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What is the most popular Children Book Font to use?

Please advise which is the most popular Children Books font to use? Ages 6-12 . 8x10. Double Column. Minimal Illustrations.

 

I like a plain look. @14-16 Font size. It will also be used as a digital PDF online ..... in various digital format.

The book is to help children learn to read.

 

Do you think Comic San MS would work well or Cambria or what?

 

Thanks

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1. Nov 20, 2011 8:56 AM in response to: kidtoc
Re: What is the most popular Children Book Font to use?

For young kids with picture books I would suggest Comic San Serif 14pt. For young kids in 1-4 grade I would suggest Century Schoolbook 14 and for older kids in 5-8 grade I would suggest Century Schoolbook 12pt. One thing you might consider is to grab a book that is in each of the grade categories and determine yourself what font and point size is being used. There are 72 points in one inch.

 

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2. Nov 30, 2011 2:03 PM in response to: kidtoc
Re: What is the most popular Children Book Font to use?

Simple ones are good for beginning readers. For your title page though, try AR Christy. It's pretty fun and decently easy to read when its big.

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3. Nov 30, 2011 3:44 PM in response to: kidtoc
Re: What is the most popular Children Book Font to use?

I normally do not recommend typefaces because the right typeface has to fit your subject matter, the design of each page and the book over all, and your audience.

 

If you are doing a book for beginning readers, to be read not to be read to, then you might want to at least look at Century Schoolbook and its variants.  It was designed for, well, beginning schoolbooks. It is round, open, and sturdy.

 

Walton

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