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

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1970

* In the Night 
Kitchen
Maurice Sendak

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

 

The Hopping Knapsack
by Lisl Weil

c. 1970
The Macmillan Co.
First Printing

 

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

 

 

 

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

c. 1970
Abingdon Press


 

 

The King Who
Rained
by Fred Gwynne

c. 1970
Windmill Books/
Simon and Schuster

 

 

 

Clocks and More Clocks
by Pat Hutchins

c. 1970
Macmillan Publishing


 

 

NEW
Eleven
Hungry Cats
Story and Pictures
by Noboru Baba
English version 
by Alvin Tresselt

c. 1970
Hana Shobo Co., Japan
Parent's Magazine 
Press Edition

 

NEW
The Bears
Water Picnic
by John Yeoman 
and Quentin Blake

c. 1970
The Macmillan Co.

 



1971

 

 

 

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

c. 1971
The Macmillan Co.
First edition


Amos & Boris
by William Steig

c. 1971
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Scholastic paperback edition



Here Comes 
Tagalong
by Anne Mallett
Illustrated 
by Steven Kellogg

c. 1971
Parents' Magazine Press

 

Duck Duck
Story and Pictures 
by Edna Miller

c. 1971
Holiday House
Book Club edition


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

c. 1971
Parents' Magazine Press

 

 

 

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

c. 1971
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard

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

1971
Parent's Magazine Press
Scholastic paperback edition


Cranberry Thanksgiving
by Wende and Harry Devlin

c. 1971
Parents Magazine Press



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

c. 1971
Charles Scribner's Sons

 

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

c. 1971
Parent's Magazine Press

 





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

 

 

Half For You
Story by Meyer Azaad
Pictures by Naheed Hakeeget

c. 1971
Carolrhoda Books
2nd printing, 1971

 

 

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





 



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

 

NEW
Over in the
Meadow
Illustrated 
by Ezra Jack Keats

c. 1971
Scholastic

 

NEW
King For One Day
by Peter Brenner and
Hanspeter Wyss

c. 1971
Nord-sud Verlag, 
Switzerland 
Scroll Press Edition

 

NEW
Monkey Trouble
Story and Pictures
 by Lisl Weil

c. 1971
Scholastic

 

1972

 

 

 

Moose
by Michael Foreman

c. 1972
Pantheon
1st American edition

 

 

Clabber Biscuits
by Ida Chittum
Illustrated by
Carroll Dolezal

c. 1972
Steck-Vaughn


Turnabout
A Norwegian tale
 retold and illustrated
by William Wiesner

c. 1972
The Seabury Press



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

c. 1972
Houghton Mifflin

 

The Bear 
Who Had No
Place to Go
by James Stevenson

c. 1972
Harper & Row Publisher
First edition


 

 

 

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.

 

The Pumpkin 
Smasher
Written and Illustrated 
by Anita Benarde

c. 1972
Walker and Company


 

NEW
The Terrible Terrier
by Edith Battles
Pictures by Tom Funk

c. 1972
Young Scott Books/
Addison Wesley

 

 

NEW
Alexander and the Terrible Horrible
 No Good 
Very Bad Day
by Judith Viorst 
Illustrated by Ray Cruz

c. 1972
Atheneum

 

NEW
Good Neighbors
by Diane Redfield Massie

c. 1972
American Education
Publications


 

1973

 


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

c. 1973
Carolrhoda Books
Apparent First

 

 

Down To the Beach
by May Garelick
Illustrated 
by Barbara Cooney

c. 1973
Four Winds Press
Scholastic Paperback

 

 

Bear Mouse
by Berniece Freschet
Illustrated by Donald Carrick

c. 1973
Charles Scribner's Sons

 

 

 

Andy
That's My Name
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

 


 

 


Nana Upstairs, 
Nana Downstairs
Story and Pictures 
by Tomie DePaola

c. 1973
G. P. Putnam's Sons

 

 

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
Georgie Goes West
 
by Robert Bright

c. 1973
Doubleday

 


NEW
Turtles
Flying Lesson
by Diane Redfield Massie

c. 1971
Xerox Family Ed. Ser.

 

 

 

1974


 



Dreams
by Ezra Jack Keats

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



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

 

Lyle Finds 
His Mother
by Bernard Waber

c. 1974
Houghton Mifflin Co.




Humbug Rabbit
by Lorna Bailan

c. 1974
Abingdon Press



 








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.

 

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.

 

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

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

 


Fit For a King
Written by Aure Sheldon
Illustrated by Robert Sweetland

c. 1974
Carolrhoda Books
Second Printing 1976



 

Devin & Goliath
by Mary Blount Christian
Illustrated 
by Normand Chartier

c. 1974
Addison-Wesley Books
Second Printing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Owliver
by Robert Kraus
Pictures by Jose Aruego
and Ariane Dewey

c. 1974
Windmill Books/
Simon and Schuster

 

NEW
Claude the Dog
A Christmas Story
Words and Pictures 
by Dick Gackenbach

c. 1974
The Seabury Press

 

NEW
Hereafterthis
Adapted from a folktal
 by Joseph Jacobs

Paul Galdone 
drew the pictures

c. 1974
McGraw-Hill Book Co.

 

NEW
Watch Out for
 the Chicken Feet
in Your Soup
Story and Pictures 
by Tomie de Paola

c. 1974
Prentice-Hall, Inc.

 

NEW
The Paper Party
Story and Pictures
 by Don Freeman

c. 1974
Viking Penguin, Inc.

 

 

 


NEW
Just the Thing
for Geraldine
by Ellen Conford
Illustrated by
John Larrecq

c. 1978
Little, Brown and Co.

 

NEW
The Land of
 Flowers
by Dahlov Ipcar

c. 1978
The Viking Press

 

NEW
King Orville and
the Bullfrogs
by Kathleen Abell
Illustrated by
 Errol Le Cain

c. 1978
Little, Brown and Co.

 

NEW
The Hole in 
the Dike
Retold by Norma Green
Pictures by Eric Carle

c. 1978
Thomas Y. Crowell Co.

 

1975


 

NEW
***
Why Mosquitos Buzz In 
People's Ears
A West African Tale
by Verna Aardema 
Pictures by 
Leo and Diane Dillon

c. 1975
Dial Press

 

NEW
*
The Desert Is
Theirs
by Byrd Baylor
Illustrated 
by Peter Parnall

c. 1975
Charles Scribner's Sons

 

 

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

c. 1975
Prentice-Hall, Inc.


 

 

Louie
by Ezra Jack Keats

c. 1975
Greenwillow Books

 

 

 

 

Hullabaloo 
The Elephant Dog
by Ruth and Latrobe Carroll

c. 1975
Henry Z. Walck, Inc.

 

 

 

 







Is Milton Missing?
Story by Steven Kroll

c. 1975
Holiday House
Book Club Edition

 

 

Rabbit & Pork Rhyming Talk
by John Lawrence

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


Old Mother Witch
by Carol Carrick
Pictures by Donald Carrick

c. 1975
Bantam Doubleday Dell

 

 

The Bear's Bicycle
by Emilie Warren McLeod

c. 1975
Little, Brown and Co.
First Edition


Molly Mullet
by Patricia Coombs

c. 1975
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard
First Edition











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


Snowman's Secret
by Robert Barry
Pictures by 
Edward Frascino

c. 1975
Macmillan Publishing Co.
First Edition

 

A Color of 
His Own
by Leo Lionni

c. 1975
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.


Hester
by Byron Barton

c. 1975
Greenwillow Books
First Edition





 

 

 

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

c. 1975
Alfred A. Knopf
First Edition

NEW
The Terrible Things That Happened At Our House
by  Marge Blaine
Pictures by
 John C. Wallner

c. 1975
Four Winds Press

 

NEW
The Friend
by  John Burningham

c. 1975
Thomas Y. Crowell

 

 

 

NEW
Billions of Bugs
by Haris Petie

c. 1975
Prentice-Hall, Inc.

 

 

 

1976

 

 

 

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


 



Spring Is
Pictures by
Janina Domanska

c. 1976
Greenwillow Books
First Edition

 

NEW
Hard Scrabble
Harvest
by Dahlov Ipcar

c. 1976
Doubleday & Co.

 

NEW
Henry and Fowler
by Sarah Garland

c. 1976
Charles Scribner's Sons


 

NEW
Sloth's 
Birthday Party
by Diane Redfield Massie

c. 1976
Xerox Ed. Publishers

 

NEW
The Wishing Hat
by Annegert Fuchshuber
Translation from the German
 by Elizabeth D. Crawford

c. 1976
William Morrow and Co.

 

1977

 

 

 

The Foundling
by Carol Carrick
Pictures by Donald Carrick

c. 1977
Houghton Mifflin/Clarion
Third printing

Willaby
by Rachel Isadora

c. 1977
Macmillan Publishing
First Edition

 

The Train
by David McPhail

c.1977
Little, Brown and Co.


The Potter's Kitchen
by Rachel Isadora

c. 1977
Greenwillow Books
First Edition

 

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

c. 1977
Clarion Books


 

 

 

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

c. 1977
Parents Magazine Press 

 

 

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

c. 1977
William Morrow & Co.
First Edition

 

Gertie & Gus
Written and Illustrated
by Lisl Weil

c. 1977
Parents Magazine Press



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

c. 1977
E. P. Dutton
First Edition

 

NEW
Tim Mouse 
Visits the Farm
Written and Illustrated
 by Judy Brook

c. 1977
Lothrop Lee & Shepard

 

 

1978

 

*The Treasure
by Uri Shulevitz

c. 1978
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
First edition

 


NEW
*The Way To Start a Day
by Byrd Baylor 
Illustrated by Peter Parnall

c. 1978
MacMillan Publishing Co.

 

NEW
The Trip
by Ezra Jack Keats

c. 1978
Greenwillow Books


 

NEW
Close Your Eyes
by Jean Marzollo
Pictures ny Susan Jeffers

c. 1978
Dial Press
First Printing

 

Walter
by Laura Joffe Numeroff

c. 1978
Macmillan Publishing Co.
First Edition

 

 



 


NEW
Calico Cat Meets Bookworm
Written and illustrated
by Donald Charles

c. 1978
Children's Press


Turtle Tale
by Frank Asch

c. 1978
The Dial Press




What the 
Moon Saw
by Brian Wildsmith

c. 1978
Oxford University Press

 

Oh, Were They
Ever Happy
by Peter Spier

c. 1978
Doubleday & Company, Inc.

 

 

NEW
Of Cobblers and Kings

by Aure Sheldon
Pictures by Don Leake

c. 1978
Parents Magazine Press

 

 

NEW
I Can Do It
By Myself
by Lessie Jones Little
and Eloise Greefield
Illustrated by Carole Byard

c. 1978
Thomas Y. Crowell Co.
First Edition

 

NEW
The Popcorn Book
by Tomie DePaola

c. 1978
Holiday House.
Scholastic Edition

 

 

NEW
MacGoose's Grocery
by Frank Asch
Pictures by James Marshall

c. 1978
The Dial Press
Holiday House.
Parents Magazine Press
Edition

 

NEW
Sock for Supper
by Jack Kent

c. 1978
Parents Magazine Press


 

NEW
But No Elephants
by Jerry Smath

c. 1978
Parents Magazine Press


 

 

Quilts in the Attic
by Robbin Fleisher
Pictures by Ati Forberg

c. 1978
Macmillan Publishing Co.
First Edition


NEW
Cranberry Mystery
by Wende and 
Harry Devlin

c. 1978
Four Winds Press


NEW
The Boogey Man
by  Arthur Crowley 
and Annie Gusman

c. 1978
Houghton Mifflin Co.


NEW
McBroom and the Beanstalk
by  Sid Fleischman
Illustrated by
Walter Lorraine

c. 1978
Little, Brown and Co.

 

Where 
Wild Willie
by Arnold Adoff
Pictures by Emily Arnold McCully

c. 1978
Harper & Row Publishers
First Edition



NEW
Porcupine Baby
by  Berniece Freschet
With pictures by
 Jim Arnosky

c. 1978
G. P. Putnam's Sons

 

 

NEW
Babar's Mystery
by Laurent DeBrunhoff

c. 1978
Random House



NEW
Eli
by Bill Peet

c. 1978
Houghton Mifflin



 

NEW
Gabby's 
Christmas Wish
by Wallene T. Dockery
Illustrated by Maurine Zook

c. 1978
Shoal Creek Pub., Inc.

 

 

NEW
Stopping By the Woods On a
Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost
Illustrated 
by Susan Jeffers

c. 1978
E. P. Dutton

 

 


A Pocket for
Corduroy
by  Don Freeman

c. 1978
The Viking Press

 

NEW
The Worst Person
in the World
by James Stevnson

c. 1978
Greenwillow Books

 

NEW
Mr. and Mrs. Button's Wonderful Watchdog
by Janice
Illustrated by Roger Duvoisin

c. 1978
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard

 

NEW
George and Martha One Fine Day
by James Marshall

c. 1978
Houghton Mifflin Co.

 

NEW
The Tortoise
and the Tree
by Janina Domanska

c. 1978
Greenwillow Books

 

1979

 

 

 


NEW
***
Ox-CartMan
by Donald Hall
Pictures
by Barbara Cooney

c. 1979
Viking Penguin
Scholastic  Edition

 

NEW
*
Ben's Trumpet
by Rachel Isadora

c. 1979
Greenwillow

 

 

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

c. 1979
Harper & Row Publishers
First Edition

 

Grandfather's 
Cake
by David McPhail

c. 1979
Charles Scribner's Sons

 

 

Tooley! Tooley!
by Frank Modell

c. 1979
Greenwillow Books
First Edition

 

 




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

 


 

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


 

More from 
Hound and Bear
by Dick Gackenbach

c. 1979
Houghton Mifflin/Clarion
Apparent  1st Edition

 

 

 

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