Post Tagged with: "Children’s Literature"

1000 Books Before School - launched at the State Library of Victoria. Photo Teagan Glenane

State Library Victoria launches early literacy campaign

October 26, 2016


As part of Children’s Week, State Library Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network launches 1000 Books Before School, the first statewide program in Australia designed to work with families to promote early literacy skills, and to combat the scourge of adult illiteracy in our communities.

The Story of Miss Moppet, by Beatrix Potter, London, New York, Frederick Warne & Co., 1906. Rare J 823.912 P85M

150 years of Beatrix Potter

July 28, 2016

Our stories:

This week we celebrate the 150th anniversary of beloved author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. From Jemima Puddle-duck to Tom Kitten, we reveal some rare Potter treasures held in the Library’s Children’s Literature Collection.

Celebrating Indigenous children’s books

Celebrating Indigenous children’s books

February 15, 2016

Our stories:

The Legends of Moonie Jarl (1964) was the first Indigenous children’s book published in Australia. Here, Juliet O’Conor explores this extraordinary book and the contemporary diversity of Indigenous children’s literature.

Old Tom by Leigh Hobbs. Copyright: Leigh Hobbs.

Kids’ big book spectacular coming soon

January 28, 2016


There are just two weeks to go until the inaugural Kids’ big book spectacular at the Library, a day of free family fun to celebrate the wonderful world of children’s literature and illustration.

Andy Griffiths in the State Library's Dome for the Children's Book Festival.

Andy Griffiths awarded the 2015 Dromkeen Medal

October 29, 2015


State Library Victoria today awarded the 2015 Dromkeen Medal to Australia’s bestselling children’s author Andy Griffiths. The Library also presented this year’s Dromkeen Librarian’s Award to Rosario Martinez, the Children’s and Youth Services Librarian at the City of Darwin.