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Bibliographical Reference (18 titles)
Biographies, Publishers, Collectors (3+ titles)
Special Topics (6 titles)
General Reference (4 titles)
Just For Fun (2 titles)

Here are suggestions for a basic children's books-on-books collection. We have based this list on some easily available books from our own reference library. On our review pages are additional photos and details. We do not stock these books, but they are available through Abebooks or AmazonI If possible please try to buy directly from Oak Knoll, the source of many of these books and a leader in reference books for collectors over the years. We welcome your further suggestions.

Bibliographical Reference Authoritative modern bibliographies, some with biographical content.

 th Ardizzone Alderson[Ardizzone] Edward Ardizzone: A Bibliographic Commentary by Brian Alderson (2003).
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 [Baum] The Book Collector's Guide to L. Frank Baum and Oz by Paul Bienvenue (2009)
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 [OCB dean's ragDean's Rag] Dean's Rag Books&Rag Dolls: The Products of a Famous British Publisher and Toymaker by Dawn and Peter Cope (2009)
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Dulac Hughey [Dulac] Edmund Dulac - His Book Illustrations: A Bibliography by Ann Connolly Hughey (1995)

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Raggedy Ann Hall [Gruelle] Raggedy Ann and Johnny Gruelle: A Bibliography of Published Works by Patricia Hall (2001).

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Chloe Preston [Preston] Chloe Preston and the Peek-A-Boos by Mary Hillier (1998)

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[Moore] The Night Before Christmas: a Descriptive Bibliography of Clement Clarke Moore's Immortal Poem by Nancy H. Marshall. (2004)
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 Pyle[Pyle] Howard Pyle His Life His Works by Paul Preston Davis 2 vol. (2004)
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Arthur Rackham: A Bibliography[Rackham] Arthur Rackham: a Bibliography / by Sarah Briggs Latimore and Grace Clark Haskell

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Dr. Seuss Younger [Seuss] First Editions of Dr. Seuss Books: a Guide to Identification by Helen and Marc Younger and Dan Hirsch (2002).
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 [Sendak] Works of Maurice Sendak, Revised&Expanded to 2001: A Collection With Comments by Joyce Hanrahan

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 [Tudor] Tasha Tudor The Direction of her Dreams by William John and Priscilla T. Hare (1998)r
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Jessie Willcox Smith A Bibliography[Willcox Smith] Jessie Willcox Smith: A Bibliography

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19th c series[19th c Publisher's Series] A Bibliography of 19th Century Children's Series Books by Cary Sternick (2003).
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[Publisher] The Henry Altemus Company: A History and Pictorial Bibliography by Cary Sternick (2005)
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little golden[Publisher] Little Golden Books (6th) by Steve Santi (2006)
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ABC for Book Collectors. [Standard Resource] ABC for Book Collectors 8th US Edition by John Carter (2006).

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care of fine books greenfield [Standard Resource] The Care of Fine Books by Jane Greenfield (2007)

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First Editions Zempel [Standard Resource] First Editions: A Guide to Identification. Fourth Edition by Edward Zemplel and Linda Verckler (2001)

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Biographies: Authors, Illustrators, Editors, Publishers

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Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Museum Exhibition Catalogues,
On a separate page, we have a listing of these exciting titles and a link to the museum.
 
 Deep Valley Lovelace Schrader[Lovelace] Maud Hart Lovelace's Deep Valley, a Guidebook of Mankato Places in the Betsy-Tacy Series by Julie Schrader (2002)
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 [Nordstrom] Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom, edited by Leonard Marcus (1998)

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OCB Puffin by Design [Puffin] Puffin by Design: 2010: 70 Years of Imagination 1940 - 2010 by Phil Baines

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Special Topics

 
Children's Book Covers [Covers and Jackets] Children's Book Covers: Great Book Jacket and Cover Design by Alan Powers (2003)

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Be Merry and Wise: Origins of Children's Book Publishing in England, 1650 - 1850 by Brian Alderson

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Native American Picture Books of Change: The Art of Historic Childrens Editions by Rebecca C. Benes (2004)

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 Minders of Make-Believe[Publishing, USA] Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature by Leonard Marcus (2008)

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Dime Novels [Dime Novels] The Dime Novel in Children's Literature by Vicki Anderson (2005)

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McLoughlin Liman Weinstein Once [McLoughlin, Liman Collection] Once Upon a Time: Illustrations from Fairytales, Fables, Primers, Pop-Ups, and Other Children's Books by Amy Weinstein (2005)

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General Reference
 

Encyclopedia of Collectible Children's Books by Jones Encyclopedia of Collectible Children's Books by Diana McClure Jones and Rosemary Jones (2008)

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Oxford Companion to Chlldren's LiteratureThe Oxford Companion to Children's Literature by Humphrey Carpente and Mari Prichard (1999)

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Children's literature Lerer Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter by Seth Lerer (2008)

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bilderwelt mainDie Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch (1988).
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Just For Fun


 
 The Annotated Cat: Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats by Phil Nel (2007)

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 Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip - Book One
 

Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip - Book One through Five (2006-2009)
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We own and use most of the books listed here. In some cases we have used other publications from these well known publishers and authors, and we have trusted their work over the years. Any book from Oak Knoll is completely reliable.