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Subject: Board Book
Date Posted: 1/22/2009 6:32 PM ET
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What is a board book?  I posted about 50 books today and two came up board books but appeared to me to be hardcovers.  I'm confused.  This is the first time I ever saw the term "board book".

Date Posted: 1/22/2009 7:12 PM ET
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The term "board book" usually applies to a preschool-age children's book which has thick cardboard pages instead of thin paper pages.  The Sandra Boynton children's books are in board book format.

Date Posted: 1/22/2009 7:12 PM ET
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A board book is usually a children's book in which all of the pages are hard cardboard stock.  These are the kind of books you would purchase for a small child as they are sturdy and can withstand a lot of abuse. 

Date Posted: 1/22/2009 7:32 PM ET
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ok, the book that I posted is The Laughing Place by Pam Durban.  that is one of the ones that show up board book.  It is a hardback and not a children's book.  I posted it but now I'm wondering if I should delete it because it is not like you all have described.  There was another one I posted and I will have to go through all 50 books now, if I should not have posted it when it said board book and it was a hardcover.  There was no other option other than paperback and it had the right isbn number but was hardback.  The pages are not even hard or heavy.

Date Posted: 1/22/2009 7:44 PM ET
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Also, the isbn# is 0684192586

Date Posted: 1/22/2009 8:20 PM ET
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Probably needs to be brought to the attention of some of the book data people.  I say that because I don't know anything about changing the information on anything here.

Ruth

Date Posted: 1/22/2009 8:50 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/22/2009 9:11 PM ET
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In my experience, adult board books are ones in which the same images printed on the dustjacket (or that would be printed on the dustjacket, if there isn't one) are printed directly onto the outside of the hardcover, which is coated with glossy paper. They look basically the same whether the dustjacket is on or off.

The ones I've had have generally been published in the UK, particularly mystery and historical fiction from Severn House.

 

Date Posted: 1/23/2009 1:25 AM ET
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Maybe your Tour Guide has some advice or information regarding this situation?