The Eileen Wallace Children's Literature Collection at the University of New Brunswick, the largest research collection of its kind in Atlantic Canada, has produced a 2004 promotional wall calendar that showcases the depth of UNB's holdings in children's literature. Entitled "Allow Me to Illustrate", the calendar contains noteworthy illustrations from picture books spanning over 150 years.

Atlantic Canadian artists and illustrators Molly Bobak, Trish Tingley, and Susan Tooke are featured alongside canonical figures such as Beatrix Potter, Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway. Each month highlights noteworthy events in the world of children's literature and author/illustrator birthdays are noted throughout the calendar.

The project was directed by Collection Curator Sue Fisher and Education Librarian Lesley Balcom, but reflects a greater collaboration with Mary Flagg of Special Collections and Archives, Marc Bragdon, Jenn Hanotte and Mike Meade of the Electronic Text Centre's imaging centre and the members of the Eileen Wallace Collection's Advisory Committee.

The final product is beautiful in design, rich in reproduction, and representative of the broad diversity of the library's holdings in children's literature. The calendars make great gifts for numerous occasions and are reasonably priced at $12 each or 3 for $30 taxes included. For more information, please visit or phone Rebecca Cornell at 453-4749.

Sue Fisher, Curator
Eileen Wallace Children's Literature Collection
Harriet Irving Library
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H5
(506) 452-6044
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