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 Preschool-3rd grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$44.99 $15.00 (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)
George and Martha
by James Marshall
from HMH Books for Young Readers
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
Madeline Treasury
by Ludwig Bemelmans
Reissue from Viking Press
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
Make Way for McCloskey
by Robert McCloskey
from Viking Press
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
Mike Mulligan and More
by Virginia Lee Burton
from Houghton Mifflin
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
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)
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)