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Children's Books That Never Made It To The Shelves

Updated on January 29, 2008

When writing a children's book, an author must seek to create original ideas that will have a place on the bookshelf next to the great story book authors of the past.

Over time some boundaries have been tested in the children's book market. A Professor of Education, Author A. Sterl Artley made the most memorable first push when he authored the book Dick and Jane and the public accepted his published works without questioning the inappropriate and indecent reference to a girl and a mans genitiala. Had this book been published in todays society, very possibly the title would have been shut down and shut out. Understandably so because at the least it is more appropriate a title for an adult entertanment film at the worst, well we just do not name our kids books with a girls name and a mans genitiala.

Moving forward to today, boundaries are still being tested and books are still finding their way to the publisher for last approval before hitting the market. Below you will find some fine books that could bring entertainment and enjoyment to our youth, but unfortunetly it is felt that they do not yet have a place for our society.

To the children's book authors of the world keep trying. Perhaps in a few years your books will be accepted and add to the wonderful children's book collections we have come to love. As you can see to the right, the rejected list proves that even the most famous of childrens story writers did not have all their stories accepted.

Thank you to ebaums for the touched up photos. This article of fabricated complete useless information with no basis on fact would not have been possible without you...


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      Johnnie Lunchpail 

      8 years ago

      Very funny... hadn't seen these before... would love to "Look Inside". What do you think about the books that really do push the least of mainstream good taste-- such as "The Gas We Pass" or "The Story of Poop"?? or "Walter the Farting Dog" Do you think these entertain or shock (or both)?

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      8 years ago

      i think its a fantastic idea hubb lol :)

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      9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      most of children have to know more about these book.early introduction to the children, may helping them to find their hobby. I think's this is a good idea.

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      9 years ago

      Is it just me or is this offensive?

    • DignityAll profile image


      10 years ago

      Very nice hub. Children's books can make a difference, open up a dialog, and feed a child's imagination!

    • sunstreeks profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Western Washington

      not at all Shirley. Thanks!!

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      Shirley Anderson 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Believe it or not, this is the perfecthub for my new blog that I just started yesterday. I hope you don't mind if I link to this from there.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      I loved the hub...Our fave was Dr Zeus...what a hoot "Dad ran off with a whore... "

      great HUB regards Zsuzsy


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