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Books from the 1930s
(Sorted by copyright date of Illustrations. Click on image to see sample pages)

*** Caldecott Winner         * Caldecott Honor           * Newbery Honor Book

1931-

1933




Angus and the Cat
Stories and Pictures 
by Marjorie Flack

c. 1931
Doubleday & Co., Inc.
Scholastic Paperback



 

 

The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings
by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Pictures by Dorothy Grider

c. 1931
The Platt & Munk Co., Inc

See The Little Rabbit
Who WantedRed Wings
,
1978, with original text
by the same author 
(lightly edited/updated) and
updated illustrations
 by Chris Santoro.

A Child's 
Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrations by
Paula Rees Good

C. 1931 (illustrations)
Whitman Publishing Co.

 

 

 

 

Perez and Martina
"A Portorican Folk Tale"
by Pura Belpre
Illustrated by 
Carlos Sanchez M.

c. 1932
by Frederick Warne & Co.
c. 1960
 by Pura Belpre White
New edition 1961

 

 

 

Angus Lost
Told and Pictured
 by Marjorie Flack

c. 1932
Doubleday & Co., Inc.
Eighth Printing

 



 

 

The Cruise of 
Mr. Christopher Columbus

A really Truly Story
 by Sadyebeth & Anson Lowitz
 with illustrations by the latter

April 1932
Grosset & Dunlap, 
Edition Uncertain

 

Chicken Little
Illustrated by Eulalie

c. 1932
The Platt & Munk Co., Inc.

 

 

 

The Little Red Hen
and the
Grain of Wheat
Illustrated by Eulalie

c. 1932
The Platt & Munk Co., Inc.

 

 

The Story of Babar
the Little Elephant
by Jean DeBrunhoff

c. 1933
Random House
Book club edition


 

The Story
About Ping

by Marjorie Flack
and Kurt Wiese

c. 1933
The Viking Press
Edition uncertain,
no further dates or 
printings indicated


1934-1937




NEW
Kittens and Puppies
by Ruth E. Newton

Pictures c. 1934
c. 1940 by
Whitman Publishing Co.

 

 

Tom Thumb
Illustrated by Eulalie

c. 1934
Platt & Munk Co., Inc.


 

Peter Pan
Illustrated by Eulalie

c. 1934
Platt & Munk Co., Inc.


 

Dick Whittington
Illustrated by Eulalie

c. 1934
Platt & Munk Co., Inc.


 

The Travels
of Babar
by Jean DeBrunhoff
Translated from the French
 by Merle S. Haas
(cover missing)

c. 1934
Random House

 

 

Down Down
the Mountain
by Ellis Credle 

c. 1934
Thomas Nelson and Sons



Cinder
Written and Illustrated 
by Romney Gay

c. 1934
Grosset and Dunlap



* Honk the Moose
by Phil Stong
Pictures by Kurt Wiese

c.1935
Dodd, Mead & Company
1966 Edition

 

Snipp, Snapp,
Snurr and the
Gingerbread
by Maj Lindman

c. 1936
Albert Whitman and Co.
12th printing, 1962

 

The Story of
Ferdinand
by Munro Leaf
Drawings by Robert Lawson

c. 1936
The Viking Press
book club edition

 


 

NEW
A Kitten A Puppy
A Bunny and A Bear
Story and Pictures by E. Keto

c. 1937
Whitman Publishing


Toby and Sue
Written and Illustrated 
by Romney Gay

c. 1937
Grosset and Dunlap

 

 

And To Think
That I Saw It on
Mulberry Street
by Dr. Seuss

c.1937
Vanguard Press
Grolier, Book Club Edition

 

The Restless Robin
by Marjorie Flack

c.1937
Houghton Mifflin Company
Edition uncertain, no further dates/printings stated


Wynken Blynken 
and Nod 
and Other Verses
by Eugene Field

c. 1937
The Saalfield Publishing Co.

 

1938

 




Walt Disney's
Ferdinand the Bull
by Munro Leaf and 
Robert Lawson (1936)

c 1938
 by Walt Disney Enterprises
Dell Publishing Co.
paperback edition

 

NEW
Land of Surprise
by Gladys & Corinne Malvern

c. 1938
McLoughlin Bros.,  Inc.

 

 

Tramp the 
Sheep Dog
Story by Don Lang
Pictures by Kurt Wiese

c. 1938 by Story Parade
1943 by Grosset & Dunlap

 

The Five 
Chinese Brothers

by Claire Huchet Bishop 
and Kurt Wiese

c. 1938
Coward-McCann, Inc.

 



Brownies-Hush
by Gladys L. Adshead

c1938
Oxford University Press
Twelfth Printing

 

Buttons
by Tom Robinson
Illustrated by Peggy Bacon

c. 1938
The Viking Press
Renewed 1966
1968 paperback edition

 

The 500 Hats of
Bartholomew Cubbins
by Dr. Seuss

c. 1938
Vanguard Press
 Renewed 1966
Scholastic Paperback Edition

 

Blaze and the
Forest Fire
by C. W. Anderson

c.1938
The Macmillan Company
Twenty second Printing
1969

 

 

 

 

1939

 


* Cock-A-
Doodle-Doo

by Berta and Elmer Hader

c.1939
The Macmillan Co.
Thirteenth Printing, 1962

 

 

Mike Mulligan and
His Steam Shovel

by Virginia Lee Burton

c. 1939
Houghton Mifflin Co.

 

 

*Madeline
by Ludwig Bemelmans

c. 1939
The Viking Press
Later book club edition

 

 

Little Toot
Pictures and Story 
by Hardie Gramatky

c.1939
G. P. Putnam's Sons
Cadmus Edition, 
date uncertain

 

 

The Circus Boat
by John Hooper
Illustrated by Charles E. Pont

c. 1939
Junior Literary Guild
& Stephen Daye Press.
Reprint Edition
by Down East Books, 1983









Baby's Prayer
at Twilight
Written and Illustrated 
by Priscilla Pointer

c. 1939
McLoughlin Brothers


 

Little White Kitten
The Story of Fluff
Story by June Scheckler
Drawings by
Mary Alice Stoddard

c. 1939
Whitman Publishing

 

 

Rudolph the
Red-Nosed
Reindeer
by Robert May
Illustrated by 
Denver Gillen

C. 1939
Facsimile edition to 
celebrate 50th Anniversary
 of original edition

 

The Last Flower
A Parable in  Pictures
by James Thurber

c. 1939
Harper Colophon Books/
Harper & Row


 

Alexander
the Gander

by Tasha Tudor

c.1939
Henry Z. Walck
1961 edition