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Friday
Dec102010

1954 Childcraft - Volume #1

Today's featured item is something either you have in your collection or most definitely have heard or know about.  It's the famous Childcraft series.  Much like a set of adult encyclopedia's, it was a set for children.  It included nursery rhymes, fairy tales, stories, art projects, educational topics, music, insight for parents, and so much more -- all in 15 volumes with an additional supplement book.

I also have an older bound book (below) that was a gift from my mother-in-law which also featured two larger (horizontally) books.  The topics were Art and Music and the other was Science and Industry (shown below).

Now, back to Volume #1....

So, if you're ever out and about and run across a full set of Childcraft books, be sure and grab it.  You'll be glad you did and so will the young ones in your family that come along after you.

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Reader Comments (4)

The page with the automobiles and the traffic signal is worthy of framing.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

I totally agree. It was actually a full spread. The facing page had lots of traffic also.

December 10, 2010 | Registered CommenterBrian Carlisle

I'm looking for two copies of the 1954 edition of Childcraft, Vol. 1. Any ideas as to where I might find them? None on Amazon or eBay, as of now.

Thanks.

November 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Howard

Hello David! Actually, you've got a good start of places to look. Definitely save a few searches dealing with Childcraft on eBay so you'll be updated when someone posts an auction for them. Also be sure to check Goodwiill stores. Maybe also make a connection with a full time worker or manager there to let them know you are looking for them. They're just as likely to show up at a Goodwill as with eBay. ALSO be sure to keep an eye out on Etsy.com. They carry a good many of them most of the time. If someone is listing single books you can contact them to see if they have Vol. #1. Good luck. I'm sure you'll find it pretty soon with these three potential avenues.

November 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterBrian Carlisle

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