About Children's Books

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We have brought together information and resources for collectors on these pages, but you might also want to look through the Reader's Corner below.

Author's Page Every so often a short article with biography will appear on the Author's page, featuring a children's author, illustrator or genre. Check back as our collection of biographies steadily increases; all of the bios will be archived online and accessible from this page. Be sure to read the Comments from fans of these authors and please add some yourself!

Collecting Children's Books. A long article which answers questions people have asked me about collecting children's books

  • Designing a collection.
  • Finding Books
  • Judging condition
  • Ascertaining edition
  • Caring for books
  • Managing your collection
  • Passing your books along

Links for Collectors Rather than including every possible link, we grouped essential links in several categories to get you started:

  • Four Sites to Get You Started
  • Library Collections of Rare Children's Books
  • Bookstores and Book Fairs
  • Recommended Journals Online
  • Blogs and personal websites
  • Miscellaneous Resources
  • Caring for books: Bookbinders and Sources of Jackets
  • Recommended Booksearchers

and Steve Trussel's Books and Book Collecting for links to everything else! 

Books for Collectors
This begins with a nice new section, take a look!
A Beginning Children's Book Reference Library for under $25.00 +Shipping     
Following this is a fairly disorganized list of the major reference books we keep at hand. At some point we will upload our large collection of out of print reference on this site and improve this section.

JUST FINISHED! New Reference Available

Here is a collection of newer reference, most in print, most available from Amazon, featuring the only (I think) collection of new children's literature bibliographies on the net. A few of these are recently out of print and in our opinion, essential. We have used most of these books repeatedly.