World Kid Lit Downloads

On this page you’ll find all of our downloadable PDF resources, which are also linked to from other places around the website.

Illustrated book lists

Here are various printable book lists to help you source books for your school, your bookshop/library, or for your own reading exploration of the world.

Please ask if there is a reading list you would find useful!

Read the World | Translated Books for 8-12 year olds * downloadable list covering middle grade fiction from Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Middle East and Europe

A glimpse of the YA book list: fiction and nonfiction in translation

Africa | Picture books and junior fiction

Africa | Fiction and nonfiction for teens and young adults

See the Africa resources page for more maps and reading lists

Book review templates

If any children or teens would like help with writing a book review, there are some tips and templates below. If you’d like us to publish any reviews by younger readers (anonymised to protect identity), please email

Primary / elementary school

Secondary / high school / ages 10+