Maud & Miska Petersham were an illustrating husband & wife team who are most famous for writing & illustrating The Rooster Crows, which won the 1946 Caldecott Medal. Their first book was called Miki (published 1929), about their son.
Over their career they illustrated nearly one hundred books, some for other authors, some written by themselves. Like the D'Aulaires, they frequently used stone lithography to illustrate their books.
My collection includes a few titles from their Story Book Series, which
encompasses twenty-five books published between 1933 and 1939 explaining different subjects such as coal, corn, cotton, food, gold, houses, iron & steel, oil, rayon, rice, ships, silk, sugar, things we wear, things we use, trains, transportation, wheat, wheels, and wool.
Illustration Station - Twentieth Century Illustrators of Young People's Literature
de Grummond Collection - Maud & Miska Petersham Papers
Northwestern Digital Archives - Maud & Miska Petersham Illustrations 1930 - 1958