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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

1930


Angus and 
the Ducks

Stories and Pictures 
by Marjorie Flack

c. 1930
Doubleday & Co., Inc.


 

Gulliver's Travels
Into Several Remote 
Nations  of the World
Arranged in Three Parts from
  the Original of  Jonathan Swift 
by M. Dodge Holmes, PhD.
 with Original Illustrations 
by Edwin J. Prittie

c. 1930
The John C. Winston Co.

1931

 

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

c. 1931
The Platt & Munk Co., Inc


The Christ Child
As Told by Matthew and Luke
Made by Maud and Miska Petersham

c. 1931
Doubleday and Company, Inc




Angus and 
the Cat

Stories and Pictures 
by Marjorie Flack

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


Coming Soon
The Modern Storybook
by Wallace Wadsworth
Illustrated by Ruth Eger

c. 1931
Rand McNally & Co
1941 Edition


Herbert the Lion 
Story and Pictures 
by Clare Turlay Newberry

c. 1931
(First SMITHMARK Edition, 1998)

 

 

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

C. 1931 (illustrations)
Whitman Publishing Co.

 

Coming Soon
Fairy Tales

c. 1931?
Date uncertain, as title page
 is missing, However, published
 by The Goldsmith Pub. Co, 
which operated from 1931-
1939. Unable to determine 
if the illustrations predate 
the publication of this book

1932


The Tale of 
Corally Crothers
by Romney Gay

c. 1932
Grosset & Dunlap


 

Angus Lost
Told and Pictured
 by Marjorie Flack

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


 

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

 

Coming Soon
Ask Mr. Bear
by Marjorie Flack

c. 1932
Macmillan
3r printing, 1964

 

 

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 Tale of 
Peter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter

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.

 

Three Little Pigs
Illustrated by Eulalie

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


The Rooster, the 
Mouse and the
Little Red Hen
Illustrated by Eulalie

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


1933

Coming Soon
Donkey-Donkey

by Roger Duvoisin

c.1933
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc.
(Original 1933 version was in black and white,  this is 
1940 version was reissued 
 with illustrations partially colored with watercolors)

 

Donkey-Donkey
by Roger Duvoisin

c.1933
Grosset & Dunlap, Inc.
c. renewed 1968
Parents Magazine
Press fully colored Edition

 

 

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

 

Round the 
Mulberry Bush
by Marion L. McNeil
Illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat

c. 1933
The Saalfield Publishing Co.

 


1934




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.



Coming Soon
Little Rabbit
Story by Helen Hart
Pictures by Bess Livings

c. 1934
Whitman Publishing

 

 

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

 


1935

Coming Soon
Gone is Gone
by Wanda Gag

c. 1935

* Honk the Moose
by Phil Stong
Pictures by Kurt Wiese

c.1935
Dodd, Mead & Company
1966 Edition

1936
 

The Story of
Ferdinand
by Munro Leaf
Drawings by Robert Lawson

c. 1936
The Viking Press
book club edition

 

 

Snipp, Snapp,
Snurr and the
Gingerbread
by Maj Lindman

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



Coming Soon 
Molly and Michael 
by Florence bourgeois

c. 1936
Doubleday, Doran & Company 
1941 edition
(cover missing)

 

 

 

Coming Soon
Children of Many Lands
Their Traditions, Customs
 and Way of Life

By Dana Bruce and 
Elizabeth F. McGrady

c. 1936 
(Original 1936 title was 
"Children of Foreign Lands," 
with verses by Kate Cox Goddard)
The Platt and Munk Co., 1960 edition

 

1937


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

c. 1937
Whitman Publishing

 

 

Animal Friends
While no illustrator is stated, several illustrations are signed 
by Victor G. Becker

c. 1937
The Platt & Munk Co., Inc.

(linen book)


Toby and Sue
Written and Illustrated 
by Romney Gay

c. 1937
Grosset and Dunlap

 

 

Wynken Blynken 
and Nod 
and Other Verses
by Eugene Field

c. 1937
The Saalfield Publishing Co.

 

Coming Soon
Snow White and 
the Seven Dwarfs
by the Brothers Grimm
Illustrated by Bess Livings

c. 1937
Rand McNally & Co.

 


 

Coming Soon
A Visit from 
St. Nicholas
by Clement C. Moore

c. 1937 (Illust.)
1990 edition published
 by Gallery Books/W.H.Smith Publishers, Inc.

 

The Restless Robin
by Marjorie Flack

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


 

Indians and Cowboys
A one-volume edition of
Indians of the Plains and 
Cowboys of America 
Written and Illustrated 
by Sanford Tousey

c. 1937
Cowboys of America
c. 1940 Indians of the Plains
Rand McNally & Co.

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

c.1937
Vanguard Press
Grolier, Book Club Edition

 

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

 

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

 

*Madeline
by Ludwig Bemelmans

c. 1939
The Viking Press
Later book club edition

 

 

Mike Mulligan and
His Steam Shovel

by Virginia Lee Burton

c. 1939
Houghton Mifflin Co.

 

 

The Country Bunny
and the Little Gold Shoes
as told to Jennifer 
by Du Bose Heyward
Pictures by Marjorie Flack 

c. 1937
Houghton Mifflin Co.

 

Coming Soon
Woody, Hazel and Little Pip
pictures by Elsa Beskow

c. 1939  (Illust.)
First Published in 1939 as
 Ocke, Nutta och Pillerill
1990 Floris Books edition

 



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

c. 1939
Whitman Publishing


Alexander
the Gander

by Tasha Tudor

c.1939
Henry Z. Walck
1961 edition

 

 

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


Little Toot
Pictures and Story 
by Hardie Gramatky

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

 

 


 



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

c. 1939
McLoughlin Brothers

 

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

 

Coming Soon
 A Pint of Judgment
 a Christmas Story 
by Elizabeth Morrow

c. 1939
Alfred A. Knopf


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