World Kid Lit Month Resources

So you want to take up the #WorldKidLitMonth challenge to read and review a children’s book in translation into English … but how do you find a good book to read?

You can search this site by keyword, by country or by language of origin for translated books. Below are some book lists to give you ideas ~ you might find yourself setting off on an around-the-world tour by book!

We’re adding lists all the time (and soon: maps!) but please tweet us (@worldkidlit) if there’s a country whose children’s books you’d like to know about. We’ll do our best to help!

Finding Kids’ Books from Around the World

Found in Translation ~ a European book list produced by Islington Libraries, UK

The Best Kids’ Books in Translation ~ recommended by publisher Adam Freudenheim

Japanese manga ~ book list produced by Islington Libraries, UK

Children’s and YA books published in translation in 2020

Children’s and YA books published in translation in 2019

Children’s and YA books published in translation in 2017 and 2018

Around the World in 10 Kids’ Books

100 Great Translated Children’s Books From Around the World ~ by M. Lynx Qualey

100 More Translated Children’s Books from Around the World ~ by Avery Udagawa

8 Books for Young Readers: Arab Women’s KidLit in Translation

World Kid Lit Readers’ Favourite Translated Children’s and YA Books

Writing a Book Review

How to Write a Book Review (BookTrust UK)

Help a Child Write a Book Review (Read, Write, Think)

For the more experienced book reviewer, What Makes a Good Translated Book Review?