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PUFFIN PICTURE BOOKS


'PP' 1 - 120

Puffin Picture Books PP1-PP60 (page 1)
Puffin Picture Books PP61-PP120 (page 2)


THIS PAGE: No. 1 Puffin Picture Books PP1 - PP60





Noel Carrington persuaded Allen Lane to publish colourfully illustrated books for children. This was to become the first children's series issued by Penguin. The books were meant to be both entertaining and instructive. The series began with PP1 War on Land published in December 1940. After 120 volumes the series ended in March 1965. These were picture books, mostly in colour, with thirty two pages and were 7" x 8¾", twice the size of the ordinary Penguin Book.

These books were intended for children aged between 7 and 14, and great care was taken to ensure that the subject matter, writers and artists were not only knowledgeable but could produce work which would communicate with children. The series was a great success and many of the books were translated into other languages. The series also helped Penguin decide to launch other series, such as the popular Puffin Story Books a year later.

Because the covers of these books were so interesting, and had great art work on the front and back, we show both covers in the images below.



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A Checklist of the Puffin Picture Books and Related Series
For those who want to know more about the PUFFIN PICTURE BOOKS - Penguin Collectors Society have produced an excellent checklist in book format (same size as the Puffin Picture Books). 80 pages packed with information on all the books, including the printing and various editions, with photographs. Just click on the link above - which will take you to the PCS shop.





Information and cover photographs of Puffin Picture Books Series:

Number: PP1
Series No.: PP1
Title: WAR ON LAND
Author and Illustrator: James Holland
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 6 December 1940 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 6d.
Number: PP2
Series No.: PP2
Title: WAR AT SEA
Author and Illustrator: James Holland
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 18 December 1940 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 6d.
Number: PP3
Series No.: PP3
Title: WAR IN THE AIR
Author and Illustrator: James Gardner
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 6 December 1940 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 6d.
Number: PP4
Series No.: PP4
Title: ON THE FARM
Author and Illustrator: James Gardner
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 18 December 1940 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 6d.
Number: PP5
Series No.: PP5
Title: A BOOK OF INSECTS
Illustrator: James Holland
Text: Richard James
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 25 November 1941 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP6
Series No.: PP6
Title: FLOWERS OF THE FIELD AND HEDGEROW AND THEIR GARDEN COUSINS
Author and Illustrator: Marion Rivers-Moore
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 25 November 1941 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Van Leer and Co Ltd
Price: 6d.
Number: PP7
Series No.: PP7
Title: ANIMALS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE
Author and Illustrator: Anrid Johnston
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 23 September 1941 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Van Leer and Co Ltd
Price: 6d.
Number: PP8
Series No.: PP8
Title: GREAT DEEDS OF THE WAR
Author and Illustrator: Roland Davies
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 15 May 1941 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 6d.
Number: PP9
Series No.: PP9 (no number shown)
Title: POND AND RIVER LIFE
Illustrator: Brynhild Parker
Text: Alwyn Richards
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 16 December 1941 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by The Curwen Press Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP10
Series No.: PP10 (no number shown)
Title: A BOOK OF TRAINS
Author: W. J. Bassett-Lowke
Illustrator: F. E. Courtney
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 6 December 1941 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by The Curwen Press Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP11
Series No.: PP11
Title: A BOOK OF SHIPS
Illustrator: Laurence Dunn
Text: A. C. and M. J. Hardy
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 19 June 1942 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Van Leer and Co Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP11 (1952)
Series No.: PP11 (1952)
Title: A BOOK OF SHIPS
Illustrator: Winston Megoran
Text: A. C. Hardy
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: March 1952
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: by Harrisons and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: PP12
Series No.: PP12 (no number shown)
Title: A BOOK OF RIGMAROLES OR JINGLE RHYMES
Illustrator: Enid Marx
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: April 1945 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Sanders Phillips and Co Ltd at The Baynard Press;
Price: no price shown
Number: PP13
Series No.: PP13 (no number shown)
Title: HAMISH
Author: Joanna Cannan
Illustrator: Anne Bullen
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: May 1944 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by George Philip and Sons Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP14
Series No.: PP14
Title: ORLANDO'S EVENING OUT
Author and Illustrator: Kathleen Hale
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 22 August 1944 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP15
Series No.: PP15 (no number shown)
Title: LO CHENG: THE BOY WHO WOULDN'T KEEP STILL
Author and Illustrator: Chiang Yee ('The Silent Traveller')
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 20 February 1942 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP16
Series No.: PP16 (no number shown)
Title: VILLAGE AND TOWN
Author and Illustrator: S. R. Badmin
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 23 October 1942 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Sanders Phillips and Co Ltd at The Baynard Press
Price: no price shown
Number: PP17
Series No.: PP17 (no number shown)
Title: 15 NURSERY RHYMES
Illustrator: Clarke Hutton
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 16 December 1941 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: drawn by Laurence Dunn and lithographed by Van Leer and Co Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP18
Series No.: PP18 (no number shown)
Title: ANIMALS OF INDIA
Author and Illustrator: Arnrid Johnston
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 12 March 1942 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Van Leer and Co Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP19
Series No.: PP19 (no number shown)
Title: MARVELLOUS MODELS AND MODELS TO MAKE
Author: W. J. Bassett-Lowke
Illustrator: Paul B. Mann
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: April 1945 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 9d.
Number: PP19 (1947)
Series No.: PP19 (1947) (no number shown)
Title: MARVELLOUS MODELS
Author: W. J. Bassett-Lowke
Illustrator: Paul B. Mann
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: New and Revised Edition December 1947
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 1/6
Number: PP20
Series No.: PP20 (no number shown)
Title: BIRDS OF THE VILLAGE
Illustrator: P. F. Millard
Author: James Fisher
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: May 1944 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP21
Series No.: PP21
Title: THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
Author: David garnett
Illustrator: James Gardner
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 24 October 1941 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP22
Series No.: PP22 (no number shown)
Title: A BOOK OF FABLES ADAPTED FROM AESOP
Illustrator: Sheila Hawkins
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 19 June 1942 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP23
Series No.: PP23 (no number shown)
Title: U.S.A. - THE STORY OF AMERICA
Illustrator: James Holland
Author: Hazel H. Hallinan
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 21 August 1942 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP24
Series No.: PP24 (no number shown)
Title: ALEXANDER THE CIRCUS PONY
Author and Illustrator: Phyllis Ginger
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: February 1943 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Sanders Phillips and Co Ltd at The Baynard Press
Price: no price shown
Number: PP25
Series No.: PP25 (no number shown)
Title: MISHA LEARNS ENGLISH
Author and Illustrator: Pearl Binder
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 21 August 1942 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Sanders Phillips and Co Ltd at The Baynard Press
Price: no price shown
Number: PP26
Series No.: PP26 (no number shown)
Title: ORLANDO'S HOME LIFE
Author and Illustrator: Kathleen Hale
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 23 October 1942 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP27
Series No.: PP27 (no number shown)
Title: PUNCH AND JUDY: AN ACTING BOOK
Author and Illustrator: Clarke Hutton
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 23 October 1942 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Van Leer and Co Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP28
Series No.: PP28 (no number shown)
Title: ANIMALS OF NORTH AMERICA
Author and Illustrator: Arnrid Johnston
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: December 1942 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Van Leer and Co Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP29
Series No.: PP29 (no number shown)
Title: BUTTERFLIES IN BRITAIN
Author and Illustrator: Richard Chopping
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 21 August 1943 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP30
Series No.: PP30 (no number shown)
Title: PANTOMIME STORIES Contains six stories: Aladdin; Puss in Boots; Cinderella; The Sleeping Princess; Jack and the Beanstalk; and The Beauty and the Beast
Author and Illustrator: Hilary Stebbing
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: February 1943 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP31
Series No.: PP31 (no number shown)
Title: TREES IN BRITAIN
Author and Illustrator: S. R. Badmin
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: November 1943 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP32
Series No.: PP32 (no number shown)
Title: WATERWAYS OF THE WORLD
Author: W. J. Bassett-Lowke
Illustrator: Laurence Dunn
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: April 1944 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP33
Series No.: PP33 (no number shown)
Title: COUNTRY HOLIDAY
Author: Margaret Scott-Brown
Illustrator: Leo P. Dowd
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: April 1944 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
This image is of the late 1944 re-issue, priced 9d.
Number: PP34
Series No.: PP34 (no number shown)
Title: BRER RABBIT
Author: Joel Chandler Harris
Illustrator: Walter Trier
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: June 1945 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Delittle, Fenwick and Co Ltd
Price: 9d.
Number: PP35
Series No.: PP35 (no number shown)
Title: THE STORY OF LOUISA
Author: Diana Ross
Illustrator: Kaye
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: November 1944 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Van Leers and Co Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP36
Series No.: PP36 (no number shown)
Title: THE STORY OF MING
Author and Illustrator: Chiang Yee
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: December 1944 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Sanders Phillips and Co Ltd at The Baynard Press
Price: no price shown
Number: PP37
Series No.: PP37 (no number shown)
Title: A HISTORY OF THE COUNTRYSIDE
Authors and Illustrators: Margaret and Alexander Potter
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: November 1944 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 9d.
Number: PP38
Series No.: PP38 (no number shown)
Title: ABOUT A MOTOR CAR
Author and Illustrator: Phyllis Ladyman
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: June 1946 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: no printer shown; presumed to be W. S. Cowell Ltd (who produced the reprint)
Price: 1/-
Number: PP39
Series No.: PP39 (no number shown)
Title: FAMOUS SHIPS
Author: Frank Bowen
Illustrator: Frank Mason
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: December 1946 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 1/-
Number: PP40
Series No.: PP40 (no number shown)
Title: MAKE YOUR OWN ZOO, PART ONE
Author and Illustrator: Trix
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: January 1945 (no date shown)
Pages: 16pp. (Cut-out book)
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 9d. plus 2d. P.T. (purchase tax)
Number: PP41
Series No.: PP41 (no number shown)
Title: MAKE YOUR OWN FARM, PART 1
Author and Illustrator: Trix
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: January 1945 (no date shown)
Pages: 16pp. (Cut-out book)
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 9d. plus 2d. P.T. (purchase tax)


The third image shows farm animals cut out and on display.
Number: PP42
Series No.: PP42 (no number shown)
Title: THE BUILDING OF LONDON
Authors and Illustrators: Margaret and Alexander Potter
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: August 1945 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 9d.
Number: PP43
Series No.: PP43 (no number shown)
Title: OUR HORSES
Author and Illustrator: Lionel Edwards
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: June 1945 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: no printer shown; presumed to be Charles and Read Ltd (who produced second issue)
Price: no price shown
Number: PP44
Series No.: PP44 (no number shown)
Title: WONDERS OF ANIMAL-LIFE
Illustrator: Erna Pinner
Text: Monica Shorten
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: November 1945 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 9d.
Number: PP45
Series No.: PP45 (no number shown)
Title: ANIMALS OF AUSTRALIA
Author and Illustrator: Sheila Hawkins
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: July 1947 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Brown and Bibby Ltd
Price: 1/- (although publishers stated it as 1/6d.)
Number: PP46
Series No.: PP46 (no number shown)
Title: A CHILD'S ALPHABET
Author and Illustrator: Grace Gabler
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: December 1945 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 9d.
Vertical format
Number: PP47
Series No.: PP47 (no number shown)
Title: THE STORY OF CHINA
Author: Tsui Chi
Illustrator: Carolin Jackson
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: June 1945 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Jesse Broad and Co Ltd
Price: 9d.
Number: PP48
Series No.: PP48 (no number shown)
Title: A BOOK OF SWIMMING
Author: Janet Bassett-Lowke
Illustrator: Lunt Roberts
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: November 1945 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Chromoworks Ltd
Price: 9d.
Number: PP49
Series No.: PP49 (no number shown)
Title: THE MAGIC OF COAL
Author and Illustrator: Peggy Hart
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: August 1945 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Van Leer and Co Ltd
Price: 9d.
Number: PP50
Series No.: PP50
Title: THE STORY OF FURNITURE
Author: Gordon Russell
Illustrator: Jacques Groag
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: December 1947 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP51
Series No.: PP51 (no number shown)
Title: WONDERS OF SEA LIFE
Author: E. G. Boulenger
Illustrator: Peggy Jeremy
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: July 1947 [printed date: 1946]
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Lowe and Brydone Printers Ltd
Price: 2/- (only issued in harback)
Number: PP52
Series No.: PP52
Title: PAPER BIRDS (no number shown)
Author and Illustrator: R. B. Talbot Kelly
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: July 1947 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp. (Cut-out book)
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 1/-
Number: PP53
Series No.: PP53
Title: FISH AND FISHING
Author and Illustrator: Bernard Venables
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: August 1948 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP54
Series No.: PP54 (no number shown)
Title: THE TALE OF NOAH AND THE FLOOD
Illustrator: Clarke Hutton
Author: W. E. Williams
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: December 1946 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 1/-
Number: PP55
Series No.: PP55 (no number shown)
Title: EXTINCT ANIMALS
Author and Illustrator: Hilary Stebbing
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: December 1946 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 2/- (only issued in hardback)
Number: PP56
Series No.: PP56 (no number shown)
Title: THE
Author and Illustrator: Maurice Wilson
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: December 1946 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 1/-
Number: PP57
Series No.: PP57 (no number shown)
Title: WOODWORKING FOR CHILDREN
Author and Illustrator: John Dumayne
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: November 1945 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Fosh and Cross Ltd
Price: 9d.
Number: PP57 (1946)
Series No.: PP57 (1946) (no number shown)
Title: WOODWORKING FOR BEGINNERS
Author and Illustrator: John Dumayne
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 1946 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Fosh and Cross Ltd
Price: 1/-
Number: PP58
Series No.: PP58 (no number shown)
Title: THE STORY OF PLANT LIFE
Author and Illustrator: Isabel Alexander
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: October 1946 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 1/-
Number: PP59
Series No.: PP59
Title: OUR CATTLE
Author and Illustrator: Lionel Edwards
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: November 1948
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: PP60
Series No.: PP60
Title: BUILDING A HOUSE
Author and Illustrator: Richard Leacroft
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: November 1949
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown

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