These cherished characters evoke such a sense of nostalgia, and are a beautiful piece of literature to pass down to future generations. The transcendence and sense of escapism beloved children's titles offer is timeless.

Roald Dahl reading The BFG Image via The Times Roald Dahl reading The BFG
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Holly Segar, the children's book expert at Peter Harrington says, "Children's books are, as one might imagine, a particularly popular genre to collect - we all have cherished stories from our childhood, and owning a pristine copy of a first edition makes those memories all the more special."

World renowned rare books specialist Peter Harrington has over 300 children's and illustrated books. Check out the gallery above for a selection of children's books on sale at Peter Harrington. Search the full catalog here.

Question is, which one's your favorite?