Hey Diddle Diddle: A History of Children's Book Illustration

History of Children's Book Illustration poster

Hey Diddle Diddle: A History of Children's Book Illustration
McHenry Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
January 3 - March 19, 2001

An exhibit featuring books from the University Library's Special Collections, Multicultural Children's Literature Curriculum Collection, and Private Collections

The UCSC University Library has built, with endowment assistance from John Secor of Yankee Book Peddler, a multicultural children's literature collection to support the needs of students in the education program. In recognition of the important role that children's literature plays in shaping children's visions of themselves and the world, we hope to create a model collection of children's literature which represents and depicts the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of the United States. The collection serves as a sample of the outstanding juvenile books by and about parallel cultures, and is of interest to educators as well as students and faculty in literature, creative writing, ethnic studies, psychology and art. The collection focuses on literature for grades k-8, although some selections are suitable for toddlers and young adults. Fiction, poetry, music, folk literature, history and picture are included.

Overview of the history of children's books:

Material Exhibited: