Creative process in developing picture books

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series National Centre for Australian Children's Literature

Dinosaurs Love Cheese is an adorable book by Jackie French for which the Centre has original artwork demonstrating the creative process of developing art for a children’s book. This segment will be continued next week.

Dr Belle Alderman and her team of volunteers at the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature perform vital work collecting Australia’s literary culture.

The Centre is in dire need of funding to secure suitable premises; much of the collection is in storage because there is insufficient room to shelve the books. This includes the artwork; only a small portion of it is easily accessible via these file cabinets although the Centre makes excellent use of its opportunities to exhibit portions of the collection where possible. I’d like to see a purpose-built Centre with more books shelved rather than stashed in boxes and permanent exhibition spaces displaying a series of exhibitions featuring gorgeous artwork produced for children’s books.

Let’s make museums and literature fun, with spaces aimed at children, creating a life-long love of reading.

The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature is on Twitter and has a website. It’s proudly supported by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

Dinosaurs love cheese: creative process 

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