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Children's Literature: Public Domain

This is a guide for finding information related to children's literature.

What is public domaine


Works Published in the United States in 1922 or Earlier are in the
Public Domain even though they are not yet 95 years old

No new works will enter the public domain until January 1, 2019,
when 1923 Works become PD.


Click here to search for books in the Purdue Libraries published before 1923. 

You can limit this list to children's books by selecting Genre on the left side fo the screen and then choosing "Juvenile Litreature".



Search Google Books

Most books available online (for free) are older titles - published before 1923 and in public domain. 

Songs in public domain

Children's Books in Public Domain


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Judy Nixon
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