We learned that 8×10 is a standard size for children’s book publishers – not 8.5×11… good that we found that out early in the game, but it’s still messing me up changing my whole inDesign file dimensions. Thank goodness I took a class to learn ID shortcuts.
Also, make sure your page count for your book is a multiple of 8… I understand 4 because of front and backs of a single spread (2 facing pages)… but its 8. Also I found some good resources on copyright pages… so it’s still a work in progress. No worries though, it’s an awesome project to be a part of.