Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter

The Other Side of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter's biography covers a lot more than just cute bunnies getting into trouble in mean old Mr. McGregor's farm. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
USPS Forever stamps featuring illustrations from Ezra Jack Keats' book "Snowy Day"

The Man Whose Snowy Day Helped Diversify Children’s Books

Jack Ezra Keats's 1962 book The Snowy Day featured an African-American protagonist, a first for a full-color children’s book.
Christopher Robin

The Sad Story of A.A. Milne and the Real-Life Christopher Robin

The film Goodbye, Christopher Robin tells the story of how A.A. Milne's popular children's stories damaged his son, the real-life Christopher Robin.
Boys fishing in a bayou, Schriever, LA, 1940

Why Our Work Affects How Kids Play

The way we think about the skills kids need—and even how they should play—is deeply tied to the characteristics we expect them to need as adults.
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Knowledge and Nostalgia at the Museum: From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler imagines the museum as a site of hands-on learning and intimacy with the past.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Avi

The beloved and prolific children's literature author Avi was born on December 23, 1937.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Madeleine L’Engle

We asked JSTOR Daily readers what books and authors they remembered most from childhood. Madeleine L'Engle came up a lot.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

We asked JSTOR Daily readers what books they remembered most from childhood. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle is one of them. 
Road Dahl

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Roald Dahl

What don't you know about the famous children's book author?
Easter Card ca. 1907

The Easter Bunny, or, Why We Love Rabbits

The human fascination with rabbits, including the Easter Bunny, is long and deep. But why rabbits?