board book

noun

: a book for young children with pages made of heavy laminated paper or cardboard
The winners span the spectrum, from simple board books for babies to adventure tales for preteens.Arlene Eisenberg et al., Parenting, August 1997
The publishing industry calls them board books because most have pages that are reinforced, made out of tough paper or cardboard pages, laminated to be wiped clean and survive the assault of the sandbox.Carrie Carmichael, New York Times Book Review, 11 Nov. 1984

Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of board book was in 1976

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“Board book.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/board%20book. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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