Do You Own $1,000's In Collectible Children's Books?
The following is a list of the top 100 most productive illustrator's in the Children's Picturebook Price Guide, in terms of number of books. Incredibly, there are over 9500 books in the Price Guide with artwork from these 100 illustrators! Obviously, each illustrator on the list is an accomplished artist, whose books appeal to a very wide audience over a number of generations.
Some of our favorite illustrators are in the top 100 most productive illustrators, including several who have not garnered a Caldecott Award to date, yet whose books are very collectible. The following is a list of eight illustrators who are generally underappreciated by the book collecting market, yet whose books are very collectible: Mercer Mayer; Tomie dePaola; Cyndy Szekeres; David McPhail; Steven Kellogg; Lynn Munsinger; Kay Chorao, and Michael Hague.
A bibiographic listing for each illustrator can be found in the Children's Picturebook Price Guide, which includes the book's title, year of publication, market value, author, and publisher. The bibliography for each illustrator should be considered nearly complete. Eventually, as the publication matures, the intention is to have complete bibliographies for each illustrator we cover (the price guide includes books from over 700 illustrators). However, at this time we are not making claim that the numbers in the table represent the total number of books for each respective illustrator. They have had published at least this many books.
The current price guide database is nearly complete for each illustrator. At this time we are certain our research, extensive as it is, has not uncovered every single book by each illustrator covered in the Children's Picturebook Price Guide. We would welcome price guide additions and corrections from purchasers of the book--please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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