Aim of the Project

To create a list of picture books from around the world that have been selected and recommended by librarians. These can then be used:

• As a way of celebrating and promoting the language, cultures and quality of children’s book publishing from each country
• By countries wishing to purchase books from other countries and are looking for ‘favourite’ titles to help build and develop their collections
• By “Sister Libraries” as a way of exploring the children’s literature of their ”Sister Library” country
• As an opportunity to encourage interaction and growth within IFLA
• To develop the list into an exhibition with supporting catalogue that can be exhibited at the IBBY and IFLA conferences in 2012