Children's Signed First Editions Book Club



A Ray of Light Cover Image
Walter Wick
A Ray of Light
(Scholastic, $17.99)

Join the Children’s Signed First Editions Club and own a first edition, first printing of a newly released children’s picture book delivered to your doorstep every month (or pick it up at the store, if you prefer)! Membership in the club also makes a wonderful gift for a child or fellow collector.

The Children’s Signed First Editions club has an excellent track record of selecting honored and critically acclaimed books. In 2016, our staff selected three titles that were recognized as outstanding picture books in the United States: Freedom in Congo Square written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (2017 Caldecott Honor, 2017 Coretta Scott King Honor for illustration, 2017 Charlotte Zolotow Award), Giant Squid written by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Eric Rohmann (2017 Sibert Honor Book), and Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat written and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, which received the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and the Caldecott Medal—one of the American Library Association’s highest honors. And that’s only from 2016! Just take a look at some the books subscribers have received in the past:

  • Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear written by Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall—Caldecott Medal (2016), Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor (2016)
  • Waiting by Kevin Henkes—Caldecott Honor (2016), Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor (2016)
  • Oskar and the Eight Blessings written by Tanya Simon and Richard Simon, illustrated by Mark Siegel—National Jewish Book Award for Children's Literature (2015)
  • Locomotive by Brian Floca—Caldecott Medal (2014), Sibert Honor (2014)
  • This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen—Caldecott Medal (2013)
  • A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka—Caldecott Medal (2012)

Because Politics and Prose has one of the few Signed First Edition subscriptions dedicated specifically to children’s books, we’re able to work with publishers to offer signed books not available anywhere else.

You may choose to enroll in the program for six months, one year, or indefinitely. There is no member fee: all you pay for is the cost of each book (and shipping, if applicable). Payment for the subscription will be processed once a month when the signed books arrive at Politics and Prose. For an additional $1.50, you can choose to have us cover your book with an archival book cover.

If you’re interested in signing up, please enter a credit card number in the payment method when checking out online. We’ll charge you for the cost of each book using this card throughout the time of the enrollment. So what are you waiting for? Quantities are limited, so sign up now!

For more information, call (202) 364-1919 or email

Want more? We also have an Adults' Signed First Editions Club and a Children's Book-a-Month Club.


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