Saturday Selection: International Children's Book Day

Tuesday April 2nd is International Children's Book Day, so we're commemorating some of the most beloved 19th-century children's books in our collection: from Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) and Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) to Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) and Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875), whose birthday also falls on April 2nd.

Hodgson Burnett was born in Cheetham, Manchester. Her father owned a business selling ironmongery and brass on Deansgate, before the family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee. In America, she wrote her three popular children's novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).