Polylino – A digital picture book service for early childhood education

Books that are learning foundation and curriculum aligned

What happens if young children never see themselves in books that are being read to them? And what happens if young children only see themselves in books that are being read to them? All children need books that reflect their own experiences as well as those of children who are different from them. We have teamed up with Dr. Ann M. Neely as our children’s literature expert to shape and build our digital library to suit the needs of all children.

Our book selection comes from various international publishers, primarily from North America, Sweden, and the UK. We have illustrated picture books, non-fiction and factual books, fairytales and folktales, and stories that are culturally relevant and diverse. Many of these books are visual, engaging, and have been selected for their literary and artistic value.

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Topics covered

Our extensive library is regularly being updated and added to, and while we try to provide books which cover a wide range of topics and stories, we always welcome suggestions from our teachers for new topics and titles to add. This is a short snapshot of some of the themes we offer:

  • Family/Friends
  • Growing Up
  • Emotions
  • Animals/Nature
  • Countries/Cultures
  • Planets/Space
  • Transportation
  • Occupations
  • Holidays/Events
  • Environment/World Facts
  • Fairy Tales/Folktales
  • Numbers/ABCs
  • Special Themes and Major Life Events – illness/loss, family separation/divorce, aging, equality, moving, disabilities, and more.

Acclaimed and Award-Winning Authors and Illustrators

Polylino includes books by a range of internationally acclaimed and award-winning authors and illustrators including Hassan Manasrah, 2020 Hans Christian Anderson Award Nominee, Etisalat Award winner for Best Book of the year. There are also numerous story-time favorites with much loved authors, poets and illustrators including Lisa Cline-Ransome, Maya Abu-Alhayyat, Nancy Churnin, Margaret Read MacDonald,Roberto Aliaga, Muon Van, Marta Sanmamed andmore.

Just some of the love our books have received:

Coretta Scott King Honor Book; Christopher Award-Winning Picture Book; Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, Original Art Award; Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books; School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Publisher’s Weekly; Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Award; IPPY Awards; Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards; Gelett Burgress Award; International Latino Book Awards; Etisalat Award; Muhammad Kahil Prize Nominee; Christian Anderson Award Nominee; NAPPA Honor Book, Young People’s Poet Laureate 2019-2021 Shortlist; Oddest Books of 2018, Betsy Bird/School Library Journal; The Children’s Book Review, and Reader’s Digest; International Youth Library’s White Ravens List; and many more …

Our Publishers

We have a growing list of publishers and signed authors that offer their books with Polylino. Here are a few notable publishers that we are collaborating with:

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