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IPC International Goals

“International learning goals are unique to [the IPC] curriculum and help young children begin the move towards an increasingly sophisticated national, international and intercultural perspective. Each thematic IPC unit includes an international aspect, to help develop a sense of ‘international mindedness’.” International Primary Curriculum

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IPC International Goals Book Lists

We all need to feel a sense of belonging whether it is within our family or the wider community. These picture books support children understand their place in the world. Some books focus on family and friendship relationships. Other books discuss mental health, wellbeing and a sense of worth.

We are all unique, but we often have to reassure children that it is okay to stand out from the crowd. Accepting our differences and those of others supports tolerance and and an open mind. Picture books are perfect conversation starters and these books are no exception.

Diverse books open children’s minds to ethnic diversity, family structures, disabilities and how people identify. They teach tolerance, good values and cultural traditions.

Exposure to diverse books helps children discover lives different from their own. Reading about characters with similar lives and personalities supports self-esteem and confidence.

Immigration involves moving to a new country, an often emotionally, physically and mentally challenging experience. These books focus on people fleeing their homes, arriving in new countries and their hopes and fears.

These books present a powerful starting point for challenging discussions about prejudice and intolerance. They emphasise not to pre-judge people and standing up for what is right.

In a multicultural world, discrimination is all around us. It is important to help children be tolerant and sensitive to differences. Use the books below to celebrate diversity. Picture books are a wonderful tool to teach tolerance and diversity.

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 400 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

IPC International Goals

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.


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