Do You Own $1,000's In Collectible Children's Books?

Mercer Mayer Little Monster Mother Goose

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.


Steven Kellogg Liverwurst

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 revisions@1stedition.net.


Books in Price Guide
Illustrator
Books
1.
Kurt Wiese
280
2.
Mercer Mayer
250
3.
Paul Galdone
249
4.
Tomie dePaola
234
5.
Stan & Jan Berenstain
215
6.
Marc Brown
172
7.
Emily Arnold McCully
161
8.
Robert M. Quackenbush
148
9.
Leonard Everett Fisher
145
10.
Victor G. Ambrus
137
11.
Lillian Hoban
135
12.
Anne F. Rockwell
133
13.
Tony Ross
129
14.
James Stevenson
125
15.
Cyndy Szekeres
124
16.
Leonard Weisgard
123
17.
Quentin Blake
120
18.
Barry Moser
119
19.
Roger Duvoisin
118
20.
Richard Scarry
118
21.
Ted Lewin
116
22.
Michael Foreman
115
23.
Trina Schart Hyman
114
24.
Ronald Himler
112
25.
(Aliki Brandenburg) Aliki
109
26.
Edward Gorey
109
27.
David McPhail
108
28.
Steven Kellogg
105
29.
Doug Cushman
104
30.
Lois Lenski
103
31.
Marc Simont
102
32.
Diane De Groat
101
33.
Lynd Ward
101
34.
Jim Arnosky
100
35.
Shirley Hughes
100
36.
Edward Ardizzone
99
37.
Glen Rounds
98
38.
G. Brian Karas
97
39.
Lynn Munsinger
95
40.
Marylin Hafner
94
41.
Erik Blegvad
91
42.
James Marshall
90
43.
Rosemary Wells
87
44.
Arnold Lobel
86
45.
Chris Demarest
85
46.
Demi
85
47.
Kay Chorao
83
48.
Maurice Sendak
82
49.
Lucy Cousins
81
50.
Michael Hague
80
Books in Price Guide
Illustrator
Books
51.
Clement Hurd
80
52.
Joan Walsh Anglund
78
53.
Bruce Degen
77
54.
Ed Young
77
55.
Brian Wildsmith
75
56.
Eric Carle
74
57.
Gail Owens
74
58.
Ted Rand
74
59.
Dan Andreasen
73
60.
Betsy Lewin
72
61.
Louis Slobodkin
72
62.
Berta & Elmer Hader
71
63.
Eric Hill
71
64.
Ezra Jack Keats
71
65.
Robert Kraus
71
66.
Jerry Pinkney
71
67.
Catherine Stock
71
68.
Harold Berson
70
69.
William Pène Du Bois
69
70.
Robin James
69
71.
Garth Williams
69
72.
Donald Carrick
68
73.
Toni Goffe
68
74.
Emma L. Brock
67
75.
Laurent de Brunhoff
67
76.
Barbara Cooney
67
77.
Dick Gackenbach
67
78.
John Wallner
67
79.
Pauline Baynes
66
80.
Syd Hoff
66
81.
Helen Oxenbury
66
82.
Peter Parnall
66
83.
Wendy Watson
66
84.
Ruth Sanderson
65
85.
Leonard Shortall
65
86.
Jan Pienkowski
64
87.
Tasha Tudor
64
88.
Lisl Weil
63
89.
Dorothy Bayley (Morse)
62
90.
Ed Emberley
62
91.
Stephen Gammell
62
92.
Colin Hawkins
62
93.
Nonny Hogrogian
62
94.
Margot Tomes
61
95.
José Aruego (w/Ariane Dewey)
60
96.
John Burningham
60
97.
Feodor Rojankovsky
60
98.
Victoria Chess
59
99.
Mick Inkpen
59
100.
Maud & Miska Petersham
59




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