About Us

Welcome to Children’s Literature in Newcastle.

A blog by members of CLUGG, the Children’s Literature Unit Graduate Group, comprised of a lovely bunch of graduate students and distinguished academics at Newcastle University, UK. Here, we regularly post on a variety of subjects related to our research.

We hope to inform and inspire all interested in children’s literature be you an established or inspiring academic, writer, illustrator, archivist, teacher, and/or bookworm.

If you would like to know more about the Children’s Literature Unit at Newcastle University, then visit this webpage. Here you can read all about the group of academics and authors who form the team, postgraduate study opportunities, our close work with Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, and the wonderful resources we have available, including special collections of historical children’s books.

The blog logo is a photograph of p. 21 from ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ (Collins, 1968), Kerr-Kneale Productions Ltd, 1968. The original illustration is part of the archive Judith Kerr deposited to Seven Stories in 2008.