The new, second edition of the The World Through Picture Books Catalogue was posted online today by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). and was edited by edited by Annie Everall OBE and Viviana Quiñones. The complete book runs 222 pages (PDF). Printed copies should also be available for sale sometime next month.
The book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (Unported) license.
The second edition of The World through Picture Books, [has been] enriched with sixteen new annotated lists. This new edition proves even more the very enthusiastic, skilled participation of librarians and the great success of this international programme.
Children’s Librarians all over the world understand how important picture books in both traditional and digital formats are for children: for their development, their cultural identity, as a springboard into learning to read for themselves; for their visual skills, and because of the closeness of sharing them with an adult. It is then very important to promote picture books and to ensure access to them.
[Our emphasis] The idea behind The World Through Picture Books is to create a list of picture books from around the world that have been recommended by librarians, as a tool for building bridges and developing understanding between countries.
The project is led by IFLA Children’s and Young Adults section with support from partners IFLA Literacy and Reading section and IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People).
Direct to Full Text Book (222 pages; PDF).
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