Due to the unique nature of our collection, the materials housed in our department must traditionally be viewed on-site. However, online exhibits allow us to offer CLRC resources and expertise to researchers, students, and teachers around the world.
Curated digital exhibits featuring a range of topics related to the history and creation of children's literature, featuring materials from out collections.
Although the exhibit's contents cover four centuries of literature, The ABC of It is not a strict history of children's books. Rather, it is historian Leonard S. Marcus's thesis on how "books for young people have stories to tell us about ourselves," and that "behind every children's book is a vision of childhood: a shared understanding of what growing up is all about."
Explore the engaging world of folklore with this digital exhibit, which examines the multifaceted angles of study for a well-known, but ever-changing text.
An educational exhibit that takes you through the various media used by some of the country's most talented artists. From collage to watercolor to scratchboard, dive in to learn more!
Did you know that it once took four pieces of artwork to create a full color picture? The following exhibit will introduce the reader to the history of children's book illustration, specifically the influence of a labor-intensive and now-obsolete process knows as preseparation.
Learn about the process of picture book creation with this exhibit that takes visitors through the researching, writing, and illustrating of Melissa Sweet's award-winning nonfiction picture book Balloons Over Broadway.
Andrea Davis Pinkney presented the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture on May 3, 2014 at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Pinkney is a bestselling author of over 20 books for children and young adults. The online exhibit contains representative samples of her work, accompanied by art from the books, completed by her husband, noted illustrator Brian Pinkney.
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