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Hammersmith and Fulham Early Children’s Books Collection

Hammersmith and Fulham Early Children’s Books Collection

By Dr Jane Carroll, NCRCL Lecturer

If you’ve been up to visit the children’s literature collection in the University of Roehampton in the past few weeks, you’ll have noticed a new set of old books up on the shelves. 918 more words

Children's Literature

Moths to the flame

A Kate Greenaway inspired verse

In my bedroom, when ’tis late,
and I do let the candle burn,
a gathering of tiny things does flit about the naked flame… 59 more words

What Do I Know?

warm air

warm air
rises from the earth
nature’s praise

tiny leaves
on trees
no prayer
in my heart
too small for God

The pictures are by Kate Greenaway and courtesy of… 8 more words

Short Nature Poems

reading Psalms

reading Psalms
in the sunroom
fragrance of daffodils

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The pictures are all courtesy of Karen’s Whimsy.

The following two are by Kate Greenaway; I remember many of you enjoy her art.


"It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass"*...

In the first decade of the 20th century, Edward Stratemeyer formed the Stratemeyer Syndicate.  As the head of the group, he commissioned writers to create quickly-written, formulaic juvenile novels; authors received short outlines, and returned book manuscripts within a month. 400 more words

History of the Valentine - A Victorian Tradition

The tradition of giving Valentines began during the Victorian era.

Image and Text from an Exhibit at Indiana University Lilly Library: http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/valentines/valentine1.html

The first Valentines were in the forms of pretty papers and were not cards. 456 more words

Valentines And Cottage Gardens Belong Together -- They Are Both Rooted In The Victorian Era

Books as Street Art: Michelle Heron's Flower Fairies Bus

You can never quite predict when nostalgia is going to hit. I definitely was not expecting it as I walked through the wide-open, windy space that is Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the weekend of the 24th of January. 505 more words