The WEB: Celebrating Children's Literature

Editor: Wendy E. Betts,
Assistant Editor: Evan Hunt,

Important News

I'm very sorry to announce that The WEB has published its last issue, after five years. Circumstances beyond my control made it much too difficult and expensive to publish. I'd like to thank everyone who encouraged and supported this project and helped keep it going as long as it did.

Some back issues of The WEB, including the most current issue, are still available. Please email for availability and prices.

Back Issues (see samples following)

VOLUME 1 (4 issues)

  1. "But Walt Disney Wrote It"
  2. Fantasy and Science Fiction
  3. Lost Childhoods
  4. Cozy Reading

VOLUME 2 (4 issues)

  1. Humor
  2. Mysteries
  3. Tribute to Ealeanor Farjeon
  4. Holiday Special/Picture Books

VOLUME 3 (4 issues)

  1. Romance
  2. Lonely Kids
  3. School Stories
  4. Family Stories I--Happy Families

VOLUME 4 (4 issues)

  1. Family Stores II--Troubled Families
  2. Orphans
  3. Newbery Medal Winners
  4. Carnegie Medal Winners

VOLUME 5 (2 issues)

  1. Unusual Narrative Styles
  2. Friendship Stories

Sample Articles

We have placed a few sample articles from our back issues online:

Old Notes

The WEB is a newsletter about classic children's books. It explores the special qualities that make a children's book beloved and memorable, in reviews by children's book enthusiasts. Besides reviews of classic books, it includes essays about trends in children's literature, news about reprints and reviews of the latest books by old favorites like Zilpha Keatley Snyder and Robin McKinley.

Our main goal is to try and keep older books from being forgotten, so that future generations will be able to enjoy them. So many classic books have gone out of print and been "deselected" by libraries: the "Freddy the Pig" stories, the Melendy books and numerous others. We try to remind people of those books and to keep them informed when/if they are reprinted.

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