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National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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Address: North First and Cedar streets, Abilene, TX
Phone Number: 325-673-4586
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One of a Kind Place

I guess one would start by saying there's no other place like the NCCIL. It's unique in the world, and it's special. If you enjoy reading children's books to your little ones... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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San Antonio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I guess one would start by saying there's no other place like the NCCIL. It's unique in the world, and it's special. If you enjoy reading children's books to your little ones, you'll love this place. Learn how the lively illustrations become a part of the book, or just slowly savor the beautiful paintings and drawings.

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Abilene, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The first center of its kind to exhibit art and illustrations used in children's literature! The exhibit changes throughout the year and many of the authors and illustrators appear at the center. Abilene has installed bronze characters from children's books in the downtown area, especially Dr. Seuss characters.

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Love the commitment of this village to the field of children's literature. It's evident throughout the downtown area, with sculptures, banners, and other benchmarks that signify a love for reading.

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Abilene, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The NCCIL puts the beautiful art on display like any other world class art gallery, with one difference. Each featured artist and each piece of art comes from the exciting world of children's illustrated literature. Illustrators provide most children with their first glimpses of the art world, and the NCCIL honors these artists by displaying and celebrating their work as... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Visited with my mother who has a degree in art and is considering illustrating children's books herself. Both of us had a wonderful time looking over the art-work. Some of the stories were one's I'd read as a kid so it was very easy to lose myself in the illustrations! I do wish there was more to explore for adults,... More 

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Montgomery
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went to the everman park across the street from the children's center. How wonderful! 6 great Dr. Seuss book characters and some statues of the Guardians. Follow the map to the other statues around town including the giant Dinosaur and volkswagon beetle on top of the Grace museum.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a true gem for kids in Abilene, the staff were welcoming and there were great activities for the kids and plenty to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a unique "museum" and showcase for some of the finest artistry that can be enjoyed by young and old alike. Special visits by the artists themselves adds to the allure.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I thought I would see a variety of children's illustrations and some explanation of why that illustrator was used for them or at least why that style of art was used. Instead, I saw numerous illustrations by one illustrator. It was interesting to see the actual work next to a book that included the illustration. I thought I would spend... More 

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Coronado, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Coming from the land of Dr Seuss (San Diego) I was happy to see such excellent original children's art on display in a wonderful facility. Marla Frazee's work was in exhibit. There was plenty of it and it was very well shown. I think people of all ages would enjoy this if they like Shel Silverstein, Norman Rockwell, Theodore Geisel,... More 

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Address: North First and Cedar streets, Abilene, TX
Phone Number: 325-673-4586
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene

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