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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 30: A portrait by illustrator and writer Hilary Knight of the children’s book character Eloise is displayed at Bonhams, where on December 5 it is to be auctioned in New York on November 30, 2018 in New York City. The painting of the iconic character, who would roam the halls of the Plaza Hotel in her books, is estimated to bring in between US$100,000 and US$150,000. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Coronavirus has the kiddos cooped up just like we are. Thankfully, the fine folks at Open Culture have put together this valuable resource.


To start with, there’s a link to a collection of children’s books from the 19th and 20th centuries curated by the Library of Congress. UCLA also has a wide-ranging collection–books from as early as 1729 to as recent as 1999.


Are there some weird-ass, outdated, downright creepy books in the mix? Of course there are! That’s part of the fun. Click here for Open Culture’s complete listings with thousands more books and send your kids down the rabbit hole. That should at least eat up a couple of quarantine hours, right?