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Books from the 1970s
(Sorted by copyright date of Illustrations. Click on image to see sample pages)

*** Caldecott Winner                        * Caldecott Honor                         

1970-1971

* In the Night 
Kitchen
Maurice Sendak

c.1970
Harper & Row
Apparent First Edition
No further editions/
printings noted 

 

NEW
The Hopping Knapsack
by Lisl Weil

c. 1970
The Macmillan Co.
First Printing

 

NEW
The Laughing 
Dragon
by Kenneth Mahood

c. 1970
Charles Scribner's Sons
Book Club Edition


In a Window on
Greenwater Street
by D.J.(Dori) Chaconas
Illustrated 
by Carroll Dolezal

C.1970
Steck-Vaughn Company
First Edition

Listen! Listen
Words by Ann Rand
Pictures by Paul Rand

c. 1970
Harcourt, 
Brace & World, Inc.
First Edition

 

 

 

The Zow-Binger
by Betty Woods
Illustrated 
by Eleanor Anne Lanahan

c.1970
Charles Scribner's Son's


The Dirt Road
by Carol and Donald Carrick

1970
Macmillan 
Publishing Co., Inc
3rd printing


The Beaver Pond
by Alvin Tresselt
Illustrated 
by Roger Duvoisin

c. 1970
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard
First Edition

Steffie and Me
by Phyllis Hoffman
Pictures by
 Emily Arnold McCully

c. 1970
Harper & Row Publishers
Apparent First Edition

The Terrible Tiger
by Jack Prelutsky
Pictures by Arnold Lobel

c. 1970
The Macmillan Company
First Printing

 

 

 

 

 

NEW
The Word-Birds of
Davy McFifer
by Barbara Klimowicz
Drawings by Susan Perl

c. 1970
Abingdon Press

 

NEW
Clocks and More Clocks
by Pat Hutchins

c. 1970
Macmillan Publishing


NEW
The King Who Rained
by Fred Gwynne

c. 1970
Windmill Books/
Simon and Schuster

 

NEW
*Hildilid's Night
by Cheliduran Ryan
Illustrated by Arnold Lobel

c. 1971
The Macmillan Co.
First edition


NEW
Amos & Boris
by William Steig

c. 1971
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Scholastic paperback edition


 

 

NEW
Here Comes 
Tagalong
by Anne Mallett
Illustrated 
by Steven Kellogg

c. 1971
Parents' Magazine Press

 

NEW
Duck Duck
Story and Pictures 
by Edna Miller

c. 1971
Holiday House
Book Club edition


NEW
The Ice-Cream-
Cone Coot and 
other Rare Birds
by Arnold Lobel

c. 1971
Parents' Magazine Press

 

NEW
Mr. Biddle and 
the Birds
by Lonzo Anderson
Illustrated by
Adrienne Adams

c. 1971
Charles Scribner's Sons

 

NEW
I Wonder If 
Herbie's Home Yet
Words by Mildred Kantrowitz
Pictures by Tony DeLuna

c. 1971
Parent's Magazine Press

 

 

NEW
"Stand Back,"
Said the Elephant,
"I'm Going to Sneeze."
by Patricia Thomas
Illustrated by Wallace Tripp

c. 1971
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard

NEW
The Fat Cat
A Danish Folktale
Translated and Illustrated
 by Jack Kent

1971
Parent's Magazine Press
Scholastic paperback edition


NEW
Cranberry Thanksgiving
by Wende and Harry Devlin

c. 1971
Parents Magazine Press



NEW
Christina Katerina and the Box
by Patricia Lee Gauch
Illustrated by Doris Burns

c. 1971
Coward, McCann 
& Geoghegan, Inc.


Benjy and the
 Barking Bird
by Margaret Bloy Graham

c. 1971
Harper & Row
Weekly Reader 
Book Club Edition









Turtle Pond
by Berniece Freschet
Illustrated by Donald Carrick

c. 1971
Charles Scribner's Sons
Apparent First Edition

 

There's One 
in Every Bunch
Robert and Claire Wiest

c. 1971
Children's Press
First Edition

 

NEW
Half For You
Story by Meyer Azaad
Pictures by Naheed Hakeeget

c. 1971
Carolrhoda Books
2nd printing, 1971

 

Michael is Brave
by Helen E. Buckley
Illustrated by Emily McCully

c. 1971
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard
 Company
Apparent First edition

 

Hurray for 
Captain Jane!

Story by Sam Reavin
Pictures by 
Emily Arnold McCully

c. 1971
Parents Magazine Press
Apparent First Edition

 

1972-1973

 

 

 

NEW
Moose
by Michael Foreman

c. 1972
Pantheon
1st American edition

 

 

NEW
Clabber Biscuits
by Ida Chittum
Illustrated by
Carroll Dolezal

c. 1972
Steck-Vaughn


NEW
Turnabout
A Norwegian tale
 retold and illustrated
by William Wiesner

c. 1972
The Seabury Press


NEW
The Giant Jam Sandwich
Story and Pictures by
 John Vernon Lord 
with Verses by 
Janet Burroway

c. 1972
Houghton Mifflin

 

NEW
The Bear Who Had
No Place to Go
by James Stevenson

c. 1972
Harper & Row Publisher
First edition


 

 

NEW
On Mother's Lap
by Ann Herbert Scott
Illustrated 
by Glo Coalson

c. 1972
McGraw-Hill Book Co.

See On Mother's Lap, 1992
 with updated illustrations 
by same illustrator.

 

NEW
The Pumpkin 
Smasher
Written and Illustrated 
by Anita Benarde

c. 1972
Walker and Company

 

 

NEW
Sniffles
by Robert D. Larranaga
Illustrated
by Patricia S. Seitz

c. 1973
Carolrhoda Books
Apparent First

 

 

NEW
Down To the Beach
by May Garelick
Illustrated 
by Barbara Cooney

c. 1973
Four Winds Press
Scholastic Paperback

 

 

NEW
Bear Mouse
by Berniece Freschet
Illustrated by Donald Carrick

c. 1973
Charles Scribner's Sons

 

 

 


 


NEW
Nana Upstairs, 
Nana Downstairs
Story and Pictures 
by Tomie DePaola

c. 1973
G. P. Putnam's Sons

 

 

NEW
Lost Bear, Found Bear
Story: Patrick Meyers
Pictures: Beatrice Darwin


c. 1973
Albert Whitman & Co.

 

 

The Cool Ride
in the Sky
Told by Diane Wolkstein
Paul Galdone 
drew the pictures

c. 1973
Alfred A. Knopf
Weekly Reader 
Book Club Edition

 

NEW
Andy
That's MyName
by Tomie DePaola

c. 1973
Prentice-Hall, Inc.


 

Now That Day's
Are Colder

by Aileen Fisher
Designed and Illustrated
 by Gordon Laite
Lettering by Paul Taylor

c. 1973
Bomar Nature Series
 The way of Animals
second Printing

 

 

1974-1975


 



NEW
Dreams
by Ezra Jack Keats

c. 1974
Collier, Division of  
Macmillan Publishing
First Collier edition, 1978

 


NEW
Oh, A-Hunting
We Will Go
John Langstaff
Pictures by
 Nancy Winslow Parker

c. 1974
Atheneum
First Edition

 

The Steamroller
A Fantasy Written 
by Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Evaline Ness

c.1974
22 years after Brown's 
death  by her sister, 
Roberta Rauch
Walker and Company
First Edition

 

NEW
Lyle Finds 
His Mother
by Bernard Waber

c. 1974
Houghton Mifflin Co.



NEW
Humbug Rabbit
by Lorna Bailan

c. 1974
Abingdon Press


 








NEW
Mushroom in 
the Rain
Adapted from the 
Russian of V. Suteyev
 by Mirra Ginsburg
Pictures by Jose Aruego
 and Ariane Dewey

c. 1974
Macmillan Publishing Co.

 

NEW
How the Sun 
Was Brought Back 
To the Sky 
Adapted from a 
Slovenian Folk Tale 
by Mira Ginsburg
Pictures by Jose Aruego
 and Ariane Dewey

c. 1974
Macmillan Publishing Co.

 

NEW
Lion and Blue
A tale by Robert Vara
Paintings
 by Fleur Fleur Cowles

c. 1974
Reynal and Co./
Willam Morrow and Co.

 


NEW
Written by Aure Sheldon
Illustrated by Robert Sweetland

c. 1974
Carolrhoda Books
Second Printing 1976



 

NEW
Devin & Goliath
by Mary Blount Christian
Illustrated 
by Normand Chartier

c. 1974
Addison-Wesley Books
Second Printing

 

 

 

 

NEW
Owliver
by Robert Kraus
Pictures by Jose Aruego
and Ariane Dewey

c. 1974
Windmill Books/
Simon and Schuster

 

NEW
*Strega Nona
An old tale retold and 
Illustrated by Tomie DePaola

c. 1975
Prentice-Hall, Inc.

 

 

NEW
Louie
by Ezra Jack Keats

c. 1975
Greenwillow Books

 


NEW
Hullabaloo 
The Elephant Dog
by Ruth and Latrobe Carroll

c. 1975
Henry Z. Walck, Inc.

 

 

NEW
Is Milton Missing?
Story by Steven Kroll

c. 1975
Holiday House
Book Club Edition

 

 










NEW
Rabbit & Pork Rhyming Talk
by John Lawrence

c. 1975
Thomas Y. Crowell Co.
1st U.S. Publication


NEW
Old Mother Witch
by Carol Carrick
Pictures by Donald Carrick

c. 1975
Bantam Doubleday Dell

 

 

NEW
The Bear's Bicycle
by Emilie Warren McLeod

c. 1975
Little, Brown and Co.
First Edition


NEW
Molly Mullet
by Patricia Coombs

c. 1975
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard
First Edition



NEW
ebbie
Story and pictures 
by Eve Rice

c.1975
Greenwillow Books
First Edition









Morris's
 Disappearing Bag

A Christmas Story by Rosemary Wells

c. 1975
The Dial Press
First Printing


NEW
Hester
by Byron Barton

c. 1975
Greenwillow Books
First Edition


NEW
Snowman's Secret
by Robert Barry
Pictures by 
Edward Frascino

c. 1975
Macmillan Publishing Co.
First Edition

 

NEW
A Color of 
His Own
by Leo Lionni

c. 1975
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.


The Queen Who Couldn't  Bake Gingerbread
by Dorothy Van Woerkom
Illustrated 
by Paul Galdone

c. 1975
Alfred A. Knopf
First Edition

1976-1977

 

 

 

NEW
Simple Pictures
are Best
story by Nancy Willard
Pictures by Tomie DePaola

c. 1976
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

 

 

The Bed Book
by Sylvia Plath
Pictures by
 Emily Arnold McCully

c. 1976 by Ted Hughes
Harper & Row, Publishers
1989 Trumpet Club, 
 paperback edition

 

Hamilton
by Robert Newton Peck
Illustrated by Laura Lydecker

c. 1976
Little, Brown and Company
Weekly Reader 
Book Club Edition


 

I Wish 
I Was Sick, Too!

by Franz Brandenberg
Illustrated by Aliki

c. 1976
Greenwillow Books
First Edition

 

 

Max
story and pictures
 by Rachel Isadora

c. 1976
Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.
First Edition


 

 

 

NEW
Spring Is
Pictures by
Janina Domanska

c. 1976
Greenwillow Books
First Edition

 

NEW
Willaby
by Rachel Isadora

c. 1977
Macmillan Publishing
First Edition

 

NEW
The Train
by David McPhail

c.1977
Little, Brown and Co.



NEW
The Tailypo
A Ghost Story
Told by Joanna Galdone
Illustrated by Paul Galdone

c. 1977
Clarion Books


The Potter's Kitchen
by Rachel Isadora

c. 1977
Greenwillow Books
First Edition

 

 

 

 

 

The Foundling
by Carol Carrick
Pictures by Donald Carrick

c. 1977
Houghton Mifflin/Clarion
Third printing

 

 

NEW
What Do You Play 
On a Summer Day
by Ethel and Leonard Kessler

c. 1977
Parents Magazine Press 

 

 

NEW
The Proud 
White Cat
by Ruth Hurlimann
Translation from the German by Anthea Bell

c. 1977
William Morrow & Co.
First Edition

 

NEW
Gertie & Gus
Written and Illustrated
by Lisl Weil

c. 1977
Parents Magazine Press



NEW
Walls Are To Be Walked
by Nathan Zimelman
Illustrated
by Donald Carrick

c. 1977
E. P. Dutton
First Edition

 

 

1978-1979



 


Walter
by Laura Joffe Numeroff

c. 1978
Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.
First Edition



 

NEW
Turtle Tale
by Frank Asch

c. 1978
The Dial Press



NEW
What the 
Moon Saw
by Brian Wildsmith

c. 1978
Oxford University Press

 

NEW
Oh, Were They Ever Happy
by Peter Spier

c. 1978
Doubleday & Company, Inc.

 

 

NEW
*
The Treasure
by Uri Shulevitz

c. 1978
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
First edition


 


NEW
Quilts in the Attic
by Robbin Fleisher
Pictures by Ati Forberg

c. 1978
Macmillan Publishing Co.
First Edition


NEW
Where Wild Willie
by Arnold Adoff
Pictures by Emily Arnold McCully

c. 1978
Harper & Row Publishers
First Edition


NEW
The Witch Who 
Lost Her Shadow
by Mary Calhoun
Illustrations 
by Trinka Hakes Noble

c. 1979
Harper & Row Publishers
First Edition

 

NEW
Grandfather's 
Cake
by David McPhail

c. 1979
Charles Scribner's Sons

 

 

Tooley! Tooley!
by Frank Modell

c. 1979
Greenwillow Books
First Edition

 

 

 




NEW
Grasshopper to the Rescue
A Georgian Story 
Translation from the Russian
by Bonnie Carey 
Illustrations by 
Lady Mcgrady

c. 1979
William Morrow and Co.
First Edition

 

The King at the Door
by Brock Cole

c. 1979
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
First Edition

 


 

NEW
Hans in Luck
Retold from 
the Brothers Grimm 
by Paul Galdone

c. 1979
Parents Magazine Press


 

Ookie-Spooky
by Mirra Ginsburg
(Based on a story by
Korney Chukovshy)
Illustrated by Emily McCully

c. 1979
Crown Publishers, Inc.
First Edition


 

NEW
More from 
Hound and Bear
by Dick Gackenbach

c. 1979
Houghton Mifflin/Clarion
Apparent  1st Edition

 

 

 

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