This page is simply for
my own fun, intended only as a way to
share some of the little treasures I have found over the years. I
have gathered them from many sources, for nickels, dimes, quarters, for free . . . . from yard sales, library book sales,
an elderly neighbor who wanted to give them to someone who would appreciate and enjoy them.
Some of the books
are older, some not so old, some are first editions, some not. While I
know that some have value as collectables, that was never my
intent as my shelves filled and bookcases increased. For me it was only ever about the fun of seeing the wonderful variety of children's
pictures books over the years. For that reason I am sorting them by
original publication date to show the styles of the time period, and will
note if the book is a first or later edition.
These pages are a
work in progress, changing and building as time permits. In addition to
adding books and noting award winners, I am also including tidbits of
interesting information as I find it, such as noting first book by well
known authors or illustrators, and links to interesting outside
I have many more books than what you see here. I will add to the
pages when I can, so check back often. Hope you have fun
Since 1938, the Caldecott Medal has been awarded
each year to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published
in the United States during the preceding year.
Since 1922, the Newbery Medal
awarded each year for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous