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International Childrens Digital Library
An international library with nearly 2000 books online, in 39 languages.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8

The International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) makes the best in children’s literature from around the world available online, “so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.”
This very well organized site can be navigated in a number of ways. Users can use the simple search, advanced search, location search and keyword search or browse by full book list, author and illustrator list, recently added books, award winning books and collections. A handy Help section is also available that includes a list of frequently asked questions, search page, and a library help page for finding books.

The International Digital Library puts hundreds of books from around the world at the fingertips of anyone with a computer and an Internet connection. Children, parents, and teachers will enjoy the wealth of wonderful reading that is available at this site with an interface in fifteen different languages. Users will want to enter by clicking on the “Read Books” button to be presented with the virtual library. Here they can choose from the featured list or search in more than forty languages and in a variety of ways, including the age level, thematic listing, such as kid characters or animal characters, award winning books, book cover color, short books or long books, easy books or hard books, and the list goes on. There are four ways most books can be read; the Standard Reader, the Plus Reader, the Comic Reader, and Adobe Reader. With a free library account, users can create a bookshelf to save their personal ICDL favorites in one place. This would be a great way for teachers to select books for a classroom bookshelf for students to read.


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