Collections

The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature (formerly Lu Rees Archives) is a comprehensive collection of books and other resources about authors, illustrators, publishers and their creative works. The collection includes over 46,000 books.  Some 4,300 of these books are in overseas translations in 66 languages. The Centre’s latest and first every language edition is in Mongolian.

The  Centre also has over 522 research files, with significant collections of authors’, illustrators’ and publishers’ papers, manuscripts and artwork. The resources are publicly available, and visitors are welcome during opening hours.

Artists’ Artwork
Author and Illustrator research files
Books Illustrated Donation
CBCA Children’s Book Week Artwork Collection
Christobel Mattingley Donation
John Barrow Art Collection
Looking after your papers
NCACL Artwork Frameworks
Nicholls Schools’ Donation
Walter McVitty Archives
Websites on Children’s Literature
Poster collection
Publishers’ Websites
Wish lists

Emily Rodda’s many translations