Chapter published in:Learning to Read, Learning Religion: Catechism primers in Europe from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries
Edited by Britta Juska-Bacher, Matthew Grenby, Tuija Laine and Wendelin Sroka
[Children’s Literature, Culture, and Cognition 14] 2023
► pp. 35–47
2.3Catechism primers as children's literature
- Used by children
- As children's literature
Published online: 06 January 2023
No date. The Royal Primer; Or, an easy and pleasant Guide to the Art of Reading. London: J. Newbery & Salisbury: B. Collins.
1743 The child's new play-thing: being a spelling-book intended to make the learning to read, a diversion instead of a task Consisting of Scripture-Histories, Fables, Stories, Moral and Religious Precepts, Proverbs, Songs, Riddles, Dialogues, &c. The Whole adapted to the Capacities of Children, and Divided into Lessons of one, two, three, and four Syllables; with entertaining Pictures to each Story and Fable, And a new-invented Alphabet for Children to play with, and a Preface shewing the Use of it. London: M. Cooper.
Barbauld, Anna Laetitia
No date. Infantine Knowledge: A spelling and reading book on a popular plan. London: Grant and Griffith.
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. No date. Primer. Glasgow University. Online at https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/library/files/special/exhibns/chaucer/learning.html> (28 February 2022).
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. No date. Child’s Primer. Columbia University Library. Online at https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/primers/page-1> (28 February 2022).
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. No date. Child’s Primer. Columbia University library. Online at https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/plimpton/primers/page-1> (28 February 2022).
Sherwood, Mary Martha
Burkhart, Louise M.
Butterworth, Charles C.
Cohen, Daniel A.
Kennedy, Kathleen E.
Lim, J. Wen Hui
Vincke, E. Yunes