The Top Ten Most Valuable Children's Books (Courtesy of eBay)
Good old reliable eBay. Just in case you happened to wonder what most every day joes (and book buyers) think are the best kid books to purchase, here's a run-down of most expensive kiddie lit titles that sold in April:
$4,316.00 --- Where The Wild Things Are/ Sendak/ 1st ed. with DJ
$3,494.00 --- Carolyn Keene - Nancy Drew Clue in Diary 1st/1st
GBP 1241.00 --- When We Were Very Young by A A Milne 1924 1st
$2,047.00 --- THE HOBBIT-J.R.R. TOLKIEN 2ND OR 3RD EXPORT
$2,025.00 --- Injun Babies by Maynard Dixon 1st Edition Mint
$1,795.95 --- Harry Potter Sorcerer's Stone Genuine 1st/1st 1/1
$1,795.00 --- MAURICE SENDAK / Seven Little Stories / BOXED SET
$1,500.00 --- THe Hobbit, JRR Tolkien; 1st ED, 2nd state; no DJ
$1,424.00 --- PAUL McCARTNEY signed HIGH IN THE CLOUDS
$1,350.00 --- NISTER THE MAGIC TOY-BOOK
The Sendak made perfect sense to me. Ditto (to some extent) the Harry Potter. And while I'd never heard of Injun Babies I was not overly shocked. The one that really threw me for a loop was The Magic Toy Book by Nister. Has anyone read it? Does anyone know it?
In any case, I've found that Elaine's eBay Bookseller Blog is one of the more interesting sites pertaining to the sale of children's books on the internet. I doubt very much you'll find anything to compare to it. Plus it offered a link to a site that can only be described as a mood ring for blogs. According to the site, mine should be yellow. Yellow blogs are cheery blogs. Guess there wasn't a color for snarky.