Children's books from the Rotterdam Library

A collection of the Bibliotheek Rotterdam

 Children’s books are a relatively new phenomenon. For centuries, it was thought that little children’s hearts and minds were quite able to deal with enjoyment meant for adults. Together, young and old enjoyed the storytellers’(unexpurgated) tales and legends. In 1762, Jean-Jacquesa Rousseau argued in favour of a new, distinct line of writing for children in his

Examples from this collection Children's books from the Rotterdam Library

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