Story Time: Australian Children’s Literature

Seven Little Australians, The Magic Pudding, The Rainbow Serpent, Deltora Quest and Where Is the Green Sheep?… are much loved children’s books that have been read and shared over the decades.

Story Time, an exhibition of Australian children’s literature from the colonial period through to the present day, will appeal to anyone who has experienced the magic of these stories.

Presented in association with the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature the exhibition will feature books, manuscripts, illustrations, and ephemera from the Library’s extensive collections and significant loans.

It will take you on a nostalgic tour through childhood looking at the works of great Australian authors and illustrators including Bronwyn Bancroft, Mem Fox, May Gibbs, Bob Graham, Emily Rodda, Ivan Southall, Shaun Tan and Ethel Turner.

A must see exhibition, Story Time will explore the rich history of Australian children’s literature and take you on a journey across time and places – real and imagined. It will reacquaint you with old friends and introduce you to new ones.

Families will also have fun exploring the dedicated children’s area: Playtime.

22 Aug - 9 Feb