Edited by one of the leading scholars in childrena s literature studies, this highly entertaining and scholarly anthology features over 120 complete works, poems, stories, and extracts from novels. * Includes over 120 complete works, poems, stories and extracts from novels. * Provides an entertaining and scholarly view of the development of childrena s literature in the UK and the USA, with representative pieces from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. * Includes both famous books and poems, as well as less well--known but fascinating examples. * Features a bibliography of the best critical and historical secondary sources.