We are striving to establish this book as the definitive guide to collecting children’s picturebooks, with the intention of publishing a new edition annually. If people knew how much first edition picturebooks were worth, then perhaps more people would enter the hobby. This would bring a greater number of collectible books to market, and would also increase liquidity.
The children’s book collector market, one of the fastest growing areas within the book collecting hobby, currently lacks an authoritative price guide. From the book’s introduction:
“The objective of this Price Guide is to expand the children’s picturebook collecting hobby by providing visibility to the estimated market value of first edition picturebooks. Our hope is that the general population will come to understand that first edition children’s picturebooks have significant market value, and in turn, will lead to new collectors being attracted to the hobby.”