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The IOBA Standard is the journal of the Independent Online Booksellers Association and covers the book world, with a special focus on the online used, out-of-print, and collectible bookselling markets.


Updated Edition of Children’s & Illustrated Books Price Guide & Bibliographic Check

Lee Baumgarten has updated the 1996 edition of his book and in the process has almost doubled its size from 10,405 to 18,150 entries. The date range has been extended to 1970 and there are 3,446 titles in the period of 1961-1970. Book value ranges have been updated to reflect market changes since the previous edition.

This invaluable price guide and bibliographic check list includes practically all trade editions of the most-collectible authors and illustrators of the time period, and the information is presented in three convenient indexes – by Author, Illustrator and Title.

Also included are the original dust jacket prices for practically all post-1934 American-published books. Moreover, books that are “stated” in first edition are clearly designated as such, which is invaluable to collectors and dealers alike.

The guide also includes a comprehensive listing of books published by popular publishers such as Volland, Holiday House and W.R. Scott picture books, as well as almost every award-winning children’s book in the time range (i.e., Caldecott, Newbery, Carnegie, Greenaway, New York Times Best Illustrated, Jane Addams).

Of particular importance is that most information in the guide cannot easily be found on the Internet, so if you buy or sell any children’s and illustrated books from the 1880-1970 time period you’ll find that this guide divulges a lot of information that is normally closely-guarded by specialists as a ‘trade secret’.

Available now in softcover, ISBN 0-9647285-7-5, and hardcover, ISBN 0-9647285-6-7. Multiple pricing discounts are available. Contact Lee Baumgarten at, or go to for further information or to order this book online.

Shirley Bryant operates Authors & Artists and specializes in fine books and antiques.



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