Old Picture Books

Story books from days of old, now flipbooks with real pages that turn with a click of the mouse. Merged from our standalone site Old Picture Books, and now part of Surfnetkids.

History of Picture Books

The picture book is a form of illustrated literature popularized in the twentieth century. Although the illustrations can use a range of media from oil painting to collage to quilting, they are most commonly watercolor or pencil drawings. Picture books …[Continue]

Randolph Caldecott Bio & Books

Randolph Caldecott Bio & Books

Randolph Caldecott (1846 – 1886) was a British artist and children’s book illustrator. The Caldecott Medal was named in his honor. We are featuring two of his books: The House that Jack Built and Hey Diddle Diddle and Baby Bunting. …[Continue]

Kate Greenaway Bio & Books

Kate Greenaway (17 March 1846 – 6 November 1901) was an English children’s book illustrator and writer. She was a contemporary of illustrators Walter Crane and Randolph Caldecott. Greenaway dressed her illustrated children in late eighteenth century fashions: smock-frocks, skeleton …[Continue]

Why Use Online Picture Books

There are many picture books available. They can be found at libraries, book stores, schools, and homes. Because there are so many regular picture books available, a person may wonder why they should even considered using online picture books to …[Continue]

Which Online Picture Books Are Good For Teaching?

Reading is a great way to open up different worlds and to learn about many things. Online picture books give parents and teachers a terrific opportunity to teach their children/students about many things. But with so many books available it …[Continue]