Word Count for Picture Books
0-200 words. 8-24 pages. BOARD BOOKS have minimal text with thick pages for little fingers to hold.
About 600 words. 32 pages. PICTURE BOOKS for ages 2-5. Text and illustrations on every page.
Up to 1000 words. 32 pages. Ages 4-8. Fiction or nonfiction.
Up to 1500 words. 40 pages. Ages 6-10. Fiction story picture books have longer stories for older readers.
Up to 2000 words. 48 pages. Ages 8-12. Nonfiction PICTURE BOOKS for middle grade readers, usually illustrated with photographs, may or may not have chapters.