Collectible Children’s Books

Old children’s books have their value

Lexington Herald-Leader | 06/27/2006
By Cheryl Truman
HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER

“…your 1964 original copy, with dust jacket, of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, which might be worth more than $10,000.

What’s valuable? First-edition classics and Caldecott award winners with dust jackets: The 1957 edition of Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, possibly worth $4,000 to $5,000; a 1939 edition of Madeline, about $4,000; and the first Caldecott Medal winner, Animals of the Bible, $1,000 to $1,200.”

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