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The European Picture Book Collection: A Multicultural Catalyst for the 21st Century (Penni Cotton)


This  article outlines the theoretical background which led to the development of the first European picturebook collection EPBC ( and introduces the teacher training course ESET (, designed to be used with the EPBC books. It then briefly presents a few of the follow-up projects that were funded by the European Commission and explains the secons European picturebook collection (, plus subsequent projects. Finally, it discusses the EPBC's impact worldwide, making reference to some of the educationalists who are using it as the basis for developing their own teacher-training courses and creating further picturebook resources that are likely to enhance linguistic and cultural understanding for future generations.


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