The Internet Archive has great swathes of kid lit available, much of it irresistably vintage. Be you curious (like me) or just cheap (like me), head over there for a 1st edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, or a charming 1787 translation of Aesop’s fables (‘more literal than any yet extant, designed for the readier instruction of beginners in the Latin tounge’). If they’re not to your taste, there are 2,796 other titles available.
Most of the books are available in the following formats:
- B/W PDF
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