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 ]

Horton Hatches the Egg

First British edition of this classic illustrated tale. Dr Seuss first edition.

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with a few edge tears and light handling soiling
$35 B/C
Collins 1962. [#2718 childrens fiction, first edition]

Tuki's Secret
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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.

Nicholas Thomas Gets into Trouble No.2 Nicholas Thomas Goes to the Sea / The Concert at Catleigh-On-Sea / The Clown who came to Stay.

G lacks backstrip, boards rubbed to edges, corners rounded, bottom of boards rubbed, name erased from 'this book belongs to' box, internally tidy.

$8 B/B [Item# 134 ILL]

Sampson Low nd. hardcover, 61pp, well illustrated in colour.

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.

TODD Barbara Euphan
Mr Blossom's Shop

G rubbed edges and corners, split at bottom of joints, name to paste down. Some light reading soiling throughout.

$10 B/A [BGO 119]

Thomas Nelson nd hardcover, 96pp. Illustrated in line by E S Duffin. By the author of Worzel Gummidge.

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.

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 Staff Nurse

VG hardback with no dust jacket, name to fep, some ageing
$8 C/B
World Distributors 1964 first edition hardcover, 183pp.[#BGO 72 ]

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

VG VG- chipped edges to pric eclipped DW, name to fep

$8 C/B [BGO 106]

Ward Lock undated (1950s) hardcover, 253pp + colour frontis and adverts, booksellers rubber stamp to foot of title.

Paul White "Jungle Doctor" series.

Paul White was born in Bowral, New South Wales. After studying medicine at the University of Sydney, he married and travelled to Tanganyika as a Church Missionary Society (CMS) missionary in 1938, and established a hospital whichbecame the main medical centre of the mission. On his return to Australia he began writing fictional stories based on his experiences in Africa. They often include evangelical Christian moralising.

Jungle Doctor

VG hardback in Poor DW chipped with loss and tears, name and address to half title
$5 C/A
Paternoster 1954 hardcover, 118pp, illustrated.[#BGO 109 ]

Jungle Doctor to the Rescue

VG- hardback with short splits to joints, foxed prelims. No dust jacket
$5 C/A
Paternoster 1951 first edition hardcover, 120pp, illustrated.[#BGO 110 ]

Eyes on Jungle Doctor

VG- hardback lightly soiled and rubbed, name to half titleNo dust jacket
$5 C/A
Paternoster 1953 first edition hardcover, 120pp, illustrated.[#BGO 111 ]

Jungle Doctor on Safari

VG hardback with lightly rubbed edges
$5 C/A
Paternoster 1970 pictorial hardcover, 119pp, illustrated. ISBN085364053X [#BGO 112 ]

Jungle Doctor's tug-of-war

VG hardback with rubbed edges. No dust jacket
$5 C/A
Paternoster 1970 pictorial hardcover, 73pp, illustrated. ISBN0853640726 [#BGO 113 ]

Jungle Doctor's Hippo Happenings

VG hardback with rubbed edges. No dust jacket
$5 C/A
Paternoster 1970 pictorial hardcover, 74pp, illustrated. ISBN0853640734[#BGO 114 ]

WHITE T H   The Sword in the Stone
G+ $3 A/A Armada / Lion 1971 paperback [PB# 301 childrens]

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

FN but spine sunned to backstrip only.

$15 B/C [ILL 1]

Cape 1984 first edition pictorial papered boards, 4to, ISBN 0224019066 By the author of Masquerade. Full and double page art throughout in colour and the title of the book hidden in clues in the text.

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