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About this Website


The comments in this online gallery were written by the International Library of Children's Literature staff, with reference to writings by Prof. Teruo Jingu (Professor Emeritus, Aoyama Gakuin University), formally a guest researcher at the ILCL. Prof. Jingu has advised us on this exhibition from the planning stages. We would like to thank him for his cooperation.

Exhibit Materials

The Winnington-Ingram Collection of Children's Books is the property of the ILCL. The ownership of respective materials viewable on external websites to which links are created from this website is as indicated on those websites.

As a general rule, the links are created between books of the same edition. Please note, however, that some minor differences may exist between the websites in their exhibits due to conservation conditions.

Related Websites (links)

1. International Children's Digital Library (ICDL)

ICDL is an digital library project jointly inaugurated by the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory of the University of Maryland of the United States and the Internet Archive in 2002. The objective of this project is to make available outstanding children's books that are useful in promoting understanding of diverse cultures, societies, interests, lifestyles, etc. of peoples of the world. The project, operated by ICDL Foundation since 2006, had digitalized approximately 4,600 children's books in 61 languages by 2009 for online viewing via a 19-language interface search system.

For cover-to-cover viewing of books, click on "Read this Book" on the front cover of the desired book shown on the linked website.

2. Internet Archive

A non-profit organization founded in the United States in 1996 by Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive archives a variety of information available on the Internet (video, music, books, etc.) using a system called Wayback Machine and makes this collection available to the general public as an Open Library.

For cover-to-cover viewing of books, click on "View the Book" and choose a viewing format on the linked website.

Bibliographical information

In principle, bibliographical information of this online gallery is based on the bibliographic data of the NDL.


April 23, 2013: Online exhibition released.
April 23, 2018: Usability and Web Accessibility adaptation based on the National Diet Library accessibility policy was completed.


Links to this content are basically free. For linking, the banners below are available. However, for links to the individual pages of this exhibition, please be sure to clearly state that each page is part of the ILCL's online exhibition.

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Reproduction of the contents

If you wish to reproduce any item or any portion of any item (image, document, article, data, etc.) in this exhibition, please complete the reproduction request form and send to us in advance. For more detailed information or contact address, please refer to "Utilizing the contents of the website of the National Diet Library" on the Site Policy page of the NDL website. For reproduction of contents on the linked external websites, please contact the concerned website administrator.

Web Accessibility

The National Diet Library strives to make its website accessible to people of all capabilities and ensure that content is perceivable, operable, and understandable in accordance with the National Diet Library accessibility policy (Japanese) based on JIS X 8341-3:2016 "Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities-Information and communications equipment, software and services-Part 3: Web content". We hereby provide our website test results (Japanese).


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