Repair Children's books to preserve treasured and memorable stories

Bella Becho restores sentimental favorites

We save children's books having sentimental value and special meaning to our customers.

Vintage Children's book repair for torn covers and damaged or missing spines

Can you save it?  That is the big question we are asked.  In virtually all instances, even with torn covers, missing spines and torn pages, our bookbinders can restore these children's books so you can read them again and pass these treasures to your family.  Don't worry about the taped cover, we see it all the time!

The photos on this page are examples where we save the covers.  We typically use a "Splice" or a "Well" method to save original covers for vintage children's books.  If you want to learn more about the process, we use the same process for Bible Restoration.

Replicating images using graphic design techniques

This Three Musketeers book was missing all of the graphic art on the spine.   We used graphic design and recreated the cover and printed on paper and then applied a protective laminate.  The bookbinder then cased in the original book block with all of its original "scrabbles", drawings and crayon marks.

Some covers come to us damaged and need graphic design work to recreate the missing portions of the dust jacket.  In the first photo of the "Island Stallion", a substantial amount of the bottom jacket was entirely missing.  We recreated it and reprinted.

On the Ayn Rand book, the paper jacket was torn and partially missing.  We were able to recreate the missing part of the jacket and reprint for our happy customer.

Repair Children's Books with a new cover

Sometimes, customers prefer to have a fresh clean look to their favorite children's books and going with a new cover is an excellent solution.  Below are some Children's books where we created new covers.  Because new cover options are similar to our Bible Rebinding service, customers are encouraged to see our process under Bible Rebinding and to look at foil stamping options.

In the children's book "Stories that Never Grow Old", it did not have a cover, so we created one and in collaboration with the customer selected this blue bonded leather cover and customized it with foil stamping in gold.

The Paddle to the Sea cover was so damaged that a new one had to be made.  We used graphic design and created new dies and a new cover.  The dies are shown below the new cover.

The "Shirley Temple's Storybook" needed a new cover with a fresh look and we accentuated the new cover with matching satin ribbon page markers.

Digitally create new dust jackets from book covers using Synthetic "paper" products that are waterproof and tear resistant

Our supplier advertises this product as "synthetic paper" that's waterproof and doesn't tear.  The perfect application is a children's dust jacket.  Here, we were able to replicate using graphic design skills and print out a new synthetic cover from an existing torn cover.

Children's Christmas Books

Children's book repairs for Baby books

A few of the titles of Children's Books we have repaired

  • The Big Book of Mother Goose
  • Land of Oz
  • Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
  • Speedy in Oz
  • Ozma of Oz
  • Three Musketeers
  • Night Before Christmas
  • Caroline
  • Pinocchio
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales
  • Green Book of Fairy Tales
  • Anderson’s Fairy Tales
  • Stories that Never Grow Old
Babies love children's books
Babies love children's books
  • Marjorie’s Maytime
  • Das Bunte Buch
  • Mammoth Book
  • Poetry with Pictures
  • The Fairy Tale Book
  • The Golden Bible
  • H.G. Wells: A Short History of the World
  • Charles Dickens: The Life of Our Lord
  • The Crusades
  • Shirley Temple’s Storybook
  • Children of the White House
  • The Island Stallion
  • A Wonder Book

More Children's book repair examples


1940 children's books restored

"The work done on my 1940 childhood books was exceptional. My correspondence with Deborah was so satisfying and she was such a great help in deciding how to repair my books. These books will be a gift to my granddaughter when her first child is born- she will preserve the books for me."

Roberta Pulskamp, Grand Rapids, MN