All children and those who have not yet forgotten that they were once children are welcome here. The International Youth Library organizes many types of activities for children.The “Lichterhäuschenbasteln”( lit cottage in velvet ) in the childrens´ library have already become a regular event: childrens and parents have been invited to make their own little lanterns when they arrive in the evenings of November 21st, November 28th and December 5th later this year.
People awaiting their turns on a sofa
Two children having a meal in their study
A little girl admiring a plant
A little girl in bed after having had a fun day reading and having a snack
a little girl getting up from her bed
The original drawing for one the stories of Elsa Olenius (1896-1984), a famous Swedish writer of fairy tales
The Illustrated book cover Karlsson on the Roof, one of the most popular stories written by Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), best known for her children's book series featuring Pippi Longstocking, Emil i Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children (Children of Noisy Village) as well as her children's fantasy novels Mio min Mio, Ronia the Robber's Daughter and The Brothers Lionheart. As of May 2013, she is the world's 18th most translated author and the third most translated children's books author after H. C. Andersen and the Grimm brothers. Lindgren has sold roughly 144 million books worldwide.
Another illustration of the same book
Children love to be taken into the sky by fantasy figures
The illustration to another children's book
A house in the forest, with a wolf close by
The illustration to another children's story
The same house at night
A child turning over everything in search of a beloved lost item
Children dancing around tree
A girl snuggling into bed after a tiring day.
A boy defending a girl
A stranger barging in
A girl deciding to go away
children undecided whether they wish to explore an old castle
A child during the war
Ominous figures emerging from the smoke of the locomotive
people leaving the church
drawings and other items hung from the roof and allowed to swing in the air
A child in the punishment corner by Ilon Wikland, an Esthonian artist who illustrated the greatest number of Astrid Lindgren’s books: The Six Bullerby Children (The Children of Noisy Village), The Children on Troublemaker Street, The Brothers Lionheart, Karlsson-on-the-roof, Mardie, Mio my Son, Nils Karlsson Pyssling, Ronia the Robber’s Daughter, Seacrow Island, The Ghost of Skinny Jack as well as Sunnanäng. She has also provided the illustrations for many picture-books, including: The Dragon with Red Eyes, I Want a Brother or Sister/That’s My Baby, Brenda Helps Grandmother and Simon Small Moves in.
Her illustration for another book
The child walking through a narrow alley to a church
The child on her way to school
A child on her way to a sailing ship
A girl seeking comfort from her care-taker
Her dog was injured
A cardboard cutout in the middle of the musuem
monsters in pursuit of the girl
People dancing for joy
Two children being pursued/guarded by soldiers
Safe again, finally.
This is the house of a child who is forced to move to another country as a refugee.
A printed picture serves as the only decoration to her carton box "house"
"Caja de Cartón" means "house of carton box" , part of an exhibition about war and peace
A stick, a blanket and a poster: all she has
Humpty-Dumpty on a slide
The world of flowers
A ghostly tale
A little girl putting on her mom's high heels
Figures from the world of children books
More such figures
A Japanese doll
A peasant couple and a bird
bicycles, flowers, crocodile and bear
Painting and steam from the painter's pot
Houses, castles and flying figures
Laura and the frog
Laura and Humpty-Dumpty
Grimm Brothers' tale "The girl and the Frog King" as retold by Binette Shroeder
Figures from the East
Chronology of the biography of Binette Schroeder, born Hamburg in 1939 and spent her childhood in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Bavarian Alps, moved to Munich in 1956, where studied applied graphic design, continued in 1962 at the College of Design in Basel, Switzerland, concentrating ontypography, photography and lithography. After completing her studies she worked as a freelance graphic artist and portrait photographer. She made her artistic breakthrough with "Lupinchen" in 1969. Her book illustrations have received numerous awards, including the Deutscher Literaturpreis in 1997 and the Grand Prize of the German Academy for Literature for Children and Young Adults in 2004 for her complete works. Today she lives and works as an illustrator, painter and portrait photographer in Munich.
Another one of her book illustrations
Another part of the world of fantasy
Two monsters by David McKee
More from the world of monsters
A frog on a trailer
A mouse in a town
Part of the museum with an exhibition on the theme of war and peace in the world of children. Unlike in some middle class environment in Hong Kong, children in the West are not shielded from the harsh realities of the adult world, including the streak of violence buried deep in the psyche of apparently "civilized" human beings and their capacity to inflict suffering on other people for one reason or another. Western nations have just bombed one of the training camps of ISIS, killing more than 40 people in retaliation of the killing of nearly 200 Frenchmen in Paris and there are daily killings in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon etc and huge numbers of Syrians are now flooding daily across the borders of countries in the European Union to escape more killings in the civil war in their own country or in the national conflicts between the Arabs and Jews, in what some think of as the conflict between Islamic and Western values.