An excerpt from an OUPblog article published on 3rd April 2017, written by the Oxford Reference marketing team.
'Most of us have a favourite story, or selection of stories, from our childhood. Perhaps they were read to us as we drifted off to sleep, or they were read aloud to the family in front of an open fire, or maybe we read them ourselves by the light of a torch when we were supposed to be sleeping. No matter where you read them, or who read them to you, the characters (and their stories) often stick with you forever.
To celebrate these stories we’ve discovered a selection of ten facts about children’s books, their authors, and their history. What fact would you add to the list?'
Discover more: Read the rest of the article on the OUPblog.