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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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, 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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    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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  11. 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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    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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