The Picture Book Database is a unique service that combines metadata from dozens of online and print sources, thousands of picture books, and countless publisher, author, and illustrator websites. Over two years in development, this tool fills a unique void as there are few dependable online picture book resources that help readers explore the possibilities of the format. The service helps readers find the best picture books in one place, without having to consult multiple resources.
We developed a typology to organize picture books into categories specific to the format, tracking metadata for over 40 fields. We strive to obtain as much information about each title in our database as possible. The database is an always-growing-ever-changing type of service. When additional information is discovered, existing records are updated.