Understanding the different types of illustrations used in children's books

Approach your illustrator well-informed, by knowing your illustration needs.


There are 4 main types of illustrations used in children's book. The illustration types are spot illustrations, half-page illustrations, full-page illustrations, and spread illustrations. Some illustrators charge more for full and spread illustrations, so going into this journey informed will help you stay within your budget and save money!


Spot illustrations consist of a stand-alone object or character without a background. This type of illustrations are budget-friendly and tend to cost less than other types of illustrations.