Before 1700 oral stories were told by Minstrels, King Arthur, Ballad, etc.
Beginning of Chapbooks in 1580s
In the seventeenth century, Orbis Pictus took place and the (The World Illustrated) Johann Amos Cornenius
In the mid fifteen century, young children learned to read from the "chapbooks" a little wooden paddle.
The Arabian Nights, translated by Edgar Taylor, illustrated by George Cruikshank. By the end of eighteen century, children had excess to entertaining alphabet books, nursery rhymes, and poetry, fairy tales, and information books.
Perrault's Fairy Tales" into English "Alittle Pretty Pocket Book (1744) by John Newbery.
"Mother Goose's Melody" may have been Newbery)1780
Grimm's Ppopular stories, translated by Edger Taylor, illustrated by George Cruikshank.
books- The adventures, Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876) and Black Beauty by Anne Sewell (1877)
Wizard of Oz, L.Frank Baum
Tail of Peter Rabit by Beatrix
Peter Panin Kensington Garden by J.M.Barrie
The Brownies Book, W.E.B.DuBois
Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lingren
In the later part of nineteenth century also saw improvements in the technology of printing. Edmund Evan's extraodinay Talent as an engraver and in inprovement in color printing techniques.
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in people's Ears, retold by Vema Aaedema, illustrated by Leo and Diana Dillon.
Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone by J.K.Rowling
The Birchbark House, Louise Erdrich
Technology improvements made it possible to create beautiful illustrated, well bound books for children.Also publishers, authors, and illustrators finally recognized that children's literature needed to reflect the many faes and cultures.