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Front cover of Little Mr. Thimblefinger and his Queer Country
by Joel Chandler Harris, 1894
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Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item. Other items are described in guides in Special Collections and Archives.

I. Books and Published Materials

  • The home story book: a collection of children's stories, Southern Baptist Convention Sunday School Board, 1926
  • A man and a leather globe: Carey and foreign missions, G. Bartow Harris, 1943
  • Strawberry road, Margaret Hutchison, 1948
  • Chie-ko-chan, Mary Wiley Dozier, 1949
  • Bonny Baptist and the Sunbeams, Martha Jo Walters Milne; pictures by Carol Critchfield, 1952
  • Baptist heroes in Oklahoma: Grandfather tells Tommy and Lee Ann the history of Oklahoma Baptists, Louise Haddock and J.M. Gaskin; illustrations by Rusty Smith, 1976
  • The Baptist story for children, Robert A. Brown, 1979
  • The governess, or, The little female academy: calculated for the entertainment and instruction of young ladies in their education, Sarah Fielding, 1789
  • The two apprentices: a tale for youth, Mary Howitt, 1845
  • Little ferns for Fanny's little friends, Fanny Fern; with original designs by Fred. M. Coffin, 1854
  • Ellen Leslie, or, The reward of self control, M.J. McIntosh, 1856
  • Hedged in, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, 1870
  • The South Sea whaler: a story of the loss of the "Champion" and the adventures of her crew, W.H.G. Kingston, 1884
  • Little Mr. Thimblefinger and his queer country: what the children saw and heard there, Joel Chandler Harris; illustrated by Oliver Herford, 1894
  • The second jungle book, Rudyard Kipling; decorated by John Lockwood Kipling, 1895
  • Aaron in the wildwoods, Joel Chandler Harris; illustrated by Oliver Herford, 1897
  • Mingo: and other sketches in black and white, Joel Chandler Harris, 1899
  • Plantation pageants, Joel Chandler Harris; illustrated by E. Boyd Smith, 1899
  • Wally Wanderoon and his story-telling machine, Joel Chandler Harris; illustrated by Karl Moseley, 1903
  • A little Union scout, Joel Chandler Harris; illustrated by George Gibbs, 1904
  • Hauff's tales, Wilhelm Hauff, translated by Sybil Thesiger, with illustrations by Dorothy Morris, 1905
  • A captured Santa Claus, Thomas Nelson Page; with illustrations by W.L. Jacobs, 1907
  • The story of Sir Launcelot and his companions, Howard Pyle, 1907
  • Captain June, Alice Hegan Rice ... with pictures by C.D. Weldon, 1907
  • The basket woman; a book of Indian tales for children, Mary Austin, 1910
  • The story teller's book, Alice O'Grady and Frances Throop, 1912
  • Little mistress Chicken: a veritable happening of colonial Carolina, Mrs. Arthur Gordon Rose, 1913
  • Our young aeroplane scouts at Verdun: or, Driving armored meteors over flaming battlefronts, Horace Porter, 1917
  • A little boy lost, W. H. Hudson. Illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop, 1920
  • Frank of Freedom Hill, Samuel A. Derieux, with frontispiece in colour, 1922
  • Skazki; tales and legends of old Russia, told by Ida Zeitlin, illustrated by Theodore Nadejen, 1926
  • The man in the dark room and other people and things, F. Townley Lord, 1929
  • The message in the hollow oak, Carolyn Keene, 1935
  • The jungle book, Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Kurt Wiese, 1935
  • A-going to the westward, story & pictures by Lois Lenski, 1937
  • Miss Jimmy Deane and what happened at Pleasant meadows, Rose B. Knox; illustrated by Manning De V. Lee, 1939
  • Don Quixote of the Mancha; retold by Judge Parry, illustrated by Walter Crane, 1940
  • My friend Flicka, Mary O'Hara, With illus. by John Steuart Curry, ca. 1941
  • Indigo treasure, Frances Rogers; frontispiece by the author, headings by Lois Lenski, 1941
  • The fireside book of dog stories, edited by Jack Goodman, with an introduction by James Thurber, 1943
  • The red pony, John Steinbeck, with illustrations by Wesley Dennis, 1945
  • The wonder clock; or, Four & twenty marvelous tales, being one for each hour of the day, written & illustrated by Howard Pyle, 1967
  • The high king, Lloyd Alexander, 1968
  • Boy painter from Brookgreen: an historical novel for children, Martha Benn Macdonald Boelt, 1982
  • No place like Periwinkle, Merrie Koester Southgate, 1998
  • The bark of the bog owl, Jonathan Rogers, 2004
  • The secret of the swamp king, Jonathan Rogers, 2005
  • The way of the wilderking, Jonathan Rogers; interior illustrations by Blake Morgan; map by Kristi Smith and Blake Morgan, 2006
  • Horae lyricae: to which are added the divine songs and moral songs, for children, Isaac Watts; with a life of the author by Robert Southey, 1864
  • A child's garden of verses, Robert Louis Stevenson; with illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith, 1905
  • Poems from life: stories in verse for children, Indian legends, Oscar E. Brewer, 1950
  • The boy drummer of Vincennes, Carl Carmer; illustrated by Seymour Fleishman, 1972
  • I feel a little jumpy around you: a book of her poems & his poems collected in pairs, Naomi Shihab Nye and Paul B. Janeczko, 1996
  • I saw your face, drawings by Tom Feelings; text by Kwame Dawes; afterword by Jerry Pinkney, 2005
  • Beanball, Gene Fehler, 2008
  • The Queens of England, abridged and adapted from Strickland's "Queens of England" by Rosalie Kaufman, 1903
  • Famous Privateersmen & Adventurers of the Sea: Their rovings, cruises, escapades, and fierce battling upon the ocean for patriotism and for treasure, by Charles H.L. Johnston, 1911
  • The one I knew the best of all: a memory of the mind of a child, Frances Hodgson Burnett; with illustrations by Reginald B. Birch, 1924
  • Robert E. Lee, the West Pointer, by Charles Dudley Rhodes ... including Stratford hall, by Mrs. Robert Scott Spilman, and the lineage and career of Robert E. Lee by George S. Wallace; illustrations by J.F. De Young, 1937
  • Gateway to South Carolina, Mary C. Simms Oliphant, Mary Simms Oliphant Furman, 1947
  • South Carolina, the Palmetto State, Ernest McPherson Lander, Jr, 1970
  • The name game; from Oyster Point to Keewee, Claude and Irene Neuffer; illustrated by Bob & Faith Nance, 1972
  • Women pirates: eight stories of adventure, Myra Weatherly, 1998
Picture Books
  • Ring o' roses; a nursery rhyme picture book, with numerous drawings in color and black-and-white, L. Leslie Brooke, 1923
  • My blue book; adventures for young children, by Helen S. Read, illustrated by Eleanor Lee ... edited by Patty Smith Hill [and] Mary M. Reed, 1931
  • Le Malade imaginaire, Molière; illustrations de Felix Lorioux, ca. 1940
  • Nurseryland, Dean's Rag Book Co., ca. 1950
  • Colosseum cats, Judith Flowers, 1984
  • Sir Mike, Robyn Hood Black; illustrated by David Murphy, 2005
  • Goblin giggles: a ghastly lift-the flap book, Gene Fehler and Robert Harrison; illustrated by Lee Calderon, 2005
  • Trek with Floyd, Helen Moore; illustrated by Kristen Jansen, 2005
  • Pirates don't change diapers, Melinda Long; illustrated by David Shannon, 2007
  • Wolves, Robyn Hood Black; illustrated by Colin Howard, 2008
  • Me with you, Kristy Dempsey; illustrations by Christopher Denise, 2009
II. Reference and Other Materials in the General Collection
  • Best books for children: preschool through grade 6, Catherine Barr and John T. Gillespie, 2010, Reference Collection
  • The Newbery and Caldecott awards: a guide to the medal and honor books, Association for Library Service to Children, 2004, Reference Collection
  • International companion encyclopedia of children's literature, edited by Peter Hunt, 2004, Reference Collection
  • Bilingual children's books in English and Spanish: an annotated bibliography, 1942 through 2001, Doris Cruger Dale, 2003, Reference Collection
  • The Cambridge guide to children's books in English, edited by Victor Watson; advisory editors, Elizabeth L. Keyser, Juliet Partridge, Morag Styles, 2001, Reference Collection
  • Children's books from other countries, United States Board on Books for Young People; Carl M. Tomlinson, editor, 1998, Reference Collection
  • Picture books to enhance the curriculum, Jeanne McLain Harms, Lucille J. Lettow, 1996, Reference Collection
  • An index to historical fiction for children and young people, compiled by Janet Fisher, 1994, Reference Collection
  • The art of children's picture books: a selective reference guide, Sylvia S. Marantz and Kenneth A. Marantz, 1988, Reference Collection
III. Online Resources at Furman
  • Bloom's Literary Reference Online, provides critical essays, literary analysis, and authors' biographical information for thousands of literary works, including children's and young adult literature.
  • Literature Resource Center: provides access to Biography, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.
IV. Web Sites
  • Children's Literature Association: a scholarly organization "encouraging high standards of criticism, scholarship, research, and teaching in children’s literature."
  • Special Collections and Rare Books Division, Library of Congress: Children's Books: digitized versions of rare children's literature dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • International Children's Digital Library: online database providing access to digital versions of children's books published in many countries and languages.
  • Newbery Medal: medal awarded yearly by the American Library Association to "the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." Includes a list of titles awarded Newbery Medals and Honors from 1922-present.
  • Caldecott Medal: medal awarded yearly by the American Library Association "to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children." Includes a list of titles awarded Caldecott Medals and Honors from 1938-present.
  • NetGalley: NetGalley delivers secure, digital galleys to professional readers. If you are a reviewer, blogger, journalist, librarian, bookseller, educator, or in the media, you can use NetGalley for FREE to read and request titles before they are published.
  • Old Children's sellers of rare, collectible, and out-of-print children's books.
  • South Carolina Center for the Book: established to celebrate "South Carolina’s rich literary heritage and bring public attention to the importance of books, writers and reading."