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The History of Children's Books
Transcript of The History of Children's Books
These books were used to teach morals and their characters were mostly animals.
Late 1800's Early 1900's
The first children stories were told among families. Folktales, myths, human resources. These books were used to teach lessons and to teach family history.
At this time more women were opened as authors and illustrators.
It was believed that women then had a better chance then a man, since they were better at teaching and raising children.
End of 1900's
Lothar Meggendofer was the creator of the moveable picture books, pop-up books, shaped books and tactile books.
Morals developed, Pilgrims Progress
Expensive rhetoric grammar music.
Only the wealthy people could afford these types of books.
The second half of the nineteen century.
Winnie-the-Poo was used as a
bedtime story that A.A.Milne told his son, Christopher Robin..
Horn books, table manners
Europe-John Newbery declared that books should entertain kids.
Printed colorful and pictures should be included in books. Whoever purchased one received a free toy.
-Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
-Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
-Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carrol
Rhyme and rhythm
"Mary had a Little Lamb"
by Sarah Josepha Hale.
The rhyme is believed to be inspired
by an actual incident. It is also famous for being the first thing recorded by Thomas Edison.
Through out this time books were being made for specific genres. Girls were only allowed to read certain types of books.
Female books were only allowed certain flexibility.
There were not many children authors since the point was for adult to introduce these books to children as a part of entertainment. Although we did have books written by children/adolescents themselves.
The Young Visiters
by Daisy Ashford (1919) and the popular ANNE FRANK
The Diary of a Young Girl.
Dr. Seuss book
The Cat in the Hat
, one out of 44 triggered many children to read because of the rhymes and splendid images.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that type
Introduces the type of communication in a type where it
grabs attention even from youngest.
Award winning book.
Through out time multimedia has opened up
in Children's Literature.
It has been declared that books will be made
in ways you cannot even imagine. Peter Hunt
states that children's books are becoming less reflective and literary; and more dynamic, which can be competition from other media.
If you take a mouse to school
by Laura Numeroof has been making kids days at school way more engaging!
The books is full of jokes and great illustrations to keep the audience(kids) engaged in the story.