Encyclopedia of Collectible Children's Books is sure to invoke memories of bedtime stories or afternoons spent in the shade reading that favorite book. This book features two centuries of children's books with current values from $30 to thousands of dollars. The author/illustrator section includes historical and biographical information plus thousands of book listings, which include publisher, date, description, and current values. Hundreds of favorite books, categorized by series, with thousands of titles plus descriptions and values are contained in this book. Around 800 full-color illustrations plus explanations of pricing, listings of Newbery and Caldecott winners, and a glossary of publishing terminology highlight this volume. In addition, information on identifying first editions and on the history of individual publishers of children's books are given. 2008 values.