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The Rat-A-Tat Mystery

By: Blyton, Enid

Price: $10.00

Publisher: England, Collins: 1970

Seller Id: 46208

Condition: Very Good


Gift quality hardcover in illustrated paper covered boards showing four children holding up their snow shovels high over their heads as a chopper passes by and a black cocker spaniel prances and looks on next to them. 153 pp text is tight and browned but not brittle. Edge of page block and pink background rear board that shows other title offerings are lightly foxed and there are four pages with accidental 'dings' on edges from improper storage, now uncreased and looking fabulous. Book has a lightly bumped foot of spine, with head and four board tips remaining sharp. Join Barney, Roger, ... View more info

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Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense Verses

By: Casterline, H. E.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Western Pubs: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 4688

ISBN: 0307128059

Condition: Very Good


1st edition illustrated glossy hardcover boards have a touch of color loss at still sharp tips and spine endsBook has golden book proof of purchase seal on upper cover tip. One finger print found in text, remainder has no names, tears or soil. Not exlib. Colorful 42 pp text is tight and bright. Gift quality volume filled with darling art and verses by Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Henry S. Leigh, Mildred Howells, Henry Johnstone and Anonymous authors. View more info

Best in Children's Books #31

By: Compilation Authored

Price: $27.00

Publisher: NY, Nelson Doubleday, Inc: 1960

Seller Id: 46050

Condition: Very Good


Possible first printing hardcover in pink pebbled paper covered boards quarter bound with same pebbled paper in grey with turquoise titles and illustrations on boards and spine. Spine ends bumped, tips still sharp, no names or tears. 160 pp text is tight and clean save for some chocolate? marks in the second story: Tattercoats. Unclipped (and unpriced) illustrated green background Dj lightly rubbed at tips, two small closed tears at head of rear panel, shows some color loss from storage but displays well in new mylar. Contains the following tales by the following authors: 1. Lewis and Clar... View more info

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Welcome Baby

By: Compilation Authored

Price: $17.00

Publisher: WI, Ideals: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 37248

Condition: Very Good


1st edition paperback in glossy covers. 24 pp text tight and bright with trace of soil on some pages. Negligible wear on tips of illustrated covers. Book published by Ideals. Touch of rust on spine staples not noticeable from the outside. Rare gift book to give to the parents of a newborn. No name in space provided. An assortment of uplifting, sometimes spiritual poems by different authors. Each poem and frt cover has vignette illustrations by Elsie Carroll, along with color illustrations placed here and there by Ideals. View more info

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Story Parade A Collection of Modern Stories for Boys and Girls by Celebrated Authors

By: Compilation Authored; Intro by Jean Betzner

Price: $17.00

Publisher: IL, The John C. Winston Co.: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46128

Condition: Very Good


Lovely copy in turquoise cloth boards with bright gilt titles. Tips and head of spine bumped but not rubbed. Illustrated endpapers have a former owner gift dedication on fep. Lower front hinge starting 1" at foot but page block tight and holding fine. 331 pp text crisp and unmarked with one small divot (bumped, no loss) out of the fore-edge of page block. A myriad of tales to educate and entertain your children. 46 stories and poems that never grow old. View more info

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Give Me Poetry A Collection of Poems, Odes and Songs Written By Patrick Henry's Children

By: Couvillon, Mark: Compiled and Transcribed

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Privately Published: 1999

Seller Id: 21994

Condition: Very Good +


Solid 60 pp stapled paperback with some coffee spill marks on back cover. The font chosen for text is not cursive but a bit fancier than regular "ariel" or the like. Among the Henry family Papers preserved within the archives of the Virginia State Library is a collection of poems written by Patrick Henry's children. These works are beautiful examples of youthful hope and optimism penned at a time when our country was as young as the authors themselves. Filled with flowery descriptions of nature and love, the verse composed by Henry's children reflects the more formal style of the p... View more info

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The Big Book for Peace

By: Durell, Ann; Sachs, Marilyn: Editors

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton Children's Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45908

ISBN: 0590453947

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first printing hardcover in glossy illustrated paper covered boards showing sharp tips and lightly bumped foot of spine. Tidy ink name on frt pastedown, remainder of 120 pp text as new. Unclipped (and unpriced) DJ in new mylar has a super small light rub at upper tip of frt panel. A book of uplifting stories, wonderful art and a clear message for anyone who reads it. The wisdom of peace and the absurdity of fighting are demonstrated in seventeen stories, poems and even a song by 30 outstanding authors of today. Peace among people living in different lands - as well as among... View more info

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Ponies and Holidays

By: Gervaise, Mary

Price: $5.00

Publisher: England, Armada: 1974

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 15989

ISBN: 000690825X

Condition: Near Fine


Barely brushed tips, 128 p. text tight and bright. Nice glossy pictorial cover. A sequel to A Pony of Your Own. Second sight.... "There's much to be gone through," said the old gypsy at the station. "I see things lost and things found." But little did Georgie know what adventures lay ahead. The train was coming, brining Patience and Susan for the summer. What fun they were going to have, riding their ponies all over the moors, all summer long! Georgie soon forgot the gypsy's warning. Then King Toby, her beautiful cat disappears, and the search for him leads the childre... View more info

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Mark and Mandy Dressing Up

By: Gray, M. & G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lon, Sandle Brothers Ltd:

Seller Id: 43717

ISBN: 0854132511

Condition: Very Good


A Rylee Bunny Book. No date, no dust jacket, laminated illustrated boards slightly cocked. 42 pp. Book is in clean condition inside, crisp and unmarked. Spine ends bumped showing color loss at foot. Illustrated by the authors. Gold foil Montessori Playthings Inc Children's Book sticker on frt cover. One in a series of 12 titles by these authors. 8 stories in this volume include: A Rainy Day/ Mark and Mandy go to America/ The Old Trunk/ The Circus/ A Fancy Dress Party/ A Real Play/ The End of the Story/ The Wedding Anniversary. View more info

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Flying Hoofs

By: Harper, Wilhelmina; Illust Paul Brown

Price: $45.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1939

Seller Id: 37796

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth hardcover with large illustration by brown on front board. Text tight and bright with two former addresses, one ink, one small address label on age-toned front end paper. 292 untrimmed pages of cheap stock. Professionally reproduced duo tone (red/black) illust dj has orig price on frt flap (2.00) and has clear cello tape repairs at spine ends but displays OK in new mylar. Three two-page spreads of Paul Brown illustrations along with numerous sketches throughout. 24 stories by authors including Will James, Montgomery Atwater, Sewell Ford, Ethel Parton, Glenn Balch, Lavinia R. Davis,... View more info

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Willie Fox's Diary

By: Hilkene, Ruth Miller; Gugle, Marie

Price: $35.00

Publisher: MA, Ginn and Company: 1925

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 44932

Condition: Very Good


Probable first edition as no other dates listed. Gift quality hardcover in illustrated medium blue cloth covered boards showing color loss to tips and spine ends. No names or tears. 125 pp. Authors were Teacher and Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Columbus Ohio. From Sunday March 20th to Saturday April 30th one year young Willie Fox who lives in the wood with his parents and dresses in clothing like people do. Day one had an educational ending, Moral was: a kind thought is better than a beautiful tail. So cute and with gorgeous, detailed color illustrations throughout. This is a supe... View more info

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The Door That Wasn't There

By: Horsley-Smith, Ursula

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: London, Guilford Press Ltd: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46293

Condition: Very Good


Exceedingly rare first edition hardcover. Photos available, please email. This tale is as hard to find as hen's teeth and twenty times more collectible. It has come up ONCE in twenty-two years of professional book selling. If you've been in search of this gem, do not hesitate. Google books states this story was first published 1956 by Guilford Press. Verso title page states: First published 1956 and nothing else. Condition: Solid hardcover in blue paper covered boards with sharp tips and head of spine, lightly bumped foot of spine. Both boards some what sprung (bowed up at ends) but not... View more info

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Mother & Child Treasury

By: Hughes, Shirley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Ted Smart: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 20357

ISBN: 0583337074

Condition: Near Fine


Shirley Hughes, loved for her best-selling Alfie books, has selected a wonderful assortment of stories and poems all about mothers and children. Top authors like Ronald Dahl, A.A.Milne, Eleanor Farjeon, Philippa Pearce, Michael Rosen and Allan Ahlberg are all included. With this impressive selection from Shirley Hughes and the engaging illustrations by her own daughter, Clara Vulliamy, this talented mother and daughter have created a perfect treasury for all mothers and children to share. View more info

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The Music of What Happens Poems That Tell Stories

By: Janeczko, Paul B.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Orchard Book: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 23617

ISBN: 0531083578

Condition: Very Good


1st edition clean exlib hardcover in unclipped dj. Pastel pink paper covered boards with blue cloth spine and gilt titles. Tips sharp, spine ends bumped. All pages and pocket present and few xlib stamps inside. A 188 pp collection of bitter-sweet, thought-provoking poems by a variety of modern authors. Children's poems. View more info

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Granny's Little Rhyme Book

By: Le Mair, Henrietta Willebeek

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Philomel Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 25312

ISBN: 0399221743

Condition: Very Good


Gorgeous 1st edition hardcover in pale lavender cloth with paste-on circle illustration and bright gilt titles. Authors name slightly worn on front cover. 24 pp text as new with darling illustrations on every page. Poems include: Oranges and Lemons Simple Simon I Saw Three Ships Jack and Jill Little Boy Blue Pat-a-Cake Goosey, Goosey, Gander Lavender's Blue Lucy Locket Georgie Porgie. View more info

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Jack and Lily

By: McAllister, Angela

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Orion Children's Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40344

ISBN: 1858817196

Condition: Near Fine


As new glossy 1st edition hardcover save for one tiny ink smudge on fep, Unclipped dj in new mylar displays beautifully. An enchanting book of stories to read aloud by this gifted British author and artist combo. 102 glossy, uncreased pages. One faint erasure mark on plain fep, else as new. Unclipped dj in new mylar. More than suitable for gift giving. View more info

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V is for Verses

By: Ousley, Odille

Price: $7.00

Publisher: VA, Ginn and Company: 1964

Seller Id: 38546

Condition: Very Good +


4th printing of the 1st edition in illustrated cloth boards showing light green with darker green center of frt board with children playing and watering flowers on cover. Book shows light wear at bumped spine ends, tips fairly sharp. 136 pp of crisp & bright text with no tears. Tiny owner's name/date sticker with name/date whited out on frt pastedn, and light purple finger smudge on frt pastedn and fep. Not exlib, no dj. A poetry collection by various authors arranged by subject from airplanes to the zoo. Illustrated with color and b/w vignettes for most every poem. Book begins with Poems... View more info

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Bill Peet An Autobiography

By: Peet, Bill

Price: $12.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41747

ISBN: 0395509327

Condition: Very Good


Hefty book, solid 1st edition exlib w/pocket and all 190 pages present. Bit of light soil on fep, text crisp and clean. Unclipped dj in new mylar has no call tags or lib stickers. View more info

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Divine Lines in Rhyme for Children The Creation, The Men, The Events, The Prophecy SIGNED

By: Pendelton, Leo

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Vantage Press: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 11168

ISBN: 0533049237

Condition: Fine


Tight and bright 1st edition w/authors dedication "Best wishes to Pricilla, A special copy of Divine Lines in Rhyme to a special friend of Ruby and Mine. Love, Leo Pendelton 12-12-81. Dj shows surface wear but, evenly with corners complete, displays well in new mylar. 65 pp. View more info

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The Pennyfields

By: Pullein-Thompson, Diana

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 40223

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely red hardcover boards with bumped (not rubbed) tips. 190 pp tight, crisp and unmarked save for light age toning on pastedns. Unclipped illust color dj in new mylar is a professional reproduction that shows light wear at spine ends but displays very well. The Pennyfield clan, a family of 7 orphan children do not have enough money to get by, the determine to do so and end up dealing with black marketeers, cross colonels, cunning pawnbrokers, kind old ladies and suspicious foreigners. After many adventures and disappointments, the Pennyfields at last achieve their purpose in a most unexpect... View more info