Picture Book Treasuries

Sometimes you don't want to have thirty-five books laying around the house, but you want as many titles for your kids to read. Enter: The Picture Book Treasury, a compendium of classic and beloved children's books designed to keep children entertained, the bookcase collection handsome, and the house in relatively good order.

There are basically two kinds of picture book treasuries—those which collect the works of a single author, and those which bring together a variety of styles and authors under a common theme. We offer both kinds, though our favorites tend to be the author-specific volumes (we're pretty big fans of Beatrix Potter and Winnie the Pooh).

The downside to treasuries is that they're more difficult to hold, typically being much larger and heavier than ordinary picture books. At the same time, that downside can be a great benefit: bulky books make great foundations for living room forts. And for kiddos, the picture book treasury is a better choice than the Oxford English Dictionary because once inside the fort, what else are they going to do but read by flashlight?

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.

 

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20th Century Children's Book Treasury
by Janet Schulman
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for Kindergarten-5th grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
20th-Century Children's Book Treasury
by Janet Schulman
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$44.99 $15.00 (1 in stock)
Adventures of Little Bear
An I Can Read Book
by Else Holmelund Minarik
from Barnes & Noble
for Nursery-2nd grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$4.13 (1 in stock)
Aesop's Fables
by Aesop, retold by Anna Milbourne and illustrated by Linda Edwards
from Usborne
for 1st-5th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.75 (1 in stock)
Big Book of Beatrix Potter
by Beatrix Potter
from Random House
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$5.63 (1 in stock)
Big Book of Nursery Rhymes
Calla Editions
by Charles Robinson
Calla from Dover Publications
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
Child's Book of Stories
by Jessie Willcox Smith (illustrator)
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
Children's Treasury
by First Glance Books
from First Glance Books
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
First Book of Fairy Tales
by Mary Hoffman
from DK Publishing
Fairy Tales for Preschool-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$9.99 $5.25 (2 in stock)
From Sea to Shining Sea
by Amy L. Cohn
from Scholastic Reference
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$8.00 (2 in stock)
George and Martha
by James Marshall
from HMH Books for Young Readers
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$29.99
Great Children's Stories
from Dover Publications
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
Madeline Treasury
by Ludwig Bemelmans
Reissue from Viking Press
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$35.00
Make Way for McCloskey
by Robert McCloskey
from Viking Press
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$26.00
Mike Mulligan and More
by Virginia Lee Burton
from Houghton Mifflin
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$24.99
Princess Stories
A Classic Illustrated Ed, from Chronicle Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
Random House Book of Bedtime Stories
by Jane Dyer
from Random House Books for Young Readers
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$8.25 (2 in stock)
Random House Book of Fairy Tales
by Various Authors
from Random House
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 3rd-6th grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$19.95
Real Mother Goose
by Blanche Fisher Wright, illustrator
from Rand McNally
Rhyming Books for Preschool-Kindergarten
in Mother Goose (Location: PIC-MG)
$4.50 (2 in stock)
Ring O' Roses Treasury: Nursery Rhymes and Stories
Calla Editions
by L. Leslie Brooke
from Dover Publications
for Nursery-6th grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
Robert McCloskey Collection
by Robert McCloskey
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$10.50 (1 in stock)
Treasury for Five Year Olds
by Daniel Howarth
1992nd edition from Parragon Publishing
for 1st-2nd grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$3.75 (1 in stock)
Treasury of Children's Literature
by Armand Eisen
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
$11.25 (2 in stock)
Treasury of Classic Children's Stories
from Andrews and McMeel
for Preschool-4th grade
Treasury of Mother Goose
by Hilda Offfen (Illustrator)
from Simon and Schuster
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Mother Goose (Location: PIC-MG)
$17.99 $9.00 (1 in stock)
Treasury of Picture Book Classics
by Tegen Katherine
from HarperCollins
for Nursery-1st grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$35.00 $15.00 (1 in stock)
You Read to Me & I'll Read to You
by Various Authors
1st edition from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$14.00 (1 in stock)