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Best In Children’s Books Series

Introduction Welcome to this illustrated bibliography of all of the books in Nelson Doubleday’s “Best in Children’s Books” series. If you’re a collector of these lovely little books, I hope it will help you to build or complete your collection! Or if you’re just interested in learning more about the series, the complete Read more…

Andrew Lang’s Original Rainbow Fairy Books

The first editions of Andrew Lang’s Fairy Book series have the most gorgeous covers and spines, which likely contributed to their enormous popularity on release. This illustrated bibliography of his books includes photos of the covers of the first editions, which are courtesy of The Lilly Library at Indiana University, Bloomington. If you’re interested Read more…

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Junior Deluxe Editions

Introduction Welcome to my illustrated bibliography of all of the books in Nelson Doubleday’s Junior Deluxe Editions series, I hope it will help people to build their collections of this delightful series – but please feel free to jump down to the table at the end of the text right now if you’re only after the list Read more…

Folio Society ‘Classic’ Fairy Tales

Folio Society ‘Classic’ Fairy Tale Collection This essay is dedicated to what I would call a ‘loose’ collection of classic fairy tales by the Folio Society. The books were not officially released as part of a collection, but the size and binding designs are complementary, and most of the works Read more…

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Folio Society Lang’s Rainbow Fairy Books

Folio Society Complete Andrew Lang Fairy Book Collection Andrew Lang was a Scots poet, novelist and literary critic. One of the greatest ironies of his life is that although he wrote for a living, and published many books of fiction and poetry, as well as articles on anthropology and history, Read more…

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Children’s Literature & Fairy Tales

Beautiful Children’s Books Links below to the illustrated bibliographies of stunning fairy tale collections, fascinating folk lore, and beautiful children’s book series. Folio Society Rainbow Fairy Books The Folio Society’s fantastic Fairy Book collection. Clothbound, with stunning original illustrations by contemporary artists. Click through to view…  Andrew Lang’s original fairy books  Read more…

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MinaLima’s Interactive Illustrated Classics Series

Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima are the graphic design duo affectionately known as MinaLima. Best known for their design work on the Harry Potter franchise, they have also committed to producing a 12 volume series of interactive children’s classics in conjunction with Harper Design, and five of these volumes have Read more…

The Secret Garden – Lauren Child’s Limited Edition (and the rest of the Puffin Designer Classics and a few more bonuses)

In 2010, Penguin released a set of limited edition children’s classics under their Puffin imprint to celebrate their 70thanniversary. The titles included James and the Giant Peach designed by sculptor Antony Gormley, Little Women by fashion designer Orla Kiely, Treasure Island by architect and sculptor Frank Gehry, Oliver Twist by artist Peter Blake, Around the World in 80 Days by Read more…

Best in Children’s Books – The Complete List, Illustrated

Hi all Today’s post is a companion to last week’s one on the Junior Deluxe Editions. The Best in Children’s Books series was also released by Doubleday, and they share enough design features with the JDE series that many casual readers conflate the two. But this series is quite different, and in fact Read more…