Change in childrens literature from 18th century to present


Children's literature in the 18th century

01/03/1700 - 03/12/1744

Children began with listening to lullabies at bed time

Books get published

In 1744 the printing machine was invented, children's books strated to get published

John Newberry' s book

04/20/1744 - 12/31/1744

John Newberry has changed children's literature forever by writing A little pretty pocket book

First children's book

05/12/1745 - 12/31/1765

The first printer was invented allowing children's books to get published

Chap books

02/02/1766 - 12/31/1799

Chap books were introduced to the children

The 19th century

Children's books changed

Fairy tales became even more popular

01/01/1800 - 02/06/1846

Fairy tale book became even more popular than last century

Picture books started

03/06/1846 - 12/31/1886

Randolph Caldecott started to use images into story telling

Printing quality changes

02/03/1887 - 12/31/1899

The printing quality for children's books changes dramatically.
The quality of artists also improves

The 20th century

Children's books change

Beginning of the 20th century

01/01/1900 - 12/31/1915

This century produced a book called curious george

Another great book

01/03/1916 - 12/31/1930

Another great book was produced, the babar stories

War time

01/02/1931 - 12/31/1949

During the war children's literature along with everything else really slowed down

Children's books changed

01/02/1950 - 12/31/1959

In this period children's literature changed, with graphic designers trying their hand at producing children's literature

Artists started working on books

02/02/1960 - 12/31/1969

British books relied more on artists to produce children's book, such as Andy Warhol and Maurice Sendaki

More and more changes in children's literature

01/03/1970 - 12/31/1999

Things in children's literature changed, such as creating books specifically for children. And taking into account poor people and rich people. comic books were being produced

The 21st century

Children's books change

Children's literature has improved

01/01/2000 - 03/29/2013

Children's literature has improved with all the technology and artists producing better quality literature and series books