Your online library just got a little bigger and a little more nostalgic. 

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the first Children's Book Week, the Library of Congress has made digital versions of 70 classic children's books free and open to the public. Titles available include "Deslow's Humpty Dumpty," "Stories from Hans Anderson," "The Secret Garden" and "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."

"This special collection presents children’s books selected from the General and Rare Book Collections at the Library of Congress," the collection's "About" page says. "The collection includes classic works that are still read by children today, and lesser-known treasures drawn from the Library’s extensive collection of historically significant children’s books."

Some of the titles available can be downloaded as PDFs. Because all the books in the selection were published in the United States and England before 1924, they are no longer under copyright and may be used in any way. 

You can view the full collection of "Children's Book Selections" on the Library of Congress' website.


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