Amazing online collection of rare children’s books

Just because we are all digital it doesn’t mean we don’t like books. Quite the opposite, we love love love books. And what we love even more is stumbling upon treasures like this: the Library of Congress’ collection of rare classic children’s books… online! Those wonders are just a click away, every single page of them, in high-resolution.

Needless to say, the catalogue is pretty awesome. For instance, there is an 1899 copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz which looks like this:

The wonderful wizard of Oz

An amazing 1986 book of Shadow Pictures for Young and Old:


The very funny Rocket Book, from 1912:

rocket book

And many more wonderful ones, all there waiting for you.

Oh, and the library also offers an online selection of books and educational tools for teachers and parents, which includes, ahem, Lewis Carroll’s Scrapbook.

Johanna Connor
Johanna Connor

A Question.... who developed the above book apps...... ie...The rare books??? many thanks Johanna


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