Centre for Children's Book Studies (CCBS) banner - from 'The Sea Tiger' by Victoria Turnbull, courtesy of Templar Publishing

Centre for Children's
Book Studies

Bringing together new multidisciplinary research that focuses on the book as material object, and children’s culture in its broader contexts. Home to the UK’s first MA Children’s Book Illustration, the Centre’s work has had a marked impact on British children’s publishing and beyond.

Artwork from The Sea Tiger © Victoria Turnbull.

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Image credits (from top left to bottom right):

CCBS logo: Marta Altés
News image: Artwork © Jo Williamson
Projects image: from The Haunted House © Kazuno Kohara. Published by Macmillan Children’s Books, 2008
Events image: Artwork © Maisie Paradise Shearring
100 Great Children's Picturebooks, Martin Salisbury. Laurence King 2014
Bottom row, centre right: Illustration © 2016 Daisy Hirst, From ALPHONSE, THAT IS NOT OK TO DO! By Daisy Hirst & illustrated by Daisy Hirst. Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd, London SE11 5HJ
MA Exhibition image: Artwork © Simona Ciraolo