Find Books by Age Category

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+)

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.

Middle grade / junior fiction (including graphic novels)

Recommended books for more confident readers, aged roughly 8-12.

Young adult / teen fiction (including graphic novels)

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!

Children’s poetry

We’re working on a list of recommended poetry books in translation for young readers; please check back here soon!

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