Appleby Books

SEARCH

Illustrator or Keyword
Author
Title
Description
 
 
Our Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card

The perfect present for a special occasion!


 
Our Bookshelves
Children's
Poetry
Californiana
Art & Architecture
Recent Acquisitions

More...
 
 
 

California

California

Children's books either published in California, or with
California settings, or by California authors and illustrators


Children's:California

Click on Title to view full description

 
Hush, Little Baby: A Folk Song with Pictures
1
Hush, Little Baby: A Folk Song with Pictures
San Diego: Browndeer Press / Harcourt Brace (1999) Stated First Edition Frazee, Marla 
8vo Publisher's reinforced pictorial boards. 40pp. Delighfully illustrated in color by Marla Frazee, who has since won a few Caldecott Honors. Most openings span both pages with a line from the song along the bottom of each page. An ALA Notable Book and a Hornbook Fanfare Book 1999. Fine in dustjacket with some faint stains at edges. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
California Missions: Missions of the Monterey Bay Area, Abbink, Emily
2 Abbink, Emily
California Missions: Missions of the Monterey Bay Area
Minneapolis: Lerner (1996) First Edition 
Square 8vo Glazed pictorial boards. 80pp with color illustrations. Charts the histories of the San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, San Juan Batista and Santa Cruz missions and briefly discusses the lives of the Ohlone Indians before the arrival of the Spaniards. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
Reasons and Raisins, Aldridge, Josephine and Richard
3 Aldridge, Josephine and Richard
Reasons and Raisins
Oakland: Parnassus Press (1972) First Edition Larrecq, John 
8vo Orange cloth. [36]pp with color illustrations throughout by John Larrecq. A naughty little fox takes the raisins his mother tells him not to touch and then his adventures begin. Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket, lightly frayed. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
Thunder on the Sierra (SIGNED), Balmes, Kathy
4 Balmes, Kathy
Thunder on the Sierra (SIGNED)
New York: Silver Moon Press (2001) Stated First Edition Catapano, Vicki 
8vo Color illustrated boards. 89pp with several full-page illustrations from drawings by Vicki Catapano plus endpaper maps. "In 1852, recently orphaned, thirteen-year-old Mateo becomes an "arriero," or mule driver, bringing supplies to California gold miners, and searching for the notorious bandit (Joaquin Murieta) who stole his horse." Signed and inscribed to the title page by Kathy Balmes. A title in the Adventures in America series. Near Fine. No dustjacket, apparently as issued. 
Price: 12.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
California Indian Days, Bauer, Helen
5 Bauer, Helen
California Indian Days
Garden City: Doubleday (1968) Revised Edition Freeman, Don 
4to Pictorial boards. 192pp. Illustrated with photographs, maps and handsome linecuts by Don Freeman. "..presents a detailed picture of the life of the California Indians from earliest times to the present." Near Fine. Dustjacket frayed, slightly darkened. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
California Missions: Missions of the Central Coast, Behrens, June
6 Behrens, June
California Missions: Missions of the Central Coast
Minneapolis: Lerner (1996) First Edition 
8.5"x8" Glazed pictorial boards. 80pp, color illustrations. Charts the histories of the Santa Barbara, Santa Ines and La Purisma Conception missions and briefly discusses the lives of the Chumas Indians before the arrival of the Spaniards. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
California Missions: Missions of the Inland Valleys, Brower, Pauline
7 Brower, Pauline
California Missions: Missions of the Inland Valleys
Minneapolis: Lerner (1996) First Edition 
Square 8vo Glazed pictorial boards. 80pp with color illustrations. Charts the histories of the San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, San Miguel Arcangel, San Antonio de Padua, and Nuestra Senora de la Soledad missions and briefly discusses the lives of the inland valley Indian tribes, many of whom were Salinan, before the arrival of the Spaniards. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
The Little Gardener's Cookbook: A child's guide to gardening and cooking, Bullock, Kathleen
8 Bullock, Kathleen
The Little Gardener's Cookbook: A child's guide to gardening and cooking
Fountain Valley: The Best Sellers (1986) Second Printing, 1987 
8"x10-1/2" Spiral-bound softcover. 50pp. Illustrated with the author's delightful line drawings. Easy instructions for vegetable gardening, with special recipes for each vegetable. Small ink name verso of upper cover else Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
A Spell is Cast (signed), Cameron, Eleanor
9 Cameron, Eleanor
A Spell is Cast (signed)
Boston: Little, Brown (1964) Stated First Edition Krush, Beth and Joe 
8vo Turquoise blue decorated cloth. 271pp with occasional illustrations from line drawings by Beth and Joe Krush. A mystery set on California's Pacific coast. This is a presentation copy from Eleanor Cameron to poet Jean Burden dated September, 1964: "...my great gratitude for all you did for the first draft of this book!" A Commonwealth Club of California Book Award winner. Fine in dustjacket (hint of wear at spine tips). 
Price: 150.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
The Mysterious Christmas Shell (signed), Cameron, Eleanor
10 Cameron, Eleanor
The Mysterious Christmas Shell (signed)
Boston: Little, Brown (1961) First Edition Krush, Beth and Joe 
8vo Decorated tan cloth. 184pp with black & white illustrations from ink and wash drawings by Beth and Joe Krush. Tom and Jennifer return to Redwood Cove for Christmas holidays, only to find that Sea Meadows, where they'd met the Churnadryne, is to be leveled for a shopping center. A presentation copy to poet Jean Burden, warmly inscribed and signed by Eleanor Cameron, dated January 1962. Laid in is a clipped review of the book. Small piece torn from the lower margin of one leaf else Very Good+ Dustjacket with a little wear and chipping at spine ends and a corner tip. 
Price: 150.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
The Terrible Churnadryne (Signed), Cameron, Eleanor
11 Cameron, Eleanor
The Terrible Churnadryne (Signed)
Boston: Little, Brown (1959) Stated First Edition Krush, Beth and Joe 
8vo Grey cloth. 125pp. Illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush with line and wash drawings. An exciting mystery adventure set in northern California from the author of the Mushroom Planet series. Signed with a warm inscription from "Eleanor Cameron and the CHURNADRYNE!" Small name/address sticker to upper paste-down. Hard bumps to upper corners (tear to lower corner) else about Good. Contents clean and tight. Dustjacket is rough - chipped and well-worn with scuff to lower panel. 
Price: 125.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
Big City Elephants (signed), Cameron, Patsy and Kathleen Naugle
12 Cameron, Patsy and Kathleen Naugle
Big City Elephants (signed)
Toluca Lake: Cozy Time Tales (1992) Arce, Alvaro 
Folio. Glazed pictorial boards. [32]pp with bright color illustrations by Chilean artist Alvaro Arce. When Big Mo and her son Little Mo are separated from each other at the zoo, they run away to the big city so they can stay together. Signed to the title page by author Patsy Cameron. Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
The Wilderness is a Book: A Story of Young 49'ers on the Trail (SIGNED), Caughey, LaRee
13 Caughey, LaRee
The Wilderness is a Book: A Story of Young 49'ers on the Trail (SIGNED)
The Ward Ritchie Press, 1966 First Edition Perceval, Don 
4to Decorated orange boards. 100pp illustrated with black, white and orange lithos by Don Perceval. The Plumacre family sets off from St. Louis, Missouri to California. Inscribed and signed by the author. Minor rubbing to corners and spine tips else Very Good+ No dustjacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
Third Monkey, Clark, Ann Nolan
14 Clark, Ann Nolan
Third Monkey
New York: Viking / Book Club Edition, 1956 First Edition Freeman, Don 
4to. Decorated tan cloth. 44pp illustrated on every page with wonderful color lithos by Don Freeman. There is almost always one baby monkey in a nest, though sometimes there are two. But three? Never! However, the third little monkey turns out to be very special. Near Fine in edge worn dustjacket with chipping at spine ends and corners. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (SIGNED), Cushman, Karen
15 Cushman, Karen
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (SIGNED)
New York: Clarion Books (1996) First Edition 
8vo Cloth. 195pp. Lucy's funny, poignant story is set against the backdrop of a rough-and-tumble California mining settlement in the mid-1800's. Signed and inscribed to the half-title by this Newbery Award-winning author, "All the best, Karen Cushman." Fine in price-clipped dustjacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
Midnight Revels (SIGNED), Desch, John Michael
16 Desch, John Michael
Midnight Revels (SIGNED)
(San Francisco: Sunset Press) 1939 First Edition Kraemer, Xavier 
8vo Decorated blue cloth. 77pp with many full-page and smaller illustrations from the drawings of Xavier Kraemer, including pictorial endpapers. A story told in rhyme of the waking of the dolls and other toys at the stroke of midnight. Later they're joined by fairies, sprites and gnomes who fly in through the casement window and everyone has a wonderful time. When the cock crows, the dolls resume their places and the children awake to find their room not quite as they left it! Inscribed and signed by the author. Fine in lightly soiled, lightly edge worn dustjacket with small mark to lower panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
G is For Golden: A California Alphabet (signed), Domeniconi, David
17 Domeniconi, David
G is For Golden: A California Alphabet (signed)
(Chelsea: Sleeping Bear Press, 2002) First Edition Carroll, Pam 
Oblong octavo. Pictorial boards. [40]pp with richly detailed color illustrations by Pam Carroll. A fascinating celebraton of the 31st state where D is for Death Valley, H is for Hollywood, J is for John Steinbeck, M is for the missions, O is for the ocean, Y is for Yosemite and Z is for Zorro. This copy inscribed and signed by illustrator Pam Carroll. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
The Whipping Boy, Fleischman, Sid
18 Fleischman, Sid
The Whipping Boy
New York: Greenwillow Books (1986) First Edition Sis, Peter 
8vo. Cloth-backed boards. 88pp with illustrations from drawings by Peter Sis. Prince Brat needs a whipping boy and the young hero of this comic adventure is it. Awarded the 1987 Newbery Medal. Fine in dustjacket with small closed tear to upper flap, slight wear to spine head. 
Price: 225.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
The Whipping Boy (signed), Fleischman, Sid
19 Fleischman, Sid
The Whipping Boy (signed)
New York: Greenwillow Books (1986) First Edition Sis, Peter 
8vo. Cloth-backed boards. 88pp illustrated with full-page and smaller black & white drawings by Peter Sis. Prince Brat needs a whipping boy and the young hero of this comic adventure is it. Awarded the 1987 Newbery Medal. Inscribed, signed, and dated (1988) to the ffep by Sid Fleishman, with a billowy flourish partly bordering his inscription. Spine ends sunned, spine less so. Small penned name to upper corner of ffep. About Very Good. Dustjacket price-clipped with tears and edge wear, a one-and-a-half-inch tear to the lower panel taped externally at the top of the tear. 
Price: 225.00 USD
Add to Basket
 
 
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever (SIGNED), Frazee, Marla
20 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
Add to Basket
 
  1  2 3 4  NEXT >  


Write us at

Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie