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An anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by a compiler. Here are the top 500 anthologies from the whole heritage of children’s literature.

5 Bedtime Stories (1957)

This collection includes Little Red Riding Hood, The Gingerbread Man, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Golden Goose and Chicken Little.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Adventure in Understanding (1968)

A collection of the author’s speeches.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Adventure Tales (1967)

This is an anthology of previously published books about pirates, prospectors, cowboys and Indians and rhymes.

Author(s): Byron Jackson, Kathryn Jackson, Jenny Dennis
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Adventures Of Richard Hannay (1919)

Richard Hannay is an ordinary fellow caught up in extraordinary events in England and Scotland. This volume contains The Thirty-nine Steps, Greenmantle and Mr. Standfast. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): John Buchan
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth

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The Adventures of the Five Children (1994)

An omnibus edition containing Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, and The Story of the Amulet.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Adventures of the Treasure Seekers (1993)

Dora and Oswald, Dicky and Alice, Noel and Horace Octavius try to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family. This set includes The Treasure Seekers, The Wouldbegoods and The New Treasure Seekers.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Walter Hodges

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The Adventures of Tim (1985)

Six stories of Tim, a small boy who lived in a house by the sea. Includes Tim and Ginger, Tim and Charlotte, Tim’s Friend Towser, Tim to the Lighthouse, Tim in Danger and Tim all Alone.

Author(s): Edward Ardizzone
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Aladdin’s Picture Book (1876)

Omnibus containing Aladdin, The Hind in the Wood, Princess Belle Etoile, and The Yellow Dwarf.

Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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All Aboard for Storyland (1941)

This is an elementary school reader with great color illustrations by Elizabeth Enright.

Author(s): Et al, Helen Heffernan
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright, Et al

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All About Lucia (1936)

An anthology containing “Queen Lucia”, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp and Mapp and Lucia.

Author(s): E. F. Benson
Illustrator(s): None

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All Day Long: An Anthology of Poetry for Children (1954)

A poetry anthology for children.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Joan Hassall

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All in a Day (1986)

Ten great artists illustrate the similarities and differences in the lives of children in eight different parts of the world in one 24-hour day.

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Author(s): Mitsumasa Anno, Et al
Illustrator(s): Mitsumasa Anno, Et al

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The All Sorts of Stories Book (1911)

Thirty stories of adventure & magic, collected and retold by Leonora Lang. Read online at

Author(s): Andrew Lang, Leonora Lang
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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American Artist: March 1945 (1945)

Contains an article on James Daugherty.

Author(s): Various, Arthur Guptil
Illustrator(s): James Daugherty, Et al

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Andersen’s Fairy Tales (1914)

A dozen of Andersen’s best with Dugald Stewart Walker’s incredible illustrations. The pen and ink are even better than the color. READ NOW.

Author(s): Hans Andersen
Illustrator(s): Dugald Walker

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The Animal Story Book (1901)

One of twenty volumes of the Young Folks’ Library, Thomas Bailey Aldrich editor-in-chief. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Thomas Aldrich, Rudyard Kipling, Ernest Seton, Anna Sewell, Aesop, Jean Fontaine
Illustrator(s): Various

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Animal Story Parade (1951)

A collection of stories from Story Parade magazine.

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Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth, Various, Antonio Robles`
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely, Feodor Rojankovsky, Kurt Wiese

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Another Book of Verses for Children (1907)

Classic and traditional poems spanning Christmas, the Year, Birds, Dogs, Horses, the Sea, and Bedtime. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Francis Bedford

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