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Read to your child in your home language

International Children's Digital Library (ICDL)



The ICDL is a rich resource which can be used in a wonderfully 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.

Read for Pleasure: The simplest way to use the ICDL is to just read a book.  Pick one of the featured books from the home page, search books using Simple Search – or the Advanced Searchor Location Search at the bottom of the Simple Search page.  Then read away – for free and anonymously.  Or you can create an account to keep a bookshelf of books you like and set various personal preferences.

Use the Location Search to find a book in your home language.