Children's Literature

Main

Folk & Fairy Tales begin in Chapbooks but continue today

1700 - 2013

The Tales of Robinson Crusoe

1719

Gulliver's Travels Published

1726

Fairytales began

1729

Author John Newberry published for the entertainment of children

1740 - 1787

Books on Courtesy & Good Manners Published

1774 - 1990

General knowledge of the world

Rousseau influences children's literature brings truth to children's stories

1783 - 1798

Religious and books based on a child's spiritual welfare

1818 - 1930

Brothers Grim Translated

1823

Charles Dickens arrives on the literary scene

1836 - 1870

Stories of Hans Christian Anderson

1840

1st Australian children's book written by Charlotte Barton.

1841

The Swiss Family Robinson & Companion Titles

1841 - 1842

The True Picture Book Formed & Continues

1846 - 2013

Artist and illustrator Randolph Caldecott began to use images to tell stories.

The Rise in Popularity of "Boys Adventure" Stories

1858

Collections of Fairytales

1889 - 2013

Stories of happy children and family life began to appear & continue

1899 - 2013