Search by Region/Continent

This website aims to help you find world literature for children and young adults, focusing mainly on translations from around the world, and books in other languages that aren’t yet translated into English but deserve to be! We feature everything from picture books up to graphic novels and YA fiction. Listed below are links to resources and blog posts here at World Kid Lit, as well as external links to other websites and media.

We’ve listed countries and territories on this page using the United Nations geoscheme, pictured below. You’ll find the continents listed in alphabetical order: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania.

You can also search the World Kid Lit website for books by country or by language.


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Recommended resources
Northern Africa

Resources for books from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and Western Sahara

Western Africa

Resources for books from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo

Middle Africa

Resources for books from Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe

Eastern Africa

Resources for books from British Indian Ocean Territory, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, French Southern Territories, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Southern Africa

Resources for books from Botswana Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa


North America
Central America

Resources for books from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama


Resources for books from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French part), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, and United States Virgin Islands

South America

Resources for books from Argentina, Bolivia, Bouvet Island, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela


Western Asia

Resources for books from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, State of Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic, Türkiye, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen

Central Asia

Resources for books from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

Southern Asia

Resources for books from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

Eastern Asia

Resources for books from China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, and Taiwan

Southeastern Asia

Resources for books from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam


Eastern Europe

Resources for books from Belarus, Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, and Ukraine

Northern Europe

Resources for books from Åland Islands, Channel Islands, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Sweden, United Kingdom (Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England)

Southern Europe

Resources for books from Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Gibraltar, Greece, Holy See, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, and Spain

Western Europe

Resources for books from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, and Switzerland


Australia and New Zealand

Resources for books from Australia, New Zealand


Resources for books from Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and Palau


Resources for books from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu


Resources for books from Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu


This is an ambitious project being carried out by volunteers, so please help if you can. You can suggest a website URL for these resources pages, or see the Get Involved! page for details of how to submit to World Kid Lit blog. Thank you!