The purpose of the study is a synthetic presentation of the development
of children’s magazines in Poland from their creation to the end of
World War I. The main focus of interest and research are magazines for
younger and older children (up to 15 years of age) published in the
Polish language across the ethnic and historical Polish territories.
Periodicals published in this area in other languages (German, Russian,
Belorussian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Yiddish, and Hebrew), one-days and
calendars, school magazines, scouting and ethical magazines, and of
course youth and student press were omitted. In the course of the
research, it is established that 177 titles addressed to young
recipients appeared in the examined period, 25 of which were published
in the years 1824–1863, and 152 in the subsequent period.