Barnes & Noble: Deluxe Children’s Treasuries

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Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Deluxe Children's Treasuries

Barnes & Noble: Deluxe Children's Treasuries


These oversized, profusely illustrated ‘deluxe’ treasury editions in the Barnes & Noble collectible leatherbound classics series are usually tall, slim volumes (around 8″ x 10″ in size) and typically they collect several shorter children’s stories or extracts from longer novels into a single volume. As usual, the books feature a beautifully designed foil-stamped binding, with distinctive colored sprayed page edges and an attractive ribbon bookmark – with the main distinguishing element of this series being the larger size. The books originally retailed for around $25, but as of 2023 they have moved up to $35-40 each. 


What is the binding made of?

Part of Barnes & Noble’s main line of leatherbound collectible editions, the deluxe children’s treasuries are bound in bonded leather (which is a combination of scrap leather and glue). Most of the titles have a paper illustration inset on the front cover and foil accents on covers that are illustrated front and back. They are usually distinguishable from other B&N leatherbound children’s titles because they are a couple of inches taller.

How many titles in the Barnes & Noble Children’s Treasuries Series?

This series is ongoing. As of December 2023, there have been 13 titles published with another anticipated in late 2024.

Complete list of the Barnes & Noble Children's Treasuries

BN Collectible coming soon
A Very Merry Christmas Treasury by various authors

Anticipated release, contents TBC.

ISBN 9781435173279, 09/17/2024
Sterling Press368p. 7.75(w) x 10.00(h). OP$35.

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night before xmas BN collectible classics 2023
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and Other Christmas Tales by various authors

Anticipated release. (*Previously titled A Visit from St. Nicholas and other Christmas Stories.)
Cover illustration and lettering by Nick Misani.

ISBN 9781435173156, 08/15/2023
368p. 7.75(w) x 10.00(h). OP$40.

A treasury of Christmas stories, with color vintage illustrations. Includes A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens; The Christmas Surprise at Enderly – L.M. Montgomery; A Christmas Mystery: The Story of Three Wise Men – William J. Locke; The Keeping of Christmas at Bracebridge Hall – Washington Irving; Mrs Podgers’ Teapot – Louisa May Alcott; Jolly Old Santa Claus – Sparkie; The Christmas Ghost – Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman; The Old Peabody Pew – Kate Douglas Wiggin; Bertie’s Christmas Eve – Saki; and poems by Hathaway, Burleigh, Stanich and Wright.

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BN deluxe christmas carol 2021 full
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Tales by various authors

ISBN 9781435170452, 09/16/2021
368p. 7.75(w) x 10.00(h). OP$35. 
Cover design by Gina Bonanno.

A leatherbound color treasury of Christmas tales with vintage illustrations. Includes A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Doll That Santa Claus Brought by Katharine Carrington, A Christmas Dream by Louisa May Alcott, Old Christmas by Washington Irving, Christmas at Red Butte by Louisa Montgomery, Kris Kringle and his Elves by B. McLoughlin, The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman, and nine classic Christmas poems.

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BN deluxe nutcracker
The Nutcracker and Other Christmas Tales, various authors and illustrators

ISBN 9781435169265, 09/12/2019
368p. 8.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.10(d). OP$25. Cover illustration by Laurel Long.

Includes the full text of The Nutcracker by Alexandre Dumas and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, along with works by Louisa May Alcott, L. M. Montgomery, Kate Douglas Wiggin, and L. Frank Baum, and poetry such as Clement Clark Moore’s A Visit from St Nicholas. Illustrated with vintage seasonal artwork.

→ OOP. Check availability at local B&N | Amazon | Abes | eBay 


BN deluxe baum wizard of oz full
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz / The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by W. W. Denslow and John R. Neill

ISBN 9781435169432, 08/28/2019
392p. 7.75(w) x 10.00(h). OP$25. Cover design by Scott Russo and Paul Girard. Interior design by Kevin Ullrich.

This volume features the first two novels of L. Frank Baum’s classic Oz series.

→ Soon to be OOP. Check availability at Amazon | Abes | Waterstones | Blackwells

Barnes & Noble: Deluxe Children's Treasuries
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other illustrated classics by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake

ISBN 9781101952016, 08/28/2019
368p. 8.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.20(d). OP$25

Includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Fantastic Mr Fox.

→ OOP. Buy from Amazon | Abes | eBay

BN treasury best loved fairy tales 9781435167292wb
A Treasury of Best-Loved Fairy Tales

ISBN 9781435167292, 09/28/2018
400p. 7.75(w) x 10.00(h). OP$25. Cover illustration by Laurel Long.

Includes 35 classic fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, The Arabian Nights, and other classic sources, accompanied with color artworks by Golden Age artists such as Arthur Rackham, Harry Clarke, William Heath Robinson, Charles Robinson, René Bull, L. Leslie Brooke, Thomas Mackenzie, and Eleanor Vere Boyle. The tales include Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, The Seven Voyages of Sinbad, Little Red Riding-Hood, Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Frog Prince, Sleeping Beauty, and more.

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BN deluxe white charlottes web full
Charlotte’s Web and Other Illustrated Classics by E. B. White, illustrated by Garth Williams and Fred Marcelino

ISBN 9780062853523, 06/29/2018
608p. 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x (d). OP$25.

Includes Charlotte’s Web; Stuart Little; and The Trumpet of the Swan.

→ OOP. Check availability at Amazon | Abes | eBay

BN deluxe rey curious george 2018 full
The Complete Adventures of Curious George by Margaret and H. A. Rey

ISBN 9781328916211, 02/19/2018
352p. 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x (d). OP$25.

Contains 6 titles: Curious George (1941), Curious George Takes a Job (1947), Curious George Rides a Bike (1952), Curious George Gets a Medal (1957), Curious George Flies a Kite (1958), and Curious George Learns the Alphabet (1963). [Despite the ‘complete’ title, Curious George Goes to the Hospital (1966) is not included.] 

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BN deluxe christmas treasury full
A Christmas Treasury by various authors and illustrators

ISBN 9781435164598, 09/29/2017
368p. 8.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.20(d). OP$25.
Cover illustration by Laurel Long, cover design by Patrice Kaplan.

Includes the full text of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and L. Frank Baum’s The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, as well as stories by Louisa May Alcott, Lucretia Hale, Harriet Beecher Stowe, L. M. Montgomery, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, O. Henry, and William Dean Howells. It also has poems such as Clement Clarke Moore’s A Visit from St. Nicholas and others by Lewis Carroll, Mary Mapes Dodge, Harriet Prescott Spofford, William Cotter Wilson, and others.

→ OOP. Check availability at Amazon | Abes | eBay

BN deluxe bemelmans madeline full
A Madeline Treasury by Ludwig Bemelmans

ISBN 9781101950340, 02/24/2017
320p. 8.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.30(d). OP$25.

Includes six original books: Madeline (1939), Madeline’s Rescue (1953), Madeline and the Bad Hat (1956), Madeline and the Gypsies (1959), Madeline in London (1961), and Madeline’s Christmas (1985). Also includes an introduction by Anna Quindlen, Bemelmans’ essay The Isle of God, and working sketches.

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BN deluxe milne winnie the pooh full
The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne, illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard

ISBN 9781101948170, 03/07/2016
368p. 7.90(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.10(d). OP$25.

An unabridged collection of all the Pooh stories collected in Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House At Pooh Corner (1928).

[Note that the Pooh poems from the books When We Were Very Young (1924) and Now We Are Six (1927) are not included.]

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BN deluxe potter peter rabbit 2015 full
The Complete Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

ISBN 9780448489476, 03/03/2015
408p. 8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.20(d). OP$25.

Contains all 23 of Beatrix Potter’s tales with their original illustrations, arranged in the order in which they were first published so they may be read in their proper sequence. A bonus section includes four additional works that were not published during her lifetime (Three Little Mice, The Sly Old Cat, The Fox and the Stork, The Rabbits’ Christmas Party).

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BN illustrated childrens bible 9781435141919
The Illustrated Children’s Bible, translated and arranged by Henry A. Sherman and Charles Foster Kent

ISBN 9781435141919, 2012
536p. 7.28(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.59(d). OP$20. Cover art by Vyacheslav Shevchenko. Cover design by Chin-Yee Lai and Jo Obarowski.

The Illustrated Children’s Bible features Bible tales from both the Old and the New Testaments, told in simple language that young readers will easily understand. Features full-color artwork by W.L. Taylor and J. James Tissot.

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