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The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books-Pre-Orders

By November 25, 2018May 13th, 2021The Kerlan Blog

What is The ABC of It?

For Background information go here

Yes, You Can Pre-order

The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter is officially published February 20, 2019.

We encourage pre-orders. There is a limited print-run and a pre-order will reserve a copy of the book that will ship on publication date.

To Pre-order

The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter by Leonard S. Marcus

$39.95 paper, French flaps,  ISBN 978-1-5179-0801-0
240 pages, 450 color plates, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2, 2019

To order there is a direct link

or Go directly to The University of  Minnesota Press online (

or call: 1-800-621-2736

Or  at your local bookstore

0r on Indiebound

or on

 A peek inside

The End Papers by Gustaf Tenggren from The Blue Fairy Book


The Title Page




An Idea of the Layout

A Few Interior Spreads.

From Visions of Childhood


From The Art of The Picture Book

Off the Shelf: Giving and Getting Books






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