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  • Simple Search
    Search for books in a fun graphical environment using our most popular categories.
  • Books by Countries
    Search for books by continent by spinning an interactive globe.
  • Advanced Search
    Search for books using a compact, text-based interface with our full category hierarchy.
  • Keyword Search
    Search for books by title, author, or keyword, in dozens of languages.
  • Recently Added Books
    Read the books just added to the ICDL collection.
  • Award-Winning Books
    Access books that have won awards worldwide.
  • Using the Library
    Get ideas about how you can use the library - as a child, parent, teacher, librarian, or any other reader.
  • White Ravens List
    Explore the database of exceptional children's books selected by language specialists at the International Youth Library.
  • Full Book List
    See all the books in the ICDL and sort by title, author, illustrator, language, and publication date.
  • Author & Illustrator List
    Access a complete list of the authors and illustrators whose books are included in the ICDL.
  • Featured Books
    Take a look at some of our readers' favorite books.
  • Collections
    Browse the books in our special collections.
  • Exhibitions
    Browse exhibitions of books on a particular theme - activities included.