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National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

"Children's literature is the first literature and the first art that children are exposed to. It should be good. And when it is, it should be given respect."
~William Joyce

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Travels with Brian Floca

Mark your calendar!
Frozen at the NCCIL!
November 3 at 6:00 pm: Artist Talk & Book Signing with artist Matthew Reinhart. From the studio of Matthew Reinhart, creator of pop up books such as Star Wars, Transformers & Cinderella, come two new pop ups- Lego and Frozen!
Pre-order your copy today! Click in the link or Call NCCIL at 325-673-4586 by October 26 for guaranteed copy.

Where to find us:


Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Please check our exhibition schedule before planning your trip.

Contact Info

Phone: (325) 673-4586


2017 marks 20 years since NCCIL has been celebrating art and literature.
Year long celebratory events featuring NCCIL artists such as William Joyce, David Diaz, Marla Frazee, David Macaulay, David Shannon, Robert Sabuda, David Small & Mark Teague. Be sure to bookmark our monthly events schedule!


Founders Dinner with Bill Joyce
January 20, 2017 starting at 6:00 PM
Join co-founder Bill Joyce and other founding members of the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) as we kick off the NCCIL's 20th Anniversary Celebrations in 2017. Buy your ticket here!

CALF 2017 to celebrate the work of featured NCCIL Summer Artist Garth Williams

A special thanks to the following organizations for their continued suppport:

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council
Community Foundation of Abilene
Dian Graves Owen Foundation
Dodge Jones Foundation
Shelton Family Foundation
T&T Family Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Texas Commission on the Arts

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