The ABC of It: Cover Reveal!


Adapted from the exhibit that was originated at The New York Public Library

Were you one of the 500,000 visitors to the ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter exhibit at The New York Public Library? Were you someone who didn’t get to the 42ndStreet Library in time and are filled with regret? No need to have a “fear of missing out.”

We have good news. The Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota will be presenting The ABC of It adapting the text of children’s literature historian, Leonard S. Marcus with the rare books, manuscripts, and children’s book art held in the Archives and Special Collections. The ABC of It will open February 11, 2019 filling three floors of the Elmer L. Andersen Library, closing in May, 2019. 


The Cover Reveal!

Tomorrow the Contents page

Let me know if you want to pre-order the print edition. We are doing a limited run. $40.00, paper, 240 pages, French flaps, over 250 images, full color. distributed by the University of Minnesota Press. put ABC of It Catalogue in the subject heading. Put your email in the body of the e-mail and number of copies, shipping included. We will contact you by email for the shipping address. They will ship in January.







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