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Award Winners

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. 140623
    (OXENBURY, Helen.) ROSEN, Michael. We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

    London : 1989

    First edition, first impression, of the children's classic. It won the overall Nestlé Smarties Book Prize in 1989 and was highly commended for the 1989 Kate Greenaway Medal. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140623

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

    Gladstone, NJ : 1970s

    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... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 116252

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

    New York : 1941

    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
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 114658

  4. The Little Island.
    [BROWN, Margaret Wise; as] MACDONALD, Golden. The Little Island.

    Garden City, New York : 1946

    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
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 112170

  5. Mittens.
    NEWBERRY, Clare Turlay. Mittens.

    New York : 1936

    First edition, first printing. A picture book of a kitten. Newberry was a prolific artist specialising in all things feline. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 112043

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

    New York : 1943

    First edition, first printing. The eighth of nine titles in Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books. Learn More
    £1,225.00

    Stock Code: 109342

  7. Wee Gillis.
    LEAF, Munro. Wee Gillis.

    New York : 1938

    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
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 107027

  8. Rabbit Hill.
    LAWSON, Robert. Rabbit Hill.

    New York : 1944

    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
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 106201

  9. Wee Gillis.
    LEAF, Munro. Wee Gillis.

    New York : 1938

    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
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 105989

  10. One Wide River To Cross.
    (EMBERLEY, Ed.) EMBERLEY, Barbara. One Wide River To Cross.

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ : 1966

    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 than 50 years, spending her last 30 years co-ordinating Children's Library Services for... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 100911

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

    New York : 1970

    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 frequently challenged books of 1990-2000" list. Learn More
    £1,100.00

    Stock Code: 100588

  12. Frog Went a-Courtin'.
    (ROJANKOVSKY, Feodor.) LANGSTAFF, John. Frog Went a-Courtin'.

    New York : 1955

    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
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 98718

  13. Many Moons.
    THURBER, James. Many Moons.

    New York : 1943

    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
    £1,200.00

    Stock Code: 97530

  14. Number The Stars.
    LOWRY, Lois. Number The Stars.

    Boston : 1989

    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal. A touching story about the Danish Resistance. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 97028

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

    New York : 1969

    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1970 Caldecott Medal. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 96726

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

    New York : 2001

    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
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 96016

  17. Number The Stars.
    LOWRY, Lois. Number The Stars.

    Boston : 1989

    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, the Carnegie 100 (an advisory... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 95803

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

    Cambridge, MA : 2000

    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
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 95851

  19. The Midwife's Apprentice.
    CUSHMAN, Karen. The Midwife's Apprentice.

    New York : 1995

    First edition, first printing. The 1996 Newbery Award Medal winner. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 95982

  20. Ginger Pye.
    ESTES, Eleanor. Ginger Pye.

    New York : 1951

    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
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 95720

  21. The Egg Tree.
    MILHOUSE, Katherine. The Egg Tree.

    New York : 1950

    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 with Children and Young People... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 93163

  22. Eastward Sweeps the Current.
    MALKUS, Alida Sims. Eastward Sweeps the Current.

    Chicago : 1937

    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 national president of the... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 93380

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

    New York : 1966

    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
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 92806

  24. Mr. Popper's Penguins.
    ATWATER, Richard & Florence. Mr. Popper's Penguins.

    Boston : 1938

    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 in the same year. Mr. Popper's... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 90335

  25. The Giver.
    LOWRY, Lois. The Giver.

    Boston : 1993

    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 including, the Carnegie... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 89693

  26. Sarah, Plain and Tall.
    MACLACHLAN, Patricia. Sarah, Plain and Tall.

    New York : 1985

    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
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 89694

  27. The Gammage Cup.
    KENDALL, Carol. The Gammage Cup.

    New York : 1959

    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 Kendall was more amused by... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 89563

  28. The Door In The Wall.
    DE ANGELI, Marguerite. The Door In The Wall.

    Garden City, New York : 1949

    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 librarian at the New York Public... Learn More
    £775.00

    Stock Code: 89564

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