Sign In | Register

Children's Illustrated book

Recent Arrivals in Children's Illustrated

Children's Illustrated

From The Wind In the Willows to An Edwardian Holiday, from Grand Buffalo, The to Penalty, we can help you find the children's illustrated books you are looking for. As the world's largest independent marketplace for new, used and rare books, you always get the best in service and value when you buy from, and all of your purchases are backed by our return guarantee.

Top Sellers in Children's Illustrated

    The Wind In the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

    The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie. The Wind in the Willows was in its thirty-first printing when then-famous playwright, A. A. Milne, who loved it, adapted a part of it for stage as Toad of Toad Hall in 1929.

    The Pied Piper Of Hamelin by Robert Browning

    Robert Browning (1812-1889) was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a clerk in the Bank of England. The strongest influence on his education were the books in his father's extensive library, particularly the writings of Byron and Shelley. His dramatic poem Paracelsus , published in 1835, established his reputation and brought him the friendship of the actor-manager William Macready. When Macready's eldest son Willie was ill in bed, Browning wrote for the boy's entertainment the poem of The Pied Piper , a story he remembered from his own childhood. After its appearance in print in 1842, it became a children's classic, attracting new illustrators in every generation. In 1846 Robert Browning married a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett, eloping with her to Italy where they lived until Elizabeth's death in 1861. He them returned to England to live with his only sister Sarianna, but later he went back to Italy, where he died at the Rezzonico Palace in Venice.

    When We Were Very Young by A A Milne

    This collection of poetry by A. A. Milne has been delighting children and adults alike since being published in 1924.  While dated, most of the poems remain magical and relevant to today's children, as they are both simple and humorous.

    Snow Goose by Paul Gallico

    Paul Gallico was born in New York in 1892. He became a minor celebrity as a sports writer and then began writing short stories for magazines. Gallico went on to write many more short stories and novels, including The Poseidon Adventure in 1969. He died in 1976.

    We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea by Arthur Ransome

    ARTHUR RANSOME was born in Leeds in 1884. He had an adventurous life -- as a baby he was carried by his father to the top of the Old Man of Coniston, a peak that is 2,276 ft high! He went to Russia in 1913 to study folklore and in 1914, at the start of World War I he became a foreign correspondent for the Daily News . In 1917 when the Russian Revolution began he became a journalist and was a special correspondent of the Guardian . He played chess with Lenin and married Trotsky's personal secretary, Evgenia Petrovna Shelepina. On his return to England, he bought a cottage near Windermere in the Lake District and began writing children's stories. He published the first of his children's classics, the twelve Swallows and Amazons books, in 1930. In 1936 he won the first ever Carnegie Medal for his book, Pigeon Post . He died in 1967.

    The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

    Raymond Briggs was born in London in 1934.  At the age of 15, he  went to Wimbeldon Art School to learn how to draw, as he wanted to become a cartoonist.  But there he was told that cartooning was not a profession for gentlemen and that he ought to be a painter.  Raymond then went on to the Slade School in London to study painting as a full-time student.  During his spare time, he began work on a portfolio of illustrations of all kinds, including jackets and a wide selection of drawings to take to publishers.  After illustrating for advertising, newspapers and books, Raymond discovered that book illustration inspired him the most, since it offered far greater variety and freedom than anything else.  Raymond has always found it unfavorable to sustain a consistent illustration style for a long period of time.  He is always seeking to try something else new and different with his work.  Some of Raymond's best known works are The Snowman , The Man , and The Bear .  The setting for The Snowman is based on Raymond's own house and garden, which is in Sussex, England at the foot of South Downs, a few miles from Brighton.  

    The Adventures Of Tom Bombadil by J R R Tolkien

    The Adventures of Tom Bombadil is a collection of poetry written by J. R. R. Tolkien and published in 1962. The book contains 16 poems, only two of which deal with Tom Bombadil, a character who is most famous for his encounter with Frodo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring (the first volume in Tolkien's best-selling The Lord of the Rings). The rest of the poems are an assortment of bestiary verse and fairy tale rhyme. Two of the poems appear in The Lord of the Rings as well.

    We Are All In the Dumps With Jack and Guy by Maurice Sendak

    At the Sign Of the Queen Pedauque by Anatole France

    The Boy's King Arthur by Sidney Lanier

    The Adventures Of King Pausole by Pierre Louys

    Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

    An Edwardian Christmas by John, S Goodall

    The Butterfly Ball and The Grasshopper's Feast by Alan Aldridge

    The Ship's Cat by Richard / Aldridge, Alan Adams

    The Streets Of Ankh Morpork by Terry; Briggs, Stephen Pratchett

    Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings

    Farmer Giles Of Ham by J R R Tolkien

    The editors of the best-selling rediscovered Tolkien novel Roverandom present an expanded fiftieth anniversary edition of Tolkien's beloved classic Farmer Giles of Ham, complete with a map, the original story outline, the original first-edition illustrations by Pauline Baynes, and the author's notes for an unpublished sequel. Farmer Giles of Ham is a light-hearted satire for readers of all ages that tells the tale of a reluctant hero who must save his village from a dragon. It is a small gem of a tale that grows more delightful with each rereading.

    An Edwardian Season by John, S Goodall

    Ship's Cat by Richard Adams

    The Butterfly Ball and The Grasshopper's Feast by Alan and Plomer, William Aldridge

    The Eucharistic Theology Of Jeremy Taylor Today by H R McAdoo

    An Edwardian Holiday by John, S Goodall

Children's Illustrated Books & Ephemera



    The Boy's King Arthur (Dover Children's Classics) by Sidney Lanier

    Dover Publications, 2006-02-14. Paperback. New . New; Large Softcover



    AN EDWARDIAN HOLIDAY by Goodall, John S

    NY: Atheneum, 1979 Hard Cover. FINE in a Fine dustjacket. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 64 pgs, boards. Two children visit the seaside at the turn of the century. Textless book Illus in full color by author. .



    Every Friday by Yaccarino, Dan

    US: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 2007-03-29. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good Very Good. SIGNED. SIGNED BY AUTHOR opposite title page. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 463879



    Bulletin 21/(1984): Jagd, Kunst, Medizin, Pharmazie, Photographie, Handzeichnungen, Kinderbücher, Landeskunde, Reisen, Sport, Bier etc. by MEUSCHEL, KONRAD - BONN

    552 nos. 76pp. Wrs. .



    Adventures of the Teenie Weenies by Donahey, William

    Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good. William Donahey. Charming story of a society of little people where the children are half an inch tall and adults are three inches. The characters are all introduced and often referred to by their profession or nationality, e.g. Cook, Clown, Chinaman and Lady of Fashion. Illustrated in colour with 12 full page colour illustrations and many other line illustrations. One of a series of 'Junior Editions' of these characters published by Rand. Illustrated paper covered boards. 170x136mm. 63pp. Corners, top/tail spine worn. Edges rubbed. Light rubbing to lower board.



    The Deep. by WINTON, Tim. illustrated by Karen Louise

    South Freemantle, Western Australia: Sandcastle Books, 1998. First edition / First printing. Illustrated laminated boards. Very good to near fine. Precedes the U. S. edition by 2 years.



    The Road to Oz by Baum, L. Frank

    Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co.. Cloth. Very Good/Good. John R. Neill. 1959, in the dustjacket designed by Roycraft (ref. Hanff & Greene, p. 138]. Contains the original black and white wood-cut illustrations by John Neill. Originally published in 1909, this is the fifth in the Oz series of books. Beige cloth boards with an illustration of Toto and Reilly & Lee in semi script on the spine. Black & white illustrated end papers. 261 pp. Very clean boards and contents - almost fine. Small chips to top / bottom of dust jacket spine and flap folds (now re-inforced with archival tape) and slightly grubby dj. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    George Balanchine's the Nutcracker by Meyerowitz, Joel

    Boston: Little Brown & Co, 1993. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good Very Good. Non-paginated, illustrated throughout in full color. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 460175



    Sale 28 & 29 April, 13 & 14 May 1992: Books and Maps, including Children's Books, the Performing Arts and Related Drawings. by SOTHEBY'S - LONDON

    1320 nos. 196pp. Illus. in b/w. Incl. price list. Wrs. .



    How I Learned Geography by Shulevitz, Uri

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2008. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good Very Good. SIGNED. Non-paginated. Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AT BOTTOM OF TITLE PAGE. Full color illustrations by Shulevitz. Clean, bright copy. Record # 611171



    Around and About Old England by Mateaux, Clara L

    London: Cassell & Company , 1892. 2nd. Hardcover. Good/None. 248 pages, hardcover. Gilt titles and embossed decoration to spine. Children's book on English history. Pasted color illustration to front panel. Heavy bumping and chipping to front and rear panels, mostly to fore edge and corners. Pasted advertisement to rear panel. Minor fading and bumping to spine. Small stain to lower right front panel. Moderate age toning to prelim pages. Age toning to text block edges. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. Scarce. A tight copy. Record # 952447



    Benjamin Tabart's Juvenile Library. A bibliography of books for children published, edited and sold by Mr. Tabart, 1801-1820. by MOON, MARJORIE

    Winchester/Detroit, 1990. xvii,180pp. 28 illus. Index & chronological index. Cloth. Dustjacket.*In the early nineteenth century, the prevailing influence in children's books was the promotion of morality, coupled with instruction. So Benjamin Tabart showed no little courage when, within three years of opening his Juvenile Library in Bond Street he launched out into the publication of a series of well-produced fairy-tales and nursery stories. The description of some 190 books published by Mr. Tabart includes accounts of the contents, comments on quality, contemporary reviews and details of reprints. Part II lists titles advertised by Mr. Tabart as his publications and as being on sale in his shop but not found with his imprint. Brian Alderson contributes an essay on the illustrating of two of Tabart's books; and in the introduction Marjorie Moon discusses Tabart's publishing career and gives the few facts known about his family life. .



    The Leatherstocking Saga (1959) (Bing Crosby's copy) (Signed) by James Fenimore Cooper, Introduction By Allan Nevins

    New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1959. Book. Illus. by Reginald Marsh. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Bing Crosby and Kathryn Crosby. Fifth Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover in Very Good condition. Beige boards and green cloth spine with gilt lettering and design on spine. Slight bumping on top and bottom of spine and top corners. Binding tight. Pages clean. 833 pages. Illustrations by Reginald Marsh throughout book. SIGNED on illustrated bookplate printed with "KATHRYN AND BING CROSBY" in blue ink "Kathryn, Bing" . Book is protected by a boxed cover which is in Good condition, some chips and wear on edges and a little chipping on cover. Stated on boxed cover under title "Being those parts of The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, The Pioneers, and The Prairie which specifically pertain to Natty Bumppo, otherwise known as Pathfinder, Deerslayer, or Hawkeye". Noted in book Fifth Edition. A very special edition signed by the greatest singer of the twentieth century, Bing Crosby..


    AUD $275.00

    The Owls of Olynn Belfry: A Tale for Children by A.Y.D

    Field & Tuer, 1885. Edition Unstated. Softcover (Stiff Card). Fair Condition/Fair. Illustrator: Randolph Caldecott. Size: 16mo (very small). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, bar chips to top and/or bottom section of spine. Moderately foxed throughout. Dust Jacket has large closed tears and associated wear. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Illustrator: Randolph Caldecott. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Britain/UK; 19th century; Children. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 13014. .



    Tiny Tours Bermuda's Ocean. Another Tree Frog Adventure by Mulderig, Elizabeth A. Illustrated By Author

    Hamilton, Bermuda: The Bermudian Publishing Company Limited 1996 Reprint. Illustrated and written by Elizabeth A. Mulderig. Designed by David Conrad. Tiny is a very original tree frog. His adventuresome spirit takes him into Bermuda's ocean to explore the wonderful sights underwater. Elizabeth A. Muldrig's whimsical, rhyming text and bright, colorful paintings immerse the reader in the Island's magical underwater world. Light blue boards. Gilt decoration to front board. A clean, bright unpaginated book in a price-intact illustrated dust jacket.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.



    Birds of the Sea and Shore by Davidson, Gladys

    London & Glasgow; n.d. - c. 1948: Blackie & Son Limited. Hardcover. Good. Aitchen, Robert. 8 colour plates of different birds (Kittiwakes, Puffins, Gannets etc.) and numerous wood-cuts, both full and half page. 64 pages. Contains a description and illustration of 32 different birds, together with a relative sizes chart. Children's book. Beige boards with nice blue illustration of an Eider Duck. Specific condition: Binding: Corners rubbed, front board slightly warped, some grubbiness to boards, marks and inscriptions to front and rear end papers. Interior: very good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Auktion 10, 24 März 2001 : Literatur, Philosophie, Alte Drucke, Kinderbücher, Buchwesen, Schach, Medizin, Pharmacie, Reiseführer, Landkarten ... by WEND, JOHANNES SÄCHSISCHES AUKTIONSHAUS & ANTIQUARIAT

    Wrs. 166pp. 1353 nos. Estimate. 16 plates in b/w. Index.; 8vo .



    Sale 12th and 13th December 2006: History of Civilisation, World of the Book, Literature, Picture Postcards, Railway History, History and Geography, Varia, Old and Rare, Juvenilia, Art, Maps, Plans, Prints, Drawings.... by BEIJERS - UTRECHT

    Wrs.. 1602 nos. Index.27 plates in colour. Incl. auction results, sale 9-10 may 2006.; 8vo. .



    Het verschijnsel jeugdliteratuur. by GHESQUIERE, RITA

    9033414368 . (1982) Leuven/Amersfoort, 3rd ed. 1988. 178pp. Bibliogr. Index. Wrs. .



    Alphabet des petits anges by Norero, Andrée

    Hardcover. Very Good. Andrée Norero. Charming ABC book with one page per letter with sweet illustrations of children and angels. One slightly odd illustration is for the letter 'D', which shows the Devil leading a small crying angel into fire. Other than the letter there is no text on the pages, other than on a few pages where the French text is embedded within the image, e.g. writing on the side of a train and on a poster. There is no publishing information and no dates, also though I would suggest is is probably 1950's. So, a bit of a mystery book but a lovely one! 13x14 cm. [28 pp.]



    In the Night Kitchen by Sendak, Maurice

    First edition, first printing. Hardcover. NF/G+. Thin 4to, 11-1/4" x 8-3/4". Inscribed in pencil, with full signature in ink, and dated by author on ffep recto, "to Peter, hello!, Maurice Sendak, Nov.'73." Publisher's original oatmeal linen binding with circular color pictorial onlay to front board. Light brown endpapers. Fully illustrated in color by author. 40 pp (unpaginated). Full color pictorial DJ has all points present (per Hanrahan) for first issue: front flap clipped on bottom corner, price of $4.95 intact at top, 1070 at bottom left; 7 titles listed on rear flap. Silver Caldecott Honor Book sticker on front DJ panel, indicating that this copy was not distributed until after the award was given. Book condition: Near Fine. Binding tight and square. Case has sharp tips and no edge wear. Boards clean with the exception of a small smudge at lower center of front board and a small spot of stain at the center of the top edge of the back board. Pictorial pastedown is clean and bright. End papers clean and bright with a hint of thumb denting to rfep. Pages clean, bright, flat, crisp, and sharp throughout. DJ condition: Good Plus. Price intact on front flap. Considerable shelf wear. Creasing to all upper edges. Edge wear and rubbing throughout. Chipping at all panel corners and at head and tail of spine. Short (1 cm) closed tears at upper leading corners front and back. 1 cm of material loss at edge upper near leading corner of front panel. 1 cm closed tear at top edge of rear panel. Back panel rubbed and scored in three places with some material loss at one 10 cm score. Now in removable archival protective cover. ~ ~ ~ Shipped from a real bricks-and-mortar bookstore.



    Charlie's Pets by Ernst, Kathryn. Illustrated By Arthur Cumings

    New York: Crown Publishers,Inc, 1978. . A little boy who has never been allowed to have a pet finds the perfect solution to his problems..... a warm and humorous story. Very well illustrated by free-lance illustrator, Arthur Cumings who has devoted much of his time to illustrating books for children. Cloth boards with black title print to front board and spine. Price-intact illustrated dust jacket. A bright, clean copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Poor.



    Child Characters from Dickens by Weedon, L. L. retold by

    London: Ernest Nister, c. 1905. First edition. Stamped Cloth. Very Good. Arthur A. Dixon. Contains 6 chromolithograph plates and over 70 half tone illustrations [including several plates] and 18 of Dickens's stories. aeg. Blue cloth cover with embossed gilt titling and coloured illustration of Little Dorrit and her Grandfather on the upper board and Dickens's head on the lower board; bevelled edges. Green line illustrated front and rear endpapers [both different]. 320 pages, 8vo / 215 x 160 mm. This is one of the E.N. Illustrated Standard and Art Gift Books from Nister, which was a 'series of elegantly bound in cloth of good quality, printed on art paper.' [Hunt]. Rubbing to corners, edges and top/tail of backstrip. Part of title has rubbed off on backstrip. Front hinge cracked but binding completely intact. Overall very good condition.



    Princess Badoura: A Tale from the Arabian Nights by Housman (retold by), Laurence

    London: Hodder and Stoughton, c 1913. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/None. Edmund Dulac. 113 Pages. White cloth beautifully decorated in pale green and gilt to front cover. Pale green end papers. 10 tipped-in paper-guarded richly colored plates by Edmund Dulac. A tale from The Arabian Nights retold by Housman. Spine and corners bumped. Cloth is slightly grubby and the spine is a little bit browned. Previous ownerÕs name on front end paper, previous ownerÕs sticker on rear end paper. Light wood smoke odor. Tight, clean copy. Record # 408315


    AUD $450.00

    Let's Pretend by Clifton Bingham

    Nister, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Edith Cubitt. Both front and rear corners are knocked around, front cover about 1 cm (diagonal) of front cover has lifted off, although board intact. Back cover has crease marks in board, slight chips to tope edge, some overall grubbiness and a small purple stain centre. All colour plates inside and front cover printed boards are in first-rate condition, no tears or marks to illustrations (some few carry minor foxing at edges, but not in main body of plate). Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat, dated 1911. Edges browned slightly. Illustrator: Edith Cubitt. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 9130. .

Browse all Children's Illustrated