Children Book Cover Design Services

Let’s be honest: Kids and adults alike DO judge a book by their cover.

That’s why you shouldn’t settle when designing the cover for your children’s book.

We have designed covers for 100+ children’s book authors – and we would love to hear more about YOUR book and your ideas for the cover design.

Note: We do illustrations as well!

* According to this source, 81.6% of readers gain interest in a book due to the cover, and 79.0% make a buying decision based solely on the visual appearance of the cover.

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Children’s book cover design - portfolio

Find inspiration in some of the many children’s book covers we have designed since 2017.

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Easy 5 step Process

See how we design the perfect cover for your book together – in 5 easy steps.

Free Consultation

You tell us about you, your book and your visions on a video call.


You receive the first version of your cover within 2 work days.


You point out any and all changes on a video call

Further Revisions

If needed, we repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’re 100% satisfied.


You receive the book cover of your dreams.

Free Consultation

You tell us about you, your book and your visions on a video call.


You receive the first version of your cover within 2 work days.


You point out any and all changes on a video call

Further Revisions

If needed, we repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’re 100% satisfied.


You receive the book cover of your dreams.

2 Affordable PACKAGES

Choose between full book cover design and e-book only.


Everything you need for a full book cover
$ 199 One time fee
  • Custom Design
  • Design of front cover, back cover and spine
  • Hardback, paperback, audio book cover and e-book versions
  • Unlimited revisions
  • All source files and copyrights
  • 14 days delivery


Everything you need for an e-book
$ 99 One time fee
  • Custom Design
  • Design of front cover only
  • E-book version only
  • Unlimited revisions
  • All source files and copyrights
  • 7 days delivery

frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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What makes a good Children fiction book cover design?

A great children fiction book cover design will feature a bright colored easy to understand illustration visually appealing to kids. The fonts used are usually sans serif with a fun personality. Illustration style is chosen based on the age group of kids.

Should I put my main characters on the front of my children's book?

It’s always a good idea for a children's book but you can also choose to share a scene from the book or the main setting of the book. You can talk to one of our designers before making that decision.

Can you help me draw illustrations for the interior of my kids book?

Yes! We can help you draw illustrations for the interior of the book as well. The cost will depend on the complexity of illustrations and the number of pages you need illustrated. To get a quote you can book a free, non-committing video consultation at Book cover hub.

How to design a cover for a children's book?

Creating a great children's book cover requires a mix of creativity and design knowledge. Here at Book Cover Hub, we recommend:


  • Focusing on bright colors and playful illustrations.
  • Keeping the text clear and easy to read.
  • Highlighting the main character or scene from your story.


For professional results, consider our kids book cover design services! We can help you create a cover that will grab young readers' attention and make them want to dive into your book.

Let the Imagination Take a Flight!

Children Book Cover Design Services

At Book Cover Hub, a great book cover can transport young readers to magical worlds and spark their creativity. With a vast collection of typography, colour palettes, and graphics, we can create covers that appeal to various age groups. Whether you’re a debut author or an established writer, our design team can bring your vision to life and create children’s book cover that stands out in a crowded market. Contact Book Cover Hub today and let your imagination soar with our children’s fiction book cover designs!

With so many books being published daily, making sure your book stands out is essential. A great book cover can help your book be remembered and recognized. It also represents the quality of your work. Contact us to see how our book cover design agency can help take your book to the next level.

Children Fiction Book Cover Designs

The cover of a book is the first thing a child sees, and it can make or break their decision to read the story inside. A well-designed book cover is like a magnet, drawing in young readers and sparking their imagination. At Book Cover Hub, we understand the importance of captivating Children Book Covers that stand out on the shelf and entice young readers to pick up your book.

In addition to a great cover, a great children’s book makes use of illustrations.

Don’t let a bland or poorly designed book cover deter your young audience. We will make a cover that will instantly turn your book into an eye-candy you are proud to show off! Contact us today to learn more about our book cover design services and how we can help you elevate your book’s appearance.

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Free Video Consultation

Schedule a FREE 30 minute consultation to ask any questions you might have, and tell us about your visions for your book cover.

Founder and Lead designer of Book Cover Hub. Syed Abdullah Bukhari

Abdullah Bukhari

Founder and lead designer

With more than 6,000 book covers designed over the past 6 years, I have extensive experience working with authors to craft their perfect cover design.

Maybe you know exactly what you want on your cover. Maybe you only have a few vague ideas. In either case, we work together in order to create a visual concept that makes your book stand out from other titles.

Schedule your free consultation now - I'm looking forward to hearing about your book!

What is a Children Book Cover Design

A children book cover design is created to spark the imagination and attract their attention by using colorful illustrations and relevant images.

Children’s books are a special and diverse genre, offering a range of stories, characters, and lessons for young readers.

But how do you attract and engage these readers with your children’s book? How do you make them want to pick up your book and read it? How do you stand out from the thousands of other children’s books in the market?

The answer is simple: you need a great cover. A cover is the first thing that potential readers see, and it can make a huge difference in their decision to buy or not buy your book. A good cover should not only be fun and appealing, but also accurate and relevant to your book’s content, genre, and tone.

Children book covers are characterized by their colorful illustration style and incorporation of children elements.

They contain animals, toys, plants, and stars. Patterns and textures also play an essential role in creating a sense of fun and interest.

Common design elements of a Children book cover

Let’s understand the genre practices of Children book covers by analyzing each part. Children Books are more than just words on a page. They are windows into imagination, wonder, and fun.

They are not just stories of characters and events. They are stories of learning, growing, and exploring.

Children book covers can be easily identified by their specific elements. Generally, they have colorful illustrations, playful fonts, and catchy titles.

It’s important to follow the genre conventions to design a great book cover for kids.

Here is what we will discuss:

  1. Typography
  2. Colors
  3. Graphics
  • Typography

We have a lot of creative freedom when it comes to the typography for a children’s book cover.

We can opt for fonts that match the mood and the age of the book. E.g., a fun font for a humorous or silly book, or a simple font for an educational or informative book.

Conventionally, the titles of children’s book covers are colorful and catchy. Script and display fonts are often preferred over other font types.

The tricky part is choosing a font that matches the illustration and the audience.

For instance, if you are designing the cover of a book about a fairy tale or a fantasy, and you use a plain or boring font like Arial or Helvetica, it simply won’t match the illustration or the audience.

If you are confused about what works best, a good thing to try is to find books in similar sub-genres of children and use a font that matches that design style.

No matter the font chosen, your title should clearly stand out from the rest of the design. In order to make the title stand out, you can use contrasting colors, outlines, and/or drop shadows. A solid or patterned background behind the title can enhance its readability.

The primary purpose of the subtitle is to give you more information about the book. By choosing a simpler font, you can increase its legibility. For the author’s name, best practice is using the same font as the title or the subtitle: Choosing a third font is usually not a good idea.

You can add a solid or patterned background behind your subtitle to improve readability. You typically want to choose a smaller size and a simpler font for the subtitle, while making sure it’s easy to read.

  • Colors

Choosing colors for your children’s book cover design will always depend on your illustration and your style.

Consider the genre, the topic, the mood, and the audience before deciding your color palette.

If the book is about a happy or cheerful story, you should opt for a bright color palette. However, if the book is about a scary or sad story, dark colors are the way to go – you get the idea.

The trick is not as much choosing the right color, but rather the right color combination.

A single color on its own doesn’t have much appeal. However, when colors are combined, they have a huge impact:

Primary and secondary colors are suitable to represent fun, joy, or excitement.

Complementary and triadic colors help to convey contrast, balance, or harmony.

When designing a children book cover, it is essential to balance two things: delighting the reader and conveying the mood.

Saturated and vivid colors can add a sense of energy and emotion, while desaturated and dull colors often add a touch of calmness and seriousness to the design.

  • Illustrations

Understanding how to use the correct illustration style is the most crucial part of any children book cover design.

If your book is about a realistic or factual story, choose illustrations with high-quality and accurate details; for a more imaginative or fictional story, look more towards illustrations with exaggerated details.

Children’s book covers come in all sorts of fun styles, but they almost always share one thing in common: bright colors and a playful look that sets them apart from other genres like non-fiction. When it comes to designing children’s book covers, the key is to make the illustrations and the story’s theme the star of the show!

When selecting illustrations, take your audience into consideration. For instance, the US market for children book covers conventionally rewards having a close-up shot of the main character or the object on the front of the book, while readers in the UK tend to prefer wider shots with more background and context on their book covers in the children genre.

What do you get in an Children book cover design package?

Here at book cover hub we start from initial ideas (concept development) to a final product that perfectly captures your book’s essence. Through exploration of color, form, and typography, the designer will craft a cover that evokes the mood and emotion of your story. With unlimited free revisions and 100% Money-Back guarantee all files are delivered in high-quality ready for printing. Checkout our packages section for more details.

The Process of hiring a Children book cover designer

The cover can hugely impact your sales of any book – and this is especially true when it comes to children.

Whether conscious or unconscious, readers are inclined to equal a low-quality cover with a low-quality book.

Fun fact: Almost 71% of all readers make a purchase decision based on the book cover alone.

To hire a children book cover designer, you should always start with doing your research and gathering inspiration. Jot down what you like and dislike in general, make a list of covers you love, and make note of elements, colors, and illustration styles that would fit your book.

Your second step is to find a designer that suits your design requirements. Among other options, you can do it yourself, find a single freelancer based on their portfolio, or go to a freelance platform. Always consider their experience and design skills before making the decision.

Once you have gathered all the required information, compare the designers on your list based on their experience, style, rates, and availability.

Hire the designer that best aligns with your needs and budget. Ensure you establish a clear contract outlining the scope of the work, the timeline, the number of revisions, and the payment terms.

Why Choose Book Cover Hub?

You should work with BCH simply because it’s a smart choice! With our vast experience of over 6,000 book covers, skills, solid team, and stellar portfolio, you get to enjoy quick delivery, unlimited free revisions and a solid customer support.