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Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of titles that have been awarded major prizes for children’s books, such as the Newbery Prize and Caldecott Medal (US) or the Children’s Book Award (UK).

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  1. Mr. Popper's Penguins.
    First edition, first printing. From the legendary editor, Margaret K. McElderry collection, with a pencil note on front flap in her hand "M. K. McE. for his Majesty H.L.R." McElderry was known as the "grande dame of children's publishing." She became the first publisher to have titles win the Caldecott and Newbery Awards... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 90335

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    First edition, first printing. Mr. Popper's Penguins is a 1939 Newbery Honour title, and the basis for the 2011 film starring Jim Carrey. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 97012

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    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. Learn More
    £1,200

    Stock Code: 97530

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  4. The Giver.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Lowry to M. M. Kimmel on the title page, "For Maggie, ( Speaking of Givers-), with love Lois Lowry 1995." Margaret Mary Kimmel is a professor emerita in the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She has served on many important library councils... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 89693

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  5. 116252detail
    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... Learn More
    £1,350

    Stock Code: 116252

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  6. The Matchlock Gun.
    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... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 114658

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

    Stock Code: 112043

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  8. theLittleIsland
    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

    Stock Code: 112170

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  9. 111800comp
    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... Learn More
    £20,000

    Stock Code: 111800

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  10. 21balloons
    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

    Stock Code: 109587

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  11. Hoot

    Hoot.

    New York: 2002

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

    Stock Code: 106391

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  12. RabbitHill
    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

    Stock Code: 106201

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  13. HenryFisherman
    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.... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 109646

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  14. Wee Gillis.
    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. Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 105989

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  15. Millionsofcats
    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 American picture book still in print. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 101638

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    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. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 99068

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  17. FrogWentACourting
    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 May, 1955). Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 98718

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    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal. A touching story about the Danish Resistance. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 97028

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    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1970 Caldecott Medal. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 96726

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    First edition, early printing. Presentation copy signed by the author to Julia Carter and with an original drawing on verso of front free endpaper. Julia F. Carter was the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first national president of the Division of Library Work... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 93163

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    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. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 96016

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    First edition, first printing. Novel of a young boy who joins his father's business of pearl diving and the riches he dreams of. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 95978

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    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. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 95851

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    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. Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 95720

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  25. Number The Stars.
    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 has served on many important library councils including,... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 95803

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    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. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 92806

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  27. Eastward Sweeps the Current.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to Julia F. Carter on the half-title verso, "For Miss Julia Carter, with warm appreciation of her kindness. Alida Malkus Cincinnati Nov. 5 1937." Julia F. Carter was the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 93380

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  28. Chanticleer and the Fox.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page "For Fran Alexander, Barbara Cooney 1988." Winner of the 1959 Caldecott Medal. Story retold from Canterbury Tales. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 91718

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    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1986 Newbery Medal, for outstanding children's literature as well as the 1986 Golden Kite Award winner. Story is set around a widowed husband putting an ad in the local newspaper for a new wife to help care for his two children, set in the early part of the 19th century. Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 89694

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    First edition, first printing. An ALA notable children's title, also 1960 Newbery Honor title.
    This fantasy novel for young adults returned to the spotlight in 1999 during a legal dispute over J. K. Rowling's invention of the word Muggles in the Harry Potter series. Muggles is a character in this novel, although Carol... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 89563

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    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by author to Julie F. Carter on the verso of the title page, 'For Julia Carter, with my warm greetings and in memory of a happy dinner party long ago, affectionately Marguerite De Angeli, 1949.' Winner of the 1950 Newbery Medal. Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children's... Learn More
    £775

    Stock Code: 89564

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