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  1. 116927

    Crocodile Tears.

    Illustrated by Andr Franois.
    First edition in English, first impression of this amusing crocodile tale. It was first published in French in 1953, and followed by a bilingual French and English version in 1955. Crocodile Tears won the US Best Childrens' Book Award in 1956 and has now been published in 14 different languages. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1956

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 116927

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    signed

    From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

    [Two first editions, including a presentation copy.]
    First editions, first printings. The presentation copy is inscribed by the author to title page, "For the readers of Suttons Bay Library, E. L. Konigsburg". This young adult novel won the Newbery Award in 1968, making Konigsburg is one of only six authors to have won two separate Newbery Awards. Learn More
    £575

    Date of Publication: 1967

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 116719

    Signed: Yes

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  3. 116252detail

    A small archive of Christmas greetings cards and other correspondence.

    An attractive collection of correspondence from the Swiss-born American writer
    An attractive collection of correspondence from the Swiss-born American writer and illustrator Roger Duvoisin (1900-1980) and his wife Louise (Loulou) Fatio to their friends, Helen and Max. Roger Duvoisin won the 1948 Caldecott Medal for White Snow, Bright Snow, written by Alvin Tresselt (D. Lothrop Co., 1947). He and his wife created together the Happy Lion series (1954-80), which, in its German-language edition (Der glückliche Löwe), won the inaugural 1956 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. Learn More
    £1,350

    Date of Publication: 1970s

    Published: Gladstone, NJ

    Stock Code: 116252

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  4. The Matchlock Gun.

    The Matchlock Gun.

    Illustrated by Paul Lantz.
    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1942 Newbery Medal, Walter D, Edmonds's "stirring story of young American courage" (jacket blurb) - as a a family defend their home during the French and Indian Wars - would have resonated with a country recently committing young men to war. Paul Lantz's illustrations are very striking. Learn More
    £575

    Date of Publication: 1941

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 114658

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    Many Moons.

    First edition, first printing, of this beautiful picture book, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1944.
    First edition, first printing, of this beautiful picture book, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1944. Learn More
    £725

    Date of Publication: 1943

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 112235

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  6. theLittleIsland

    The Little Island.

    First edition, first printing
    First edition, first printing, of this beautifully written story by Margaret Wise Brown, writing under her pseudonym, of an island going through the four seasons, "Winter came / and the snow fell softly / like a great quiet secret in the night / cold and still." Winner of the 1947 Caldecott Medal. Learn More
    £475

    Date of Publication: 1946

    Published: Garden City, New York

    Stock Code: 112170

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  7. Mittens

    Mittens.

    First edition, first printing.
    First edition, first printing. A picture book of a kitten. Newberry was a prolific artist specialising in all things feline. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1936

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 112043

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    The Little House.

    First edition, first printing
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on title page, "Greetings from ‘The Little House' to another ‘Little House', Virginia Lee Burton." The recipients, Peggy and Dorothy Norton, were sisters and members of the Folly Cove Designers, the textile collective founded by Virginia Lee Burton in 1941 using design principles which she taught to her neighbours. Learn More
    £20,000

    Date of Publication: 1942

    Published: Boston

    Stock Code: 111800

    Signed: Yes

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  9. Watership Down.

    Watership Down.

    First illustrated edition, first impression.
    First illustrated edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author and illustrator on the verso of the half-title: "yours sincerely, Richard Adams & John Lawrence". Initially turned down by all major publishing houses, Watership Down was finally issued by Rex Collings in 1972; sales were over 100,000 in the first year and Adams was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for children's fiction. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1976

    Published: Harmondsworth

    Stock Code: 110528

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  10. HenryFisherman

    Henry - Fisherman.

    A Story of the Virgin Islands.
    First edition, first printing. The distinguished illustrator's third book and a Caldecott Honor winner; Marcia Brown won the Caldecott Medal itself on three separate occasions. "As an author-illustrator of remarkable versatility and vision, Brown has throughout her career created works of visual beauty and innate perception. Crafted with care and precision, her books produce a sense of joy and wonderment of exceptional and enduring quality" (Cullinan & Pearson eds. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1949

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 109646

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  11. The Borrowers Afloat.
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    The Borrowers Afloat.

    First edition, first impression.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front of the title page, " Wishing Deborah a very happy christmas-from Mary Norton, November 1959." Learn More
    £875

    Date of Publication: 1959

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 109597

    Signed: Yes

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  12. 21balloons

    The Twenty-One Balloons.

    First edition, first printing
    First edition, first printing. This fantasy tale of an ill-fated balloon trip leading to the discovery of an island filled with riches and fantastic inventions was the 1948 Newbery Medal winner. Learn More
    £325

    Date of Publication: 1948

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 109587

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    These Happy Golden Years.

    With Pictures by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle.
    First edition, first printing. The eighth of nine titles in Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books. Learn More
    £1,225

    Date of Publication: 1943

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 109342

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  14. Only a Witch Can Fly.
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    Only a Witch Can Fly.

    Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo.
    First edition, first printing. Signed and dated by the illustrator on the title page, with an original ink drawing of a cat in a basket; laid in are a promotional postcard from the publisher and a set of eight stickers depicting scenes from the book. Only a Witch Can Fly won the 2010 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year. Learn More
    £75

    Date of Publication: 2009

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 107473

    Signed: Yes

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    Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears.

    A West African Tale retold. Pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon.
    First edition, first printing. The winner of the Caldecott Medal in 1976. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1975

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 107437

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  16. FrogAndToad

    Frog and Toad Together.

    First edition, first printing.
    First edition, first printing. A further adventure of the fun loving amphibians. This title was a 1973 Newbery Honor title. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: 1972

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 106403

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  17. Hoot

    Hoot.

    First edition, first printing.
    First edition, first printing. Recipient of the Newbery Medal in 2003. Basis for the 2006 film. Learn More
    £75

    Date of Publication: 2002

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 106391

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  18. TheGiver

    The Giver.

    First edition, first printing.
    First edition, first printing. Recipient of the Newbery Medal in 1994, basis for the 2014 film starring Meryl Streep. Learn More
    £350

    Date of Publication: 1993

    Published: Boston

    Stock Code: 106389

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  19. Olivia

    Olivia.

    First edition, first printing.
    First edition, first printing. A Caldecott Honor title for 2000. First title in the series. Basis for the animated cartoon. Learn More
    £75

    Date of Publication: 2000

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 106346

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  20. RabbitHill

    Rabbit Hill.

    First edition, first printing.
    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1944 Newbery Medal, distinguishing it as a top children's book for that year. Story of a family of rabbits cohabiting the land with their human counterparts. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1944

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 106201

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