History of Children's Literature

Timeline created by tannerbrowning3
  • The Early Years

    John Newbery opens a bookstore in London where he sells children's books
  • Alice in Wonderland

    Originally called Alice's Adventures in Wonderland written by Lewis Carroll in 1871
  • First American Children's Book Writer

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, known for A winder Book for Boys and Girls
  • Macmillan

    First publishing house devoted specifically to the publishing of children's books
  • John Newbury award

    American Library Association created this award to recognize excellence in children's literature
  • Diversity reflected in picture books

    Harriet Rohmer established the Children's book press devoted to the publication of bilingual picturebooks
  • Just Us Books

    Small press company founded to address the lack of diversity in children's books