl will start drafting your custom cover file.

Your project's designated Proofer will receive a PDF via email that incorporates the requested edits. This is an iterative process. Your Proofer will receive (and consult colleagues as necessary) until such time as your Proofer alerts TWB that the current PDF is approved as "Ready for the Presses".

Time Table for Custom Books

Soft-Covers: Spring 2024

By May 8: Clients give Final Approval for cover/s.

By June 15: Completed books are delivered.

Payment due by 6/30/24.*

Board Books: 2024

By May 22: Clients give Final Approval for cover/s.

By Sept 30: Finished books are delivered to clients.

Payment due by 10/21/24.*

Soft-Covers: Fall 2024

By Nov 8 : Clients give Final Approval for custom covers.

By Dec 15 : Completed books are delivered.

Payment due by 12/30/24.*

*TWB's standard practice is to invoice after delivery. If more useful to your ordering process, please request a pre-delivery invoice.