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Whaddaya Say We Buy Five of the Most Expensive Picture Books?

Got an extra 100K laying around? Good! Here’s how you should spend it.

(Click the links to see the full AbeBooks listing for each title)

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Amy Hesterman says:

    Shame that only two qualify for free shipping…. :)

  2. Wow. I mean . . . . .wow! Several years ago, I saw the dummy for Where the Wild Things Are at the Rosenbach Musuem here in Philly. If I had that kind of dough, I think I’d purchase Sendak’s book. It’d be worth every penny!

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