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.



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


Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix
by J K Rowling


Published: Bloomsbury, 2003

Fine in like wrapper. Just a little browning to block. Children's wrapper, perhaps slightly less rare than adult version. Signed by author to loosely inserted bookplate.

Price: £700.00

Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix by J K Rowling


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
by J K Rowling


Published: Bloomsbury, 2000

Fine in original shrinkwrap, with First Edition sticker present.

Price: £75.00

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K  Rowling


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
by J K Rowling


Published: Bloomsbury, 2000

Fine in like wrapper. Clay's first edition. Signed by the author to loosely inserted bookplate.

Price: £475.00

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K  Rowling


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
by J K Rowling


Published: Bloomsbury, 2003

Fine in like wrapper. First edition, with the 'adult' wrapper. Signed to loosely inserted bookplate.

Price: £750.00

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J K Rowling


The Prisoner of Azkaban
by J K Rowling, Ill. by Jim Kay


Published: Bloomsbury, 2017

Fine in fine wrapper. Third in the highly popular illustrated series. Signed by the illlustrator.

Price: £30.00

The Prisoner of Azkaban by J K  Rowling


The Kingdom Revealed
by Rob Ryan


Published: Hutchinson, 2014

Fine limited edition. A stunning edition of papercut artist Rob Ryan's new book, signed and numbered out of 100, in a special illustrated slipcase containing a numbered and signed lasercut and original piece of signed art from the book, which is also signed. Also several pieces of ephemera are included in the package, as well as one golden ticket somewhere among the 100, entitling the owner to visit Ryan at his studio.

Price: £200.00

The Kingdom Revealed by Rob Ryan


The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
by George Saunders, Ill. Lane Smith


Published: Bloomsbury, 2001

Fine in ill. boards, as issued. Rare children's book by Folio-winner Saunders, still more so signed and dated, which this is, with a doodle.

Price: £38.00

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders


The Cat in the Hat
by Dr Seuss


Published: Collins/Beginner Books, 1958

Very good in rubbed and faded boards. Spine a little bumped to both ends. Lacking wrapper. A bit of a mystery, this one, as usually these are published by Collins with no Beginner Books logo. Could be a later printing, but by no means clear.

Price: £30.00

The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss

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