Post Tagged with: "Children’s Literature"

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


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

Our stories:

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.

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.

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.