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  1. On the Banks of Plum Creek.
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    On the Banks of Plum Creek. 1937

    £1,200

    First edition, first printing. The fourth of nine titles in Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie books. This title was a 1938 Newbery Honor title. Read more

  2. A small archive of Christmas greetings cards and other correspondence.

    A small archive of Christmas greetings cards and other correspondence. 1970s

    £1,350

    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 …Read more

  3. The Matchlock Gun.

    The Matchlock Gun. 1941

    £575

    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 …Read more

  4. The Little House.

    The Little House. 1942

    £20,000

    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 …Read more

  5. Many Moons.

    Many Moons. 1943

    £725

    First edition, first printing, of this beautiful picture book, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1944. Read more

  6. The Little Island.

    The Little Island. 1946

    £475

    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 …Read more

  7. Mittens.

    Mittens. 1936

    £175

    First edition, first printing. A picture book of a kitten. Newberry was a prolific artist specialising in all things feline. Read more

  8. Watership Down.

    Watership Down. 1976

    £1,500

    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 …Read more

  9. In the Night Kitchen.

    In the Night Kitchen. 1970

    £1,100

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Sendak on the half title, “For Arnold Larsen, with best wishes! Maurice Sendak Feb. 71.” A 1971 Caldecott Honor title. This title was a banned book and is rank 25th by the American Library Association on its “100 most …Read more

  10. Watership Down.

    Watership Down. 1976

    £2,500

    Number 175 of 250 specially bound and signed copies of the first illustrated edition of Adams’s first novel, this copy with a fine original watercolour by John Lawrence to the first blank initialled by him in the bottom right-hand corner, with his full signature on …Read more

  11. The Borrowers Afloat.

    The Borrowers Afloat. 1959

    £875

    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.” Read more

  12. Henry – Fisherman.

    Henry – Fisherman. 1949

    £150

    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 …Read more

  13. The Twenty-One Balloons.

    The Twenty-One Balloons. 1947

    £325

    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. Read more

  14. These Happy Golden Years.

    These Happy Golden Years. 1943

    £1,225

    First edition, first printing. The eighth of nine titles in Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie books. Read more

  15. The Giver.

    The Giver. 1993

    £350

    First edition, first printing. Recipient of the Newbery Medal in 1994, basis for the 2014 film starring Meryl Streep. Read more

  16. Only a Witch Can Fly.

    Only a Witch Can Fly. 2009

    £75

    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. …Read more

  17. Rabbit Hill.

    Rabbit Hill. 1944

    £275

    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. Read more

  18. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears.

    Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears. 1975

    £225

    First edition, first printing. The winner of the Caldecott Medal in 1976. Read more

  19. Wee Gillis.

    Wee Gillis. 1938

    £600

    First edition, first printing. The winner of the 1939 Caldecott Honor, this is a delightful tale of a young Scottish boy, from the duo who collaborated on Ferdinand. Read more

  20. Frog and Toad Together.

    Frog and Toad Together. 1972

    £200

    First edition, first printing. A further adventure of the fun loving amphibians. This title was a 1973 Newbery Honor title. Read more

  21. Hoot.

    Hoot. 2002

    £75

    First edition, first printing. Recipient of the Newbery Medal in 2003. Basis for the 2006 film. Read more

  22. Olivia.

    Olivia. 2000

    £75

    First edition, first printing. A Caldecott Honor title for 2000. First title in the series. Basis for the animated cartoon. Read more

  23. Greenwitch.

    Greenwitch. 1974

    £75

    First UK edition, first printing. Part of the Dark Is Rising series. Read more

  24. The Grey King.

    The Grey King. 1975

    £75

    First UK edition, first printing. Part of the Dark Is Rising series. This title won the Newbery Award in the US for outstanding contribution to children’s literature for the year. Read more

  25. Yankee Doodle.

    Yankee Doodle. 1966

    £65

    Second printing. Presentation copy with an original illustration of a solider playing a flute on the verso of front endpaper, “For Mary for her help. Ed Emberley 1967.” The recipient, Mary C. Rife, was a noted children’s librarian for more than 50 years, spending …Read more

  26. One Wide River To Cross.

    One Wide River To Cross. 1966

    £250

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy with an original illustration of an ark in pencil on the verso of front endpaper, “For Mary for “the Old lady” Ed Emberley Ipswich Spring 1967.” The recipient, Mary C. Rife, was a noted children’s librarian for more …Read more

  27. Frog Went a-Courtin’.

    Frog Went a-Courtin’. 1955

    £600

    First edition, first printing, of this picture book retelling of the folk song. Recipient of the 1956 Caldecott Medal, Frog Went a-Courting met with both popular and critical success, with the Saturday Review of Literature calling it “one of the gayest of picture books” (14 …Read more

  28. Millions of Cats.

    Millions of Cats. 1928

    £975

    First edition, first printing, with the Jersey City slug on the copyright page. Millions of Cats was Wanda Gag’s first book for children and her most celebrated. It is one of the few picture books to have won the Newbery Honor Award and the oldest …Read more

  29. The Sign of the Beaver.

    The Sign of the Beaver. 1983

    £100

    First edition, first printing. Title has won numerous awards including a 1984 Newbery Honor and a New York Times Best book of the year citation. Adventure story of young boy who becomes friends with a young Native American boy in the 1700’s. Read more

  30. A Year Down Yonder.

    A Year Down Yonder. 2000

    £65

    First edition, first printing. 2001 Newbery Award winner. Sequel to A Long Way From Chicago, which was a Newbery honor title. Read more

  31. Animals of the Bible.

    Animals of the Bible. 1937

    £2,250

    First edition, first state with the misspelling of Lathrop’s name on the dust jacket. Signed by Lathrop on the verso of the front free endpaper, ” Dorothy P Lathrop, Nov 16 1938.” This title won the very first Caldecott Medal in 1938. Read more

  32. Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine.

    Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine. 1966

    £325

    First edition, first printing of the 1967 Caldecott Medal winner. Picture book of a little girl whom pretends that her mother is a mermaid and that Bangs, her cat, can talk to her. Read more

  33. A Visit To William Blake’s Inn.

    A Visit To William Blake’s Inn. 1981

    £125

    First edition, first printing. A wonderful book of poems about life at an imaginary inn run by William Blake. The only title to date which has been awarded a Newbery Medal and a Caldecott Honor. Read more

  34. Number The Stars.

    Number The Stars. 1989

    £1,250

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Lowry to M. M. Kimmel on the title page, “For Maggie, with thanks once again, Lois Lowry ’95.” Margaret Mary Kimmel is a professor emerita in the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She …Read more

  35. The Midwife’s Apprentice.

    The Midwife’s Apprentice. 1995

    £200

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Maggie, thank you for you enthusiastic support. All the best Karen Cushman 25 June 1995.” The recipient Margaret “Maggie” Kimmel, a long time serving board member to numerous Children’s library and Children’s …Read more

  36. Up A Road Slowly.

    Up A Road Slowly. 1966

    £250

    First edition, first printing. A coming of age novel which one the 1967 Newbery Medal. Read more

  37. Because of Winn-Dixie.

    Because of Winn-Dixie. 2000

    £175

    First edition, first printing. Author’s first book and a 2001 Newbery Honor title. Story of a young girl who claims a stray dog as her own to save him. Basis for the 2005 film. Read more

  38. Many Moons.

    Many Moons. 1943

    £1,200

    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1944 Caldecott Medal. This was Thurber’s first title for children, which tells a tale of a princess who sets her sights on the moon. Read more

  39. Number The Stars.

    Number The Stars. 1989

    £300

    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal. A touching story about the Danish Resistance. Read more

  40. Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

    Mr. Popper’s Penguins. 1938

    £500

    First edition, first printing. Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a 1939 Newbery Honour title, and the basis for the 2011 film starring Jim Carrey. Read more

  41. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.

    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. 1969

    £1,250

    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1970 Caldecott Medal. Read more

  42. A Single Shard.

    A Single Shard. 2001

    £750

    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal. This copy with the Caldecott and Newbery Awards banquet program and the acceptances speeches on cassette tape. A young adult novel set in 12th century Korea. A scarce title in the Newbery collecting field. Read more

  43. The Midwife’s Apprentice.

    The Midwife’s Apprentice. 1995

    £150

    First edition, first printing. The 1996 Newbery Award Medal winner. Read more

  44. The Black Pearl.

    The Black Pearl. 1967

    £125

    First edition, first printing. Novel of a young boy who joins his father’s business of pearl diving and the riches he dreams of. Read more

  45. The Slave Dancer.

    The Slave Dancer. 1973

    £125

    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1974 Newbery Award. A young adult novel on the slave trade in America. Read more

  46. Abel’s Island.

    Abel’s Island. 1976

    £85

    First edition, first printing. 1977 Newbery Honor book. Read more

  47. Saint George and the Dragon.

    Saint George and the Dragon. 1984

    £325

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author and warmly inscribed by the illustrator for Margaret Mary Kimmel, ” For Maggie Kimmel-Let’s pretend it’s a WELSH DRAGON! With much love from A FAN, Trina Schart Hyman 1985.” Kimmel was a professor emerita in the …Read more

  48. Ginger Pye.

    Ginger Pye. 1951

    £575

    First edition, first printing. The 1952 Newbery Medal winner for excellence in American children’s literature. A heart warming story of two children and the puppy they love. Read more

  1. New Arrival
    On the Banks of Plum Creek.
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    WILDER, Laura Ingalls. WILDER, Laura Ingalls.

    On the Banks of Plum Creek.

    £1,200

  2. A small archive of Christmas greetings cards and other correspondence.
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    DUVOISIN, Roger. DUVOISIN, Roger.

    A small archive of Christmas greetings cards and other correspondence.

    £1,350

  3. The Matchlock Gun.
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    EDMONDS, Walter D. EDMONDS, Walter D.

    The Matchlock Gun.

    £575

  4. The Little House.
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    BURTON, Virginia Lee. BURTON, Virginia Lee.

    The Little House.

    £20,000

  5. Watership Down.
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    ADAMS, Richard. ADAMS, Richard.

    Watership Down.

    £1,500

  6. In the Night Kitchen.
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    SENDAK, Maurice. SENDAK, Maurice.

    In the Night Kitchen.

    £1,100

  7. Watership Down.
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    ADAMS, Richard. ADAMS, Richard.

    Watership Down.

    £2,500

  8. The Borrowers Afloat.
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    NORTON, Mary. NORTON, Mary.

    The Borrowers Afloat.

    £875

  9. Henry – Fisherman.
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    BROWN, Marcia. BROWN, Marcia.

    Henry – Fisherman.

    £150

  10. The Twenty-One Balloons.
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    PÈNE DU BOIS, William. PÈNE DU BOIS,...

    The Twenty-One Balloons.

    £325

  11. These Happy Golden Years.
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    WILDER, Laura Ingalls. WILDER, Laura Ingalls.

    These Happy Golden Years.

    £1,225

  12. The Giver.
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    LOWRY, Lois. LOWRY, Lois.

    The Giver.

    £350

  13. Only a Witch Can Fly.
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    MCGHEE, Alison. MCGHEE, Alison.

    Only a Witch Can Fly.

    £75

  14. Rabbit Hill.
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    LAWSON, Robert. LAWSON, Robert.

    Rabbit Hill.

    £275

  15. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears.
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    AARDEMA, Verna. AARDEMA, Verna.

    Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears.

    £225

  16. Wee Gillis.
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    LEAF, Munro. LEAF, Munro.

    Wee Gillis.

    £600

  17. Frog and Toad Together.
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    LOBEL, Arnold. LOBEL, Arnold.

    Frog and Toad Together.

    £200

  18. Greenwitch.
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    COOPER, Susan. COOPER, Susan.

    Greenwitch.

    £75

  19. The Grey King.
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    COOPER, Susan. COOPER, Susan.

    The Grey King.

    £75

  20. Millions of Cats.
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    GAG, Wanda. GAG, Wanda.

    Millions of Cats.

    £975

  21. A Year Down Yonder.
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    PECK, Richard. PECK, Richard.

    A Year Down Yonder.

    £65

  22. Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine.
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    NESS, Evaline. NESS, Evaline.

    Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine.

    £325

  23. A Visit To William Blake’s Inn.
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    WILLARD, Nancy. WILLARD, Nancy.

    A Visit To William Blake’s Inn.

    £125

  24. Number The Stars.
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    LOWRY, Lois. LOWRY, Lois.

    Number The Stars.

    £1,250

  25. The Midwife’s Apprentice.
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    CUSHMAN, Karen. CUSHMAN, Karen.

    The Midwife’s Apprentice.

    £200

  26. Up A Road Slowly.
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    HUNT, Irene. HUNT, Irene.

    Up A Road Slowly.

    £250

  27. Because of Winn-Dixie.
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    DICAMILLO, Kate. DICAMILLO, Kate.

    Because of Winn-Dixie.

    £175

  28. Many Moons.
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    THURBER, James. THURBER, James.

    Many Moons.

    £1,200

  29. Number The Stars.
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    LOWRY, Lois. LOWRY, Lois.

    Number The Stars.

    £300

  30. Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
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    ATWATER, Richard & Florence. ATWATER, Richard &...

    Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

    £500

  31. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.
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    STEIG, William. STEIG, William.

    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.

    £1,250

  32. A Single Shard.
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    PARK, Linda Sue. PARK, Linda Sue.

    A Single Shard.

    £750

  33. The Midwife’s Apprentice.
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    CUSHMAN, Karen. CUSHMAN, Karen.

    The Midwife’s Apprentice.

    £150

  34. The Black Pearl.
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    O'DELL, Scott. O'DELL, Scott.

    The Black Pearl.

    £125

  35. The Slave Dancer.
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    FOX, Paula. FOX, Paula.

    The Slave Dancer.

    £125

  36. Abel’s Island.
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    STEIG, William. STEIG, William.

    Abel’s Island.

    £85

  37. Ginger Pye.
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    ESTES, Eleanor. ESTES, Eleanor.

    Ginger Pye.

    £575

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