Feb 132011
 
 February 13, 2011  Posted by at 8:27 pm Tagged with: , , ,  Comments Off on Top 100 Collectible Picturebook – Part 5
Top 100 Collectible Picturebook - Part 5

Top 100 Collectible Picturebooks – Overview A series of articles to select the Top 100 Collectible Children’s Picturebooks, providing the rationale for each book’s inclusion, with an objective of providing readers with the context for valuing first editions within the genre. Within the hobby value is a combination of scarcity and collectibility: very scarce and […]

Feb 092011
 
Top 100 Collectible Picturebook - Part 4

Top 100 Collectible Picturebooks – Overview A series of articles to select the Top 100 Collectible Children’s Picturebooks, providing the rationale for each books’ inclusion, with an objective of providing readers with the context for valuing first editions within the genre. Within the hobby value is a combination of scarcity and collectibility: very scarce and […]

Feb 062011
 
Top 100 Collectible Picturebooks - Part 3

Top 100 Collectible Picturebooks – Overview A series of articles to select the Top 100 Collectible Children’s Picturebooks, providing the rationale for each book’s inclusion, with an objective of providing readers with the context for valuing first editions within the genre. Within the hobby value is a combination of scarcity and collectibility: very scarce and […]

Feb 012011
 
Top 100 Collectible Picturebooks - Part 2

Top 100 Collectible Picturebooks – Overview A series of articles to select the Top 100 Collectible Children’s Picturebooks, providing the rationale for each book’s inclusion, with an objective of providing readers with the context for valuing first editions within the genre. Within the hobby value is a combination of scarcity and collectibility: very scarce and […]

Jan 302011
 
The Top 100 Collectible Children's Picturebooks

Introduction Taken as a whole, this website provides collectors and booksellers with the context for specific first edition picturebooks within the collectible children’s book market. This context is based upon the intermingling of two primary ingredients, the relative scarcity and the collectibility of the book. The relative scarcity of a first edition book is a […]

Jan 262011
 
 January 26, 2011  Posted by at 9:36 am Tagged with: ,  No Responses »

First edition copies of Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel in dust jacket don’t surface too often, so it is surprising two copies are currently on the market for sale. Both books are being offered for over $5,000. The Virginia Lee Burton children’s classic was initially published in 1939 by Houghton Mifflin. The first editions […]

Jan 242010
 
A Book Collectors Perspective, Jerry Pinkney

This past Monday at the American Library Association’s mid-winter conference, Jerry Pinkney earned his first Caldecott Medal awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Well deserved, I might add. Pinkney had previously won five Caldecott Honor awards over his forty year career. Winning the Caldecott Medal enhances the […]

Jun 152009
 
 June 15, 2009  Posted by at 9:09 am Tagged with: , ,  Comments Off on Revisiting Twenty Caldecott Medal Books
Revisiting Twenty Caldecott Medal Books

Background Similar to a couple of years ago, we recently performed an internet search for the first editions of the first twenty Caldecott Medal books, wondering how many are currently being offered for sale. The searches were performed across multiple book sites, ABE, ABAA, and Bookfinder, and were filtered for first edition books with dust […]

Mar 062009
 
 March 6, 2009  Posted by at 3:44 pm Tagged with: , , ,  Comments Off on Identifying 1st Edition Beginner Books – Part 3
Identifying 1st Edition Beginner Books - Part 3

[This is the third of three posts helping with the first edition identification of the first 55 Beginner Books, starting with the 1957 publication of The Cat In the Hat through the books published in 1970. Each of these books was originally issued with a dust jacket.] Identifying First Edition Beginner Books From the table […]

Mar 052009
 
Identifying 1st Edition Beginner Books - Part 2

[This is the second of three posts helping with the first edition identification of the first 55 Beginner Books, starting with the 1957 publication of The Cat In the Hat through the books published in 1970. Each of these books was originally issued with a dust jacket.] Identifying First Edition Beginner Books With Correct Dust […]