Feb 012007
 
Twenty Caldecott Medal Books

Caldecott Medal First Edition Identification We recently performed an internet search for the first twenty Caldecott Medal books, wondering how many first editions 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 jackets. Across the twenty Medal […]

Jan 212007
 
Horton Hears A Who! (1954)

Dr. Seuss First Edition Identification Horton Hears A Who; written and illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss); Random House; 1954. Children’s Picturebook Price Guide value – $2,000 VG+ There are three printings of the book with “250/250” price on the front DJ flap.  The first two printings have Horton’s “full ear” graphic on […]

Jan 202007
 
Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1949)

Dr. Seuss First Edition Identification  Bartholomew and the Oobleck; written and illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel; Random House; 1949. 1950 Caldecott Honor Award  Children’s Picturebook Price Guide Value – $2,200 VG+ Essential First Edition Identifying Points Blue boards and blue dust jacket.  Oobleck is similar to Seuss’ Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose and If I Ran […]

Jan 062007
 

Caldecott Medal First Edition Identification Madeline’s Rescue (1953) Written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans; Viking Press; 1953. 1954 Caldecott Medal Children’s Picturebook Price Guide Value – $980 VG+ Essential Identifying Point: Copyright page:  Line with “Published by The Viking Press in April 1953” No additional printings.

Dec 312006
 

Caldecott Medal First Edition Identification Many Moons; written by James Thurber, illustrated by Louis Sloblodkin; Harcourt Brace; 1943. 1944 Caldecott Medal Children’s Picturebook Price Guide Value – $780 VG+ Essential Identifying Point: Copyright page:  Seven lines, as follows: COPYRIGHT, 1943 BY JAMES THURBER All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portiions […]

Aug 062006
 

Caldecott Medal First Edition Identification Make Way For Ducklings, written and illustrated by Robert McClosskey, Viking, 1941 1942 Caldecott Medal Children’s Picturebook Price Guide Value – $7,400 VG+ Essential Identifying Point: Copyright page: Line states “First published August 1941” and no other publication dates.

Aug 062006
 

Caldecott Medal First Edition Identification They Were Strong And Good, written and illustrated by Robert Lawson, Viking, 1940 1941 Caldecott Medal Children’s Picturebook Price Guide Value – $920 VG+ Essential Identifying Point: Copyright page:  Line states “FIRST PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 1940” and no other publication dates.

Aug 062006
 

Caldecott Medal First Edition Identification Mei Li; written and illustrated by Thomas Handforth; Doubleday, Doran; 1938 1939 Caldecott Medal Children’s Picturebook Price Guide Value – $1,600 VG+ Essential Identifying Point: Copyright page:  Two lines, as follows CL Copyright, 1938 by Thomas Handforth.  All Rights Reserved.  First edition

Jul 202006
 

Caldecott Medal First Edition Identification Grandfather’s Journey; written and illustrated by Allen Say; Houghton-Mifflin; 1993 1994 Caldecott Medal Picturebook Price Guide Value – $140 Fine From Mom 2 Mom Connection: Mr. Say gently describes his grandfather’s youthful journey from Japan to America. On his three-week steamship voyage, he is astonished by the vastness of the […]

Jul 202006
 

Caldecott Medal First Edition Identification Smoky Night; written by Eve Bunting; illustrated by David Diaz; Harcourt Brace;1994 1995 Caldecott Medal Picturebook Price Guide Value – $120 Fine Essential Identifying Point: Copyright page:  Two lines, as follows: First edition A B C D E