Jan 152008
 
ALA Announces 2008 Caldecott Award Winners

2008 Caldecott Medal Winner The 2008 Caldecott Medal winner is The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (Scholastic) From an opening shot of the full moon setting over an awakening Paris in 1931, this tale casts a new light on the picture book form. Hugo is a young orphan secretly living in the walls […]

May 182007
 
The Little House - 1st Edition Identification

A first edition copy of The Little House, the 1943 Caldecott Medal winning book, is coming up for auction on July 12, 2007 at PBA Galleries. The first edition The Little House is very difficult to find, and some have estimated the book will sell for close to $10,000. The Children’s Picturebook Price Guide estimates […]

Mar 222007
 
Flotsam (2007)

Caldecott Medal First Edition Identification Flotsam; written and illustrated by David Wiesner; Clarion Books, 2006. 2007 Caldecott Medal Childrens Picturebook Price Guide: $50 Fine From Janice Harayda’s excellent One-Minute Book Reviews blog: "David Wiesner won the 2007 Caldecott Medal today for an eloquent, wordless picture book that encourages children to find the magic in everyday life. […]

Feb 212007
 
Frog Went A-Courtin (1955)

Caldecott Medal First Edition Identification Frog Went A-Courtin’; written by John Langstaff; illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky; Harcourt Brace, 1955. 1956 Caldecott Medal Award Children’s Picturebook Price Guide value – $800 VG+   Rojankovsky illustrated several books in the 1930’s under the pseudonym ‘Rojan’.  He illustrated a number of the early Little Golden Books, including the […]

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 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