Children’s Picture Books

We lead this assortment of beautifully illustrated children’s books with three from Oz creator L. Frank Baum. More recent authors and illustrators follow, including Eric Carle, Katherine Milhous, and folk artist Howard Finster.

The Sea Fairies

L. Frank Baum

First Edition. Reilly & Britton, 1911

In Very Good condition, with twelve color plates and a color pastedown illustration on the front cover. Minor rubbing and wear. $200

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Rinkitink in Oz

L. Frank Baum

SOLD

Reilly & Lee, c. 1918

Early reprint edition, with twelve color plates and a color pastedown illustration on front cover. Some rubbing and edgewear. $60

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The Wishing Horse of Oz

L. Frank Baum

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First Edition. Reilly & Lee, 1935

12 color plates and color pastedown illustration on front cover. General wear. $75

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The Very Quiet Cricket

Eric Carle

Philomel, 2013

This early reprint edition is inscribed by Carle, with a small original drawing on the title page. In Very Good condition, in the publisher's original pictorial cover and dust jacket. $100

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With Bells On: A Christmas Story

Katherine Milhous

First Edition. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1955

Illustrations by the author, in the publisher's green cloth lettered in pink, with the original dust jacket. In Very Good condition. $35

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The Mischievians

William Joyce

First Edition. Atheneum, 2013

Signed by the author, with a small original drawing, on front free endpaper. In Near Fine condition. $45

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Bill Nye the Science Guy's Big Blue Ocean

Bill Nye

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First Edition. Disney, 1999

Inscribed by the author, popular TV host Bill Nye, on the title page. Illustrations by John S. Dykes. In Near Fine condition. $35

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What Pocket Dragons Do When They Retire

Real & Muff Musgrave

First Edition. Musgrave, 2006

Illustrated by Real Musgrave. A Near Fine copy, inscribed by the authors, with a large original drawing by Real, on front pastedown and front free endpaper. $50

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The Night Before Christmas

Clement Moore, illustrated by Howard Finster

First Edition. Turner Publishing, 1996

The holiday classic, as illustrated by noted folk artist Howard Finster—signed by the artist! In Near Fine condition. $150

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The Hello, Goodbye Window

Norton Juster

6th Printing. Disney, 2005

Illustrated by Chris Raschka. A Near Fine copy of the 2006 Caldecott award-winner, inscribed by the author and the illustrator on the front free endpaper. $50

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Brian Wildsmith’s 1, 2, 3’s

Brian Wildsmith

First Edition. Franklin, Watts, 1965

This Very Good-condition copy includes a letter regarding the book to the Neiman-Marcus Head of Display. $50

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In Yards and Gardens

Margaret Waring Buck

First Edition. Abingdon-Cokesbury, 1952

Numerous illustrations and descriptions of flora and fauna. Wrinkling to back panel of dust jacket. $50

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Hulda

Carol Svendsen

First Edition. Houghton-Mifflin, 1974

Illustrations by Julius Svendsen. This copy of the uncommon book is in Very Good condition. $85

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