Our Book Selection
The age range of books we have been looking is 5-11 years; these are mainly picture books although we have considered some chapter books too.
Outside In World was encouraged by the number of books we discovered. We received recommendations from a variety of sources including:
International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) catalogue, European Picture Book Collection (EPBC), International Youth Library, individual translators, publishers and disability experts from around the world.
This resulted in a wide-ranging collection of accessible books (including titles that featured braille, sign language, PCS/Widgit symbols and tactile elements), and inclusive titles (that included Autism, Alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, sensory impairments and mobility impairments).
A total of 60 books were assessed originating from 15 countries: Brazil, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Syria.
The breakdown by country was as follows:
Of these 60, eight titles were rejected in the initial assessment process; 38 titles were assessed in-depth and a further 16 titles were subject to less specific feedback so were not dealt with in detail.