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Anthologies

An anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by a compiler. Here are the top 500 anthologies from the whole heritage of children’s literature.

5 Bedtime Stories (1957)

This collection includes Little Red Riding Hood, The Gingerbread Man, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Golden Goose and Chicken Little.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Adventure in Understanding (1968)

A collection of the author’s speeches.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Adventure Tales (1967)

This is an anthology of previously published books about pirates, prospectors, cowboys and Indians and rhymes.

Author(s): Jenny Dennis
Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Adventures Of Richard Hannay (1919)

Richard Hannay is an ordinary fellow caught up in extraordinary events in England and Scotland. This volume contains The Thirty-nine Steps, Greenmantle and Mr. Standfast. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): John Buchan
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth

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The Adventures of the Five Children (1994)

An omnibus edition containing Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, and The Story of the Amulet.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Adventures of the Treasure Seekers (1993)

Dora and Oswald, Dicky and Alice, Noel and Horace Octavius try to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family. This set includes The Treasure Seekers, The Wouldbegoods and The New Treasure Seekers.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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The Adventures of Tim (1985)

Six stories of Tim, a small boy who lived in a house by the sea. Includes Tim and Ginger, Tim and Charlotte, Tim’s Friend Towser, Tim to the Lighthouse, Tim in Danger and Tim all Alone.

Author(s): Edward Ardizzone
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Aladdin’s Picture Book (1876)

Omnibus containing Aladdin, The Hind in the Wood, Princess Belle Etoile, and The Yellow Dwarf.

Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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All Aboard for Storyland (1941)

This is an elementary school reader with great color illustrations by Elizabeth Enright.

Author(s): Helen Heffernan
Et al
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright
Et al

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All About Lucia (1936)

An anthology containing “Queen Lucia”, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp and Mapp and Lucia.

Author(s): E. F. Benson
Illustrator(s): None

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All Day Long: An Anthology of Poetry for Children (1954)

A poetry anthology for children.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Joan Hassall

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All in a Day (1986)

Ten great artists illustrate the similarities and differences in the lives of children in eight different parts of the world in one 24-hour day.

Author(s): Mitsumasa Anno
Et al
Illustrator(s): Mitsumasa Anno
Et al

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The All Sorts of Stories Book (1911)

Thirty stories of adventure & magic, collected and retold by Leonora Lang. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Andrew Lang
Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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Andersen’s Fairy Tales (1914)

A dozen of Andersen’s best with Dugald Stewart Walker’s incredible illustrations. The pen and ink are even better than the color. READ NOW.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Dugald Stewart Walker

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The Animal Story Book (1901)

One of twenty volumes of the Young Folks’ Library, Thomas Bailey Aldrich editor-in-chief. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Aesop
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Jean de La Fontaine
Rudyard Kipling
Ernest Thompson Seton
Anna Sewell
Illustrator(s): Various

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Animal Story Parade (1951)

A collection of stories from Story Parade magazine.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Antonio Joaquin Robles Soler
Various
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely
Feodor Rojankovsky
Kurt Wiese

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Another Book of Verses for Children (1907)

Classic and traditional poems spanning Christmas, the Year, Birds, Dogs, Horses, the Sea, and Bedtime. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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Anthology of Children’s Literature (1940)

An immense anthology with everything from Mother Goose to Eve Curie.

Author(s): Edna Johnson
Carrie E. Scott
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth

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The Art of Reading (2005)

Forty illustrators contribute an illustration for their favorite book to celebrate forty years of Reading Is Fundamental.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers
David Wiesner
Et al

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The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book (1933)

Twenty-three favorite fairy tales.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham

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Baum’s Own Book for Children (1912)

This is a collection of extracts and poems from previously published works.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): Maginel Wright Enright
John R. Neill

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Beauty and the Beast Picture Book (1901)

This is an omnibus volume containing Beauty and the Beast, The Frog Prince and The Hind in the Wood. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Bedtime & Moonshine (1987)

A combined edition of Hush-a-bye-Baby and As I Was Going Up and Down.

Author(s): Nicola Bayley
Illustrator(s): Nicola Bayley

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Beginning Language Arts Instruction with Children (1961)

An elementary school reader. Includes a short poem by Lois Lenski.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Harold G. Shane
Et al
Illustrator(s): Anonymous

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The Behind Legs of the ’Orse (1927)

A collection of short stories.

Author(s): Ellis Parker Butler
Illustrator(s): Kleber Hall

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Best Busy Year Ever (1991)

An anthology of favorite stories.

Author(s): Richard Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Best In Children’s Books Volume 10A (1963)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations. This revised edition substitutes an extract from Charlotte’s Web for Traveling the Underground Railroad.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Margery Williams Bianco
Brothers Grimm
Joseph Jacobs
Eric Knight
E. B. White
Et al
Illustrator(s): Ezra Jack Keats
Fritz Kredel
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Richard Scarry
Garth Williams
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 11 (1958)

An anthology of stories and poems. Many of the illustrations are new to this collection.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Hans Christian Andersen
Marjorie Flack
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Et al
Illustrator(s): Don Freeman
Feodor Rojankovsky
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 12 (1958)

A collection of stories, poems and articles some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Lewis Carroll
Et al
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton
Peter Spier
John Tenniel
Leonard Weisgard
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 13 (1958)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Laura Bannon
Brothers Grimm
Rachel Field
Et al
Illustrator(s): Marguerite de Angeli
Paul Galdone
Edward Shenton
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 14 (1958)

A compendium of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Marjorie Flack
Dinah Maria Mulock
Et al
Illustrator(s): Robin Jacques
Feodor Rojankovsky
Leonard Weisgard
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 15 (1958)

A compendium of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Rudyard Kipling
Charles Perrault
Et al
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney
Don Freeman
Fritz Kredel
Henry C. Pitz
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 16 (1958)

A compendium of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Lucretia P. Hale
Et al
Illustrator(s): Don Freeman
Leonard Weisgard
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 18 (1959)

An assortment of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Marjorie Flack
Johnny Gruelle
Robert Louis Stevenson
Et al
Illustrator(s): Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
Ingri d’Aulaire
Feodor Rojankovsky
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 19A (1967)

An assortment of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations. In this later edition, Flipper to the Rescue substitutes for Rip Van Winkle.

Author(s): Margery Williams Bianco
Charles E. Carryl
Eleanor Estes
Helen Dean Fish
Frances Clarke Sayers
Et al
Illustrator(s): Paul Galdone
Robin Jacques
Grace Paull
Peter Spier
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 2 (1957)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new and different illustrators.

Author(s): Joseph Jacobs
Willy Ley
Various
Illustrator(s): Chesley Bonestell
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Henry C. Pitz
Feodor Rojankovsky
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 21 (1959)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, many of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Margery Williams Bianco
Brothers Grimm
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Et al
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney
Feodor Rojankovsky

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 22 (1959)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, many of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Eugene Field
Grace Paull
Et al
Illustrator(s): Henry C. Pitz
Peter Spier
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 23 (1959)

An anthology containing Kintu by Elizabeth Enright with new illustrations by Bobri.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Rose Fyleman
Gladys Schwarcz
Et al
Illustrator(s): Richard Bennett
Vladimir Bobritski
Feodor Rojankovsky
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 27 (1959)

A compendium of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Daniel Defoe
Et al
Illustrator(s): Grace Paull
Edward Shenton
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 3 (1957)

A collection of stories, verses and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Marguerite de Angeli
Edward Lear
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney
Paul Galdone
Leonard Weisgard

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 30 (1960)

A compendium of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Laura Bannon
Rose Fyleman
Charles Kingsley
Charles Perrault
Et al
Illustrator(s): Adrienne Adams
Paul Galdone
Robin Jacques
Peter Spier
Et al

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Best In Children’s Books Volume 31 (1960)

An anthology of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Margery Clark
Eleanor Estes
Joseph Jacobs
Et al
Illustrator(s): Don Freeman
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Maurice Sendak
Edward Shenton
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 32 (1960)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Thornton W. Burgess
Carlo Collodi
Maud Hart Lovelace
Et al
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky
Leonard Weisgard
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 33 (1960)

An anthology of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Roger Duvoisin
Grace Moon
Et al
Illustrator(s): Adrienne Adams
Richard Bennett
Richard Scarry
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 36 (1960)

An anthology of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): William Allingham
Brothers Grimm
Betty MacDonald
Tony Palazzo
Et al
Illustrator(s): Burmah Burris
Robin Jacques
Richard Scarry
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 4 (1957)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Charles Dickens
Clement C. Moore
Illustrator(s): Ezra Jack Keats
Everett Shinn

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Best in Children’s Books volume 5 (1957)

An anthology of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Eugene Field
Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Maj Lindman
Et al
Illustrator(s): Adrienne Adams
Edward Shenton
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 8 (1958)

A compendium of stories, poems and articles, many with new illustrations.

Author(s): Thornton W. Burgess
Charles Perrault
Jonathan Swift
Et al
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Edward Shenton
Leonard Weisgard
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 9 (1958)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Carolyn Haywood
Et al
Illustrator(s): Paul Galdone
Henry C. Pitz
Feodor Rojankovsky
Kate Seredy
Et al

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The Best of Ernest Thompson Seton (1949)

Selections from Seton’s animal biographies.

Author(s): Ernest Thompson Seton
Illustrator(s): Ernest Thompson Seton

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The Best of Wodehouse (1949)

A collection of short stories including ‘Good-bye to Butlers’ which was not reprinted elsewhere.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Paul Galdone

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Betsy and the Great World and Betsy’s Wedding (2009)

Betsy spends a year in Europe and Joe is waiting for her on the dock when she returns.

Author(s): Maud Hart Lovelace
Illustrator(s): Vera Neville

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Betsy Was a Junior and Betsy and Joe (2009)

Betsy’s junior and senior years at Deep Valley High.

Author(s): Maud Hart Lovelace
Illustrator(s): Vera Neville

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Bienále ilustrácií Bratislava ’75-’77 (1979)

A collection of art that was honored at the biennial competition in Bratislava.

Author(s): Peter Čačko
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers
Et al

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Big Bear’s Treasury Volume One (1992)

A collection of stories and poems by various authors and illustrators.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Nicola Bayley
Et al

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Big Bear’s Treasury Volume Three (1994)

A collection of stories and poems by various authors and illustrators.

Author(s): Antonia Barber
Various
Illustrator(s): Nicola Bayley
Et al

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Big Bear’s Treasury Volume Two (1992)

A collection of stories and poems by various authors and illustrators.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Nicola Bayley
Et al

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The Big Book for Our Planet (1993)

Children’s authors and illustrators make the case for environmental protection.

Author(s): And others
Ann Durell
Illustrator(s): And others
Tomie dePaola
Susan Jeffers
Steven Kellogg

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The Big Book for Peace (1990)

Children’s authors and illustrators ask, ‘Why not peace?’

Author(s): Ann Durell
Illustrator(s): Steven Kellogg
Et al

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The Birthday Book (2008)

A treasury of stories and poems by many different authors and illustrators.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Nicola Bayley
Various

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The Blue Fairy Book (1889)

A wide range of fairy tales, with seven from the Brothers Grimm, five from Madame d’Aulnoy, three from the Arabian Nights, and four Norwegian fairytales, among other sources.

The Blue Fairy Book was the first volume in the series and so it contains some of the best known tales, taken from a variety of sources.

Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford
Jacomb Hood

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The Blue Fairy Book (1975)

A wide range of fairy tales, with seven from the Brothers Grimm, five from Madame d’Aulnoy, three from the Arabian Nights, and four Norwegian fairytales, among other sources.

The Blue Fairy Book was the first volume in the series and so it contains some of the best known tales, taken from a variety of sources.

This edition edited by Brian Alderson eliminates some of the weaker tales and corrects errors in others.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): John Lawrence

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The Blue True Story Book (1896)

A collection of true historical adventures, including the conquest of Mexico. This is a shorter version of The True Story Book intended for schools. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Andrew Lang
Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford
Et al

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Bluebeard’s Picture Book (1899)

An omnibus containing Baby’s Own Alphabet, Bluebeard, and The Sleeping Beauty. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Bonjour, Babar! (2000)

In 1931 Jean de Brunhoff created Babar, a little elephant who walked out of the jungle and into the hearts of readers the world over. Widely recognized as the father of the picture book, Jean de Brunhoff wrote and illustrated six Babar stories before his early death in 1937. Every word and every picture of these classics is included in this big, inviting gift edition.

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrator(s): Jean de Brunhoff

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The Book of Dragons (1995)

A selection of classic stories involving dragons, as told by famous children’s book authors.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Book of Fairies (2000)

A collection of fairy tales, classic and new.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Book of Fairies (2006)

A collection of fairy tales, new and old.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Book of Fairy Poetry (2004)

An anthology of poetry dealing with fairies and their dealings with men.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Book of Ghosts (2009)

A collection of classic ghost stories from Irving and Alcott to Poe and Wilde.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Book of Pirates (2001)

A collection of classic stories of pirates and treasure.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Book of Princes and Princesses (1908)

A book of fairy tales based on real princes and princesses. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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A Book of Unicorns (1978)

A collection of historical writings about unicorns.

Author(s): Welleran Poltarnees
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Michael Hague
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Mercer Mayer
Kay Nielsen
Et al

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The Book of Wizards (2008)

A collection of stories about wizards, from Baba Yaga to Taliessen, with a nod to Circe and Merlin along the way.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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A Brew of Witches (1985)

Four witch stories by different authors: Secret Witch, Holiday Witch, Grimblegraw and the Wuthering Witch, and Gemma and the Witch.

Author(s): Pamela Gilbert
Barbara Sleigh
Robina Beckles Willson
Illustrator(s): Various

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Briar Rose (1958)

An elementary school reader consisting of a collection of classic fairy tales.

Author(s): Anonymous
Brothers Grimm
Mrs. Juliana Horatia Ewing
Illustrator(s): Ernest H. Shepard

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British Fairy Tales (1965)

This is the first part of Fairy Tales from the British Isles and is a collection of British fairy tales.

Author(s): Amabel Williams-Ellis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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British Fairy Tales (1976)

This is the first part of Fairy Tales from the British Isles and is a collection of British fairy tales.

Author(s): Amabel Williams-Ellis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Brown Fairy Book (1904)

Stories from many different cultures. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Andrew Lang
Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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The Buckle My Shoe Picture Book (1910)

An omnibus containing A Gaping-Wide-Mouth-Waddling-Frog, One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, and My Mother. There is a new introduction and some up-to-date additions. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Ann Taylor
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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A Caldecott Celebration (1998)

Interviews with seven winners of the Caldecott Medal.

Author(s): Leonard S. Marcus
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
Et al

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The Candlewick Book of Animal Tales (1996)

A collection of stories and poems by various authors and illustrators.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Nicola Bayley
Et al

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Captain Boldheart - The Magic Fishbone: Two Comedies (1964)

Captain Boldheart takes to piracy in despair of Latin grammar. The Princess Alicia for her part, sets matters to rights in her father’s kingdom with the aid of her fairy godmother Grandmarina.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Captain Horatio Hornblower (omnibus) (1939)

This omnibus volume contains the first three adventures of Horatio Hornblower, R.N. Beat to Quarters, Ship of the Line and Flying Colors.

Author(s): C. S. Forester
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth

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Captain Horatio Hornblower: a condensation of Beat to Quarters (1966)

This condensed version of Beat to Quarters is illustrated. The other contents of the volume include My Friend Flicka, Jane Eyre, and Alone.

Author(s): Charlotte Brontë
Richard Evelyn Byrd
C. S. Forester
Mary O’Hara
Illustrator(s): James E. Bama

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The Care Bears Book of Favorite Bedtime Stories (1984)

A collection of classic stories and poems with a Care Bear theme.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
Et al

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Carney’s House Party and Winona’s Pony Cart (2010)

Carney hosts a house party after her first year at college.

Winona hopes for a pony for her birthday.

Author(s): Maud Hart Lovelace
Illustrator(s): Vera Neville

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Castles and Dragons, Read to Yourself Fairy Tales for Boys and Girls (1958)

This is a collection of fairy tales. Some are newly written, others are old friends in new dress. All are illustrated by William Pène du Bois.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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A Cat Came Fiddling (1956)

A collection of fifty-seven traditional nursery rhymes set to music.

Author(s): Paul Kapp
Illustrator(s): Irene Haas

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Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003)

A treasury of selections from the long-running children’s magazine.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
Et al

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Charles Dickens Birthday Book (1948)

A compilation from the works of Dickens by a descendant.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Chattering Jack’s Picture Book (1876)

An omnibus containing Chattering Jack, How Jessie Was Lost, Grammar in Rhyme, and Annie and Jack in London. Read for free online at the Toronto Public Library.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Children Everywhere (1958)

A collection of stories and poems about children around the world for older readers.

Author(s): Eleanor Estes
Rachel Field
Robert Frost
Sterling North
Johanna Spyri
Et al
Illustrator(s): Maurice Sendak
Kate Seredy
Louis Slobodkin
Hilda van Stockum
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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The Children’s Book: A Collection of the Best and Most Famous Stories and Poems in the English Language (1910)

Ranging from fables to fairy tales to ballads to myth, this anthology has stood the test of time. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): George Cruikshank
Maxfield Parrish
Et al

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The Children’s Book of America (1998)

Short essays on American history, biographies, poems and folk tales.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Children’s Book of Heroes (1996)

A collection of stories, true and fictional, poems and tales about heroism.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Children’s Book of Home and Family (2002)

A collection of stories and poems dealing with families.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Children’s Book of Virtues (1994)

A collection of stories and poems dealing with the virtues.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Children’s Hour Volume 16 (1953)

A collection of short science fiction. and the various indexes to the set.

Author(s): Robert Heinlein
Various
Illustrator(s): Paul Galdone
Hardie Gramatky
Et al

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The Children’s Hour Volume 2 (1953)

An anthology of fairy tales, old and new.  The illustrations by Robert Lawson had previously appeared in Just for Fun

Author(s): Margaret J. Baker
Kenneth Grahame
E. Nesbit
James Thurber
Et al
Illustrator(s): Hardie Gramatky
Wanda Gág
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Marie A. Lawson
Robert Lawson
Henry C. Pitz
Ernest H. Shepard
Louis Slobodkin
Lynd Ward
Et al

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The Children’s Hour Volume 4 (1953)

A collection of humorous and nonsense stories and verse.  Includes a selection from Mr. Popper's Penguins with illustrations by Robert Lawson. 

Author(s): Florence Atwater
Richard Atwater
Walter R. Brooks
Richard Hughes
Hugh Lofting
Betty MacDonald
Laura E. Richards
Carl Sandburg
Various
Carolyn Wells
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson
Robert McCloskey
John Tenniel
Keith Ward
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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The Children’s Hour Volume 5 (1953)

A copious collection of poetry. Includes Robert Lawson's illustrations to three poems of Jonathan Bing. The image on page 247 of Jonathan with a wheelbarrow does not appear in Just for Fun.

Author(s): Robert Browning
Lewis Carroll
Charles E. Carryl
Alfred Noyes
Robert W. Service
Various
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Orton Jones
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Robert Lawson
Et al

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Children’s Hour with The Three Bears and Other Stories (1929)

Includes The Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk and Dick Whittington and His Cat.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Eulalie Minfred Banks
Lois Lenski

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A Child’s Book of Old Verses (1910)

An anthology of verse for children. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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A Child’s Book of Prayers (1985)

A collection of prayers.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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A Child’s Book of Stories (1911)

A large collection of perennial favorite fairy tales, fables and stories. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Penrhyn W. Coussens
Various
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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Chimney Corner Poems (1929)

A collection of famous poems for children.

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Emily Dickinson
Ann Taylor
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Chimney Corner Stories: Tales for Little Children (1925)

A collection of stories for children.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Christmas: An American Annual of Christmas Literature and Art Volume Nine (1939)

A collection of Christmas art, stories, songs and poems. Includes The Pink China Bonbon Dish by Lois Lenski.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski
Et al

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Christmas: An American Annual of Christmas Literature and Art Volume Seven (1937)

Pictures and stories centered around Christmas. Includes ‘How Christmas Came to Blueberry Corners’ by Lois Lenski.

Author(s): Selma Lagerlöf
Lois Lenski
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski
Et al

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A Christmas Interlude (1942)

A collection of Christmas stories, plays, pictures and poems.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Christmas Stories for the Very Young (1990)

Six Christmas stories for young readers.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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Christmas Stories from "Household Words" and "All the Year Round" (1913)

Twenty stories from periodicals. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Edward Dalziel
Et al

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The Christmas Treasure Book: Stories, Songs and Poems (1950)

An anthology of Christmas stories and poems featuring many of the Golden Book artists and writers.

Author(s): Hilda Marx
Et al
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt
Tibor Gergely
Feodor Rojankovsky
Et al

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Christmas Treasury (2001)

Seven favorites from Jan Brett in one volume.

Author(s): Jan Brett
Clement C. Moore
Illustrator(s): Jan Brett

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The Chronicles of Pantouflia (1932)

Includes Prince Prigio and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia.

Author(s): Andrew Lang
Illustrator(s): Gordon Browne

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The Chronicles of Pantouflia (1981)

Includes Prince Prigio and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia.

Author(s): Andrew Lang
Illustrator(s): Jeanne Titherington

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The Church Mice Chronicles (1986)

This omnibus includes the first three adventures of Sampson the vestry cat and the church mice: The Church Mouse, The Church Cat Abroad and The Church Mice and the Moon.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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Cinderella Picture Book (1897)

An omnibus containing Cinderella, Puss in Boots and Valentine and Orson. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Classic Fairy Tales (1974)

Twenty-four of the best-know fairy tales, as they were first printed in English, along with much information on the early editions, all accompanied with classic illustrations.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Various

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Classic Tales of Babar (2014)

This anthology includes The Story of Babar and Babar the King.

Author(s): Jean de Brunhoff
Illustrator(s): Jean de Brunhoff

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Collier’s Junior Classics Volume 1 (1962)

This collection includes nursery rhymes, folk tales, favorite poems and nearly two dozen pictures books in somewhat condensed form.

Author(s): Margery Williams Bianco
Claire Huchet Bishop
Margaret Wise Brown
Wanda Gág
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Louis Slobodkin
Et al
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Louis Slobodkin
Tasha Tudor
Et al

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The Colophon: Part Fourteen (1933)

A periodical devoted to the book arts. Individual sections were produced by different fine printers.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Marie A. Lawson

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Come One, Come All (1991)

An anthology which is part of the ‘Reading, the Literature Experience’ series.

Author(s): Eve Bunting
Tomie dePaola
Steven Kellogg
Et al
Illustrator(s): Tomie dePaola
Steven Kellogg
Et al

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The Compleat Imbiber 9: An Entertainment (1975)

An anthology of drink, with a dust jacket by Ardizzone.

Author(s): Eric Linklater
Margery Sharp
Et al
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone
Et al

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The Complete Adventures of the Borrowers (1967)

All four of the original Borrowers books are included in this collection.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Beth Krush
Joe Krush

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The Complete Book of Dragons (1972)

A ninth story ‘The Last of the Dragons’ is added for this collection.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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The Complete Book of Dragons (1973)

A ninth story ‘The Last of the Dragons’ is included in this collection.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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The Complete Nonsense Book (1912)

A complete compilation of Lear’s nonsense up to the time of publication. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Edward Lear
Illustrator(s): Edward Lear

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The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear (1951)

An omnibus including five books: A Book of Nonsense, Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets, More Nonsense, Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, &c., and Laughable Lyrics and Nonsense Songs and Stories.

Author(s): Edward Lear
Illustrator(s): Edward Lear

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The Complete Tales (1997)

This omnibus includes all twenty-three originally-published tales and four unpublished works.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Connecticut Cookbook (1944)

This is a collection of recipes from Connecticut kitchens, equally adapted for wartime and peacetime.

Author(s): The Woman’s Club of Westport
Illustrator(s): James Daugherty
Robert Lawson
Et al

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The Crimson Fairy Book (1903)

A collection of traditional fairy tales, mainly from Europe. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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The Crimson Fairy Book (1947)

A collection of fairy tales mainly from European sources.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): Ben Kutcher

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Deep Water Days (1929)

A collection of sea stories with illustrations by different artists.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Frank Schoonover
N. C. Wyeth
Et al

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Ding Dong Bell A First Book of Nursery Rhymes (1957)

A collection of familiar nursery rhymes and songs with music.

Author(s): Percy Young
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Dinosaur Tales (1983)

Four stories and two poems about dinosaurs. David Wiesner illustrated one of them: Besides a Dinosaur, and Whatta You Want to be When You Grow Up?

Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
Et al

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Divots (1927)

Nine short stories about golf narrated by the Oldest Member.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Dog and Cat Book (1963)

Stories and poems about dogs and cats.

Author(s): Feodor Rojankovsky
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Dogs, Heroes, Adventurers, Friends (1964)

A collection of thirty favorite dog stories.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Rudyard Kipling
Ernest Thompson Seton
Et al
Illustrator(s): Hamilton Greene

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The Drovers Road Collection (2003)

A collection including Drovers Road, Cape Lost and The Golden Country.

Author(s): Joyce West
Illustrator(s): Joyce West

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Eggs, Beans and Crumpets (1940)

A baker’s dozen of the Master’s best, including Ukridge and Bingo Little among others.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Eighteen-Carat Kid and Other Stories (1980)

Four early short stories by the Master, including the text of William Tell Told Again.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Enchanted Book Stories From Many Lands (1947)

This is a fairy tale anthology.

Author(s): Alice Dalgliesh
Illustrator(s): Concetta Cacciola

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English Folk-Songs from the Southern Appalachians (1932)

This is a one-volume edition of a collection of English folk-songs brought to America by immigrants. It includes two hundred and seventy-four songs and ballads and nine hundred sixty-eight tunes.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): None

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Ernest Thompson Seton’s America (1954)

An anthology of the writings of Ernest Thompson Seton, British-Canadian-American naturalist and founder of the Boy Scouts of America.

Author(s): Ernest Thompson Seton
Julia M. Thompson Seton
Illustrator(s): Ernest Thompson Seton

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Fact and Story Readers: Book Four (1931)

An elementary school reader.

Author(s): Henry Suzzallo
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski
Et al

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Fairy Tales Children Love (1932)

Nine classic fairy tales.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Eulalie Minfred Banks
Lois Lenski

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Fairy Tales from the British Isles (1976)

A collection of British fairy tales.

Author(s): Amabel Williams-Ellis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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Famous Animal Stories (1932)

A collection of stories about animals including myths, fables, fairy tales and true-life adventures.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Famous Rhymes: Mother Goose (1923)

Mother Goose rhymes.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski
Et al

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Farm Tales (2007)

A collection of nine classic Little Golden Books.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely
Feodor Rojankovsky
Richard Scarry
Gustaf Tenggren
Garth Williams
Et al

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Farmyard Tales (1968)

A collection of stories about farm life.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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The Favorite Holiday Book for Boys (1872)

An anthology. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Et al

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Favorites of a Nursery of Seventy Years Ago (1916)

A large collection of favorites from the 1840’s. This second edition is somewhat enlarged.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): None

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A Favourite Treasury of Children’s Stories (1998)

An anthology of stories by different authors and illustrators. This is an abridged version of the Puffin edition. Contains new Pauline Baynes illustrations for an excerpt from The Sword in the Stone.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
L. Frank Baum
T. H. White
Et al
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes
Emma Chichester Clark
Chris Riddell
Et al

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The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile, a Story Book (1938)

Enchanting stories about a shy little horse, a polite little polar bear, a wonderful little kitten, flowers and pumpkins and pigs and clocks and seasons, and the funny old fish with the deep-sea smile.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Roberta Rauch

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Five Complete Novels (1983)

A compendium containing The Return of Jeeves, Bertie Wooster Sees it Through, Spring Fever, The Butler Did It and The Old Reliable.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Flying Carpet (1925)

An anthology of leading authors and illustrators of the first part of the twentieth century.

Author(s): J. M. Barrie
G. K. Chesterton
Hugh Lofting
A. A. Milne
Et al
Illustrator(s): Mabel Lucie Attwell
T. H. Robinson
Ernest H. Shepard
Et al

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For Our Children (1991)

This is an anthology of poetry, song and rhymes with illustrations by noted children’s illustrators.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Jan Brett
Tomie dePaola
Michael Hague
Steven Kellogg
David Macaulay
David Wiesner
Et al

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Fore! The Best of Wodehouse on Golf (1983)

A round dozen Wodehouse golf stories.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Edgar Blakeney

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Forgotten Tales of Long Ago (1906)

Twenty short stories, many by anonymous authors. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Jacob Abbott
Anonymous
Charles Dickens
Maria Edgeworth
Peter Parley
Et al
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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Friendly Tales (2008)

A collection of twenty stories and poems. Includes Pussy Willow, Seven Little Postmen, I Like Fish, The Burglar in the Dark and The Sailor Dog.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Various

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From Sea to Shining Sea (1993)

An anthology of songs, stories and poems about the American experience.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
Et al

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Frontiers Old and New (1940)

An elementary school reader.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Cornelia Meigs
Et al
Illustrator(s): Neil O’Keefe
Nicholas Riley

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Funny Peculiar (1975)

A collection of short stories, mostly in the slightly odd, mysterious genre.

Author(s): Barbara Sleigh
Illustrator(s): Jennie Garratt

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The Gentlest Art (1908)

A collection of letters. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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A Gift from the Heart: Folk Tales from Bulgaria (1966)

A collection of folk and fairy tales from Bulgaria.

Author(s): Radost Pridham
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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A Gift from the Heart: Folk Tales from Bulgaria (1966)

A collection of folk and fairy tales from Bulgaria.

Author(s): Radost Pridham
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Girls From Esquire (1952)

Anthology of stories and cartoon published in Esquire magazine.

Author(s): F. Scott Fitzgerald
Et al
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad
Et al

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The Gold Bat and Other Stories (1986)

A compendium containing The Gold Bat, The Head of Kay’s and The White Feather.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Tony McSweeney

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The Golden Bunny and Seventeen Other Stories (1953)

A collection of stories and poems.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Leonard Weisgard

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The Golden Grab Bag of Stories, Poems and Songs (1951)

A nice compendium of stories, poems and songs.

Author(s): Marion Conger
Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Et al
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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A Golden Land (1958)

A wide ranging anthology of poetry and prose.

Author(s): Edward Ardizzone
Tove Jansson
Et al
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone
Gillian Conway
Ernest H. Shepard
Et al

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Golden Tales of Canada (1938)

A collection of short stories by Canadian authors or with Canadian settings.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Thomas Morris Longstreth
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Golden Tales of Our America (1929)

A collection of short stories about earlier times in America.

Author(s): Dorothy Canfield
Hamlin Garland
Joel Chandler Harris
Bret Harte
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Golden Tales of the Far West (1935)

A collection of short stories by western writers or on western themes.

Author(s): Bret Harte
Jack London
Mark Twain
Stewart Edward White
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Golden Tales of the Old South (1930)

A collection of short stories by southern authors or about the old south.

Author(s): Joel Chandler Harris
O. Henry
Edgar Allen Poe
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Golden Tales of the Old South (1930)

A collection of short stories by southern authors or about the old south.

Author(s): Joel Chandler Harris
O. Henry
Edgar Allen Poe
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Golden Tales of the Prairie States (1932)

A collection of short stories by midwestern writers.

Author(s): Hamlin Garland
Booth Tarkington
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Golden Tales of the Southwest (1939)

A collection of short stories by southwestern authors or about the southwestern United States.

Author(s): O. Henry
Helen Hunt Jackson
Stewart Edward White
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics (1911)

This collection of English poetry was originally published in 1861 and has been a favorite ever since. The illustrations were originally done as covers for Collier’s and were used here without the artist’s knowledge or permission. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Francis Turner Palgrave
Illustrator(s): Maxfield Parrish

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The Golf Omnibus (1973)

A collection of golf stories from The Clicking of Cuthbert, The Heart of a Goof, Nothing Serious, Young Men in Spats, The Man Upstairs, Meet Mr. Mulliner, Eggs, Beans and Crumpets and Plum Pie.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): None

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Good Times Together (1958)

An anthology of stories and poems about children around the world for younger readers.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Robert McCloskey
A. A. Milne
Helen Sewell
Et al
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Robert McCloskey
Helen Sewell
Ernest H. Shepard
Et al

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Goody Two Shoes Picture Book (1901)

An omnibus containing Goody Two Shoes, Aladdin and The Yellow Dwarf. Read for free online at the Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Greatest Table (1994)

A twelve foot long accordion book on the subject of hunger and food. Sixteen guest artists contributed to this work.

Author(s): Michael J. Rosen
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
Et al

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The Green Fairy Book (1892)

This is the third collection of fairy tales edited by Andrew Lang. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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The Green Fairy Book (1978)

This is the third collection of fairy tales edited by Andrew Lang. This new edition from Brian Alderson features many corrections and a few new translations.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): Antony Maitland

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The Grey Fairy Book (1900)

A collection of fairy stories from around the world. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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Growing Up with America (1941)

A collection of short stories about growing up in America.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Dorothy Canfield
Eugene Field
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski
Et al

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Growth (1927)

This collection of three novels, TheTurmoil, The Magnificent Ambersons, and The Midlander (National Avenue), chronicle the transformation of a Midwestern city by the industrial revolution.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Gunniwolf and other Merry Tales (1936)

A collection of stories by leading authors illustrated by Kate Seredy.

1936

Author(s): Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Helen Bannerman
Rose Fyleman
Hugh Lofting
Et al
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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The H.A. Rey Treasury of Stories (2015)

An anthology containing Tit for Tat, Elizabite: Adventures of a Carnivorous Plant, Billy’s Picture and Zebrology.

Author(s): H. A. Rey
Illustrator(s): H. A. Rey

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Happy Birthday (1991)

A collection of poems on the topic of birthdays.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Harvest: Volume Two The Household (1950)

This is the second volume of a miscellany which is devoted to domestic subjects.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone
Et al

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The Heart of a Goof (1926)

Nine short stories about golf narrated by the Oldest Member.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Heart of a Goof (2006)

Nine short stories about golf narrated by the Oldest Member.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Andrzej Klimwoski

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Heaven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself (2009)

Betsy and Tacy’s first two years of high school.

Author(s): Maud Hart Lovelace
Illustrator(s): Vera Neville

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Here and There: One Hundred Poems about Places (1967)

An anthology of poems dealing with places, both real and imaginary. 

Author(s): Elinor Parker
Illustrator(s): Peter Spier

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Hero Tales From Many Lands (1961)

A collection of stories about the great heroes of mythology and history.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Howard Pyle
Kate Seredy
Et al
Illustrator(s): Gordon Laite

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Hilarie Belloc’s Cautionary Verses (1931)

The complete collection of humorous verses by the English master.

Author(s): Hilaire Belloc
Illustrator(s): Nicolas Bentley
Basil T. Blackwood

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The Holly Tree and Other Christmas Stories (1926)

Four short tales by Dickens including The Holly-tree, The Seven Poor Travellers, The Poor Relation’s Story, and The Haunted House.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Ernest H. Shepard

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The Hollywood Omnibus (1985)

This collection includes short stories, selections from biography and letters and the complete novel Laughing Gas.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): David Pether

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Horse Stories (1950)

A collection of stories about horses.

Author(s): Jack Bechdolt
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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Hunting the Wow (1934)

A collection of humorous stories and essays.

Author(s): Ellis Parker Butler
Illustrator(s): Thomas J. Fogarty

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I Saw Esau (1947)

A collection of schoolyard rhymes. The illustrated dust jacket is from the second issue.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Anne Ainscough

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Illustration in Japan Volume 1 (1981)

The inaugural issue of a periodical devoted to Japanese work in illustration.

Author(s): Mitsumasa Anno
Illustrator(s): Mitsumasa Anno

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The Isle of Gramarye (1970)

An anthology of the poetry of magic.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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Jan Brett’s Snowy Treasury (2009)

Four of Jan Brett favorites: The Gingerbread Baby, The Mitten, The Hat and The Three Snow Bears

Author(s): Jan Brett
Illustrator(s): Jan Brett

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Jeeves, Jeeves, Jeeves: Three Novels (1976)

An omnibus volume containing How Right You Are, Jeeves, Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves and The Tie That Binds.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): None

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Jeeves Omnibus (1931)

Includes stories from Jeeves (The Inimitable Jeeves), Carryon, Jeeves!, and Very Good, Jeeves (!).

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Abbey

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The Junior Classics Volume 10: Poetry, Reading Guide, Indexes (1959)

A collection of stories, tales and poems for boys and girls age six to sixteen.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): James Daugherty
Et al

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The Kate Greenaway Book (1976)

A selection from the works of the great nineteenth century children’s author and illustrator.

Author(s): Robert Browning
Kate Greenaway
Bret Harte
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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Kittens: Three Complete Stories (1958)

This collection includes The Three Little Kittens, The Shy Little Kitten and My Kitten.

Author(s): Patricia Scarry
Cathleen Schurr
Illustrator(s): Masha
Gustaf Tenggren
Eloise Wilkin

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L. Frank Baum’s Juvenile Speaker (1910)

An anthology taken from previously published works.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): Maginel Wright Enright
John R. Neill

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La Corona and the Tin Frog (1979)

A series of linked stories about the inhabitants of the playroom.

Author(s): Russell Hoban
Illustrator(s): Nicola Bayley

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Legends of Charlemagne (1924)

A collection of romances from medieval and renaissance Europe.

Author(s): Thomas Bulfinch
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth

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Letters from My Windmill (1978)

A collection of tales by the French novelist set in his native Provence.

Author(s): Alphonse Daudet
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Life at Blandings (1979)

An omnibus edition of Something Fresh (Something New), Summer Lightning and Heavy Weather.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Ionicus

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Life with Jeeves (1981)

A compendium including Right Ho, Jeeves, The Inimitable Jeeves and Very Good, Jeeves.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): Ionicus

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The Lilac Fairy Book (1910)

A collection of international fairy tales. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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Literature: A Series of Anthologies: Book One (1943)

An anthology intended for seventh grade students.

Author(s): Ethan Allen Cross
Elizabeth Lehr
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Literature, A Series of Anthologies: Book Seven (1948)

This is an anthology intended for high school seniors.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): George M. Richards

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Literature, A Series of Anthologies: Book Six (1947)

An anthology intended for high school seniors.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Literature, A Series of Anthologies: Book Three (1944)

An anthology intended for high school freshmen.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Literature, A Series of Anthologies: Book Two (1943)

An anthology intended for eighth graders.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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The Little Chair (1996)

Something about the children who have sat in the little chair - good and bad.

Author(s): Rumer Godden
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Little Knife Who Did all the Work: Twelve Tales of Magic (1962)

A collection of fairy tales which includes a story of Arthur and Merlin.

Author(s): Alison Uttley
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Little Knife Who Did all the Work: Twelve Tales of Magic (1978)

A collection of fairy tales which includes a story of Arthur and Merlin.

Author(s): Alison Uttley
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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Little Wizard Stories of Oz (1914)

Six short stores about favorite denizens of the fairyland of Oz. Read online at gutenberg.org.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Little Wizard Stories of Oz (1985)

Six short stores about favorite denizens of the fairyland of Oz. Read online at gutenberg.org.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Little Wizard Stories of Oz (1994)

Six short stores about favorite denizens of the fairyland of Oz. For this edition the colored pictures were selected from several different copies in order to get a set with good register. The scan, however is from the first edition. Read online at gutenberg.org.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Lois Lenski’s Big, Big Book of Mr. Small (1985)

An omnibus that combines the two collections of The Big Book of Mr. Small and More Mr. Small.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Lois Lenski’s Christmas Stories (1968)

Several Christmas stories from the author’s previously-published books, along with two new stories, poems and a play.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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A London Garland (1895)

A large collection of verse on the subject of London. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Arthur Rackham
Et al

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Love & the Merry-Go-Round (1988)

This is an anthology of modern poetry for children.

Author(s): Rosemary Harris
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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Made in Ancient Egypt (1970)

A tour of ancient Egypt in pictures and photographs.

Author(s): Christine Price
Illustrator(s): Photographs
Christine Price

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Magic Moments: A Book of Days (1990)

Poems and short quotations from classic children’s books accompany the illustrations by Michael Hague.

Author(s): Michael Hague
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Make Way for McCloskey (2004)

An omnibus volume including Make Way for Ducklings, Blueberries for Sal, Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man, Lentil, Time of Wonder, One Morning in Main and selections from Homer Price.

Author(s): Robert McCloskey
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Manual for Teaching the Second Reader II (1958)

An elementary school reader. This volume include the teacher’s manual.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Odille Ousley
Tom Robinson
David H. Russell
Val Teal
Et al
Illustrator(s): Various

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Marauders of the Sea (1935)

This is an anthology of pirate stories, real and fiction.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Peter Hurd

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The Margaret Wise Brown Treasury (2013)

An anthology of eight stories, each illustrated by a different artist: Away in My Airplane, All the Families, Count to 10 with a Mouse, Around the World We Go, Snowballs and Sunshine, Sleep Little Angel, Sleep Tight Sleepy Bears, and Goodnight Little One.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Kirsten Richards
Christine Tappin
Et al

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The Mary Poppins Library (1962)

A boxed set of the four Mary Poppins books: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door and Mary Poppins in the Park.

Author(s): P. L. Travers
Illustrator(s): Mary Shepard

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Mary Poppins: The Complete Collection (2010)

This omnibus edition contains all six original Mary Poppins stories: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, Mary Poppins in the Park, and Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane / Mary Poppins and the House Next Door (2-in-1 edition).

Author(s): P. L. Travers
Illustrator(s): Mary Shepard
Agnes Sims

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The Melendy Family (1944)

This compendium includes, The Saturdays, The Four-Story Mistake and Then There Were Five.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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Michael Hague’s Family Christmas Treasury (1995)

An anthology of biblical texts, poems and stories.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Michael Hague’s Family Easter Treasury (1999)

An anthology of biblical texts, poems and stories.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Michael Hague’s Favorite Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales (1981)

This collection contains nine tales, including The Wild Swans and lesser known stories such as The Elfin Hill.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Michael Hague’s Little Treasury of Christmas Carols (1997)

Four traditional Christmas carols.

Author(s): Michael Hague
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Michael Hague’s Magical World of Unicorns (1999)

A collection of unicorn paintings with short poems and quotations.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Michael Hague’s Read-to-Me Book of Fairy Tales (2013)

Retellings of fourteen classic fairy tales from Jack and the Beanstalk to The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

Author(s): Allison Grace MacDonald
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Michael Hague’s Treasured Classics (2009)

Fourteen classic tales from Chicken Little to the Ugly Duckling.

Author(s): Michael Hague
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Mike Mulligan and More: A Virgina Lee Burton Treasury (2002)

An omnibus containing Mike Mulligan, The Little House, Katy and the Big Snow and Maybelle the Cable Car.

Author(s): Virginia Lee Burton
Illustrator(s): Virginia Lee Burton

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Moments: Poems About the Seasons (1980)

A selection of poems about the seasons.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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More Church Mice Chronicles (1990)

This anthology continues the adventures of Sampson, the vestry cat, and the church mice in: The Church Mice Spread Their Wings, The Church Mice Adrift, and The Church Mice at Bay.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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More Tales from Grimm (1947)

Thirty-two more tales from the brothers Grimm, including ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ ‘Six Swans,’ and ‘The Shoemaker and the Elves.”

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Jacob Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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The Most of P.G. Wodehouse (1960)

A collection of short stories and the complete novel Quick Service.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Paul Bacon

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Mostly Magic (1958)

A collection of traditional fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes for younger children.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Andrew Lang
Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Edward Lear
Hugh Lofting
Beatrix Potter
Et al
Illustrator(s): Boris Artzybasheff
L. Leslie Brooke
Wanda Gág
Howard Pyle
Dr. Seuss
Et al

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Mother Goose and Fairyland Tales (1904)

A collection of fairy tales and nursery rhymes.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Louis Wain
Et al

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Mother Goose Rhymes (1932)

A collection of nursery rhymes illustrated by different artists.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Eulalie Minfred Banks
Lois Lenski

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Mother Goose Rhymes (1933)

A collection of nursery rhymes illustrated by different artists.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Eulalie Minfred Banks
Lois Lenski

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Mother Goose Rhymes and Nursery Tales (1922)

A collection of nursery rhymes and stories.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Eulalie Minfred Banks
Elizabeth Colborne
Lois Lenski
Et al

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Mother Goose Rhymes and Other Childhood Favorites (1972)

A generous selection of the work of Feodor Rojankovsky including nursery rhymes, folk tales, Bible stories and even Robinson Crusoe.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Georges Duplaix
Phyllis McGinley
Feodor Rojankovsky
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Mother Hubbard Her Picture Book (1897)

Also titled Walter Crane’s Picture Books Vol. II, this omnibus contains The Three Bears, The Absurd ABC and Old Mother Hubbard. Read for Free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Mouse of My Heart (2001)

An anthology of previously published and unpublished work.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Loretta Krupinski

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Mulliner Omnibus (1935)

A collection of Mr. Mulliner stories from Mr. Mulliner Speaking, Meet Mr. Mulliner, Mulliner Nights and the Mr. Mulliner stories from Blandings Castle (Blandings Castle and Elsewhere.)

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Abbey

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My Bedtime Book (1964)

This collection includes “Animal Friends,” and “Mister Dog,” and poems from “The Friendly Book.”

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Jane Werner Watson
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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My Bookhouse: From the Tower Window (1920)

A collection of stories, poems and tales. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Et al

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My Bookhouse: In the Nursery (1920)

This first volume of the anthology includes nursery rhymes and poetry along with short folk and fairy tales. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Maginel Wright Enright
Milo Winter
N. C. Wyeth
Et al

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My Bookhouse: The Latch Key (1920)

Short biographies of the authors included in the set, along with some reference material and indexes. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Et al

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My Bookhouse: The Treasure Chest (1920)

This volume of the anthology contains longer stories from famous authors. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth
Et al

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My Bookhouse: Through Fairy Halls (1920)

This volume of the anthology includes longer tales and other types of stories and poetry. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Et al

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My Bookhouse: Up One Pair of Stairs (1920)

Part of a six volume anthology, this volume includes poetry and longer folk and fairy tales. The cover showing Little Red Riding Hood is from the first edition. The image faded badly and was replaced with a plate of Rose White and Rose Red. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Arthur Ransome
Various
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Et al

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My Own Fairy Book (1895)

Includes Prince Prigio, Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia and The Gold of Fairnilee. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Andrew Lang
Illustrator(s): Gordon Browne
E. A. Lemann
T. Scott

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Naughty Children (1962)

An anthology of stories and excerpts about children behaving badly. This British edition has a slightly different selection than the American edition by Dutton.

Author(s): Christianna Brand
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Naughty Children (1963)

An anthology of stories and excerpts about children behaving badly. This American edition has a slightly different selection than the British edition by Gollancz.

Author(s): Christianna Brand
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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The New Illustrated Book of Favorite Hymns (1941)

A collection of favorite hymns and carols.

Author(s): Inez Bertail
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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The New Times and Places (1962)

An elementary school reader which contains an excerpt from Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright which was illustrated by Stephani Godwin, and a version of Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss which was illustrated by Mary Gehr.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Sterling North
Carl Sandburg
Dr. Seuss
Et al
Illustrator(s): Various

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A New Treasury of Children’s Poetry (1984)

An anthology of children’s poetry both new and old.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
Et al
Illustrator(s): Judith Gwyn Brown

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The Noel Streatfeild Summer Holiday Book: An Anthology (1973)

Contains a story by E. Boyd Smith along with many others.

Author(s): E. Boyd Smith
Various
Illustrator(s): Sara Silcock

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Old Christmas and Bracebridge Hall (1886)

An omnibus edition of Old Christmas and Bracebridge Hall, illustrated by Caldecott. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Old Fashioned Stories and Poems Volume VI (1907)

An anthology from the early part of the twentieth century. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford
Walter Crane
Et al

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The Old Nurse’s Stocking Basket (1965)

A collection of new fairy tales for bedtime told by the old nurse as she darns the socks.

Author(s): Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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The Olive Fairy Book (1907)

An eclectic collection of fairy tales. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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On to Adventure (1943)

An elementary school reader with great color illustrations by Elizabeth Enright.

Author(s): Helen Heffernan
Et al
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright
Et al

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The Open Book (1956)

A collection of stories, essays, poems, songs and music for boys and girls and every member of all Christian families.

Author(s): Pamela Whitlock
Illustrator(s): Marcia Lane Foster

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Open Doors (1957)

A reading comprehension book for the primary grades.

Author(s): Mary Louise Friebele
Ullin W. Leavell
Illustrator(s): Irene Haas
Beth Krush
Joe Krush

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The Orange Fairy Book (1906)

A diverse collection of fairy tales. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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The Orange Fairy Book (1950)

A new set of illustrations for an old friend.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): Christine Price

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The Original Poems and Others (1903)

“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and many other poems. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Adelaide O’Keeffe
Ann Taylor
Jane Taylor
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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The Origins of Story: On Writing for Children (1999)

Seventeen essays on aspects of writing for children.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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Our Own Story Book (1909)

An anthology containing at least one story by E. Nesbit.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Et al
Illustrator(s): Sybil Tawse
Et al

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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat and Other Nonsense Poems (1995)

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat. Here they are accompanied by many of the delightful Lear Limericks and some of the longer nonsense poems.

Author(s): Edward Lear
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Oxford Book of Children's Verse (1973)

The object of this collection is "to make available in one place the classics of children's poetry: that small satchelful of verse whose existence constitutes one of the pleasing advantages of being born to the English tongue."

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): None

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The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (1951)

The definitive collection of nursery rhymes in English.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Various

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The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book (1955)

A collection of over 800 nursery rhymes, jingles, riddles, catches, tongue twisters, counting rhymes, baby games, alphabets, prayers, songs and lullabies.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Joan Hassall
Various

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P. G. Wodehouse (1934)

A volume in the series Methuen’s Library of Humour containing seven short stories or book chapters by the Master.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Hendy

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P. G. Wodehouse Selects the Best of Humor (1965)

P.G. Wodehouse selects humorous stories, pieces and cartoons.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Et al
Illustrator(s): Various

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The Parables of Jesus (1931)

A collection of parables with short explications.

Author(s): S. Parkes Cadman
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth

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Peter and Wendy and Margaret Ogilvy (1912)

An omnibus including Barrie’s biography of his mother and his most famous work. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): J. M. Barrie
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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The Pink Fairy Book (1897)

A collection of fairy tales from many lands. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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The Pink Fairy Book (1982)

A collection of fairy tales from many lands. Brian Alderson has pruned, corrected and retranslated some of the stories for this edition.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): Colin McNaughton

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Pirates, Ships, and Sailors (1950)

The first edition includes forty-two stories, poems and songs. Later editions had only twenty-six or twenty-four. They all have to do with the sea and sailors.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Poems and Stories (1980)

This collection includes the fairy stories as well as many of the poems.

Author(s): J. R. R. Tolkien
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Poet’s Craft (1935)

An anthology of favorite poems.

Author(s): Helen Fern Daringer
Anne Thaxter Eaton
Illustrator(s): Helene Carter

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The Pothunters and Other School Stories (1986)

This compendium includes The Pothunters, A Prefect’s Uncle and Tales of St. Austin’s, Wodehouse’s first three published novels.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Tony McSweeney

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The Puffin Treasury of Children’s Stories (1996)

A collection of all time favorite children’s stories by many different authors and illustrators. Pauline Baynes contributes new illustrations for excerpts from The Sword in the Stone and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and the complete story of The Happy Prince.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg
Pauline Baynes
Et al

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Pups and Pies (1927)

An omnibus edition containing That Pup, Mike Flannery, The Thin Santa Claus, The Water Goats and The Great American Pie Company.

Author(s): Ellis Parker Butler
Illustrator(s): Various

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Puss in Boots and The Forty Thieves (1914)

This is a small format reprint of the two Toy Books.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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R. Caldecott’s Picture Book: Volume 2 (1881)

This second volume of the omnibus edition contains:

Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Rainbow Gold: Poems Old and New (1922)

An anthology of poetry enhanced with Dugald Stewart Walker’s fantastic pen and ink drawings.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Dugald Stewart Walker

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The Random House Book of Easy-to-Read Stories (1993)

A collection of sixteen stories by favorite authors and illustrators.

Author(s): Jan Berenstain
Stan Berenstain
Dr. Seuss
Et al
Illustrator(s): Tomie dePaola
Richard Scarry
Et al

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Read-to-Me Storybook (1947)

An anthology of stories and poems for young children.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Kate Greenaway
Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Miriam Clark Potter
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Reading Without Boundaries (1956)

A collection of essays presented to Anne Carroll Moore on the fiftieth anniversary of the New York Public Library’s Children’s section.

Author(s): James Daugherty
Et al
Illustrator(s): Valenti Angelo

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The Red Book of Animal Stories (1899)

A collection of stories about animals, mainly true. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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The Red Book of Heroes (1909)

Biographies of people who were truly in earnest. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Illustrator(s): A. Wallis Mills

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The Red Fairy Book (1890)

In this the second of his fairy books, Andrew Lang does take a hand in the writing. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Andrew Lang
Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford
Lancelot Speed

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The Red Fairy Book (1924)

In this, his second fairy tale collection, Andrew Lang does take a hand in the writing.

Author(s): Andrew Lang
Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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The Red Fairy Book (1976)

In this the second of his fairy books, Andrew Lang does take a hand in the writing. This edition was edited by Brian Alderson who has eliminated a few stories and supplied stronger translations for others.

Author(s): Andrew Lang
Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): Faith Jaques

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Red Riding Hood’s Picture Book (1898)

An omnibus containing The Forty Thieves, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood. Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Red Romance Book (1905)

A selection of stories from the old epics and some newer tales such as Don Quixote. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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The Red True Story Book (1895)

A collection of true stories of adventure and heroism. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Andrew Lang
Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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Renascence: A Book of Verse (1891)

A book of collected verse. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Richard Scarry’s Things to Know (1971)

This is a collection of material from previously published Golden Press Richard Scarry books.

Author(s): Kathleen N. Daly
Ole Risom
Patricia Scarry
Richard Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Ring O’ Roses (1992)

This omnibus includes The Man in the Moon, Oranges and Lemons, Little Bo-Peep, and This Little Pig Went to Market. For this edition the plates were remade from the original art. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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A Robert McCloskey Collection (2003)

This collection includes Make Way for Ducklings, Lentil and One Morning in Maine.

Author(s): Robert McCloskey
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Rojankovsky’s Wonderful Picture Book (1972)

A collection of some of Rojankovsky’s best illustrations from the Golden Books.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Georges Duplaix
Phyllis McGinley
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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A Round of Carols (1935)

Thirty-four carols for all the year round.

Author(s): Anonymous
T. Tertius Noble
Various
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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Routledge’s Book of Alphabets (1871)

An omnibus including The Good Boys’ and Girls’ Alphabet, The Sea-Side Alphabet, The Farmyard Alphabet, and The Railroad Alphabet. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Et al

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Routledge’s Coloured Picture Book (1871)

This omnibus includes Chattering Jack and The Multiplication Table in Verse by Walter Crane. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Charles H. Bennett
Illustrator(s): Charles H. Bennett
Walter Crane

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Rudyard Kipling (1926)

A collection of articles about Kipling, including a bibliography.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham
W. Heath Robinson
Et al

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Sailor Rumbelow and Other Stories (1962)

A collection of stories new and old. This edition includes five additional stories from Pigeons and Princesses.

Author(s): James Reeves
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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The Saturday Book Eleventh Year (1951)

An annual miscellany of prose and poetry by British authors. Single drawing by Ardizzone.

Author(s): H. E. Bates
Alison Uttley
Et al
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone
Joan Hassall
Et al

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The Saturday Book Ninth Year (1949)

Popular Annual miscellany featuring British authors and illustrators. Single drawing by Ardizzone.

Author(s): Et al
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone
Et al

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The Saturday Book Twelfth Issue (1952)

Five drawings by Ardizzone are included in this popular Annual miscellany featuring British authors and illustrators.

Author(s): Walter de la Mare
Christopher Morley
Et al
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone
Ronald Searle
Et al

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The Second Post (1910)

A further collection of letters. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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Selected Stories (1958)

A collection of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves stories from Carry On, Jeeves! and Very Good, Jeeves.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Selfish Giant and Other Stories (1935)

Six literary fairy tales, including The Magic Fishbone and Perez the Mouse.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Oscar Wilde
Et al
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Short Stories (1983)

A selection of the Master’s greatest hits.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): George Adamson

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The Short Stories of Charles Dickens (1971)

A generous helping of the shorter fictions of the ‘inimitable Dickens’ as he liked to style himself.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Show and Tell: Exploring the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration (2008)

Profiles twelve contemporary children’s book illustrators.

Author(s): Dilys Evans
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
Et al

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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast (1977)

Six stories and poems with a different illustrator for each on the subject of ‘impossible.’

Author(s): Norma Farber
Illustrator(s): And others
Tomie dePaola
Trina Schart Hyman
Hilary Knight

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The Sleeping Beauty and Blue Beard (1914)

This small format (16mo) book contains Bluebeard and The Sleeping Beauty.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Sleeping Beauty Picture Book (1911)

An omnibus containing Baby’s Own Alphabet, Bluebeard, and The Sleeping Beauty. Read for free online at Project Gutenberg.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Snowy Day: Stories and Poems (1986)

An anthology of poems and stories about snow.

Author(s): N. M. Bodecker
Et al
Illustrator(s): Margot Tomes

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The Song of Sixpence Toy Book (1876)

An omnibus containing A Gaping-Wide-Mouth Waddling Frog, Sing a Song of Sixpence, and The Old Courtier.

Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Spaceships & Spells (1987)

A previously unpublished short fantasy by Robert Lawson, entitled The Silver Leopard, is included in this anthology. It is not a very good story, resembling some of the Lapplandish tales.

Author(s): Isaac Asimov
Robert Lawson
Jane Yolen
Et al
Illustrator(s): Deborah Healy

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The St. Nicholas Anthology (1948)

A large collection of stories, poems, etc. from St. Nicholas magazine.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham
Et al

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Stories Children Love (1927)

Nine classic fairy tales.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Eulalie Minfred Banks
Elizabeth Colborne
Lois Lenski

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Stories of Strange Happenings (1959)

A collection of stories and poems about strange events.  Includes Helpful Henry and The Left-Over Hat illustrated by Tibor Gergely. 

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely
Flavia Gág
Grace Paull
Kurt Wiese

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The Story Book of Foods from the Field (1936)

An omnibus including Story Books of Wheat, Corn, Rice and Sugar.

1937

Author(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Story Parade (1938)

A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade magazine.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Ruth Sawyer
Et al
Illustrator(s): Richard Bennett
Vera Bock
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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Story Parade A Collection of Modern Stories for Boys and Girls (1936)

This story collection includes ‘The Brave Automobiles’ by Antoniorrobles with illustrations by William Pene du Bois.

Author(s): Emily Dickinson
William Pène du Bois
Antonio Robles
Et al
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois
Lois Lenski
Helen Sewell
Lynd Ward
Et al

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Story Parade Gold Book (1941)

A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade Magazine.

1941

Author(s): Caroline Emerson
Ruth Sawyer
Et al
Illustrator(s): Richard Bennett
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Lois Lenski
Robert McCloskey
Et al

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Story Parade Silver Book (1940)

A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade magazine.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Rutherford Montgomery
Et al
Illustrator(s): Vera Neville
Henry C. Pitz
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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Storytime Tales (1950)

A collection of sixty-seven favorite stories, poems and songs. There is also an early edition with forty-two selections.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Lois Lenski
Carl Sandburg
Val Teal
Et al
Illustrator(s): Corinne Malvern

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The Strack Platform Readings (1925)

A collection of humorous stories suitable for recitation.

Author(s): Ellis Parker Butler
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Strange Story Book (1913)

A collection or stories, some of them true, mostly fictitious. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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Tail Feathers from Mother Goose (1988)

A collection of nursery rhymes, each illustrated by a different artist.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg
Nicola Bayley
Et al

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Tales and Legends (1971)

Twenty-one classic tales from European literature from Gogmagog to Melusine.

Author(s): Jennifer Westwood
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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Tales from Grimm (1936)

Sixteen favorite tales, including ‘Hansel and Gretel,’ ‘The Musicians of Bremen,’ ‘Rapunzel,’ and ‘The Frog Prince.’

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Jacob Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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Tales from the Drones Club (1982)

Twenty-one stories about the members of the Drones Club.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): David Pether

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Tales Told In Holland (1926)

A collection of stories, poems and pictures from Holland.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Talking with Artists (1992)

A collection of interviews with children’s book illustrators.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
Et al

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The Tall Book of Make-Believe (1950)

An anthology of poems and stories.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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The Temple Literary Readers Book 5

An elementary school reader with some illustrations by Rackham. The cover is actually for Book 4.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham
Et al

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Tenggren’s Pirates, Ships, and Sailors (1971)

The first edition includes forty-two stories, poems and songs. Later editions like this one had only twenty-six or even twenty-four as in the 2006 edition. They all have to do with the sea and sailors.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Thanksgiving: Feast and Festival (1966)

A collection of stories, poems and traditions of thanksgiving from around the world.

Author(s): James Daugherty
Et al
Illustrator(s): Ralph McDonald

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This Little Pig His Picture Book (1895)

An omnibus containing The Fairy Ship, King Luckieboy’s Party and This Little Pig. Also titled Walter Crane’s Picture book Vol. 1. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Three Bears and Mother Hubbard (1914)

A small format (16mo) edition of these two Sixpenny Toy Books.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Three Best Loved Tales (1974)

This compilation includes Tootle, The Happy Man and His Dump Truck and Scuffy the Tugboat.

Author(s): Gertrude Crampton
Miryam Yardumian
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Three Gay Tales from Grimm (1943)

Three more tales from the brothers Grimm, including ‘The Clever Wife,’ ‘The Three Feathers,’ and ‘Goose Hans.’

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Jacob Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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Three Tall Tales (1964)

Three nonsense stories.

Author(s): James Reeves
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Tolkien’s World (1992)

A group of artists contribute paintings that illustrate passages from J.R.R. Tolkien’s works.

Author(s): J. R. R. Tolkien
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague
Various

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Toy Tales (2000)

Four tales of Tim’s toys including Bear, Frog, Duck and Pig.

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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Treasure Book of Favorite Tales (1936)

A collection of thirty-six stories. Includes Little Folks of Other Lands, fairy tales and fables.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Eulalie Minfred Banks
Elizabeth Colborne
Holling C. Holling
Lucille Webster Holling
Lois Lenski
Et al

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A Treasury of French Tales (1953)

Selections from a larger collection of French folk and fairy tales collected in the Auvergne.

Author(s): Henri Pourrat
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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Treat Shop (1960)

An intermediate reader.

Author(s): Dr. Seuss
Et al
Illustrator(s): Dr. Seuss
Et al

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Tree and Leaf, Smith of Wooton Major, The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth (1975)

This is a paperback edition of these writings by Tolkien.

Author(s): J. R. R. Tolkien
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The True Story Book (1893)

True stories of adventure. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford
Et al

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Twenty-Two Short Stories of America (1937)

An anthology of fiction about early America.

Author(s): Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Bret Harte
Cornelia Meigs
Booth Tarkington
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Twinkle and Chubbins (1911)

This omnibus includes all six of the Twinkle Tales: Bandit Jim Crow, Mr. Woodchuck, Prairie-Dog Town, Prince Mud-Turtle, Sugar-Loaf Mountain, and Twinkle's Enchantment. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Laura Bancroft
Illustrator(s): Maginel Wright Enright

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Twinkle and Chubbins (1987)

This is a reprint edition of this omnibus which includes all six of the Twinkle Tales: Bandit Jim Crow, Mr. Woodchuck, Prairie-Dog Town, Prince Mud-Turtle, Sugar-Loaf Mountain, and Twinkle's Enchantment. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Laura Bancroft
Illustrator(s): Maginel Wright Enright

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Types Best Remembered / Types Best Forgotten (1993)

A collection of essays on types, loved and hated, by contemporary typographers.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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Under the Sun (1964)

An anthology of stories, poems and articles from Elizabethan magazine and other sources.

Author(s): John Verney
Et al
Illustrator(s): Quentin Blake
C. Walter Hodges
Ronald Searle
John Verney
Brian Wildsmith
Et al

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Unforgettable Journeys (1965)

A selection of stories and true accounts of travels.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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The Very Best of Children’s Illustration (1993)

The catalog of an exhibition held at the Society of Illustrators gallery in New York City.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
Et al

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Vintage Wodehouse (1978)

A wide-ranging collection of Wodehouse short stories.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Violet Fairy Book (1901)

A collection of traditional fairy tales from many lands. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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Walter Crane’s Absurd Alphabet, Baby’s Own Alphabet and Noah’s Ark Alphabet (1890)

A collection of alphabets. Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Walter Crane
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Wanda Gag’s Story Book (1932)

This volume includes Millions of Cats, The Funny Thing and Snippy and Snappy.

Author(s): Wanda Gág
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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We Are Neighbors (1957)

An elementary school reader.

Author(s): Virginia Lee Burton
Odille Ousley
David H. Russell
Et al
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy
Et al

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The Week-End Wodehouse (1939)

There is little overlap between the American and British titles of this name. The American edition contains stories from Young Men in Spats, Blandings Castle and Elsewhere, Mulliner Nights, The Inimitable Jeeves, Carry On, Jeeves!, Very Good, Jeeves, and The Crime Wave at Blandings and the complete novel Fish Preferred.

The British edition contains some of the short stories but also includes chapters from the novels.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Herbert F. Roese

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Week-End Wodehouse (1939)

There is little overlap between the American and British titles of this name. The American edition contains stories from Young Men in Spats, Blandings Castle and Elsewhere, Mulliner Nights, The Inimitable Jeeves, Carry On, Jeeves!, Very Good, Jeeves, and The Crime Wave at Blandings and the complete novel Fish Preferred.

The British edition contains some of the short stories but also includes chapters from the novels.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Kerr

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