Post Tagged with: "Children’s Literature"

The Johnny Crow stories

The Johnny Crow stories

July 23, 2019

Arts & literature, Our stories:

In the early twentieth century, author Leslie Brooke developed new techniques that were to influence many in what became the Golden Age of Children’s books.

John Marsden awarded Dromkeen Medal for children’s literature

John Marsden awarded Dromkeen Medal for children’s literature

December 27, 2018

Announcements, News:

John Marsden has received the 2018 Dromkeen medal for his enduring passion for and contribution to Australian children’s literature and children’s education. Find out which books were important to him as a child.

Illustrated children’s books: Willy Pogany (1882-1955)

Illustrated children’s books: Willy Pogany (1882-1955)

December 18, 2018

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Willy Pogany (born Vilmos Andras Pogany) was a prolific contributor during the Golden Age of children’s book illustration, whose career broadened from children’s book illustration to portraiture and set designs for opera and ballet.

Illustrated children’s books: Kay Nielsen (1886-1957)

Illustrated children’s books: Kay Nielsen (1886-1957)

September 10, 2018

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Kay Nielsen’s delicate illustrations combined the exquisite motifs of the Art Nouveau movement with oriental influences. The elaborate, decorative artworks bring brilliant colour tinged with a hint of eeriness to the pages of children’s fairy tales.

fairy The babes asleep in the wood

Early history of movable and pop-up books

July 3, 2018

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Pop-up books enthral readers for many reasons: their ingenuity, their beauty, and because they challenge the two-dimensional nature of printed books. Explore the range of paper engineering mechanisms that have been used in books for more than 700 years.

Illustrated children’s books: Edmund Dulac (1882-1953)

Illustrated children’s books: Edmund Dulac (1882-1953)

March 23, 2018

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Edmund Dulac published in the first decades of the twentieth century, at a time now recognised as a golden age of children’s book illustration.

Snow White and Rose Red from Little brother and little sister and other tales

Illustrated children’s books: Arthur Rackham (1867-1939)

February 6, 2018

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Arthur Rackham’s haunting images in children’s fairy tales evoke a sense of mystery, even nightmare. They made him the leading decorative illustrator of the Edwardian era.

Illustrated children’s books: Samuel and William Calvert

Illustrated children’s books: Samuel and William Calvert

January 16, 2018

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The brothers Samuel and William Calvert established a series of children’s books in the 1870s called Calvert’s Australian Picture Books, bringing wood block printing techniques developed by the English master printer Edmund Evans to Australia.

Erica Wagner, 2017 Dromkeen Medal winner, and Megan Daley, 2017 Dromkeen Librarian’s Award winner.

Erica Wagner Awarded the Dromkeen Medal For Children’s Literature

November 30, 2017

News:

State Library Victoria today awarded the 2017 Dromkeen Medal to esteemed editor and publisher Erica Wagner.

Illustrated children’s books: Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886)

Illustrated children’s books: Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886)

November 16, 2017

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Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886) broke late 19th century conventions of children’s book illustration by interpreting stories rather than decorating them, peopling them with cheeky caricatures involved in chaotic escapades.