See the world in different ways!

The world can be seen in many different ways. One way is to see it through picture books.

The IFLA section Libraries for Children and Young Adults has a program named The World through Picture Books with the aim to create an annotated list of picture books from around the world. All the books are recommended by librarians and in order to make the list the librarians need to use and develop their skills in collection management.

The program is led by IFLA section Libraries for Children and Young Adults with support from partners IFLA section Literacy and Reading and IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People). All countries have been asked to submit their favourite children’s picture books. The books are chosen by the librarians in that country, and all countries have used the same criterias. Visit the program web page for further information and also you can download the annotated, multilingual, illustrated catalogue from the pages.

As part of the program there is an exhibition available free to use. During May and June the exhibition is shown at the Helsingborg Public Library.

I hope more libraries around the world will take the opportunity to use this exhibition and program.


Catharina Isberg
Library Director, Helsingborg

The text is published previously on IFLA CPDWL  (Section Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning) newsletter.