Historical Fiction Children's Books - Page 1

Facsimiles of Historical Children's Books

Children To A Degree: Growing Up Under The Third Reich


Children's Historical Literature Collection

“Any outrage as big as hiring a librarian was bound to bring everybody out of the woodwork. The hitching rail was chock-a-block with horses and wagons, and there was a farmer’s tin Lizzie…a Ford Model T.” Humor, eccentric characters, and a love of old cars flows through this historical fiction children’s book. The story unfolds creatively and unpredictably…

This exhibition features historical children's books from both the Libraries' Special Collection Division and those on loan from collector and donor, Pamela Harer. Pamela Harer and Sandra Kroupa, UW Libraries Book Arts and Rare Book Curator, co-curated the physical exhibit that was on view from March - November 2008.

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  • Historical Children - Crazy Horse
    Order Code: CH-CH-HC32
  • New-York Historical Society | Children's Museum

    “So my sister was now queen. And because she had triumphed, I was next! This was the moment, standing in the knot garden, when I realized that someday I, too, would become queen of England…” In this historical fiction children’s book, we get a very good look at the way power can corrupt even the best of people…

    The Special Collections exhibit "Looking Glass for the Mind: 350 years of books for children", March-May 2008 was a collaboration between donor Pamela Harer and Rare Materials curator Sandra Kroupa. The digital collection was supervised by Kristin Kinsey and the research and descriptive metadata was prepared by Kylie Fullmer and Melissa Mather in 2008-9. The materials in this database are selections from the 2008 exhibit but also contain other materials, primarily from the Historical Children's Collection held by the UW Libraries Special Collections Division.