Library of Congress launches online collection of Children’s Books to mark 100 years of Children’s Book Week
Washington, Apr 29 (Canadian-Media): A unique online collection of 67 historically significant children’s books published more than 100 years ago has been launched by the Library of Congress (LOC) has launched to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week (April 29 to May 5, 2019), LOC reports said.
The 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week will take place all year long with a dedicated week of celebrations, April 29 – May 5, 2019, and another week this fall, November 4-10!
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Digital versions both of classic works still read by children today and of lesser-known treasures of Children’s Book Selections have been drawn from the Library’s collections.
The books in this collection from Humpty Dumpty to Little Red Riding Hood, the were published in the United States and England before 1924 and are no longer under copyright, and are free to read and share.
Three central themes are reflected in the selections:
The work of American illustrators such as W.W. Denslow, Peter Newell and Howard Pyle, as well as works by renowned English illustrators Randolph Caldecott, Walter Crane and Kate Greenaway are some of the highlights of the collection.
Featuring the 100th anniversary theme, “Read Now. Read Forever.,” the poster shows children of all ages reaching out to one another and sharing books.
Image Credit: Artwork by Yuyi Morales