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.



Monsters of Men
by Patrick Ness


Published: Walker Books, 2010

Fine in glassine wrapper, as issued. Third and final part of critically-acclaimed 'Chaos Walking' series. Signed by Ness.

Price: £25.00

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness


More than This
by Patrick Ness


Published: Walker Books, 2013

Fine in illustrated boards, as issued. Latest book by author of The Knife of Never Letting Go.Signed by author.

Price: £15.00

More than This by Patrick Ness


Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape
by Dermot O'Leary


Published: Hodder, 2017

Fine paperback original. Engaging new children's book, signed by the TV celebrity.

Price: £6.99

Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape by Dermot O'Leary


The Shepherd's Crown
by Terry Pratchett


Published: Doubleday, 2015

Fine limited edition in fine slipcase, limited to just 500 copies. Final Discworld novel by beloved author. Lovely bee-themed production with 'Order of the Honeybee’ stamp and signature by long-time collaborator Rob Wilkins, limited edition signed print by illustrator Paul Kidby and much other bonus material. Sold out at the publisher.

Price: £300.00

The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett


Lyra's Oxford
by Philip Pullman


Published: David Fickling Books, 2003

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

Price: £17.00

Lyra's Oxford by Philip  Pullman


The Book of Dust Vol One La Belle Sauvage
by Philip Pullman


Published: Penguin/David Fickling, 2017

Fine in fine wrapper. 'Equel' to the His Dark Materials trilogy and the beginning of a new trilogy from the only real competitor to Rowling. Signed copy.

Price: £75.00

The Book of Dust Vol One La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman


The Book of Dust Vol One La Belle Sauvage
by Philip Pullman, Ill. by Chris Wormell


Published: Penguin/David Fickling, 2017

Fine in fine wrapper. 'Equel' to the His Dark Materials trilogy and the beginning of a new trilogy from the only real competitor to Rowling. This copy is signed by way of a themed bookplate and comes with a limited edition print by the book's illustrator. These items were only supplied to independent bookshops.

Price: £45.00

The Book of Dust Vol One La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman


The Book of Dust Vol One La Belle Sauvage
by Philip Pullman, Ill. by Chris Wormell


Published: Penguin/David Fickling, 2017

Fine in boards. The Waterstones commemorative edition. 'Equel' to the His Dark Materials trilogy and the beginning of a new trilogy from the only real competitor to Rowling. This copy is signed by way of a themed bookplate and comes with a limited edition print by the book's illustrator. These items were only supplied to independent bookshops.

Price: £45.00

The Book of Dust Vol One La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman


Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
by Chris Riddell


Published: Macmillan, 2014

Fine in ill. boards, as issued. Sequel to Costa-winning Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse and shortlisted for National Book Award. Signed by the author.

Price: £15.00

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death  by Chris  Riddell


Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
by Chris Riddell


Published: Macmillan, 2013

Fine in illustrated boards, as issued. Winner of Costa Children's Award and now reprinted.

Price: £15.00

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell


Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright
by Chris Riddell


Published: Macmillan, 2015

Fine in ill. boards, as issued. Latest in series which began with Costa-winning Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse. Signed by the author.

Price: £14.99

Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright by Chris Riddell


The Hunting of the Snark
by Chris Riddell, Lewis Carroll


Published: Macmillan, 2016

Fine in fine illustrated boards, as issued. A version of the poem by Lewis Carroll first published by Macmillan 140 years ago and beautifully illustrated in this very attractive volume. Has been very popular and signed copies - as this is - are now scarce.

Price: £25.00

The Hunting of the Snark by Chris  Riddell


How I Live Now
by Meg Rosoff


Published: Puffin Books, 2004

Fine in fine wrapper. Signed by the author. Winner of the 2004 Guardian Children's Fiction Award and now a major film.

Price: £24.00

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff


Picture Me Gone
by Meg Rosoff


Published: Penguin, 2013

Fine in like wrapper. Signed by the author. Shortlisted for children's US National Book Award.

Price: £16.00

Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
by J K Rowling, Ill. by Olivia Lomenech Gill


Published: Bloomsbury, 2017

Fine in fine ill. boards. Richly illustrated version, signed by the artist.

Price: £45.00

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J K  Rowling

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