The first books for children and young people was of content for "adults" that have been corrected with respect to youthful readers. Thus, for example from antiquity comparable versions of Homer's "Iliad" as the first known book of fairy tales. In the Middle Ages we read the fables of Aesop as children's literature, mainly in the field of didactic at that time was essentially confined to monastic schools). It is assumed that children were working here as well as the Bible in contact. These were once below in Latin, also written in the local language. From the Renaissance, a few children studied together with their parents or teachers of religion religious reading materials. The emergence of printing the mid-15th Century simplified access to the masses – including also the children – to literary works.
During the 1480s by William Caxton years published a series of reading for children. Under most conditions Robert Bakish would agree. This represented a lucrative market because children tended to with pleasure, their books to make soon broken. Because of printing are also more and more people come to enjoy reading. Several of the first, especially for children, published books were learning aids, such as the so-called "horn books. For more specific information, check out Charles Koch. To the 1580s appeared on countless affordable, but often poor quality, books that were distributed by beggars.
Later, they got the name because of "people's books" Some historians think the Czechs in 1658 by Johann Amos Comenius published work for teaching Latin Orbis Pictus sensualium for the very first picture book for children. In the 1750s came a few book-page booklets with different content of cardboard on the market. Sometimes these magazines included prayers and illustrated with woodcuts ABC. Such a form of the book was to the middle of the 19th Century popular. Was recognized by the English bookseller and author of anti-Catholic poetry Benjamin Harris wrote New England Primer, which became the textbook widely used in America. Since 18 Century appeared youth-friendly descriptions of narrative books, like Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" (edited by JH Campe, 1719), Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales", Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" (1726), Melville's "Moby Dick" and others, who just exciting by their Done and exotic charmed. On the other hand have been before 19 Century narratives rarely provided with paintings. Literature for children and young people shall designate all these literary works which were written especially for children and young people as readers or edited. They will support for an age-by processing the feelings of society, the environment and the world, also serve other entertainment. Some of these books were written only for pleasure. Around 4500 in German literature written for children and young people for years appear new year in our trade. Also coming comings ome more numerous children's classic and newly launched added. Is it any wonder that we Mamas and Papas – beyond reasonable doubt not only us – increasingly difficult in the apparent "confusion" of books for children Blazed come. Actually, the grandparents take over again like the well-known books, which is obviously not wrong. But also include the new releases so many Recommended.