Read Around the World

Inspired by global readers such as Ann Morgan (A Year of Reading the World) and Laura Taylor (Planet Picture Book), we aim to make it as easy as possible for you to find children’s and YA books in translation to embark on your own reading tour of the globe, no matter how modest or ambitious.

Here we aim to link to lists of recommended reads for every country of the world. For some countries it might take a while to find this information; some countries may have no local children’s publishing at all.

Where we can, we will link to children’s and YA fiction translated into English from other languages. Where such titles aren’t available, we’ll suggest fiction for young readers by writers from these countries, originally in English, or published in English in those countries. We also aim to include bilingual fiction and poetry where possible.

This is an ambitious initiative being carried out by a very small group of volunteers, so please do get in touch if you can help with suggesting titles or material for the blog. Thank you!

Countries and regions

A
Afghanistan ~ mentions on this blog
Albania ~ mentions on this blog
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda ~ mentions on this blog
Argentina ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Armenia
Australia ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Austria ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Azerbaijan ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book

B
The Bahamas ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Bahrain
Bangladesh ~ mentions on this blog
Barbados
Belarus ~ mentions on this blog
Belgium ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia ~ mentions on this blog
Bosnia and Herzegovina ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Botswana ~ mentions on this blog
Brazil ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Brunei
Bulgaria ~ mentions on this blog
Burkina Faso
Burundi

C
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
China ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Colombia ~ mentions on this blog
Comoros
Congo / Democratic Republic of Congo ~ mentions on this blog
Congo / Republic of Congo
Costa Rica ~ mentions on this blog
Côte d’Ivoire
Croatia ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Cuba ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Cyprus ~ mentions on this blog
Czech Republic ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World

D
Denmark (including the Faroe Islands) ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic

E
East Timor (Timor-Leste)
Ecuador ~ mentions on this blog
Egypt ~ mentions on this blog
El Salvador ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Equatorial Guinea ~ mentions on this blog
Eritrea
Estonia ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Eswatini / Swaziland
Ethiopia ~ mentions on this blog ~ Planet Picture Book

F
Fiji
Finland ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
France ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World

G
Gabon
The Gambia
Georgia ~ mentions on this blog
Germany ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Ghana ~ mentions on this blog
Greece ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Grenada
Guatemala ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Guinea ~ Planet Picture Book
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana ~ mentions on this blog

H
Haiti ~ Planet Picture Book
Honduras
Hungary ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World

I
Iceland ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
India ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Indonesia ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Iran ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Iraq ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Ireland ~ mentions on this blog ~ Planet Picture Book
Israel ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Italy ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book

J
Jamaica ~ mentions on this blog
Japan ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Jordan ~ mentions on this blog

K
Kazakhstan
Kenya ~ mentions on this blog
Kiribati
North Korea / Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ~ mentions on this blog
South Korea ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Kosovo
Kurdistan
Kuwait ~ mentions on this blog
Kyrgyzstan

L
Laos
Latvia ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Lebanon ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Luxembourg

M
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia ~ mentions on this blog ~ Planet Picture Book
Maldives
Mali
Malta ~ Outside in World
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco ~ mentions on this blog ~ Planet Picture Book
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma) ~ mentions on this blog

N
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal ~ mentions on this blog
Netherlands ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
New Zealand ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Nicaragua ~ mentions on this blog
Niger ~ mentions on this blog
Nigeria ~ mentions on this blog ~ Planet Picture Book
North Macedonia
Norway ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book

O
Oman

P
Pakistan ~ Planet Picture Book
Palau
Palestine ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru ~ mentions on this blog
Philippines ~ mentions on this blog
Poland ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Portugal ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book

Q
Qatar ~ mentions on this blog
R
Romania ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Russia / Russian Federation ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Rwanda ~ mentions on this blog

S
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia ~ Planet Picture Book
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa ~ Planet Picture Book
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia ~ mentions on this blog
Senegal
Serbia ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Seychelles
Sierra Leone ~ mentions on this blog
Singapore ~ mentions on this blog ~ Planet Picture Book
Slovakia
Slovenia ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Solomon Islands ~ Planet Picture Book
Somalia ~ mentions on this blog
South Africa ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Spain ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
Sri Lanka
Sudan ~ mentions on this blog
Sudan, South ~ mentions on this blog
Suriname
Sweden ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Switzerland ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Syria ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book

T
Taiwan ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Tajikistan
Tanzania ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Thailand ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Togo
Tonga ~ Planet Picture Book
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World ~ Planet Picture Book
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu

U
Uganda ~ mentions on this blog ~ Planet Picture Book
Ukraine ~ mentions on this blog
United Arab Emirates (UAE) ~ mentions on this blog ~ Outside in World
United Kingdom (UK) ~ Outside in World
United States (USA) ~ Outside in World
Uruguay
Uzbekistan

V
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela ~ mentions on this blog
Vietnam ~ mentions on this blog ~ Planet Picture Book

W

Wales (part of UK) ~ Outside in World

Y
Yemen ~ mentions on this blog

Z
Zambia ~ mentions on this blog
Zimbabwe ~ mentions on this blog

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If you know about children’s and teen/YA books published in languages other than English and that language/country doesn’t feature yet on our blog, please get in touch!