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Books from the 1950s
(Sorted by copyright date of Illustrations. Click on image to see sample pages)

*** Caldecott Winner                * Caldecott Honor

1950

Who Dreams
of Cheese
by Leonard Weisgard

c.1950
Charles Scribner's Sons
1st Cadmus Edit. (1963)



 

Follow the Wind
by Alvin Tresselt
Pictures 
by Roger Duvoisin

c. 1950
Lothrop, Lee & 
Shepard Co., Inc.
Ninth Printing, 
October 1964

 

 

The Quiet Noisy Book
by Margaret Wise Brown
Pictures 
by Leonard Weisgard

c. 1950
Harper & Row, Publishers
Apparent First Edition

No further editions/
printings noted

 

Petunia
by Roger Duvoisin

c.1950
Alfred A. Knopf
Weekly Reader
 Book Club Edition



 

 

Blaze Finds the
Trail 
by C. W. Anderson

c. 1950
The Macmillan Co.
1960 Book
Club Edition

 

 

 

 

 

NEW
The Big Book of Cowboys
Written and Illustrated
by Sydney E. Fletcher

c. 1950
Grosset & Dunlap

 

The First Book
 of Indians
by Benjamin Brewster
Pictures
by Ursula Koering

c. 1950
Franklin Watts, Inc.
Sixteenth Printing

 

Colorado
Story by Bernadine Bailey
Pictures by Kurt Wiese

c. 1950
Albert Whitman and Company
First Edition



North Carolina
Story by Bernadine Bailey
Pictures by Kurt Wiese

c. 1950
Albert Whitman and Company
First Edition



Michigan
Story by Bernadine Bailey
Pictures by Kurt Wiese

c. 1950
Albert Whitman and Company
First Edition


1951

* Skipper John's Cook
by Marcia Brown

c.1951
Junior Literary Guild and
 Charles Scribner and Son's
First Edition, 
first printing
 (letter A under Copyright)
Further links about Author:
Images from Collection
Marcia Brown

 

*Bear Party
by William Pene Du Bois

c. 1951
The Viking Press


 

 

Fox Eyes
by Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by 
Garth WiIliams

c. 1951
Pantheon

 

 

 

Coming Soon
The Summer
Noisy Book
Story by
Margaret Wise Brown
 Pictures by
Leonard Weisgard

c. 1951
Harper & Row

 

 

Coming Soon
Airplane Stories
by Marion Conger
 Pictures by Harlow Rockwell

c. 1951
Simon and Schuster

 

 

Pussy Willow
by Margaret Wise Brown
Pictures by Leonard Weisgard

c.1951
Golden Press
B Printing

 

 

Tim and the 
Tool Chest

by Jerrold Beim
 Illustrated by
Tracy Sugarman

c. 1951
William Morrow & Co.
Eleventh Printing

 

Patrick and the 
Golden Slippers
by Katherine Milhous

c. 1951
Charles Scribner's Sons
Apparent First Edition

 


Wildcat
Story by 
Sherry De Volld Ball

c. 1951
The Erle Press

 

The Busy Man
Written and Illustrated
 by Vana Earle

c.1951
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., Inc.
Second Printing
September 1953

 

Kippie the Cow
by Esther Gretor
Translated from the Danish
 by Kurt Singer
Illustrated by Getterman

c. 1951
Jullian Messner
Special Cadmus Books Ed.
 by E.M. Hale and Company

 

Minn of the
 Mississippi
Holling Clancy Holling

c. 1951
Houghton Mifflin Co.

 

1952

***The Biggest Bear
by Lynd Ward

c. 1952
Houghton Mifflin Co.


NEW
*One Morning
in Maine
by Robert McCloskey

c. 1952
Viking Press

 

*The Storm Book
by Charlotte Zolotow
Pictures by
 Margaret Bloy Graham

c. 1952
Harper & Row Publishers

 

* Five Little Monkeys
Story and Illustrations
By Juliet Kepes

c. 1952
Houghton Mifflin Co.
First Edition





Happy Easter
by Kurt Wiese

c. 1952
Viking Penguin
(1991 scholastic 
paperback edition)



 

One Kitten Too Many
by Bianca Bradbury 
and Marie C. Nichols

1952
Houghton Mifflin



Petunia's
 Christmas
Story and Pictures
by Roger Duvoisin

 c. 1952
Alfred A. Knopf
Scholastic paperback

 

The Little 
Fireman
by Margaret Wise Brown
Pictures by
 Esphyr Slobodkina

c. 1952
Young Scott Books (illustrations)
text c. 1938

 

Christmas
 in the Barn
by Margaret Wise Brown
Pictures by
 Barbara Cooney

c. 1952
Harper & Row

 

 

St. George's Day
in Williamsburg
By Edith Thatcher Hurd
 and Clement Hurd

c. 1952
Doubleday & Company, Inc.

Apparent First Edition
No further editions/
printings noted

 

Fast Is Not a
Ladybug

c. 1952
William R. Scott, Inc.
Cadmus edition by 
E.  M. Hale and Co.

 

 

1953



***Madeline's Rescue 
Story and Pictures
by Ludwig Bemelmans

c. 1953
Viking Press
(10th printing 1966)

 

*A Very Special House
by Ruth Krauss
Pictures by Maurice Sendak

c. 1953
Harper & Row, Publishers
1970 Scholastic
 Paperback edition


*Journey Cake, Ho!
by Ruth Sawyer
Illustrated by
 Robert McCloskey

c. 1953
Viking Press


 

The Little Steamroller
by Graham Greene
Ilustrated by
Dorothy Craigie

c. 1953
Lothrop, Lee and Shepard
Cadmus Edition by 
E. M. Hale & Co.

Tim in Danger
by Edward Ardizzone

c.1953
 Henry Z Walck, Inc.
Edition uncertain,

No further editions/
printings noted


 

Michael's Friends
by Rose Dobbs
Pictures by Flavia Gag

c. 1953
Coward-McCann, Inc.
Spec. Cadmus Books edit.
 by E. M. Hale and Co.


Snow 
for Christmas

Story by Vernon Bowen
Pictures by Kurt Wiese

c. 1953
David McKay Company
Special Cadmus Edition by
 E. M. Hale and Company

The Sailor Dog
By Margaret Wise Brown
Pictures by Garth Williams

c. 1953
Western Publishing Co.
renewed, 1981 edition



Cotton Top
by Jean O'Neill

c. 1953
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard
First Edition


 

1954



*** Cinderella or
The Little
Glass Slipper
by Marcia Brown

c. 1954
 Charles Scribner's Sons
Edition uncertain,

No further editions/
printings noted
Further links about Author:
Images from Collection
Marcia Brown

 

*The Thanksgiving
Story
by Alice Dalgliesh 
Illustrated by Helen Sewell

c. 1954
Renewed 1982
Charles Scribner's Sons
Scholastic edition,
 paperback



 

Mike's House
by Julia L. Sauer
Illustrated
 by Don Freeman

c. 1954
The Viking Press



 

Coming Soon
The Little Engine That Could
The Complete Original Edition
Retold by Watty Piper
 Illustrated by
George & Doris Hauman

c. 1954/1961
Platt & Munk Publishers/
Grosset  & Dunlap

 

 

 

Wish Around
the World
Written and  illustrated
 by Vana Earle

c. 1954
David Mc Cay Company
Special Cadmus Edition
 E. M. Hale and Company




 

  

 



Little Island Star
by Melvern Barker

c. 1954
Henry Z. Walck, Inc.
Special Cadmus Books edition
 by E. M. Hale and Co.

 

The Little Fir Tree
by Margaret Wise Brown
Pictures by
 Barbara Cooney

c. 1954
by Roberta Rauch 
and Bruce Bliven Jr.
Thomas Y. Crowell Co.

 

Beady Bear
Story and Pictures
by Don Freeman

1954
The Viking Press
14th printing



My Easy-to-Read
 True Book of Insects
by Illa Podendorf
Illustrated by
Chauncey Maltman

c. 1954
Children's Press, 
Grosset and Dunlap Pub.
First Edition

 

The Runaway
Chimps
by Cathrine Barr

c. 1954
Henry Z. Walck, Inc.
Apparent First Edition

 

Tough Enough
by Ruth and Latrobe Carroll

c. 1954
Oxford University Press
2nd printing, 1955

 

Nine Lives
or
The Celebrated Cat
 of Beacon Hill
by Edward Fenton
Illustrated by Paul Galdone

c. 1954
Panheon

 

NEW
Horton Hears
a Who!
by Dr. Seuss

c. 1954
Random House

 

NEW
Lassie Come Home
by Eric Knight
Abridged by Felix Sutton
Illustrations by
Hans H. Helweg

c. 1954
Grosset & Dunlap


The Juggler of
Notre Dame
Retold and Illustrated 
by Mary Fidelis Todd

1954
Whittlesey House/
McGraw-Hill

 

1955



NEW
*Crow Boy
by Taro Yashima

c. 1955
The Viking Press


 

NEW
*Play With Me
 by Marie Hall Ets

c. 1955
Viking Press



Parsley
by Ludwig Bemelmans

c. 1955
Harper & Row,
Publishers 





NEW
Mr. Bear Goes
To Boston

by Marion Flood French
Pictures by Lisl Weil

c. 1955
Follett Publishing Co.


Mop Top
Story and Pictures 
by Don Freeman

c. 1955
The Viking Press

 


NEW
Brave Davy Coon
Story and Pictures
by Laurence Hyde

c. 1955
Harper & Brothers
Apparent First Edition

 

 

Columbus
by Ingrid & Edgar D'Aulaire

c. 1955
Doubleday & Co. 

 

 

 

I Play
at the Beach
by Dorothy Koch
Pictures by
Feodor Rojankovsky

c. 1955
Holiday House
First Edition

 

The Happy Lion
by Louise Fatio
Pictures by 
Roger Duvoisin

1954
McGraw-Hill Book Co.
7th printing





Your Kitten
Written by 
Polly and Larry Foster
Illustrated by
 Mary Latham

c. 1955
Melmont Publishers

 

Spiders
by Dorothy Childs Hogner
Illustrated by Nils Hogner

c. 1955

 

 

Daffy Taffy
Written and Illustrated
 by Paul Brown

c. 1955
Charles Scribner's Sons
First Edition
First printing 
(A under copyright)


The Poppy Seeds
by Clyde Robert Bulla
Illustrated by Jean Charlot

c. 1955
Thomas Y. Crowell Co.


 

1956

 


*Anatole 
by Eve Titus
Pictures by Paul Galdone

c. 1956
McGraw Hill
paperback edition


* 1 is One         
by Tasha Tudor

c. 1956 
by Henry Z. Walck, Inc.
Rand McNally & Co.
Paperback

 

 

Harry the Dirty Dog
by Gene Zion
Pictures by
 Margaret Bloy Graham

c. 1956
Harper & Row


 

Coco is Coming
by Betty Peckinpah
Pictures by Mariana

c.1956
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., Inc


Madeline and 
the Bad Hat
Written and Illustrated 
by Ludwig Bemelmans

c. 1956
The Viking Press
1968 paperback edition

 

 


The Elephant
and the Flea
by Alain

c. 1958
Whittlessey House/
McGraw-Hill Co., Inc.
Apparent 1st Eedition

 

The Clock
   by Esphyr Slobodkina

c.1956
   Abelard-Schuman
   First edition

 

 

The Little Red Engine
 and the Rocket
Story by Diana Ross
Pictures by Leslie Wood

c.1956
Faber and Faber Limited

 

 

The Little Fish 
That Got Away
Story by Bernadine Cook
Pictures by 
Crockett Johnson

c. 1956
Scholastic Book Services

 

Burrito
Story and Pictures
 by Robin King

c.1956
E.P. Dutton & Co.
First Edition



 



Windy and the
Willow Whistle
by Edith Thatcher Hurd
Illustrated by
Clement Hurd

 c. 1956
Sterling Publishing
Apparent 1st Edition


Coming Soon
Home for a Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown
Pictures by Garth Williams

c. 1956
Golden Press
A Big Golden Book
See also
A Little Golden Book Edition

 

My Puppy
Written by
Polly & Larry Foster

 c. 1956
Melmont Publishers
Apparent 1st Edition

 

Edward Lear's Nonsense Book
Selected and Illustrated
by Tony Palazzo

c. 1956
Garden City Books
First Edition

 

I Know a Lot
of Things
by Ann and Paul Rand

c.1956
Harcourt, Brace and Co.
Apparent 1st edition

 

 

Come To
the Country
Written and Illustrated
by Grace Paull

c. 1956
Abelard Schuman

 

 

NEW
Mickey's Magnet
Franklyn M. Branley
and Eleanor K. Vaughn
Pictures by 
Crocket  Johnson

c. 1956
Harper &Row

 

 

I Want To Be a
Train Engineer
by Carla Greene
Illustrations 
by Victor Havel

c. 1956
Children's Press

 

 

I Want To Be an
Animal Doctor
by Carla Greene
Illustrated 
by Frances Echart

c. 1956
Childrens Press

 

 

Coming Soon
Janey and the Summer Dance Camp
by Regina J. Woody
Illustrated by
Arline K. Thomson

c. 1956
Alfred A. Knopf

 

NEW
The Blue-Nosed Witch
by Margaret Embry
Pictures by Carl Rose

c. 1956
Holiday House

 

All Ready For Summer
by Leon Adelson
Illustrated by
Kathleen Elgin

c. 1956
David McKay Co.
Apparent 1st edition

 

NEW
The Red Balloon
by Albert Lamorisse

c. 1956
Doubleday & Co., Inc.


NEW
by Jerrold Beim
Pictures by Louis Darling

c. 1956
William Morrow and Co.



 

 

 

1957


 


***Time of Wonder
by Robert McCloskey

c. 1957
The Viking Press



 

Curious George 
Gets a Medal
 by H. A. Rey

c. 1957
 Houghton Mifflin Co.



Big Red Bus
by Ethel and Leonard
Kessler

c. 1957
Doubleday and Co.

 

 

Archie Angel
by Margot Austin

  c. 1957
E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
First Edition

 

 

NEW
The Three Billy
Goats Gruff

by P.C. Asbjornsen
and J. E. Moe
Pictures
by Marcia Brown

c. 1957
Harcourt, Brace & World

 





NEW
Over and Over
by Charlotte Zolotow
Pictures by Garth Williams

c. 1957
Harper & Row

 


The Farmer and 
His Cows

 by Louise Floethe
Illustrations by Richard Floethe

c. 1957
Charles Scribner's Sons

 

 

Dear Garbage Man
by Gene Zion
Pictures by
Margaret Bloy Graham

c.1957
Harper & Row, Publishers

 


The Wild
Little House

by Eilis Dillon
Illustrated by V. H. Drummond

c. 1957
Criterion Books
Special Cadmus Edition by
 E. M. Hale and Company

 

NEW
Old Bet
by Ann Colver 
Illustrated by
Tony Palazzo

c. 1957
Alfred A. Knopf

 

 

 

 


I Want To Be
a Teacher
by Carla Greene
Illustrations
by Vie Johnson

c. 1957
Children's Press

 

The Mellops
Go Flying
by Tomi Ungerer

c. 1957
Harper & Row, Publishers


 

The Light
in the Tower
by Joan Howard
Illustrated 
by Adrienne Adams

c. 1957
Lothrop, Lee SHepard


What is a
Chicken
by Gene Darby
Pictures-Lucy and
John Hawkinson

c. 1957
Benefic Press

 

The True Book
of Houses
by Katherine Carter
Illustrations by
George Rhoads

c. 1957
Children's Press

 


Ching-Ting 
and the Ducks
by Marjorie G. Fribourg
with drawings 
by Artur Marokvia

c. 1957
Sterling Publishing
First Cadmus Edition (1963)

 

Pantaloni
by Bettina 

c. 1957
Harper & Brothers
Apparent 1st edition

 


Who Is It?
Written and Illustrated 
by Zhenya Gay

c. 1957
The Viking Press
Apparent first edition



The Unhappy
Hippopotamus
Story by Nancy Moore
Pictures 
by Edward Leight

c. 1957
The Vanguard Press

 


NEW
Lad a Dog
by Albert Payson
Adapted and Abridged
 by Felix Sutton
Illustrations by William
Bartlett and Kathleen Elgin

c. 1957
Grosset & Dunlap

 

The Cow Who Fell
in the Canal
by Phyllis Krasilovsky
Illustrated by Peter Spier

c.1957
Doubleday & Co.

 

 

A Crow I Know
Story and Pictures 
by Wesley Dennis

c. 1957
The Viking Press
First Cadmus Edition
by E. M. Hale and Co., 1962


NEW
I Want To Be
a Pilot
by Carol Greene

c. 1957
Children's Press

 

 

1958

 


 

Coming Soon
***Chanticleer and
the Fox

Adapted from the
Canterbury Tales
and Illustrated
by Barbara Cooney

 

 

*What Do You Say, Dear?
by Sesyle Joslin
Pictures
by Maurice Sendak

c. 1958
W. R. Scott/
Addison-Wesley Pub. Co.

 

* Umbrella
by Taro Yashima

c. 1958
The Viking Press
Eighth Printing
 February 1969


 

Too Many Mittens
by Florence and
Louis Slobodkin 

c. 1958
The Vanguard Press, Inc
Weekly Reader 
Book Club Edition

 

The Night the Lights Went Out
       by Don Freeman

c. 1958
 The Viking Press
Sixth printing, 1968


 

 

Jo-Jo the 
Talking Crow
Story and Pictures 
by Laura Bannon

c. 1958
Houghton Mifflin Co.
1963 1st Cadmus Ed.

 

 

The 
Wonderful Egg
by Dahlov Ipcar

c. 1958
Doubleday & Co.



 

The Faraway Christmas
A Story of the
Farallon Islands
by Edith Thatcher Hurd
Illustrated
by Clement Hurd

c. 1958
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard
 

 

Sir Henry
and the Dragon
Story and Pictures
by Paul D. Cretien, Jr. 

c. 1958
Follett Publishing Co.  

 

 

No Rose for 
Harry
by Gene Zion
Pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham

c. 1958
Harper & Row Publishers
Book Club edition


Petunia Beware
by Roger Duvoisin

c. 1958
Alfred A. Knopf/
Random House


Country Mailman
by Jerrold Beim
Illustrated
by Leonard Shortall

c. 1958
William Morrow and Co.


The True Book
of Schools
by Benjamin Elkin
Illustrations 
by Katherine Evans

c. 1958
Children's Press

 

The Day the
Empire State
Went Visiting
by Helen R. Sattley
Pictures 
by Mary Stevens

c. 1958
Dodd, Mead & Co.

I Want To Be a Storekeeper
by Carla Greene
Illustrations
by Frances Eckart
 

c. 1958
Children's Press 

 


 

 

 

 

 


Farm Helpers
by Evelyn Payton
Illustrated
by Peter Ornstein

c. 1958
Melmont Publishers


NEW
The Story of
Holly and Ivy
by Ruth Godden
Illustrated by Adrienne Adams

c. 1958
Harper & Row

 

Crictor
Story and Pictures 
by Tomi Ungerer

c. 1958
Harper & Row Publishers
Scholastic paperback


Motorcycle Dog
Written and Illustrated
by Jay Hyde Barnum

c. 1958
William Morrow and Co.
1st Cadmus Ed., 1963

 

1959






NEW
*
The Moon Jumpers
by Janice May Udry
Pictures by
Maurice Sendak

c. 1959
Harper & Row


The Little River
by Ann Rand
Pictures by 
Feodor Rojankovsky

c. 1959
Harcourt, Brace and Co.
Stated 1st edition

 

The Plant Sitter
by Gene Zion
Pictures by 
Margaret Bloy Graham

c. 1959
Harper & Row Publishers

 

The Emperor and
the Nightingale
by Hans Christian Andersen
Drawings and Design
by Bill Sokol

c. 1959
Pantheon Books, Inc.

 

Madeline 
and the Gypsies
by Ludwig Bemelmans

c. 1959
The Viking Press
Paperback edition

 



A Little Old Man
by Natalie Norton
Pictures by 
Will Huntington

c. 1959
Rand McNally & Co.
Book Club Edition

 

Norman
the Dorman
by Don Freeman

c. 1959
The Viking Press

 

Peter Piper's
Alphabet
by Marsha Brown

c.1959
Charles Scribner's Sons


The Day Daddy
Stayed Home
by Ethel and Leonard Kessler 

c. 1959
Doubleday & Co., Inc.


NEW
Which Witch
Story by Robert Lasson
Pictures by John Teppich

c. 1959 
Partridge Press, Inc.


NEW
Timmy and the
Tin-Can Telephone
Franklyn M. Branley & 
Eleanor K. Vaughan
Illustrated by Paul Galdone

c. 1959
Thomas Y. Crowell Co

 

Custard 
the Dragon
by Ogden Nash
Pictures by Linell

c. 1959
Little, Brown and Co.



NEW
The Valentine Cat
by Clyde Robert Bulla
Illustrated by
Leonard Weisgard

c. 1959
Thomas Y. Crowell Co

 

 

Space Witch
by Don Freeman

c. 1959
The Viking Press
Apparent 1st edition

 

 

The Very
Nice Things
by Jean Merrill
and Ronnie Solbert

c. 1959
Harper & Brothers
Publishers


NEW
Happy Birthday
To You
by Dr. Seuss

c. 1959
Random House

 

NEW
The Laughing Bird
by Anita Hewett
Pictures by
Anne Marie Jauss

c. 1959
Sterling Publishing Co., Inc


NEW
Little Dog Tim
by Elizabeth Laing Stewart

c. 1959
The Reilly & Lee Co.


 

 

Excuse Me!
Certainly
by Louis Slobodkin

c. 1959
The Vanguard Press, Inc.
Apparent 1st edition

 

I Want To Be a
 Ballet Dance
by Carla Greene
Design by Mary Gehr

c. 1959
Children's Press

 

NEW
A Trip To Paris
by Terry Shannon
Pictures by 
Charles Payzant


c. 1959
Children's Press


Trick or Treat
by Louis Slobodkin

c. 1959
Collier-Macmillan


 

NEW
Birth of an Island
by Millicent E. Selsam
Illustrated by
Winifred Lubell

c. 1959
Harper & Row, Publishers

 

 

There Was Timmy!
by Sally Scott
Pictures by Beth Krush

c. 1959
Harcourt, Brace and Co.

 

 

NEW
I Would Like 
To Be a Pony
 by Dorothy W. Baruch
Pictures by Mary Chalmers

c. 1959
Harper & Row, Publishers

 

I Want To Be
a Mechanic
by Carla Greene
Design by Mary Gehr

c. 1959
Children's Press

 

 


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