The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc (formerly Lu Rees Archives) is a comprehensive collection of books and other resources about Australian authors, illustrators, publishers and their creative works. The collection* includes over 57,546 books.  Some 5,577 of these books are in overseas translations in 79 languages. The Centre’s latest and first ever language edition is in Mongolian.

The Centre also has over 570 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.

* Collection at September 2023

Artists’ Artwork
Australian Children’s Publishers
Author and Illustrator research files
Books Illustrated Donation
CBCA Children’s Book Week Artwork Collection
Caroline Ambrus Donation
Christobel Mattingley Donation
Elizabeth Honey Donation
John Barrow Art Collection
Libby Hathorn Framed Artwork Donation
Looking after your papers
Medals & Awards
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