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18th-century British children's literature
A Flat Iron for a Farthing A Flat Iron for a Farthing (1872) is a book by Juliana Horatia Ewing (1842-1885) and consists of childhood reminiscences of the only child of a widowed father.
A Little Pretty Pocket-Book A Little Pretty Pocket-Book, intended for the Amusement of Little Master Tommy and Pretty Miss Polly with Two Letters from Jack the Giant Killer is the title of a 1744 children's book by Br...
Anna Laetitia Barbauld Anna Laetitia Barbauld (by herself possibly as in French, née Aikin; 20 June 1743 – 9 March 1825) was a prominent English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and children's author.
Christopher Smart Christopher Smart (11 April 1722 – 21 May 1771), also known as "Kit Smart", "Kitty Smart", and "Jack Smart", was an English poet.
Cobwebs to Catch Flies Cobwebs to Catch Flies (1784) is a children's book by Ellenor Fenn, originally anonymous, but later editions were advertised as being by Mrs Teachwell or "Mrs Lovechild".
John Aikin John Aikin (15 January 1747 – 7 December 1822) was an English doctor and writer.
John Marshall (publisher) John Marshall (1756–1824) was a London publisher who specialized in children's literature, chapbooks, educational games and teaching schemes.
Lessons for Children Lessons for Children is a series of four age-adapted reading primers written by the prominent 18th-century British poet and essayist Anna Laetitia Barbauld.
Lucy Peacock Lucy Peacock, was a British author, editor, translator, bookseller and publisher of children's books during the late eighteenth century.
Maria Edgeworth Maria Edgeworth (1 January 1768 – 22 May 1849) was a prolific Anglo-Irish writer of adults' and children's literature.
Mary Ann Kilner Mary Ann Kilner (née Maze) (1753–1831) was a prolific writer of children's books during the late eighteenth century.
Original Stories from Real Life Original Stories from Real Life; with Conversations Calculated to Regulate the Affections, and Form the Mind to Truth and Goodness is the only complete work of children's literature by the 1...
Sarah Fielding Sarah Fielding (8 November 1710 – 9 April 1768) was a British author and sister of the novelist Henry Fielding.
Sarah Trimmer Sarah Trimmer (née Kirby; 6 January 1741 – 15 December 1810) was a writer and critic of 18th-century British children's literature, as well as an educational reformer.
The Governess, or The Little Female Academy The Governess, or The Little Female Academy (published 1749) by Sarah Fielding is the first full-length novel written for children and a significant work of 18th-century children's literature.
The Guardian of Education The Guardian of Education was the first successful periodical dedicated to reviewing children's literature in Britain.