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 […]

Jan 182010
 
 January 18, 2010  Posted by at 9:18 am Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Newbery, Caldecott Awards Announced Today!
Newbery, Caldecott Awards Announced Today!

American Library Association Announces Literary Award Winners BOSTON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, audiobooks and video for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Boston. A list of all the 2010 Newbery and Caldecott […]

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 […]

Mar 042009
 
Identifying First Edition Beginner Books - Part 1

[This is the first 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 Within the hobby, […]

Jan 082009
 
 January 8, 2009  Posted by at 5:45 pm Comments Off on Demon Horde of Children’s Books

By nature not an overreactor, but fearing for the lead-free life of my children, their children, and children in near and far locales, including Eastville in southwestern North Dakota, decided to part with my five thousand or so collectible children’s book collection. The value of the collection, the vast majority first editions, some rare, some […]

Nov 132008
 
Dr. Seuss and the Beginner Books

Dr. Seuss and the Beginner Books Up until the mid-1950s, there was a degree of separation between illustrated educational books and illustrated picturebooks. That all changed, dramatically and with much national fanfare, with the 1957 publication of Dr. Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat (Random House). Here was an early reader, full of 220 madly […]

Nov 022008
 
 November 2, 2008  Posted by at 11:20 am Comments Off on Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Franchise Books There are a number of children’s books initially published with modest expectations, which then blossomed into franchisable pop culture phenomena causing million dollar windfalls for their authors and publishers. The Little Engine That Could, Madeline, Cat In The Hat, come quickly to mind. In most instances the first edition book for each franchise […]

Aug 272008
 
 August 27, 2008  Posted by at 8:52 am Comments Off on Collectible Childrens Books on eBay
Collectible Childrens Books on eBay

We started a thread on the eBay Bookseller’s Forum to identify higher value children’s books sold on eBay, with $300 being the ‘bottom’ threshold. The thread can be found here: Valuable Children’s Books Sold on eBay. The thread covers a broad range of children’s books, from a $12,000 Hardy Boys first edition book to a […]