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page from winnie the pooh book

Children's Lit

The Story Behind A.A. Milne’s Pooh Books

  “Isn’t it funny how a bear loves honey?” One of the most familiar storybook bears is Winnie-the-Pooh created by A.A. Milne. How did he come to be? Milne was… Read More

illustration of Peter Rabbit

Children's Lit

Beatrix Potter: Nature, Love and Success

Ducks, mice, kittens, and of course, rabbits. A menagerie of small creatures inhabits the pages of Beatrix Potter’s books. As a young girl, she loved nature, feeling more at home… Read More

first edition cat in the hat

Children's Lit

Giving and Collecting Rare Children’s Books: 20th Century

The previous post featured classic children’s books from the 19th century by Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Carlo Collodi, and Frances Hodgson Burnett. Now… Read More

First editions of The Jungle Books

Children's Lit

Giving and Collecting Rare Children’s Books: 19th Century

Children’s books are one of the most popular subjects for giving and collecting rare books. Who can resist the charms of the memorable stories and characters from the classic works… Read More

Children's Lit

Five Facts About The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

1. Frank L. Baum worked in many trades before he wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, including publisher, poultry breeder, door-to-door salesman and newspaper editor.     2. He also… Read More