The Harvey Darton Award

In 1990 the CBHS established its biennial Harvey Darton Award for a book, published in English, which extends our knowledge of some aspect of British children's literature of the past.

Previous Harvey Darton Winners

2012

The Child Reader, 1700-1840

Author
Matthew Grenby
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, 2011

2010

The Dartons, Publishers of Educational Aids, Pastimes and Juvenile Ephemera 1787-1876

Author
Jill Shefrin
Publisher
Los Angeles: Cotsen Occasional Press, 2009

2008

Be Merry and Wise: Origins Of Children's Book Publishing In England, 1650 - 1850

Author
Brian Alderson and Felix D'Oyens
Publisher
British Library Publishing (Published 2006)

and

A History of Victorian Popular Picture Books: The Aesthetic, Creative And Technological Aspects Of The Toy Book Through The Publications Of The Firm Of Routledge, 1852-1893

Author
Tomoko Masaki
Publisher
Tokyo: Kazamo- Shobo, 2006. 2 vols

2006

The Dartons. An Annotated Check-List of Children's Books Issued by Two Publishing Houses 1787-1876

Author
Lawrence Darton
Publisher
London: The British Library, and New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press. 2004

2004

Mrs Molesworth: A Biography

Author
Jane Cooper
Publisher
E. Sussex: Pratts Folly Press. 2002

2002

John Bewick: Engraver On Wood 1760-1795

Author
Nigel Tattersfield
Publisher
London: The British Library and Newcastle DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2001

2000

No award given

1998

The Natural History of Make-Believe: A Guide to the Principal Works of Britain, Europe and America

Author
John Goldthwaite
Publisher
Oxford University Press, 1996

and

1832 - 1902: A Bibliographical Study

Author
Peter Newbolt / G.A.Henty
Publisher
Scolar Press, 1996

1996

From the Beast to the Blonde

Author
Marina Warner
Publisher
Chatto & Windus, 1994

1994

William Nicholson: The Graphic Work

Author
Colin Campbell
Publisher
Barrie & Jenkins, 1992

1992

Benjamin Tabart's Juvenile Library: A Bibliography

Author
Mrs Marjorie Moon
Publisher
St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1990