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Collecting Junior Deluxe Editions

Ahhh – who doesn’t love a stack of cheap and cheerful vintage children’s books? Do you know how many books there were in this classic series of the 1950s and 60s? And which ones have multiple covers, multiple illustrators, and even in one case two different authors? This video includes Read more…

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Spit, Spot, A Mary Poppins Comparison

Todays article is all about Mary Poppins. I’ll be reviewing some of the most beautiful editions of the books, and will also share a little trivia and discuss some of the differences between the books and the movies. Author Pamela Lyndon Travers was born Helen Lyndon Goff in 1899 in 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 Written by Andrew Lang, illustrated by a range of contemporary illustrators. A guide to the Folio Society’s fantastic complete Fairy Book collection. Decoratively Read more…

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Illustrated Edition of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Illustrator: John Rocco Publication: 2018 | In Print Where to buy: Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief Illustrated Edition @ Book Depository or @ Amazon US. Welcome to this overview of the gorgeous deluxe illustrated edition of the first book in Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series, “The Lightning Thief” – full Read more…

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Muller’s World Fairy Tales – The Complete List, Illustrated

A new page in my list of illustrated bibliographies has been added. The Frederick Muller’s World Fairy Tales Collections (also known as the ‘Folk and Fairy Tales’ series) were published between the late 1950s to the early 1970s. The books contain some lovely tales from countries all around the world, 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…