Sunday, March 6, 2011

Diving into archives...

I might have written about Project Gutenberg in an earlier post, but it's one of my favorite things, so it's worth re-mentioning. It'll be a really great resource for everyone's final projects, especially if you'll be writing about book culture or if you'll be doing some sort of historical project. Here are some example titles:

Types Of Children's Literature: A Collection Of The World's Best Literature For Children (For use in colleges, normal schools and library schools) Collected and edited by Walter Barnes, A.M. (1920)

Children’s Stories in American Literature, 1660-1860 By Henrietta Christian Wright. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons (1909).

Children's Books and Their Illustrators Author: Gleeson White (1897)

The Children's Story Of The War. Vol IV. The Story of the Year 1915
By Sir Edward Parrott, M.A., Ll.D. (1916)

Children's Hour With Red Riding Hood And Other Stories
Edited by Watty Piper (1922)

Other sites that include thousands of free titles in HTML and .pdf formats include,, and

UPDATE 3/25/11: ok, so apparently there is a whole "children's bookshelf" on Gutenberg.

1 comment:

  1. Super suggestions!! BTW, Watty Piper, listed here, is probably best known for "The Little Engine That Could"--a major favorite for nearly a century now. Before Thomas the Tank Engine, before the Polar Express, the Little Engine ruled the rails....