Who Lives in Storyland?

Take a look at the Devon Libraries Flickr page to see some great photos of the exhibition launch event back in April. Amanda Sabin from Double Elephant helped to get the Easter holidays off to a great start by guiding families through the process of monoprinting. The aim was to make a book cover inspired by the exhibition, and there were some very impressive creations!

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Victorian and Edwardian Children’s Book Covers: A Gallery

This gallery contains 40 photos.

Here’s a selection of bold and colourful book covers that feature in the exhibitions. The nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century fondness for dividing girls’ and boys’ reading material along gendered lines is very evident in the cover images and titles of many of these books!

Making the Exhibitions

This gallery contains 18 photos.

Part of the Girls and Boys in Storyland project has been to document the process of putting the exhibitions together to create a reference resource for other organisations carrying out similar projects. This gallery contains some images taken at the beginning of the project, when the materials were being selected, as well as pictures of … Continue reading