Discover some our Favorite Rare Children’s Books

Discover some our Favorite Rare Children’s Books

Discover some our Favorite Rare Children’s Books

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

During this time of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, children all over the world are alleviating their boredom with bear hunts based on the 1989 classic by Michael Rosen… and bears are popping up everywhere. At Raptis Rare Books, not only can you find a signed first edition of this book, but you can also spot another famous bear amid some of our favorite children’s books.

What are some of your favorite books? We’ve compiled a few of ours that we currently have in stock here:

“HEY WHAT IF WE DON’T GO ON A BEAR HUNT, HUH?”;

FIRST EDITION OF MICHAEL ROSEN’S WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT; INSCRIBED BY MICHAEL ROSEN AND HELEN OXENBURY

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FIRST EDITION OF MICHAEL BOND’S PADDINGTON MARCHES ON; SIGNED BY HIM

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“I ALWAYS PREFER TO BELIEVE THE BEST OF EVERYBODY; IT SAVES SO MUCH TROUBLE”

First edition, First Issue of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories
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“AMONG THE BEST EVER WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN”:

FIRST EDITIONS OF A.A. MILNE’S FOUR POOH BOOKS, IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKETS; THE WINNIE THE POOH SIGNED BY MILNE


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FIRST EDITION OF DR. SEUSS’ IF I RAN THE ZOO; INSCRIBED BY HIM WITH A LARGE DRAWING


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“A HEART IS NOT JUDGED BY HOW MUCH YOU LOVE; BUT BY HOW MUCH YOU ARE LOVED BY OTHERS”:

FIRST EDITION OF THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ


“IF I HAD A WORLD OF MY OWN, EVERYTHING WOULD BE NONSENSE. NOTHING WOULD BE WHAT IT IS, BECAUSE EVERYTHING WOULD BE WHAT IT ISN’T. AND CONTRARY WISE, WHAT IS, IT WOULDN’T BE. AND WHAT IT WOULDN’T BE, IT WOULD. YOU SEE?”

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“THOSE WHO DON’T BELIEVE IN MAGIC WILL NEVER FIND IT”
FIRST EDITION OF BFG, SIGNED BY ROALD DAHL AND ILLUSTRATOR QUENTIN BLAKE

“THE SANDY BEACH REMINDED HAROLD OF PICNICS”:

RARE FIRST EDITION OF CROCKETT JOHNSON’S HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON

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Whether you are young or young at heart, these children’s books are ones to be treasured. We hope everyone is staying safe during this time, catching up on their reading, and enjoying the bear hunts.

 

 


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