Brian Alderson

Brian Alderson is one of the pioneers of children’s literature studies in Britain and a distinguished author, reviewer, translator and collector.

Brian has supported the study of children’s literature at Newcastle for many years. He has given a series of fascinating talks, Looking at Children’s Books, and contributed to exhibitions at the University Library and Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books.

In 2016, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Newcastle University in recognition of his enormous contribution to the field.

Brian and his work

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Find out about Brian’s work on children’s literature studies.

Looking at Children's Books talks

Brian Alderson talk

Watch Brian’s talks and discover more about aspects of the history of children’s books.

Inside the Alderson Collection project


Read a project diary exploring Brian’s children’s literature collection.