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 212011
 
 January 21, 2011  Posted by at 5:56 pm Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on 2011 Caldecott Awards Announced!
2011 Caldecott Awards Announced!

2011 Medal Winner The American Library Association announced their Youth Awards last week, with the 2011 Caldecott Medal going to Erin Stead for her illustrations in A Sick Day for Amos McGee, written by Philip C. Stead, published by Neal Portor/Macmillan. Published in May, 2010; 32 pages. From the publisher’s website:   ”THE BEST SICK […]

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 […]

Jan 172008
 

A first edition Make Way For Ducklings, Robert McCloskey’s 1942 Caldecott Medal winning book, has recently surfaced for sale. We haven’t seen a copy for years, so it will be interesting to see how long this book stays on the market. From the item description: MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS Robert McCloskey      Book Price: US$ […]