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Best in Children’s Books Series

This was a hard-bound anthology of about 160 pages issued monthly by the Doubleday Book Clubs. There were a total of forty-two volumes from 1957 to 1961. A useful index to the authors, illustrators and titles of the stories can be found at The University of Southern Mssissippi.


Books in the Best in Children’s Books series:

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 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 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 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 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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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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