Children’s literature began as oral tradition even before the invention of printing. Stories often had religious or moral purposes to teach values. The late 19th and early 20th century is considered a golden age of children’s literature because many of the classic books were published during that time. For example, Mark Twain published “Tom Sawyer” in 1876 and Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” was first published in 1894.
Our classics for children include these books and more. There are modern classics that capture the imagination of children so we may categorize them here as well.