Virutal feast for the eyes

We all know that the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s books is a treasure trove of unique and interesting items. If you’re unable to visit the location, feast your eyes on their series of virtual exhibits from anywhere. These are online exhibits highlighting items from the Osborne Collection.



Worlds Away! Wild Inventions at Osborne
This exhibit features children’s books and illustrations on weird science, exploration, space travel and off-beat inventions. Learn about or reacquaint yourself with Tom Swift or Buck Rogers.

When Cinderella Went to the Ball: Five Hundred Years of Fairy Tales
This virtual exhibit presents a small selection of items taken from the Osborne Collection’s sixtieth anniversary exhibit, When Cinderella Went to the Ball: Five Hundred Years of Fairy Tales. It celebrates one of children’s literature’s most enduringly popular genres.


Picture Perfect! An Exhibit of Canadian Picture Book Art
Enter the ‘cave’ and see picture perfect images from the book Quennu and the Cave Bear by Marie Day.

This Magical Book: Movable Books for Children, 1771-2001
See 200 years of children’s op-up and other moveable books!

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