Category: Children--Youth--Juvenile


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Marmalade Atkins in Space

By: Davies, Andrew

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Blackie and Son Limited, 1986

Edition: 1st thus

Originally published in 1982 by Abelard-Schuman, and one of a series of titles to feature a bad little girl with few, if any, redeeming qualities. Front panel photograph shows Charlotte Coleman as Marmalade Atkins, with rear panel photograph showing Coleman/Atkins sandwiched between "Dudley Sutton as Colonel Perry and Dicken Ashworth as Captain Conch in the Thames TV Theatre Box Production" of this title. Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering, 87 pages (+ advertise... View more info

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Mr. Billiwicket's Burro (signed)

By: Decker, Margaret Singleton

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Hicksville, Exposition Press, 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

a collection of ten stories for 5-to-9-year-olds, originally published in 'The Christian Science Monitor,' and featuring the adventures of a kindly man who wanted a second pony to pull his children's cart but ended up with a little burro no bigger than a dog; this copy signed by author on front free end paper ("Happy reading--/Maggi Singleton Decker") and bears her black-on-gold address sticker on front pastedown; silver lettering on blue cloth, 51 pgs.; moderate... View more info

QUEEN CAT & Other Stories

By: Dunlop, Beverley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Auckland, Hodder & Stoughton, 1988

Edition: First Edition

The New Zealand-born author of a number of acclaimed children's novels here presents seven short stories originally published in various issues of 'School Journal' (a publication of the School Publications Branch of the New Zealand Department of Education), and aimed at the six-to-nine-year-old reader. 31 pages. Rubbing, light general wear. View more info

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By: Edwards, Wallace

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, Kids Can Press, 2002

Edition: First Edition

1st printing w/complete number sequence. True first edition and winner of the 2002 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature/Illustration. A gorgeously illustrated volume merging fantasy and reality, "a unique collection of animal portraits that will ignite the imaginations of young and old alike." Each letter of the alphabet is complemented with the fantasy-tinged illustration of an animal whose name begins with that letter, accompanied by two lines of ... View more info

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Philippa at School

By: Ensdaile, S.K.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, A. & C. Black Ltd., 1928

Edition: First Edition

A girl for whom studying isn't a particularly strong suit is "threatened with no summer holiday away from home unless she gets a better school report." Red cloth w/black lettering/decoration to front cover, black spine lettering, 241 pages, dust jacket illustration (matching frontispiece) by J.H. Hartley. Slant, bumped/lightly worn corners/spine ends, soil along bottom cover edges, foxed page edges, a little light internal soil, in a dust jacket that has fought... View more info

GHOSTS GALORE, Haunting Verse

By: Fisher, Robert (editor)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber, 1986

Edition: 2nd paperback edition

a collection of spooky poetry aimed at children, featuring "Sinister ghosts and comic ghosts, sad ghosts and rollicking ghosts, poems to make you laugh and poems to make you shiver--"; contributors are a varied lot, ranging from the indefatiguable Anonymous to J.R.R. Tolkien, from an 11-year-old identified only as Farah to Robert Service, and many others (Osbert Sitwell, William Carlos Williams, Ralph Hodgson, Ted Hughes, Christina Rossetti, Russell Hoban, W.S. G... View more info

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Kris Brownswell Mysteries

By: Fournier, Anthony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Newcastle, HI-TECH Printing & Graphics, 1993

Edition: First Edition

A collection of three mysteries featuring teenage sleuth Kris Brownswell and her pal, Charlene Anderson. 72 pages. Light rubbing to covers, internally tight and clean. Uncommon. View more info

The Thief Lord

By: Funke, Cornelia

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic, Inc./The Chicken House, 2002

Edition: 1st US edition

1st printing w/complete number sequence. An award-winning runaway bestseller originally published in German in 2000, and here translated from that language by Oliver Latsch. Two orphans on the run from a cruel aunt and uncle meet up with a thirteen-year-old boy who leads a group of young petty criminals. Purple boards, blue cloth backstrip w/gilt lettering, 349 pages (including Glossary), illustrated by the author, dust jacket illustration by Christian Birmingham. An... View more info

Daddy Takes Us to the Woods

By: Garis, Howard R.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Chicago & New York, M.A. Donohue & Company,

Edition: 1st Donohue edition

No date. Originally published in 1914 by R.F. Fenno & Company. The tenth title in the author's 'Daddy Series For Little Folks,' each finding a father teaching his son and daughter about some aspect of outdoor lore or animals or nature in general. Tipped-on illustration over green cloth, 165 pages + 9 pages of listings of other Donohue titles. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, Christmas sticker to top right corner of front free end paper, previous owner's name magic-ma... View more info

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Red Shift (signed)

By: Garner, Alan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Fontana/Lions 671000, 1977

Edition: 3rd Fontana/Lions edition

Inscription: Signed & Dated by Author

"A contemporary disenchanted Romeo and Juliet story, conducted almost entirely in clipped sardonic dialogue between the lovers [and shifting] frequently, plunging back into Roman Britain and the time of the Civil War, to bloody episodes which took place around the same hill in Cheshire." This copy signed and dated (Alan Garner/4 July 1978) on title page. Tiny sticker pull, light edgewear, moderate general wear. Uncommon signed. View more info

Joshua, The Czar, and the Chicken Bone Wish (signed)

By: Girion, Barbara

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons/Scribner, 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

A fourth-grade klutz with a few troubles meets an old man who claims to be a czar who lost control of all Russia on the snap of a single wishbone, and subsequently befriends the kid in an effort to help him develop a bit of self-confidence. In a lovely piece of coincidence, this copy is inscribed by the author to an actual Joshua ("For Joshua--/who has/quite a while to go/before he enjoys this/story. Lots of good/luck chicken-bone wishing/to your parents to help/you... View more info

THE PRINCE'S STORY BOOK, Being Historical Stories Collected Out of English Romantic Literature in Illustration of the Reigns of English Monarchs From the Conquest to Victoria

By: Gomme, George Laurence (editor)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd.,

nd; a companion volume to the previously published "The King's Story Book" and "The Queen's Story Book," and as the sub-title indicates, containing stories for the juvenile reader, set during the reigns of a wide variety of monarchs; 392 pgs. + 4 pgs. of ads for other Constable titles; View more info

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Crackers Number/No./# Three/3

By: Greig, Dave (editorial director)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Scholastic-TAB Publications, 1982

A scarce children's magazine for the grades 3-5 set. Cover features photograph of Wayne Gretzky, with an illustrated, three-page article on his early-career accomplishments. Also included is an article on a baby lowland gorilla recovering from brain surgery at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, a short story by Leslie Sweeney, instructions of how to make a gorilla pillow, a variety of games and puzzles, weird-but-true facts, hockey tips from Peter Puck, trivia, an... View more info

The Music of Summer

By: Guy, Rosa

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press/Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, 1992

Edition: First Edition

a dark-skinned eighteen-year-old spending her summer away from the city and her family's unrelenting pressure to become a concert pianist finds herself treated shabbily by a lighter-skinned upper-middle-class African-American former friend who wants little to do with her, and the summer seems on the verge of becoming uncomfortably long and cruel until a young man appears with fascinating stories of his adopted homeland, Africa; blue boards w/mauve cloth backstrip, 180 pg... View more info

The Story of the World's Police

By: Harrison, Richard

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Phoenix House Ltd., 1954

Edition: First Edition

writing for the juvenile reader, the author covers a wide variety of subjects, including arrests resulting from scientific analysis, recognition of wanted men, diamond thefts in South Africa, smuggling on the Thames, how the police of various countries co-operate, the 'Third Degree', and much else; Foreword by Sir Harold Scott; green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 191 pgs. incl. Index, illustrated; slant, foxed/dust-soiled top edge, tanning, light foxing to end papers/pas... View more info