By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-08-22. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-12-18.
I designate as proto-juvenile items that illustrate the transition from popular literature for a varied audience to children's literature proper. The items included here will be mostly prose chapbooks that I feel are slightly too late (c. 1800 or later) for the section on early prose and which seem likely to have been aimed at a juvenile audience.
- Anonymous. The Adventures of Robin Hood (London, [1810?]). Is this 24 page item a reduced version of Robin Hood's Garland or a prose chap-book?