Magazines, Annuals and Anthologies for Girls or Boys


in the Collection of Eva Margareta Löfgren, 2000

This is a catalogue of periodicals and anthologies in my personal collection only, not a general bibliography. Most of them, but not all, contain boarding school stories.

None of these books is for sale. A collection of mainly Swedish books for sale Bokmamsell

Magazines, annuals, and anthologies used to make up an important part of juvenile literature in the later part of the 19th C and above all the first half of the 20th C. Most of these annuals and anthologies were intended for Christmas presents and are also known as Christmas annuals and are often lavishly illustrated with beautiful covers, in many cases by well known artists. No wonder many of them are highly collectible today. Most of the leading British publications of this kind, especially for girls, are represented in my collection. The two Swedish girls' annuals, Flickornas julbok ('The girls' Christmas book'; 1917-40 ) and I rosengård ('In the rose garden'; 1919-56), are smaller but have nice covers and present interesting samples of genres and writers for girls of the period. The companion annual for boys, Pojkarnas julbok ('The boys' Christmas book'), is only a true annual, with contributions from several writers, in some issues.

As the dates and numbers of these publications are often tricky and many of them wholly undated, I've tried to give the complete bibliographical information whenever available. Many issues are dated only by inscriptions or the last dates of competitions. Many dates were found in the British Museum (British Library's) printed catalogues. The annual for a particular year was normally printed in the previous year, but either date might be printed on the title page. Many of them, like The British Girl's Annual, changed their practice in this respect more than once. TheBritish Girl's Annual also appeared in overseas editions as Canadian and Australian Girl's Annual.

Collection of Boarding School Stories A - B, C - L, M - Z
Flickpensionsboken
The Boarding School Story
Dorita Fairlie Bruce Homepage
Dorita Fairlie Bruce Bibliography
Evas Homepage

Collecting Books & Magazines
Themes in Girls' Annuals

The Big Book of School Stories for Girls, ed. Mrs Herbert Strang. London: OUP, 1934

Blackie's Girls' Annual. London: Blackie, 1938

The Blue Book for Girls, ed. Mrs Herbert Strang. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1913]

The British Girl's Annual. London: Cassell
1911, compiled by the editor of the Girl's Realm
1912, compiled by the editor of the Girl's Realm
1913, compiled by the editor of The Girl's Realm
[1916, Annual for] 1917, compiled by the editor of Little Folks
1920, compiled by the editor of Little Folks
1921, ed. Eric Wood
[1923, Annual for 1924], ed. Eric Wood

Clifford, Martin, [pseud.]. The Sceptre of St. Jim's. Facsimile ed. London: Howard Baker, 1974. (Howard Baker Gem Volume; 7) (The Gem 1397-1404, 1934-5)

Empire Annual for Girls. London : R.T.S.
Vol. 12, [1920]
Vol. 16, ed. A. L. Haydon. London: R.T.S., [1924]

Every Girl's Story Book. London: Dean, [19?]

Flickboken: flickornas julkalender, ed. Elisabeth Kuylenstierna-Wenster, ill. Jenny Nyström-Stoopendal. Stockholm: Åhlén & Åkerlund, 1918

Flickornas julbok: berättelser om flickor för flickor. Stockholm: Åhlén & Åkerlund
1917, stories by Jeanna Oterdahl ..., ill. V. Andrén
1918, stories by Elisabeth Kuylenstierna-Wenster ..., ill. V. Andrén
1921, stories by Ebba Ramsay ..., ill. V. Andrén
1922, stories by Annie Åkerhielm ..., ill. Gunnar Widholm
1924, stories by Hedvig Svedenborg ..., ill. Maj Lindman-Jan
1925, stories by Sigrid Stjernswärd ..., ill. Maj Lindman (also subsequent issues)
1926, stories by Vera v. Kræmer ...
1928, stories by Elisabeth Kuylenstierna-Wenster ...
1929, stories by Elisabeth Kuylenstierna-Wenster ...
1930, stories by Margit Söderholm ...
1931, stories by Elisabeth Kuylenstierna-Wenster ...
1932, stories by Hellen, Björklund ...
1933, stories by Elisabeth Kuylenstierna-Wenster ...
1934, stories by Vera Syrén ...
1935, stories by Frida Åslund ...
1938, stories by Mollie Faustman ...
1939, stories by Vera v. Kræmer ...
1940, stories by Astrid Kähr ...

The Girl's Realm. Vol. 7 (Nov. 1904-Apr. 1905), ed. S. H. Leeder. London: Bousfield. 1904-1905

Girls' Crystal Annual. 1953. London: The Amalgamated Press, 1953

The Great Book for Girls. Vol. 10: Golden Days, ed. Mrs Herbert Strang, [pseud.]. London: O.U.P.,
[1934?]

The Green Book for Girls, ed. Mrs Herbert Strang, [pseud.]. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1911

The [Greyfriars] Holiday Annual. Facsimile ed. London: Howard Baker, 1975. (Howard Baker Omnibus Volume) (The 1920 Holiday Annual)

I rosengård: flickornas årsbok. Uppsala: Lindblad
Vol. 5, 1923: Flickornas bok, ill. Brita Ellström
Vol. 8, 1926: Flickornas årsbok, ill. Brita Ellström, Ruth Milles, cover Aina Masolle.
Vol. 9, 1927, ill. Brita Ellström and Ruth Milles, cover Ruth Milles
Vol. 10, 1928: Flickornas bok, ill. Brita Ellström, Ruth Milles, cover Ruth Milles
Vol. 11, 1929: Flickornas bok, ill. Maja Synnergren, Brita Ellström, Ruth Milles, A. T. Byberg, cover Helfrid Selldin
Vol. 14, 1932: Flickornas bok, ill. Maja Synnergren, Ruth Milles, Brita Ellström, A. T. Byberg, cover Helge Artelius
Vol. 20, 1938: Flickornas julbok, ill. Brita Ellström ...,
Vol. 21, 1939, ill. Maja Synnergren ..., cover. Helfrid Selldin ...
Vol. 24, 1942, ill. Else Mokli Brag-Carlsson ..., cover Kerstin Frykstrand
Vol. 25, 1943, ill. Eva Andersson, cover Else Mokli Brag
Vol. 31, 1949, ill. Oscar Wiklundh
Vol. 33, 1951, ill. Oscar Wiklundh and Ingrid Wallner, cover Oscar Wiklund
Vol. 34, 1952, ill. Oscar Wiklundh
Vol. 35, 1953, ill. Oscar Wiklundh
Vol. 36, 1954, ill. Oscar Wiklundh
Vol. 38, 1956, ill. Kerstin Frykstrand

Ideal Book for Girls. London: Dean, [19?]

The Lilac Book for Girls, ed. Mrs Herbert Strang, [pseud.]. London: O.U.P., 1918
Little Folks: The Young People's Magazine. London: Cassell
Vol. 76, 1912
Vol. 78, 1913

The Mammoth Book for Girls. London: Dean, [19?]

Mrs Strang's Annual for Girls. London: O.U.P.
[1st year, 1919]
[2nd year, 1920]
[3rd year, 1921]
[4th year, 1922]
[5th year], 1923
[6th year, 1924]
[7th year], 1925
[8th year], 1926

The New Red Book for Girls, ed. Mrs Herbert Strang, [pseud.]. London: O.U.P., 1934

The Oxford Annual for Girls: [Mrs Strang's Annual]. London: O.U.P.
9th year, 1927
[10th year], 1928
11th year,1929
12th year, 1930)
[13th year], 1931
[14th year], 1932
[15th year], 1933
[16th year], 1934
[17th year], 1935
[18th year], 1936
[19th year], 1937
[20th year], 1938
[21st year], 1939

Pojkarnas julbok: äventyrsberättelser för scouter och käcka pojkar. Stockholm: Åhlén & Åkerlund
1917, stories by Gustaf Lindwall ..., ill. P. Lindroth
1919, stories by Hugo Falk ..., ill. P. Lindroth

The Red Book for Girls, ed. Mrs Herbert Strang, [pseud.]. New ed. London: O.U.P., 1920

Richards, Frank, [pseud.]. Billy Bunter Expelled. Facsimile ed. London: Howard Baker, 1982. (Howard Baker Magnet Volume; 82) (The Magnet Library 874-77, 826, 761, 760; 1924, 1923, 1922)

Richards, Frank, [pseud.]. Billy Bunter's Banknote. Facsimile ed., London: Howard Baker, 1977. (Howard Baker Magnet Volume; 53) (The Magnet 1262-63, 1270-75; 1932)

Richards, Frank, [pseud.]. The Bully of Greyfriars. Facsimile ed. London: Howard Baker, 1979. (Howard Baker Magnet Volume; 69) (The Magnet Library 1111-17; 1929)

Richards, Frank, [pseud.]. Harry Wharton's Enemy. Facsimile ed. London: Howard Baker, 1973. (Howard Baker Magnet Volume; 16) (The Magnet 1422-27, 1469-70; 1935-6)

The School Friend. Vol. 1: no. 1. Facsimile ed. London, [198?]. (1. ed. 1919)

The School Friend. London: Amalgamated Press
Vol. 1: no. 7-9, 1919
Vol. 6: no. 132, 1921
Vol. 8: no. 201, 1923
Vol. 12: no. 293, 1924

School Friend. [New series]. No. 118. 1952

School-Days. London: Amalgamated Press
Vol. 1: no. 19, 1929
Vol. 1: no. 20, 1929

The Schoolgirls' Own. London: Amalgamated Press
Vol. 1: no. 1, 1921
Vol. 22: no. 549, 1931

The Schoolgirls' Own Annual. London: Amalgamated Press
1923
1927
1929
1936

The Book for Girls. London: Birn Brothers, [n. d.]

Topping Book for Girls. London: Dean & Son, [1930]

Twenty-Six School Stories for Girls. London: G.O.P., [1925]. (The 'Twenty Six' Library)

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