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National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

North First and Cedar streets, Abilene, TX
+1 325-673-4586
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This gallery was small, but interesting. They focus on different illustrators during the year. My... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Columbus, Ohio

My wife is an educator who focuses on literacy, so she was excited about the prospect of seeing... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Houston, Texas
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North First and Cedar streets, Abilene, TX
+1 325-673-4586
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

This gallery was small, but interesting. They focus on different illustrators during the year. My only complaint was they did not have enough signed books to buy. It is small, and does not take much time.

Thank kimlynntravel
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My wife is an educator who focuses on literacy, so she was excited about the prospect of seeing some of the work from her favorite children's books. When we got there, there was a teenager selling admission tickets and she wasn't much help with info...More

Thank fire26man
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I've enjoyed coming to the NCCIL several times. You will find award winning illustrators' displayed in creative ways. As a teacher, I enjoyed connecting to literature used in my classroom. In the summer there is a festival that celebrates children's literature in June.

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I went with my husband and adult daughter. Our daughter is an art major who loves children's books, so we visited for her benefit. We did not get to see the usual collection, since a special William Joyce exhibit was on display instead. However, we...More

1  Thank Jane R
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I took my 4 and 9 year olds. My 9 year old was enchanted with the stories and illustrations. She loves to read, and this place infused a more vigorous appetite for reading (which I didn't think possible). Once they noticed my 4 year old...More

1  Thank Anita M
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Interesting what one runs across as one travels these United States! A plain and simple little museum honoring artists of children's illustrated literature. Huda thunk it.

Thank GrahamHouseInn
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great find for those with a little time to kill. Interesting exhibit....today's was on illustrator Brian Floca. No photos allowed in the gallery. Nice book store for children's literature.

Thank TripleLily
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The NCCIL was much more than the typical children's museum I might have expected; as a fan of fine book illustration, I was thrilled to see the excellent level of curation, the presentation of book history, and the loving preservation of amazing artifacts. I only...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Abilene has manged to trap one of the premiere children and literary collections in the US if not the world. Not sure how they did it, but enjoyed it anyway.

Thank Theodore D
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A visit here will cause some weak reading children to become more enthused about that experience and cause most grownups to think very pleasant memories.

1  Thank 868donf
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