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The Best Out-of-Print Children’s Books

flashlightworthy.pngWhat children’s books do you want to see revived? It’s time to make a list.

Counting on our readers’ collective knowledge of books, GalleyCat Reviews regularly features curated book lists from Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations. Today’s list is sure-fire conversation starter: 10 Out-of-Print Children’s Books Worth Overpaying For.

Over the last year, Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations has created more than 300 lists–giving reading advice on everything from book club books to cancer survivor books. Working with this carefully curated publication, we will share our favorite lists with GalleyCat readers. Add your suggestions in the comments section.

The complete list (created by Burgin Streetman) follows after the jump. Here’s more from the 10 Out-of-Print Children’s Books Worth Overpaying For list: “There are some books I would chop off my right arm for (and have… stops to wave with stump). These guys are the endangered species of the children’s book world, dwindling down, sale by sale… until… Get them now before they are gone forever, my friends.”


The Day the Cow Sneezed by James Flora
The Man Who Lost His Head by Claire Huchet Bishop, illustrated by Robert McCloskey
Switch on the Night
Babar and Zephir by Jean De Brunhoff, translated by Merle S. Haas
The Hat by Tomi Ungerer
The Tyger Voyage
Little Boy Brown by Isobel Harris
Where’s Wallace? by Hilary Knight
Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor by Mervyn Peake
The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard

Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations is still trying to find the book club books. Interested in writing a book list? Do you know what book clubs are looking for? Email the site!

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