Children listened to stories and lullabies told by adults
Small wooden paddle with the Lord's Prayer, phonics lessons and short stories written on it.
Texts started to be produced with the alphabet and children began to learn to read from these
Aesop's fables were popular short stories aimed to teach children life lessons
Popular texts available for all ages and were sold on the streets
John Bunyan Published The Pilgrim's Process which was one of the most influential books ever to be published in England
John Newbery Published A Little Pretty Pocket Book
Grimm Brother's work translated into English
Charlotte Barton wrote "A Mother's offering to her children" which were stories teaching children how to behave
Andrew Lang's colour fairy book's began with "The Blue Fairy Book"
Fairy tales became particularly popular with colour printing becoming cost effective and due to this picture books became key pieces of children's literature.
Wizard of Oz written.
A Tale Of Peter Rabbit was written by Beatrix Potter
Golden books were very popular with lots of pictures containing stories for children's enjoyment e.g "Scruffy the Tugboat"
Complex story books, extensive topics, diversity - race, gender and class written about, interactive texts, multimedia and the internet are all popular literature currently
J K Rowling released the first Harry Potter novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone