Retro, rare and collectible childrens books. Children's fiction authors Holly Beth Walker, Helen Wells, Paul White and others. Authors S-Z.

All these prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.

Children's Fiction Index

The Butter Battle Book
cover image of The Butter Battle Book for sale in New Zealand

A rhyming anti-war story about arms races and mutually assured destruction by nuclear war.
A. S. Geisel, illustrated

VG- hardback with no dust jacket.
Some wear to spine ends, name to dedication page.
$20 B/B
Collins 1984 first edition, approx 48pp.
[#4061 ]

If I ran the Circus
cover image of If I ran the Circus by Dr Seuss, for sale in New Zealand

First British edition of this crazy illustrated story.
ISBN 0001953516
Theodore Geisel, Collectable Modern First Edition

VG hardback with no dust jacket, a clean copy.
$45 B/C
Collins 1969 first UK edition.
[#5116 ]

Horton Hatches the Egg

First printing in this British edition of this classic illustrated Dr Seuss tale.

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with a few edge tears and light handling soiling
$55 B/C
Collins 1962. [#2718]

Tuki's Secret
cover image of Tuki's Secret for sale in New Zealand

Very colourful story of a maori boy's quest to win the Kite Competition.
new zealand, illustrated, children's fiction, maori

VG hardback in VG dustjacket
$25 B/B
Kestrel Books / Penguin 1975 first edition, 25pp.
[#4189 ]

STREATFEILD Noel  The Circus is Coming
G+ $5 A/A Puffin 1970 paperback ISBN 140300961 [PB# 303 childrens]
The Lone Ranger and the Mystery Ranch

G+ inscription to fep and half title, minor rubbing to boards and corners, split at head of lower joint.

$8 C/B [BGO 87]

Sampson Low nd decorative boards hardcover, 192pp.

TASMAN J. A. illustrated by J O Loughlin 
Mother Kotuku's Bedtime Stories
cover image of Mother Kotuku's Bedtime Stories for sale in New Zealand

Self published children's book with New Zealand setting and a cast of animal characters.
Has colour illustrations throughout the text.
childrens fiction, animals

VG softback
$10 B/A
J A Tasman 2007, 55pp
[#4237 ]

Cherry Ames Mountaineer Nurse

VG name light foxing prelims, light wear boards, soiled closed edges

$6 C/B [BGO 92]

World Distributors 1960 hardcover, 184pp.

Giants and Ogres
Spells and Bindings
Wizards and Witches
Legends of Valour

VG VG minor wear to ends of some DW spines.

$20 each C/D [ILL 9]

Time-Life Books vd vp decorated leatherette boards, 4to, DWs under plastic sleeves, c 150pp each, well illustrated in colour throughout, myths and legends told as stories.

TUER Andrew W. 
Stories from Old-Fashioned Children's Books
Brought together and introduced to the reader, adorned with 250 amusing cuts.

Facsimile of the 1899 original which collected children's stories from 1770 to the 1820s.

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket. Jacket has been trimmed to vertical edges of the fold in flaps, and has some adhesive residue from old plastic sleeve. Ex-library with stamps and cancellation. Tape residue to covers.
$10 C/C
Evelyn Adams and Mackay Ltd. Undated but library accession has (19)70. 439pp.
[#3292 ]

TURNER Ethel   Miss Bobbie illustrated by Harold Copping
G+ small tear in upper joint, some foxing, name to fep $10 C/C Ward Lock 1923, illustrated beige cloth, 256pp + plates [#2013 childrens fiction]

UTTLEY Alison  The Country Child
VG+ $5 A/A Puffin 1972 paperback, illustrated by C F Tunnicliffe, ISBN 0140303022 [PB# 306 childrens]
VAIZEY Mrs George de Horne
A Houseful of Girls

G cloth bubbling, worn at edges, pencil name and prize plate to fep, some soiling to pages.

$10 C/C [BGO 148]

Religious Tract Society nd (prize plate dated 1911) pictorial cloth, 255pp + 16pp adverts. Illustrated by Victor Prout. by the author of the Pixie O'Shaughnessy books.

WALKER Holly Beth
MEG, The Treasure nobody saw

G rubbed spine ends, name and stamp to fep and half title

$5 B/B [BGO 17]

Whitman / Western Publishing 1970 first edition pictorial hardcover, 136pp

WALKER Holly Beth
MEG, and the Disappearing Diamonds

VG dusty top edge

$5 B/B [BGO 18]

Whitman / Western Publishing 1967 first edition pictorial hardcover, 136pp

WALLACE Iris  Nicky and Wi illustrated by Peter McIntyre
VG VG small tear along top of upper fore edge DW fold $15 B/C Reed 1964 first edition hard cover 4to, 63pp. Illustrations in ink and colour wash. [#1153 illustrated childrens]

WATERHOUSE Keith & Willis Hall   Worzel Gummidge's Television Adventures based on characters created by Barbara Euphan Todd
VG- VG- unclipped DW has plastic sleeve taped down to reverse, some tape rust shows, ex-library with some stamps etc, otherwise tidy $10 C/C Kestrel Books 1979 first edition hard cover, 299pp. ISBN 0722657730 [#1952 childrens fiction]
Nicky Nobody and the Rocket Spies

G lightly soiled boards, small ink spot lower board

$5 B/B [BGO 93]

Hulton Press 1958 first edition hardcover, 131pp. Illustrated by Daphne Rowles.

Helen Wells, Cherry Ames Nurse stories

Stories about Charity 'Cherry' Ames, a mystery-solving, nurse from Illinois, featured in a series of twenty-seven mystery novels with medical settings.

WELLS Helen 
Cherry Ames Staff Nurse
cover image of Cherry Ames Staff Nurse, for sale in New Zealand

Stories about Charity 'Cherry' Ames, a mystery-solving, nurse from Illinois, featured in a series of twenty-seven mystery novels with medical settings.
UK issue
young adult, girl's fiction

VG hardback with no dust jacket, name to free end paper
$8 C/B
World Distributors 1964 first edition, 183pp.
[#4826 ]

Cherry Ames Private Duty Nurse

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket, rubbed with chips to spine ends at folds, torn along fore edge folds at corners, unclipped, inscription to fep.
$8 C/B
World Distributors 1960 hardcover, 185pp.[#BGO 69 ]

Cherry Ames Student Nurse

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket, chipped to bottom edge of front panel, minor chips spine ends, short tear top edge down through the 'm' of 'Ames', unclipped.
$8 C/B
World Distributors 1967 hardcover, 185pp.[#BGO 70 ]

Cherry Ames Jungle Nurse

VG hardback with no dust jacket, some minor foxing
$8 C/B
World Distributors 1965 first edition hardcover, 176pp.[#BGO 71 ]

Cherry Ames Senior Nurse

G+ hardback with G+ dust jacket complete but some short tears and chipping, name blacked out to fep, old price to 1/2 title.
$8 C/B
World Distributors 1959 reprint hardcover 185pp.[# 63 childrens fiction]

Bringing Down the Air Pirate
cover image of Bringing Down the Air Pirate , for sale in New Zealand

Jacket spine has 14, being it's number in the Sovereign Series of uniform books by the publisher.

VG hardback with VG- dust jacket, price clipped with chipped edges, name to first page, booksellers rubber stamp to foot of title.
$8 C/B
Ward Lock undated (1950s) hardcover, 253pp + colour frontis and adverts.
[#4795 ]

WHITE T H   The Sword in the Stone
G+ $5 A/A Armada / Lion 1971 paperback [PB# 301 childrens]

WILDER Laura Ingalls 
By The Shores of Silver Lake
cover image of By The Shores of Silver Lake, for sale in New Zealand

The Ingalls family are upping sticks from Minnesota and heading West for Silver Lake.
With illustrations by Garth Williams.
ISBN 9780140303032
A Little House Book.
american pioneers, Little House on the Prairie, young adult fiction

VG paperback
$6 A/A
Puffin (1967 edition but recent reprint), 220pp.
[PB1700 ]

WILLARD Barbara  The Lark and the Laurel
VG $8 A/A Puffin paperback ISBN 0140306269 [PB# 300 childrens]

Untitled book known as The Bee Book or The Bee on the Comb
cover image of Untitled book known as The Bee Book or The Bee on the Comb, for sale in New Zealand

By the author of Masquerade, an illustrated riddle book with full and double page art throughout in colour, with the title of the book hidden in clues in the text.
ISBN 0224019066
puzzle, quest, illustrated

VG+ hardback with pictorial boards, spine sunned to backstrip only.
$20 B/B
Cape 1984 first edition.
[#5408 ]

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