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International Children's Digital Library

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The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) is a free online library of digitized children's books in many languages from various countries. Designed specifically for use by children ages 3 to 13, the ICDL is a housed by the International Children's Digital Library Foundation. It provides free access to high-quality digital books from around the world. Browse by age, genre, book length, character types, or even the color of a book's cover.

The ICDL is a rich resource which can be used in a wide range of situations by children, parents, teachers, librarians and others from all walks of life. Children can expand upon the stories to create games; parents can extract themes to help explain important lessons; teachers can utilize the multicultural nature of the collection to teach languages; librarians can enrich community outreach programs with tales from around the world and; of course, anyone can just open a book to read for pleasure.

Suggested Projects[edit]

  • Turn Appropedia projects into engaging children's books and openly publish at ICDL to spread the wealth of knowledge on appropriate technology to those all over the world. (note: does not currently accept born digital books --so you will need to get your book published - and then have it accepted by ICDL).