This website aims to be a portal to find a world of children’s and YA books in translation.
Here you’ll find links to recommended book lists for age-related categories. Because we cater for a global audience, we try to use open definitions and not to be too specific about target ages.
Please contact us if you’d like to suggest a translated book list for us to add here.
Board books and picture books
This category includes picture books for older readers, some of which include quite mature themes (perhaps age 6+)
- Best Picture Books in Translation ~ a list by Erica of What Do We Do All Day blog
- Picture book reviews ~ book reviews by Claire Storey
- Planet Picture Book ~ book reviews by Laura Taylor
- 14 great translated picture books for pre-schoolers ~ a twitter thread by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
Chapter books / emerging readers
Accessible chapter books for emerging readers (aged roughly 5-9), with a small amount of text and pictures on most pages.
- One translated title here (can you spot it?): First Chapter Books – a list by Books for Topics
- Some of these are perfect for emerging readers: Best Chapter Books in Translation ~ a list by Erica of What Do We Do All Day blog
- View posts on World Kid Lit blog categorized under Emerging Readers
Middle grade / junior fiction (including graphic novels)
Recommended books for more confident readers, aged roughly 8-12.
- Best Chapter Books in Translation ~ a list by Erica of What Do We Do All Day blog
Young adult / teen fiction (including graphic novels)
- 50 YA Books in Translation ~ by Kelly at Stacked Books blog
- The Best Young Adult Books in Translation ~ The Reading Agency
Illustrated non-fiction (all ages)
We’re working on a list of recommended illustrated non-fiction books in translation for early readers; please check back here soon!
We’re working on a list of recommended poetry books in translation for young readers; please check back here soon!
- View posts on World Kid Lit blog categorized under Poetry