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

2016

One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature

Author
Chris Loker edited by Jill Shefrin
Publisher
The Grolier Club, 2015

2014

From the Penny Dreadful to the Ha'penny Dreadfuller: a bibliographic history of the boys' periodical in Britain 1762-1950

Author
Robert Kirkpatrick
Publisher
The British Library, 2013

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