Now before you get all pure on my keester, I need to say that these editions are in no way special or precious. They are hardcover, and they do have the endpapers with the adventurous tykes getting into all sorts of scrapes.
Those ten pound weights have been very handy around the house. I wrapped the boards in wax paper to keep them from gluing themselves to the surfaces; peels off nicely and can be coaxed off with a little moisture if they get glued good and proper.
I have made back pieces out of chipboard and covered them with the table of contents and related images. I can wrap and glue elastics, or I can do the velcro/mounting tape attachments as necessary. Though the Kindle Fire would mount better without elastics (hope recipient is not looking at this page!)
All in all, going to be handsome.
BTW, great directions for this project on www.instructables (see linkbar)