Children's book illustrations - Vintage Drawings for inspiration

 Here are a few of the vintage children's book illustrations from my collection

I have a large library of vintage illustrated picture books from the 90s all the way back to the 40s. I actually have more than I care to admit 😄

I get them for inspiration of things to draw and ideas for making my own children's books.

Here are some book covers to check out!

First book of submarines from 1957

picture of childrens book cover

Pictures and Illustrations by Mildred Waltrip

The Happy Birthday Present from 1962

picture of illustrated childrens book cover yellow

Pictures and illustrations by Mary Chalmers

(Related: Check out more from my book collection here)

First book of Mexico from 1955

picture of red childrens book cover

Pictures and illustrations by Bernice and Lou Myers

Ann can fly

picture of childrens book cover with airplane

Pictures and illustrations by Robert Lopshire

The Big Honey Hunt

picture of a green hardcover childrens book

Pictures and illustrations by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Do you know what I'm going to do next Saturday? from 1963

picture of yellow childrens book cover with boy

Artwork and pictures by Lynn Fayman

How to Make Flibbers, etc.

picture of childrens book red cover

Pictures and illustrations by Robert Lopshire

Greg's Microscope

picture of childrens book cover with boy and microscope

Pictures and illustrations by Arnold Lobel

The Secret Three

picture of childrens book hardcover with 3 boys

Pictures and illustrations by Arnold Lobel

The Fire Cat from the 1960s

picture of red vintage book cover

Pictures and illustrations by Esther Averill

See more books from my collection here

Vintage Books Collection

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