The first edition of Kites has the letters ABCDEFG on page 160. Copyright © 1971 by Western Publishing Company, Inc. Published by Golden Press, New York, N.Y. Cover price is $1.25. The number on the spine is 24344. Listed as a Golden Handbook.
The only cover change to Kites is shown next. Not only did the white band at the top of the book disappear but one of the kites was deleted as well. Copyright © 1978, 1971. Cover price is $1.95. The ISBN number on the back cover is 0-307-24344-3. The letter code DEFG is on page 160. This is an unstated revised edition. The text and illustrations on pages 81 through 83 have changed. And some of the text on pages 114, 116, 117 and 118 has changed. Vera R. Webster has been dropped from the title page as the editor. Listed as a Golden Guide on the cover. Listed under Hobbies on the inside front cover.
Both of these covers were published in a large (5 ¼ by 7 ¾ inch) hardcover. Image #1 has the number 64344 on the back cover. Image #2 has the number 0-307-64344-1 on the back cover.
Out of print.