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Caldecott Medal

Awarded annually since 1938 to the illustrator of the most distinguished
picture book for children published in the U.S. the preceeding year.


Children's:Caldecott Medal

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Seven Simeons, Artzybasheff, Boris
1 Artzybasheff, Boris
Seven Simeons
New York: Viking Press / Junior Literary Guild, 1937 First Edition 
4to Blue-green decorated cloth. [32]pp with delicately beautiful color illustrations by Boris Arzybasheff. King Douda sends forth seven brothers, each of whom possesses a special magical craft, to win the hand of the lovely Helena. Bader (pp 192-196) says of the book: "Using only open line and solids, no one has dared quite so much nor, in color, employed line engravings to such effect." A 1938 Caldecott Honor book. Almost Fine. Dustjacket edge worn, lightly frayed, tiny chip at spine heel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Once a Mouse, Brown, Marcia
2 Brown, Marcia
Once a Mouse
New York: Scribner's (1961) First Edition 
Square quarto. Decorated green cloth. [32]pp. Marcia Brown took a story from the Hitopadesa and gave children her version of this ancient Sanskrit fable. Her retelling is beautifully spare, her woodcuts remarkable. See Bader (pp 321-22) who writes that "...Once a Mouse is important to us...because it is universal in application and, as a picturebook, equally a drama and a work of art." The 1962 Caldecott Medal Winner. Fine in dustjacket with two long tears and light creasing, chipping at spine ends and corners.  
Price: 400.00 USD
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A Child's Good Night Book, Brown, Margaret Wise
3 Brown, Margaret Wise
A Child's Good Night Book
New York: HarperCollins, 1992 Charlot, Jean 
24mo Blue cloth. [24]pp with lovely color illustrations. This edition restores the little classic to the small size and warm colors of the original 1943 publication. Two major talents in the children's book field combined to create this beautiful bedtime book which was awarded a Caldecott Honor. Near fine in lightly frayed and worn dustjacket.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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Nine Days to Christmas, Ets, Marie Hall and Labastida, Aurora
4 Ets, Marie Hall and Labastida, Aurora
Nine Days to Christmas
New York: Viking Press (1959) First Edition Ets, Marie Hall 
Quarto. Pink decorated cloth. 48pp. A story set in Mexico about little Ceci, who is finally old enough to have her own posada and her very own pinata. Marie Hall Ets chose a warm palette for her illustrations - tones of pink, red, yellow and grey - and her images glow with the gaiety and joy of the season. Awarded the 1960 Caldecott Medal. Slightly rubbed near lower corner else Near Fine. Dustjacket lightly dusted, small tear to upper panel, tiny chips to corner and spine tips. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever (SIGNED), Frazee, Marla
5 Frazee, Marla
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever (SIGNED)
New York: Harcourt (2008) Second Printing 
4to Pictorial boards. [32]pp with comical color illustrations by the author. Fun and nonsense with Jamon (James and Eamon) as they spend a week with Bill and Pam and go to Nature Camp every day. Caldecott Honor, 2009. Signed by Marla Frazee to the title page with cartoon balloons from the boys which say "Smile for --!" and "I am." Fine in dustjacket (light crease to edge of Caldecott seal). 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Big Snow, Hader, Berta and Elmer
6 Hader, Berta and Elmer
The Big Snow
New York: MacMillan, 1948 First Edition 
4to Decorated blue boards. [48]pp with beautiful color and black & white illustrations by the Haders. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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The Contest, Hogrogian, Nonny adapted by
7 Hogrogian, Nonny adapted by
The Contest
New York: Greenwillow / William Morrow (1976) First Edition 
Oblong 4to. Cloth-backed red boards. [32]pp with brilliant full-page color illustrations and smaller black & white drawings by Nonny Hogrogian. An Armenian folktale which tells about two thieves who are both betrothed to the same charming lady and what happens when they find out about each other. Not what you might expect! Caldecott Honor award, 1977. Fine in dustjacket with slightest edge wear and some pale, very faint stains to lower panel. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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A Very Special House, Krauss, Ruth
8 Krauss, Ruth
A Very Special House
New York: Harper and Row (1953) Sendak, Maurice 
4to Cloth backed pictorial boards. [24]pp illustrated with wonderful drawings by Maurice Sendak. Fanciful nonsense and antics from the pair who gave us A Hole is to Dig. A 1954 Caldecott Honor Book. This printing between 1964 and 1970. Fine in frayed dustjacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Frog and Toad Are Friends, Lobel, Arnold
9 Lobel, Arnold
Frog and Toad Are Friends
New York: Harper & Row (1970) 
8vo Pictorial boards. This copy ca 1977. 64pp with Arnold Lobel's two-color illustrations throughout. The first of four popular titles about these two best friends. An I Can Read Book. Awarded a 1971 Caldecott Honor. Near Fine in dustjacket with light chipping at corners, silver Caldecott Medal affixed to upper panel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Harlem, Myers, Walter Dean
10 Myers, Walter Dean
Harlem
New York: Scholastic Press (1997) First Edition Myers, Christopher 
Folio. Decorated boards. [32]pp with color illustrations throughout. This poetic tribute to Harlem is a marvelous collaboration between father and son. Christopher Myers' stunning collage art garnered a 1998 Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Award Honor for illustration. Near Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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All in the Morning Early, Nic Leodhas, Sorche
11 Nic Leodhas, Sorche
All in the Morning Early
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1963) First Edition Ness, Evaline 
Oblong 8vo. Cloth-backed decorated blue boards. [32]pp. Wonderfully illustrated in color by Evaline Ness, who carefully placed her images on each page so that her pictures flow right along with the rhyme in this old Scottish nursery tale. Awarded a Caldecott Honor. Neat inscription to ffep else Fine. Slightest edge wear and soil to price-clipped dustjacket with faint rippling to upper edge of upper panel. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Always Room for One More, Nic Leodhas, Sorche
12 Nic Leodhas, Sorche
Always Room for One More
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1965) Stated First Edition Hogrogian, Nonny 
Oblong 12mo. Decorated deep rose boards. [32]pp with lively color illustrations by Nonny Hogrogian; awarded the 1966 Caldecott Medal. Adapted by the author from a traditional Scottish song, this is the rollicking story of Lachie MacLachlan's large family and their wee home that always had "room for one more." Fine in lightly frayed dustjacket (spine slightly darkened). 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Baboushka and the Three Kings, Robbins, Ruth
13 Robbins, Ruth
Baboushka and the Three Kings
Berkeley: Parnassus Press (1960) First Edition Sidjakov, Nicholas 
Oblong 12mo. Decorated grey cloth. [26]pp with rich color lithographs by Nicholas Sidjakov. Though they stopped by her small hut, old Baboushka let the three kings go on to seek the new born Child without her. Every year during the Christmas season she renewed her search for the Child, leaving small gifts for the children of old Russia at each house she visited. Neat name to ffep else Fine. Dustjacket frayed with a little wear at folds, small chip to lower panel, light chipping to spine and corner tips. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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The Christmas Anna Angel, Sawyer, Ruth
14 Sawyer, Ruth
The Christmas Anna Angel
New York: Viking, 1944 First Edition Seredy, Kate 
8vo Blind-stamped blue cloth. 48pp with exquisite color lithos by Hungarian-born Kate Seredy. A Christmas story set on a farm in Hungary during the war, many years ago, as told to Ruth Sawyer by her friend. A Caldecott Honor book. Cloth lightly faded at edges else Very Good. Dustjacket spine sunned with closed tear, chipped at spine ends. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Tops and Bottoms, Stevens, Janet, adapted and illustrated by
15 Stevens, Janet, adapted and illustrated by
Tops and Bottoms
New York: Harcourt Brace (1995) Second Printing 
Quarto. Pictorial boards. [34]pp with lively and amusing color illustrations throughout by Janet Stevens. A humorous story which celebrates the trickster tradition of using one's wits to beat hardship. Awarded a Caldecott Honor. Tiny erasure to ffep else Near Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Jumanji, Van Allsburg, Chris
16 Van Allsburg, Chris
Jumanji
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981 First Edition 
Oblong quarto. Green cloth. [32]pp with marvelous illustrations by the author. Peter and Judy play a board game and watch in amazement as their home is transformed into an exotic jungle. This was Chris Van Allsburg's second book and his first Caldecott Award winner. He took the world of children's picture books by storm with his wonderfully mysterious stories and images. Slight bump to spine heel else Fine in dustjacket with minor soil to upper panel, light crease to spine heel. 
Price: 800.00 USD
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, Van Allsburg, Chris
17 Van Allsburg, Chris
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979 First Edition 
Oblong quarto. Blind stamped wheat cloth. [32]pp illustrated with the detailed pencil drawings of Chris Van Allsburg in his first picture book effort. His compelling story and distinctive artwork was awarded a 1980 Caldecott Honor. Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket with slight rippling to lower edge near spine, a faint water stain visible there to verso of jacket. A crisp, clean, attractive copy. Review slip laid in. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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The Polar Express, Van Allsburg, Chris
18 Van Allsburg, Chris
The Polar Express
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985 First Edition 
Oblong quarto. Silver decorated maroon cloth. [32]pp with magnificent full-color illustrations thoughout by Chris Van Allsburg. The ultimate Christmas fantasy, a modern classic, and the winner of the 1986 Caldecott Award. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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Free Fall, Wiesner, David
19 Wiesner, David
Free Fall
New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard (1988) First Edition 
Oblong 8vo [32]pp. Color illustrations. The first book both "written" and illustrated by multi-Caldecott-Award-winning David Wiesner. This is a wonderful wordless picturebook which features fantastical scenes from its young protaganist's dreamland. Winner of a Caldecott Honor in 1989. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Three Pigs, Wiesner, David
20 Wiesner, David
The Three Pigs
New York: Clarion (2001) First Edition 
11.5"x9" Cloth-backed boards. [40]pp. An inventive version of the old tale with many delightfully clever touches by the author/artist. Wiesner uses a variety of artistic styles in this entertaining book which was awarded the 2002 Caldecott Medal. Near Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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