World Kid Lit Month Resources

So you’d like to join in with #WorldKidLitMonth and read a children’s or YA book in translation, but where to start?

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 you have a specific request. We’ll do our best to help!

Finding Kids’ Books from Around the World

Outstanding International Books resource with map of the world by USBBY

Prizewinners of the Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation, 1996 until 2017 (UK)

Batchelder Award winners, 1968-Present (USA)

#WorldKidLitWednesday on GLLI ~ weekly reviews of children’s books in translation

Outside in World ~ explore the world of books – search by country

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

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

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 ~ by M. Lynx Qualey

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

14 great translated picture books for preschoolers: a twitter thread ~ by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

Picture book reviews ~ by Claire Storey

Planet picture book ~ search by country of origin – by Laura Taylor

The #WorldKidLitMonth Challenge: Writing a Book Review

So you want to take up the #WorldKidLitMonth challenge to read and review a children’s book in translation into English. This challenge is for adults and younger readers alike. It needn’t be long: just a photo and a few words on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, a longer review for your blog or school newsletter, or a guest review for World Kid Lit blog ~ we welcome reviews by readers of all ages! If any children or teens would like help with writing a book review, there are some tips and templates below.

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?