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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 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: James Baldwin
Margery Williams Bianco
Brothers Grimm
Joseph Jacobs
Eric Knight
E. B. White
Et al
Illustrator: 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: Louisa May Alcott
Hans Christian Andersen
Marjorie Flack
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Et al
Illustrator: 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: Lewis Carroll
Et al
Illustrator: 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: James Baldwin
Laura Bannon
Brothers Grimm
Rachel Field
Et al
Illustrator: 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: Marjorie Flack
Dinah Maria Mulock
Et al
Illustrator: 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: James Baldwin
Rudyard Kipling
Charles Perrault
Et al
Illustrator: 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: Hans Christian Andersen
Lucretia P. Hale
Et al
Illustrator: 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: Marjorie Flack
Johnny Gruelle
Robert Louis Stevenson
Et al
Illustrator: 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: Margery Williams Bianco
Charles E. Carryl
Eleanor Estes
Helen Dean Fish
Frances Clarke Sayers
Et al
Illustrator: 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: Joseph Jacobs
Willy Ley
Various
Illustrator: 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: Margery Williams Bianco
Brothers Grimm
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Et al
Illustrator: 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: James Baldwin
Eugene Field
Grace Paull
Et al
Illustrator: 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: Elizabeth Enright
Rose Fyleman
Gladys Schwarcz
Et al
Illustrator: Richard Bennett
Vladimir Bobritski
Feodor Rojankovsky
Et al

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