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Children's Books

Aleph-Bet Books

Dealers wirh one of the largest stocks in the country of collectible and rare children's and illustrated books. They sell only first editions and pride themselves in finding the finest copies available. They offer books from all eras and in all languages (but not Series Books - Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, etc.) Their stock is especially strong in vintage pop-ups and moveables, books by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, L.M. Montgomery, the Brandywine illustrators (Pyle, Wyeth, Parrish, JW Smith, etc.), Rackham, Dulac, Nielsen, Pogany, Charles & Heath Robinson, Harry Clarke, Walter Crane, Kate Greenaway, Maurice Sendak, Margaret Wise Brown, Tasha Tudor, and Dr. Seuss.

Children's Books

Children's Books Central

"A place to start for writers, readers, collectors, illustrators, librarians, teachers, parents, publishers, storytellers and kids". Offers a wealth of resources for the collector of children's books.

Children's Literature, Chiefly from the Nineteenth Century

An online exhibit from the Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina.

Online bookstore offering more than 75,000 out-of-print, collectible, and simply used children's books, in a wide range of prices, typically everywhere from $1 to $1000.

Stratemeyer Syndicate Pseudonyms: Bobbsey Twins, Tom Swift, Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew

An informative article by James D. Keeline about the use of pseudonyms by the Stratemeyer Syndicate.