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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. 2 Puffin Picture Books PP61 - PP120








Information and cover photographs of Puffin Picture Books Series:

Number: PP61
Series No.: PP61 (no number shown)
Title: THE ARABS
Author: R. B. Sergeant
Illustrator: Edward Bawden
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: December 1947 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by The Curwen Press Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: PP62
Series No.: PP62 (no number shown)
Title: FIREWORKS AND FETES
Author: Alan St. H. Brock
Illustrator: Webester Murray
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: December 1946 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Chromoworks Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP63
Series No.: PP63
Title: LIVING PICTURES
Author: John Maddison
Illustrator: Phyllis Ladyman
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: April 1951 [printed date: 1950]
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Jesse Broad and Co Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: PP64
Series No.: PP64 (no number shown)
Title: THE CLOTHES WE WEAR
Author and Illustrator: Jack Townend
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: July 1947 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP65
Series No.: PP65 (no number shown)
Title: MOUNTAIN AND MOORLAND BIRDS
Author and Illustrator: R. B. Talbot Kelly
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: December 1947 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: no price shown (1/6d.)
Number: PP66
Series No.: PP66
Title: INSECT LIFE
Author and Illustrator: Arthur Smith
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: October 1950
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Eric Bemrose Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: PP67
Series No.: PP67
Title: ABOUT MAPS
Author: Peter Hood
Illustrators: with some drawings by Margaret and Alexander Potter
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: October 1950
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: PP68
Series No.: PP68
Title: ZOO BIRDS
Author: David Seth Smith
Illustrator: Maurice Wilson
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: April 1951
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: PP69
Series No.: PP69
Title: POSTAGE STAMPS
Authors: L. N. and M. Williams
Illustrator: drawings by Sydney R. Turner
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: April 1950
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: W. R. Royle and Son Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: PP70
Series No.: PP70
Title: PRINTING
Author: Harold Curwen
Illustrator: Jack Brough
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: November 1948
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by The Curwen Press Ltd
Price: 1/6d.

Interestingly, Allen lane changed the title from the original "What is Printing?". The cover illustration was changed, but the original image with the 'metal typeface' from the first title was retained, along with 'A Puffin Picture Book' which makes up the fourth line of the typeface.
Number: PP71
Series No.: PP71
Title: POTTERY AND ITS MAKING
Author: John Thomas
Illustrator: Mary Sikes
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: October 1950
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: [PP72]
Series No.: [PP72] (no number shown)
Title: A TEA-TIME STORY
Author: Anne Skibulits
Illustrator: Clarke Hutton
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: (1948?) (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: presumed printed at The Curwen Press Ltd
Price: no price shown
This book appears to have been a trial printing - see PP72 below
Number: PP72
Series No.: PP72
Title: THE STORY OF TEA
Author: Anne Skibulits
Illustrator: Clarke Hutton
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: October 1948
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: The Curwen Press LtdLtd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: PP73
Series No.: PP73
Title: ZOO ANIMALS
Author: E. G. Boulenger
Illustrator: Maurice Wilson
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: April 1948
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Van Leer and Co Ltd
Price: no price shown
Number: PP74
Series No.: PP74 (no number shown)
Title: LOCOMOTIVES
Author: W. J. Bassett-Lowke
Illustrator: Paul B. Mann
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: December 1947 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: PP75
Series No.: PP75 (no number shown)
Title: THE THEATRE AT WORK
Illustrator: Victor Rodd
Author: John Mortimer
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: December 1947 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Jarrold and Sons Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: PP76
Series No.: PP76
Title: ENGLISH FASHION
Illustrator: Victor Ross
Author: John Mortimer
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: December 1947 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Sanders Phillips at The Baynard Press Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: PP77
Series No.: PP77
Title: SPELLING BOOK
Author and Illustrator: Grace Gabler
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: August 1948
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Jesse Broad and Co Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Vertical format
Number: PP78
Series No.: PP78
Title: OUR PONIES
Author and Illustrator: Allen W. Seaby
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: April 1949
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: W. R. Royle and Son Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: PP79
Series No.: PP79
Title: THE STORY OF IRON
Author: J. B. Fortune
Illustrator: Paul B. Mann
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: October 1948
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: PP80
Series No.: PP80 (no number shown)
Title: MUSIC TIME
Author: Prudence Hemelryk
Illustrator: Sheila Jackson
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: December 1947 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by Lund Hymphries
Price: 1/6d.
Number: PP81
Series No.: PP81
Title: WILD FLOWERS
Author and Illustrator: Paxton Chadwick
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: April 1949 (no date shown)
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: PP82
Series No.: PP82
Title: RIDING FOR CHILDREN
Author: Henry Wynmalen
Illustrator: Michael Lyne
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: April 1949 [printed date: 1948]
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: W. R. Royle and Son Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: PP83
Series No.: PP83
Title: ELECTRICAL MODELS FROM ODDS AND ENDS
Author: D. C. Gohm
Illustrator: E. Patterson
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: November 1949
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: PP84
Series No.: PP84
Title: ANIMALS ON THE FARM
Author and Illustrator: Eileen Mayo
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: April 1951
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: PP85
Series No.: PP85
Title: MITLA AND LUPE: TWO MEXICAN INDIAN CHILDREN
Author and Illustrator: José Sancha
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: November 1948
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: The Baynard Press Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: PP86
Series No.: PP86
Title: AIRLINERS
Author and Illustrator: John Stroud
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: October 1949
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: PP87
Series No.: PP87
Title: EARLY MAN
Author: Dina Dobson
Illustrator: John Baynes
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: October 1950
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: PP88
Series No.: PP88
Title: SAILING SHIPS
Author and Illustrator: Archie White
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: September 1951
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Ebenezer Baylis and Son Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: PP89
Series No.: PP89
Title: SIGNS AND SYMBOLS
Author and Illustrator: G. E. Pallant Sidaway
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 1953
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: PP90
Series No.: PP90
Title: BIRDS OF THE ESTUARY
Author and Illustrator: C. F. Tunnicliffe
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: March 1952
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: PP91
Series No.: PP91
Title: MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB AND OTHER NURSERY SONGS
Author and Illustrator: H. A. Rey
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: September 1951
Pages: 24pp.
Printer: W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: PP92
Series No.: PP92
Title: THE SKY AND HEAVENS
Author and Illustrator: Peter Hood
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: October 1953
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: PP93
Series No.: PP93
Title: POND LIFE
Illustrator: Paxton Chadwick
Author: Jean Gorvett
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: 1952
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: PP94
Series No.: PP94
Title: HOW PLANES FLY
Author: Sydney E. Veale
Illustrator: 'Wren'
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: September 1953
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: PP95
Series No.: PP95
Title: SAILING
Author and Illustrator: Laurence Sandy
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: April 1953
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: PP96
Series No.: PP96
Title: BETTER HANDWRITING
Author and Illustrator: George L. Thomson
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: September 1954
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: The Curwen Press Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
A leaflet advertising 'The Society for Italic Handwriting' was inserted into (at least) the first edition of this book, and is also shown.
Number: PP97
Series No.: PP97
Title: A BOOK OF ARMOUR
Author and Illustrator: Patrick Nicolle
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: November 1954
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Jesse Broad and Co Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: PP98
Series No.: PP98
Title: FARM CROPS IN BRITAIN
Author: Sir George Stapledon
Illustrator: S. R. Badmin
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: June 1955
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: PP99
Series No.: PP99
Title: THE STORY OF A THREAD OF COTTON
Author: Harry Ballam
Illustrator: Stanley Herbert
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: March 1952
Pages: 24pp.
Printer: lithographed by W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: PP100
Series No.: PP100
Title: EVEREST IS CLIMBED
Author: Wilfred Noyce
Illustrator: Richard Taylor
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: November 1954
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: PP101
Series No.: PP101
Title: THE BUILDING OF ANCIENT EGYPT
Author: Helen Leacroft
Illustrator: Richard Leacroft
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: February 1955 [printed date: 1954]
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: PP102
Series No.: PP102
Title: THE HUMAN BODY
Author: Cyril Bibby
Illustrator: Ian T. Morison
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: June 1955
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 2/6d.

The covers were changed from the 6th issue of 1965. The second set of images shown on the left are from 1972.

The third image shows the covers from the 12th issue in 1976. The ISBN is printed on the back cover.
Number: PP103
Series No.: PP103
Title: A CHRISTMAS MANGER
Author and Illustrator: John Harwood
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: November 1954
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Jesse Broad and Co Ltd
Price: 2/- (plus 4d Purchase tax)
Number: PP104
Series No.: PP104
Title: BINDING YOUR OWN BOOKS
Author and Illustrator: John Woodcock
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: January 1956
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Brown, Knight and Truscott Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: PP105
Series No.: PP105
Title: WILD ANIMALS IN BRITAIN
Author and Illustrator: Paxton Chadwick
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: April 1958
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PP106
Series No.: PP106
Title: BIRD STUDY IN A GARDEN
Author and Illustrator: E. A. R. Ennion
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: May 1958
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Balding and mansell Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PP107
Series No.: PP107
Title: THE YULETIDE COTTAGE
Author and Illustrator: John Harwood
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: October 1955
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Jesse Broad and Co Ltd
Price: 2/6d. (plus 5d. P.T.)
Number: PP108
Series No.: PP108
Title: CHURCHES AND CATHEDRALS: THEIR BUILDING AND USE
Author: Helen Leacroft
Illustrator: Richard Leacroft
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: September 1957
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Brown, Knight and Truscott Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PP109
Series No.: PP109
Title: HOW TO PLAY CRICKET
Author: Alf Gover
Illustrator: Leonard Hagerty
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: April 1957
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: PP110
Series No.: PP110
Title: A COUNTING BOOK
Author and Illustrator: Grace Gabler
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: October 1957
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Jesse Broad and Co Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: PP111
Series No.: PP111
Title: DISCOVERY OF THE POLES
Author: Quintin Riley
Illustrator: Richard Taylor
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: November 1957
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: D. R. Hillman and Sons Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PP112
Series No.: PP112
Title: PUPPETS
Author and Illustrator: Gordon Murray
Author Illustrator: Tony Hart
Series Editor: Noel Carrington
Date Published: September 1958
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Jesse Broad and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PP113
Series No.: PP113
Title: ABOUT RAILWAYS
AuthorS: Herbert Simon and William Fenton
Illustrations: mostly photographs
Date Published: November 1957
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: The Curwen Press Ltd
Price: 3/6d.

To Note: this is the first book in which Noel Carrington is no longer listed as Editor (of the series)
Number: PP114
Series No.: PP114
Title: THE PUFFIN NOAH'S ARK
Author and Illustrator: John Miles
Date Published: October 1958
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PP115
Series No.: PP115
Title: BUTTERFLIES
Author: Arthur Smith
Illustrator: Vernon Shearer
Date Published: April 1961
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: John Swain and Son Ltd
Price: 7/d. (hardback only)

Image shown is of the 1976 reissue with a photographic cover, priced 60p.
Number: PP116
Series No.: PP116
NOT ISSUED
This number was allocated for a book commissioned from Paxton Chadwick who, unfortunatedly, died before the work was completed. The book was completed by Sheila Fisher who had worked with Chadwick Paxton. The plates and text remain with the illustrator's widow who agreed to the publication by the Penguin Collectors Society.
see PP116 below
Number: (PP116)
Series No.: (PP116)
Title: LIFE HISTORIES
Author and Illustrator: Paxton Chadwick (completed by Shiela Fisher)
Designed: by John Miles
Date Published: March 1996 [printed date: 1995]
Publisher: Penguin Collectors Society
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Battley Brothers Ltd
Price: unpriced; originally sold at £8
The publication of 'Life Histories' by Penguin Collectors Society was accompanied by a 12 page monograph The Life History of LIFE HISTORIES, by Steve Hare. In this he details the history of the book. An image of the front page is also shown.
Number: PP117
Series No.: PP117
Title: THE PUFFIN BOOK OF LETTERING
Author and Illustrator: Tom Gourdie
Date Published: November 1961
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: Jesse Broad and Co Ltd
Price: first issue no price shown; second issue 2/6d.



Also shown, a copy of the German translation of Goudie's book published in 1963 and printed in Germany.
Number: PP118
Series No.: PP118
Title: HISTORIC HOUSES OF GREAT BRITAIN
Author: Helen Leacroft
Illustrator: Richard Leacroft
Date Published: August 1962
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: PP119
Series No.: PP119
Title: THE STORY OF BREAD
Author: H. J. Deverson
Illustrator: Ronald Lampitt
Date Published: may 1964
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PP120
Series No.: PP120
Title: THE SEASHORE LIFE
Author: Gillian Matthews
Illustrator: Peter Parks
Date Published: May 1965
Pages: 32pp.
Printer: W. S. Cowell Ltd
Price: 5/-

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