Sunday, October 09, 2011

An Interesting Post on "Best Books for Children"

The Little Professor: A "best books for children" list, ca. 1900: At the turn of the twentieth century, the Daily Mail polled readers to find the one hundred most-recommended books for children. On January 25, 1900 (iss. 16798, p. 6), they ran the results, from votes by 987 respondents. Here are the top ten:

1 comment:

Kelly Robinson said...

Interesting to see how much we've dumbed down our children's books. I'm curious, though, how much this list would differ if the children themselves had been polled in 1900.