Please check back in June 2021 to find resources and ideas to help you celebrate #WorldKidLitMonth in your library!
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We would love to interview more librarians and teacher-librarians for the blog! Please tell us how you include international children’s books in your collection, which translated children’s and teen books have proven popular, and how your library has marked #WorldKidLitMonth in previous years.
Please also send us your photos of #WorldKidLitMonth displays, as we’d love to start a gallery of translated children’s book displays in libraries and bookshops worldwide.
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Sourcing children’s books from around the world
- Outside in World: search for translated books by country of origin
- Global Literature in Libraries Initiative: children’s book reviews every #WorldKidLitWednesday
- School Library Association (SLA) Riveting Reads: A World of Books in Translation, ed. Daniel Hahn and Joy Court
- Search World Kid Lit for books by age category, by country of origin, language of origin, and you’ll also find reading lists for regions of the world
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Here you’ll find some downloadable PDF lists to help you source translated children’s and YA books. These lists can also help you identify translated titles from your existing collection (sadly, it isn’t always signposted in the metadata).
We’ll soon be adding reading lists for Asia, Africa and the Middle East, as well as language-specific bilingual reading lists for various languages. Please check back here in June 2021!