Articles by: Juliet O'Conor

Young Dick from Slate and pencil-vania

Illustrated Children’s Books: Walter Crane (1845-1915)

October 11, 2017

Our stories:

Walter Crane (1845-1915) is today best known for his ornately illustrated 19th century children’s books. He designed artwork for the British master printer Edmund Evans in a variety of capacities for ten years, before Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway joined him as Evans’ triumvirate of children’s Toy Book illustrators.

Mother Goose: or old nursery rhymes, illustrated by Kate Greenaway, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans, Frederick Warne and Co., London, [190?].

Illustrated Children’s Books: Kate Greenaway (1846-1901)

September 15, 2017

Our stories:

Kate Greenaway (1846–1901) was an English children’s book illustrator. She was a remarkable success during her lifetime, pleasing audiences with her form and originality.

Songs that sound like blood by Jared Thomas, Seahorse by Bruce Pascoe, Mrs Whitlam by Bruce Pascoe

Indigenous Children’s Books

September 6, 2017

Our stories:

Today, Indigenous Literacy Day, we celebrate Indigenous authored and illustrated children’s books on a range of topics.

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.

Celebrating children’s literature at the Library

Celebrating children’s literature at the Library

June 24, 2015

Our stories:

In this special guest post Juliet O’Conor, our Children’s Research Librarian – best job ever – takes us through highlights from our collection.

Sleeping Beauty: on the stage and on the page

Sleeping Beauty: on the stage and on the page

January 13, 2013

Arts:

With Richard Gill’s Sleeping Beauty pantomime about to hit the stage for the Victorian Opera,  the State Library of Victoria’s Children’s Research Librarian, Juliet O’Conor, takes us through the history… Read More ›