Welcome Meet Kirsten

I’m Kirsten, a teacher librarian and the founder of the Children’s Library Lady. 

During the first part of my career, I was as a Kindergarten teacher in Frankfurt, London and Tokyo.

Needing a new challenge I undertook a Masters in Information and Library Management. After moving from the classroom in Tokyo to the library, I moved to Kuala Lumpur. Here I was the primary school teacher librarian. I am now taking a career break, doing some travelling and creating this website. I understand the difficulties of finding great literature, so I am here to help you.  I have read every book on the website and used many of them in my own teaching.

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 Picture books are a wonderful way to develop a love of reading. Many also illustrate examples of positive behaviour and introduce new topics to the reader.  Children’s Library Lady is here to help you find the perfect picture book for your needs. You can choose from over 400 wonderful books. Each individual book page contains a synopsis, resources and related topics, of which there are over a hundred. Children’s Library Lady can help you by -* providing lists of picture books on a variety of topics* saving you time by research the books ourselves* helping you find great books for your children and students* introducing new books and authors 

Related Book Lists

Providing plenty of art opportunities and encouragement for children will develop their creativity inventiveness, imagination, creative thinking and problem-solving. Explore the Creativity Book Lists for book recommendations and resources.

Browse book lists on emotions, including anxiety, bereavement, bullying, compassion, empathy, fears, jealousy, kindness and love.

Browse book lists including bedtime, behaviour, belonging, conflict, gender roles, love, manners, new home, school and wellbeing.

Book lists related to the twelve topics of the IB Attitudes. Click on each link to browse picture books and resources.

These book lists relate to the 10 attributes of the IB Learner Profile. Click on the links to browse books and resources.

Browse books lists related to developing a sense of ‘international mindedness’. Click on the banners to browse more links.

Browse books lists related to enquiry, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation, respect and adaptability.

Literacy Book Lists includes the themes of fairy tales, imagination, questions, reading, rhyming, speech bubbles, vocabulary, wordless books and writing.

Outdoors Book Lists include the themes of adventure, Africa, China, community, curiosity, environment, inquirer, Japan and nature.

Browse picture books and resources on health and wellbeing

Complete Book List

Explore over 450 picture books. Each book title has a synopsis, resources and relevant links.

Themed Picture Book Lists

Find lists of picture books organised by different subjects, including separate lists for teachers.


Find links to a selection of book and magazine publishers. You will find the companies have different offers at different times so have a browse.

Keep in Touch

Keep in touch with the links below. Let me know if you have any resources I could consider for the website. You can also get in touch if you would like to work with me.





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