Via Crooked Timber, I find this site:
The International Digital Children's Library.
Basically, the site lets you link to online texts of children's books from all over the planet. Seriously, you spin a graphic globe, point and click New Zealand, say, and are presented with dozens of picture books and children's novels from New Zealand which you can read on your PC or your iPad, from all different eras. I'm having so much fun.
Not all of them are in English, but plenty are; and even among those that aren't, many have been translated, and others are picture books.
We're living in the future!
3 hours ago