Students at NCRCL have access to Roehampton's excellent resources in the field of children's literature. These include the Children's Literature Collection, which is devoted to the critical/theoretical body of work which has grown up around the subject. In addition, the University has several centres and collections relating to Early Childhood and Childhood Studies.
This is a collection of around 900 nineteenth and early twentieth century children's books given to the Learning Resources Centre by Professor Jacqueline Bratton in 1996. Many of the books were originally given as gifts and prizes and contain interesting inscriptions or bookplates. Click here for further information.
Richmal Crompton (1890 –1969) was a British writer, most famous for her Just William stories. The Collection comprises books and archive material accumulated during the author's lifetime. It has been given to the university by her family on long-term loan. Click here for further information.
The Hammersmith and Fulham Children's Book Collection
This collection consists of several hundred volumes of predominantly nineteenth century books, including some first editions of Beatrix Potter's works. It also houses some calendars, music sheets and children's magazines.
The Centre has published a variety of studies, papers and collections of conference proceedings which concern the theory and practice of teaching and researching children's literature and which provide a rich resource for children's literature scholars.
The following publications are collections of papers presented at IBBY/NCRCL conferences held at Roehampton in recent years (after 2012, physical publication of these volumes ceased):
Beyond the Book: Transforming Children's Literature eds. Bridget Carrington and Jennifer Harding. Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2014).
Conflicts and Controversies: Challenging Children's Literature eds. Bridget Carrington and Jennifer Harding, Pied Piper Publishing (2011).
Deep into Nature: Ecology, Environment & Children's Literature eds. Jennifer Harding, Elizabeth Thiel, Alison Waller, Pied Piper Publishing, (2009).
Going Graphic: Comics and Graphic Novels for Young People eds. Bridget Carrington and Jennifer Harding, Pied Piper Publishing (2009).
Books and Boundaries: Writers and their Audiences ed. Pat Pinset Pied Piper Publishing (2004).
School Stories: from Bunter to Buckeridge ed. Nicholas Tucker, Pied Piper Publishing (2003).
Childhood Remembered ed. Kimberley Reynolds, Pied Piper Publishing (2003).
Children's Literature and Childhood in Performance ed. Kimberley Reynolds, Pied Piper Publishing (2003).