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Children's Book Collection in the Special Collections Research Center: 1950-2000 Titles

A Research Guide to the Children's Book Collection in the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center, which contains more than 3,000 children's books.

Joyce Knight Blackburn (1920-2009)

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"With the advent of computer-based reproduction techniques in the latter part of the twentieth century, the once tedious and expensive process of full color reproduction was revolutionized, and now almost any original media can be successfully translated into picture book form. Although many artists continue to work with traditional media such as printmaking, pen and ink, photography, and paint, they have been joined by artists who work with paper sculpture, mixed media constructions, and computer graphics."

Source: Root, Shelton L., Jr., and Barbara Z. Kiefer. "Children's Literature." Encyclopedia of Education. Ed. James W. Guthrie. 2nd ed. Vol. 1. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2003. 285-292. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 9 Feb. 2012.

Martha Berry by Joyce Blackburn

Seen and Not Heard by Nigel Temple

The Gates of Paradise by William Blake

Selected Titles

Children’s Writers

365 busy days of fun and play : something to do the whole year through / edited by Rhea S. Nisenson ; illustrated by Philip Lusardi. GV1471 .N5

The Academy cooks. TX715 .A224

Borrowed children / by George Ella Lyon. PS3562.Y4454 B670 1988

The Castle of Hape / Shirley Rousseau Murphy. PS3563.U7619 C370 1981

A Certain small shepherd / by Rebecca Caudill ; with illustrations by William Pè€ne Du Bois. F C31c 1987

Children of Christmas : stories for the season / by Cynthia Rylant ; drawings by S.D. Schindler. PS3568.Y55 C44 1987

Coal mine peaches / by Michelle Dionetti ; illustrated by Anita Riggio. PS3554.I63 C630 1991

Coat of many colors / Dolly Parton ; illustrated by Judith Sutton. PS3566.A772 C630 1994

Flowers in the attic / V.C. Andrews. PS3551.N454 F56 1979

Guests / Michael Dorris. PS3554.O695 G840 1994

The Hillbillys : a book for children / by Rod Harless ; [art and lettering by] Dan Cutler. TD181.T4 H360

Life in the desert : a novel / by Tres Seymour. PS3569.E96 L54 1992

Morning Girl / Michael Dorris. PS3554.O695 M670 1992

The past through tomorrow; Future history stories / Robert A. Heinlein. PS3515.E288 P3 1975

The Play pretty book / compiled by Nicky Triplett for the Kentucky Youth Research Center, inc. ; illustrated by Tom J. Whitaker. LB1029.T6 P560

Tree of freedom / by Rebecca Caudill ; illustrated by Dorothy Bayley Morse. PS3553.A94 T740 1988