Through these links you can find places to visit, information and resources and be inspired by the world of children’s books – picture books and book illustration in particular.

National Places
Many State Libraries have special collections, archives of Australian children’s Literature, exhibition and events.
Alison Lester Gallery at Fish Creek in country Victoria is dedicated to the Alison Lester’s illustration.
Stock includes over 70 limited edition prints, books, cards, wrapping paper and pottery.
ART PLAY An art’s centre for children in the heart of Melbourne dedicated to providing a setting for children and their families to broaden their education and skills by involving them in artistic, interactive and creative projects.
Customs House Gallery A fine art gallery in Hawkesdale Victoria includes sales of Australian Children’s book illustration.
Dromkeen Homestead -on the outskirts of Melbourne at Riddles Creek, holds events connected with children’s literature.
Gasworks Arts Park A community park in Albert Park Melbourne dedicated to art, ideas and events. Art programs for children including extensive holiday workshops program.
The Literature Centre based in Western Australian in the historic Fremantle prison hospital building, offers an annual program of exhibitions, school sessions and workshops.
Pinerolo a Children’s Book Cottage at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains NSW promoting Australian picture books and their creators. Pinerolo welcomes people interested in picture books to their inspiring environment.

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International Places
Chris Beetles Gallery For 27 years in London has promoted the art and history of illustration.
Eric Carle Museum The first full-scale museum in USA devoted to national and international picture book art.
House of Illustration is a public art gallery in London devoted to illustration. Opened in 2014 and founded by Sir Quentin Blake, the gallery is located at 2 Granary Square in the London. Exhibitions display the art of illustration in many forms, including advertisements, animation, comic books and manga, children’s literature and picture books, political cartoons, scientific illustrations and fashion design.
Seven Stories Centre for Children’s Books is the only exhibition space in the UK dedicated to the celebration of British children’s literature. Situated in an historic building in Newcastle it’s program includes exhibitions, activities, workshops and a bookshop.
The Story Museum in Oxford, UK aims to encourage education and support community engagement by exploring all forms of stories.

100 Story Building in Melbourne is a social enterprise supporting creativity and literacy in children and young people through school programs, online learning and community engagement.
ASLA The mission of the Australian School Library Association Incorporated is to be the peak body providing leadership and support for school libraries and the promotion of teacher librarianship in Australia.
Australian Society of Authors Australia’s peak professional association for Australia’s literary creators -both authors and illustrators.
CBCA The National Children’s Book Council of Australia, with branches in every state and territory, celebrates and promotes Australian children’s literature and its creators through their annual Book of the Year Wards.  Its activities seek to engage the community with literature for young Australians.
Children’s Literature Web Guide A wonderful resource for children’s literature, with links to children’s book award winners around the world.
IBBY Australia Since 1966, IBBY Australia has been furthering the goals of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a non-profit organization helping to build bridges to international understanding through children’s books and commitment to the principles of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The indigenous Literacy Foundation ILF promotes and facilitates literacy development amongst indigenous members of remote communities in Australia. Their programs provide books and assist remote communities to document their stories for children.
Kids own Publishing based in Melbourne, is a not for profit organisation that celebrates children as authors and artists and gives them a voice through publishing. They partner with communities to share diverse stories widely through an artist-led publishing process.
Magpies Magazine subtitled Talking About Books for Childrenhas been producing five editions per year since 1986, with review of current Australian and New Zealand books and articles of interest to people involved in Childrens Literature – parents, librarians, teachers, students and academics. It also produces The Literature Base four times a year, which includes practical ideas for using books in the classroom.
National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature (NCACL) A collection of resources encouraging the study and research of Australian children’s literature. The collection is housed in the University of Canberra Library. Visits are welcomed.

Story Box Library is a subscription based educational website, created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers.
Picture Book Makers introduces picture book illustrators from around the world who describe their processes and experiences. An excellent resource for the general reader and professional illustrators. A website about books for young readers, with special focus on the Pacific Rim and South Asia, that offers a wealth of book-related resources for teachers, librarians, parents and all those interested in the world of young readers’ books.
Research Topics Questia is your best solution for Literature research topics. Our extensive storehouse of Fiction, Drama, Poetry and Nonfiction writings covers every aspect of the Literature of Specific Countries and the Literature of Specific Group.
SCBWI An international organization that offers a variety of services to people who write, illustrate or share a vital interest in children’s literature. Based in the USA with regional chapters including Australia. Chapters in each state in Australia provide a wide range of information and services for creators and those interested in books and reading.
The Story Factory based in Sydney is an Australian not-for-profit organisation designed to help indigenous and disadvantaged children aged between 7 and 17 years to develop their writing and storytelling skills.
The Style File is an online showcase run by the ASA (the Australian Society of Authors) for illustrators working in the field of children’s books. It is promoted for publishers, advertising creatives, journalists, editors, writers and agents in Australia.
Trove This data base provides exploration of collections from hundreds of Australian cultural organisations.
Westwords is a literary Arts Organisation based in Parramatta NSW offering writing workshops, fellowships and residencies for emerging creative.