Some of the children’s books that you can find out there in the world are highly valuable when compared to others. It is worthy to have a clear understanding about the most valuable children’s book as a book collector. Then you can check and see whether there is any possibility for you to get one of the copies out of those valuable books into your book collection or not. Following is a list of the most valuable children’s books that you can find out there in the world.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J. K. Rowling
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a book that was published by J. K. Rowling. This is not a mass published book. In fact, J. K. Rowling just published seven extra version of the story book. In all these books, she drew her own illustrations. These illustrations contributed a lot towards the popularity of this book. At one of the auctions, a copy of The Tales of Beedle was auctioned at a price of 50,000 GBP. But at the end of the auction, it was sold at a price of 1.95 million GBP.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter
At the time of publishing The Tale of Peter Rabbit book, Beatrix Potter never even thought that it will become one of the most popular and successful books in the world. In fact, she had to go through lots of challenges and hardships at the time of publishing this book. She was rejected by numerous publishers. That’s because The Tale of Peter Rabbit book had black and white illustrations. However, she was managed to get few copies published. A single copy of this would cost around $90,000 as of now. These children’s books are old for more than 100 years.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a story that you must have read while you were a child. The first edition books of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are expensive. The very first edition was published back in the year 1866. A copy of this first edition book will usually get sold at a price of around $70,000. Hence, you can also think about calling it as one of the most valuable children’s books available for purchase out there as of now.
The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
You might feel that it is possible to purchase a copy of The Hobbit at a lower price, but you are mistaken. It is never possible to purchase a first edition book of The Hobbit at a lower price. The very first edition of this book was published back in the year 1937. It didn’t take a long time for the adventure story to become popular. Along with that, the demand for the first edition increased along with its price. As of now, you can see how the first edition books of The Hobbit are being sold at a price tag of around $30,000. It became even popular among people along with the featuring of film trilogy.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Frank Baum
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is another world-famous children’s story. The same book was later used for the production of cartoon as well as the movie under The Wizard of Oz title. The original copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz book is expensive. You will have to spend around $20,000 to purchase a copy of this book. Only a limited number of copies are circulating as of now.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the very first book of popular Harry Potter series. The first edition of this book is quite popular when compared to others. Hence, you will have to spend a considerable amount of money out of your pocket to become the owner of it. However, the amount of money you spend on the book is totally worthy when compared to the returns that you get. That’s because it is an excellent investment that you can do towards the future and the value of book is increasing along with time. It is possible for you to buy a copy of first edition Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book by spending around $15,000.
The Peter Pan Portfolio – J.M. Barrie
J.M. Barrie is a popular children’s story writer from Scotland. He developed the story The Peter Pan Portfolio, while giving life to a new character. Peter Pan is this new character, who is little boy blessed with the ability to fly around. This little boy never grows up. This book was initially published back in the year 1904. Due to the uniqueness of this children’s story, it became quite popular among people. Hence, even movies based on the character was created. When you deep dive and take a look at the history of Peter Pan, you can find The Peter Pan Portfolio book. This book will cost more than $10,000. Hence, it is one of the best books that a rare book collector will be able to purchase.
The Tailor of Gloucester – Beatrix Potter
The Tailor of Gloucester is another book published by Beatrix Potter. This book is written around a family of mice. The family hurries to a poor tailor in order to sew a suit. Then things get interesting and the story flows out in an engaging tone. Any kid would love the story presented by The Tailor of Gloucester book. However, the first edition copies of this book were limited. Due to the same reason, you will have to spend more money to purchase one of the books that belong to the first edition. If you can spend more than $7,000, you will be lucky enough to get a copy.
These children’s books are the rarest and most expensive. As a rare book collector, you can see whether you have the ability to purchase one of these books to your collection.