This is a great resource to access children’s books from around the world for free online. This would be a great resource to use with interactive whiteboards. There are also iPhone and iPad apps available to bring this library to those devices.
Below is a mission statement about the intentions of this organisation.
MISSION STATEMENTThe mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world’s children in becoming effective members of the global community – who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas — by making the best in children’s literature available online free of charge. The Foundation pursues its vision by building a digital library of outstanding children’s books from around the world and supporting communities of children and adults in exploring and using this literature through innovative technology designed in close partnership with children for children.The ICDL Foundation is a non-profit corporation.