One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature at The Grolier Club, December 10, 2014 – February 7, 2015

The exhibition showcases children’s books printed in the last 400 years, from 1600 to 2000.

31B. Hoffman Shock-Headed Peter

The English Struwwelpeter or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures for Little Children, Heinrich Hoffmann. After the sixth edition of the celebrated German work of Dr. Heinrich Hofmann Leipsic (Leipzig), 1848. Lender: The Morgan Library & Museum

54. Wizard of Oz Cover

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum, Illustrated by W. W. Denslow,  New York, 1900. Lender: Peter E. Hanff. Photo credit: Robert Lorenzson

85. Make Way Ducklings cropped

Make Way for Ducklings, Robert McCloskey, New York, 1941. Lender: Ellen A. Michelson. Photo credit: Robert Lorenzson

89. Goodnight Moon (2)

Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Clement Hurd, New York, 1947. Lender: Ellen A. Michelson. Photo credit: Robert Lorenzson

Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), New York, 1957. Lender: Ellen A. Michelson. Photo credit: Robert Lorenzson

100. Harry Potter Cover

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J. K. Rowling, London, 1997. Lender: Cotsen Children’s Library, Princeton University

Images courtesy The Grolier Club