Search by Language

We’re on a mission to highlight the vast diversity of children’s and YA books in translation, as well as the world of amazing books still available for translation into English.

Here you’ll find the languages so far mentioned on this blog and, where available, links to resources on other websites.

If you can help us to include literature in translation from a language not yet included here, please get in touch!

Languages

Afrikaans ~ on this blog

Akan ~ on this blog

Albanian ~ on this blog

Amharic ~ on this blog

Arabic ~ on this blog ~ ArabKidLitNow! ~ Qatar Foundation Read Alouds: picture books in Arabic and English ~ Syrian picture books: Planet Picture Book ~ Syrian books: Outside in World

Armenian ~ on this blog

Basque ~ on this blog

Bengali ~ on this blog ~ Tulika Books: Bengali books, translations from Bengali and bilingual books ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Asia

Bosnian ~ on this blog

Breton

Bulgarian ~ on this blog

Burmese ~ on this blog

Cabo Verdean Crioulo ~ World Kid Lit blog

Catalan ~ on this blog

Chinese ~ on this blog ~ specifically Cantonese and Mandarin ~ Chinese Books for Young readers blog ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Asia

Cree ~ World Kid Lit blog

Croatian ~ on this blog

Czech ~ on this blog

Danish ~ on this blog ~ Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Scandinavia

Dari ~ on this blog

Darija

Duala ~ on this blog

Dutch ~ on this blog

Eritrean ~ on this blog

Esperanto ~ on this blog

Estonian ~ on this blog ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Central and Eastern Europe

Evenki ~ on this blog

Faroese ~ on this blog ~ Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Scandinavia

Farsi ~ on this blog

Filipino ~ on this blog

Finland Swedish ~ on this blog

Finnish ~ on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Scandinavia

Flemish ~ on this blog

French ~ on this blog ~ French Friday on Library Mice blog ~  children’s books from France at Outside in Worldchildren’s books from Switzerland at Outside in World 

Fula (Fulani) ~ on this blog

Gaelic ~ World Kid Lit blog

Georgian ~ on this blog

German ~ on this blog ~ children’s books from Germany at Outside in World ~ children’s books from Austria at Outside in Worldchildren’s books from Switzerland at Outside in World 

Greek ~ on this blog ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Central and Eastern Europe

Guaraní

Gujarati ~ on this blog

Hausa ~ on this blog

Hebrew ~ on this blog

Hindi ~ on this blog

Hungarian ~ on this blog ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Central and Eastern Europe

Icelandic ~ on this blog ~ Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Scandinavia

Igbo ~ on this blog

Indonesian ~ on this blog ~ Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Asia

Inuinnaqtun ~ World Kid Lit blog ~

Inuktitut ~ World Kid Lit blog ~

Irish ~ on this blog | Gaelic ~ on this blog

Italian ~ on this blog

Jamaican Patois ~ on this blog

Japanese ~ on this blog ~ Japanese manga book list produced by Islington Libraries, UK ~ Japanese books in translation at Outside in World ~ SCBWI Japan list of recommended translations ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Asia

Kannada ~ on this blog

Khmer ~ on this blog

K’iche’ ~ World Kid Lit blog

Kiswahili (Swahili) ~ on this blog

Korean ~ on this blog ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Asia

Kurdish (Sorani and Kurmanji) ~ on this blog ~ see also The Boy at the Back of the Class, about a Kurdish-speaking boy from Syria

Lakota ~ World Kid Lit blog

Latin ~ on this blog

Latvian ~ on this blog ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Central and Eastern Europe

Lingít (Tlingit) ~ World Kid Lit blog ~

Lithuanian ~ on this blog ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Central and Eastern Europe

Luganda ~ on this blog

Luxembourgish ~ on this blog

Macedonian ~ on World Kid Lit

Malay ~ on this blog

Malayalam ~ on this blog

Maltese~ on this blog

Maori (te reo Māori) ~ on this blog ~ Gecko Press

Me’phaa (Tlapanec)

Moldavian ~ on this blog

Mongolian ~ on World Kid Lit

Montenegrin

Nahuatl

Nepalese ~ on this blog

Norwegian ~ on this blogOutside in World ~ Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Scandinavia

Panchmahali Bhili

Pashto (Pashtun) ~ on this blog

Polish ~ on this blog ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Central and Eastern Europe

Portuguese ~ on this blog  ~ children’s books from Portugal at Outside in World ~ children’s books from Brazil at Outside in World ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from the Americas

Portuñol / Portunhol

Punjabi ~ on this blog

Q’anjob’al

Qʼeqchiʼ

Romanian ~ on this blog ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Central and Eastern Europe

Russian ~ on this blog ~ Russian Kid Lit blog ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Central and Eastern Europe

Sanskrit ~ on this blog

Santhali

Scots ~ on this blog

Serbian ~ on this blog

Serbo-Croatian ~ on this blog

Sesotho (Sotho) ~ on this blog

Shona ~ on this blog

Shuar

Siamese ~ on this blog

Sindhi

Siraiki

Slovak ~ on this blog

Slovenian (Slovene) ~ on this blog ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Central and Eastern Europe

Sm’algya̱x (Tsimshian) ~ search World Kid Lit blog for Sm’algya̱x / Tsimshian ~

Somali ~ on this blog

Spanish ~ on this blog ~children’s books from Spain at Outside in World ~ children’s books from Argentina at Outside in World ~ children’s books from Mexico at Outside in World ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from the Americas

Sumerian

Swahili (Kiswahili) ~ on this blog

Swedish ~ on this blog ~ Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Scandinavia

Tagalog ~ on this blog

Tajik

Tamil ~ on this blog

Thai ~ on this blog

Tibetan ~ on World Kid Lit

Tigrinya ~ on this blog

Tsonga (Xitsonga)

Tuareg

Turkish ~ on this blog

Ukrainian ~ on this blog ~ TAULT – literary agency for Ukrainian literature in translation ~ World Kid Lit Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Central and Eastern Europe

Urdu ~ on this blog

Uyghur

Uzbek ~ World Kid Lit blog

Vietnamese ~ on this blog ~ Downloadable book list: Children’s Books in Translation from Asia

Warlpiri

Welsh ~ on this blog

X̱aad Kíl (Haida) ~ World Kid Lit blog: X̱aad Kíl / Haida ~

Xhosa ~ World Kid Lit blog

Yiddish ~ on this blog

Yoruba ~ on this blog

Zulu ~ on this blog