modern first edition books from Firsts in Print

modern first edition books from Firsts in Print

Children's modern first editions

All of the books on these pages are first editions and first printings

Children's publications and award winners are featured on this page. We hold a wide selection of children's fiction by a large number of writers. It's always worth asking in case we have what you are looking for in stock.



Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
by Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks


Published: Macmillan, 2014

Fine in illustrated boards, as issued. From the author of The Gruffalo. Double-signed, with a lovely bespoke illustration by the illustrator, Monks.

Price: £20.00

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox by Julia  Donaldson


Sugarlump and the Unicorn
by Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks


Published: Macmillan, 2013

Fine in illustrated boards, as issued. A very glittery production from the author of The Gruffalo. Signed by both author and illustrator.

Price: £14.99

Sugarlump and the Unicorn by Julia Donaldson


The Detective Dog
by Julia Donaldson, Ill. by Sara Ogilvie


Published: Macmillan, 2016

Fine in fine wrapper. Latest from Donaldson and a lovely tale of Nell the Dog. Signed by author and ilustrator.

Price: £11.99

The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson


The Everywhere Bear
by Julia Donaldson, Rebecca Cobb


Published: Macmillan, 2017

Fine in fine wrapper. New book from the doyenne of children's fiction. Double-signed copy.

Price: £11.99

The Everywhere Bear by Julia  Donaldson


The Giant Jumperee
by Julia Donaldson, Helen Oxenbury


Published: Puffin, 2017

Fine in fine wrapper. Latest hit from the prolific writer of The Gruffalo, this time in collaboraiton with the illustrator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Signed by author and illustrator to a Puffin bookplate.

Price: £12.99

The Giant Jumperee by Julia  Donaldson


The Giant Jumperee
by Julia Donaldson, Helen Oxenbury


Published: Puffin, 2017

Fine in fine wrapper. Latest hit from the prolific writer of The Gruffalo, this time in collaboration with the illustrator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Flatsigned by the author and illustrator (of We're Going on a Bear Hunt amongst many others).

Price: £14.99

The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson


The Troll
by Julia Donaldson, David Roberts


Published: Macmillan, 2009

Fine in fine wrapper. Beautifully illustrated story with bonus Zog publicity postcard!

Price: £10.00

The Troll by Julia Donaldson


The Troll
by Julia Donaldson, David Roberts


Published: Macmillan, 2009

Fine paperback. Popular story, signed by both author and illustrator.

Price: £10.99

The Troll by Julia Donaldson


What the Ladybird Heard Next
by Julia Donaldson, Ill. by Lydia Monks


Published: Macmillan, 2015

Fine paperback edition. Another glittery production. This one double signed and with a bespoke drawing by the illustrator.

Price: £10.00

What the Ladybird Heard Next by Julia  Donaldson


Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Birthday
by Carol Ann Duffy


Published: Picador, 2014

Fine in fine wrapper. The poet laureate's Christmas book for 2014 and beautifully achieved. Signed by Duffy.

Price: £10.99

Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Birthday  by Carol Ann Duffy


Fortunately, The Milk...
by Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell


Published: Bloomsbury, 2013

Fine signed edition, in slipcase. Signed by illustrator and author and includes exclusive bookmark.

Price: £15.00

Fortunately, The Milk... by Neil  Gaiman


Mirrormask
by Neil Gaiman, Ill. by Dave McKean


Published: Bloomsbury, 2005

Fine in glossy boards, as issued. Signed by the author.

Price: £45.00

Mirrormask by Neil  Gaiman


The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish
by Neil Gaiman, Ill. by Dave McKean


Published: Bloomsbury, 2001

Fine in glossy ill. boards, as issued. Signed by the author with an additional picture of a goldfish.

Price: £45.00

The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil  Gaiman


The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains
by Neil Gaiman, Ill. by Eddie Campbell


Published: Headline, 2015

Fine limited edition in illustrated boards, as issued, in fine clam-shell case and outer cardboard packaging. Edition of 250. A beautifully realised work by the master storyteller. Signed by both Gaiman and illustrator Campbell and includes an MP3-CD of Gaiman reading the book. (RRP 50.)

Price: £50.00

The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil  Gaiman


The Wolves In The Walls
by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (illustrator)


Published: Bloomsbury, 2003

Fine in illustrated boards, as issued. Signed by author on Bloomsbury bookplate to front free endpaper.

Price: £35.00

The Wolves In The Walls by Neil Gaiman

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