(1846 - 1901)
Catherine Greenaway, known as Kate Greenaway, was an English children’s book illustrator and writer.
Almanack for 1883 (1882)
These little almanacs have one page for each month, giving the days of the week, e.g. August 1, Wednesday. There are two illustrations per month and six full page color illustrations. They were published in several different bindings. Read online at UofF.
Almanack for 1884 (1883)
This second Almanack added zodiacal information and notable events for each day of the year as ‘February 1 Pheasant shooting ends.’ There is only one illustration per month based on the zodiacal sign along with a frontispiece and the cover illustration. Again there were multiple bindings. Read online at archive.org.
Almanack for 1885 (1884)
Similar to the first Almanac with full page plates, one illustration per month. Moon phases are given and only the days of the week and the Sundays are given. Read online at UofF.
Almanack for 1886 (1885)
The format is similar to the prior year with only days of the week and Sundays for each day of the month, moon phases, single illustration per month, four seasons pictures. There were multiple bindings and cover images. Read online at UofF.
Almanack for 1887 (1886)
This edition is in landscape rather than portrait format. Makeup was similar with the addition of two pages of poems by classic authors. Read online at UofF.
This was the seventh of the almanacks. Some of the illustrations had previously appeared in Mavor’s The English Spelling-Book, published in 1885. Read online at NYPL.
This edition follows the standard format of days of the week, Sundays and important holy days for each date with a single picture per month and full page season illustrations. The black backgrounds are quite striking. Read online at NYPL.
Almanack for 1924 (1923)
The cover illustration is new, but the interior illustrations are all from the 1883 Almanack.
Almanack for 1925 (1924)
This edition used the illustrations from the 1887 Almanack.
Almanack for 1926 (1925)
This edition used the illustrations from the 1890 Almanack.
Almanack for 1927 (1926)
This edition of the Almanack uses the illustrations from the 1891 version.
A Apple Pie (1886)
An apple pie and the things children are willing to do to get it. While following the fortunes of that pie, the book introduces the letters A to Z. Read online at archive.org.
An English mother entertains her three young German daughters by setting English nursery rhymes to music. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
The Art of Kate Greenaway (1991)
A copious and critical look at the work of the famous nineteenth century artist.
Chatterbox Hall (1884)
Stories and verses to accompany the pictures.
A rather depressing chronicle of domestic disasters and early death.
Read the original with colored illustrations at archive.org.
And the augmented version.
A Day in a Child’s Life (1881)
Words and music for nine children’s songs. Read online at archive.org.