ABC book cover featuring an ape, bear, and cat holding the letters A, B, and C

Learning to Read: Early ABC Books

A brief history of alphabet books for children featuring images and examples from the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature at the University of Florida....

The Baldwin Library: A Reader’s Perspective

Dear Reader — Deep inside the walls of Smathers East, among the pages of Special Collections, lies the heart of a child. For some, that child is Alice, Cinderella, or Tom Sawyer....

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