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ICDL Books for Children - International Children's Digital Library

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The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) brings a worldwide collection of children's books to the iPhone. The largest collection of its kind, the ICDL spans the globe with thousands of children's books from 60 countries, in a wide assortment of beautiful languages with captivating illustrations. Meet the six Mongolian brothers in search of knowledge, the gray peacemaker cat that does something most unusual to the other cat's ears, or a version of the Three Little Pigs that you surely have never heard before.

The ICDL is brought to you on the iPhone with the kind support of the Zumobi Widget Network and the University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab. It presents 4 beautiful books drawn from the permanent collection, two from the US, one from Palestine, and one from Mongolia – each available in English and their native language, and each using ICDL's innovative "ClearText" technology which makes each word sharper than ever before on so small a screen.

These initial 4 books will be updated over time as we offer more books from our much larger collection available at We encourage you to come back often to enjoy the fruits of this wonderful collection. The full ICDL at offers readers around the world free access to thousands of exemplary children's books in almost 50 languages. Its mission is to excite and inspire young readers to become better world citizens by leveraging technology to reach underserved children who have little access to libraries. The ICDL is offered free of charge to everyone, everywhere with no advertising.

If you value the ICDL or feel some resonance with our mission, please visit us at and consider supporting our work at ICDL Foundation by clicking on the red "Make a Donation" button. Your contribution of $25 will help insure that the Library keeps its doors wide open to all.