We are starting a new project called “Kids Read the World.” At the beginning stages and throughout, we are looking for favorite, original children’s books (translated) from every country in the world. We’ve started a google doc that is open sourced, so that we can get submissions from around the world. At this time, we are not including books written by American authors (except for the book representing the US). Rather, we’d like books that are written by authors from all of the countries around the world. We are hoping to pick classic books that are enjoyed by children around the world: picture books, traditional stories, folktales, silly and serious, long and short.
We are inviting our readers, and their friends, family, and teachers to suggest books that they love from a particular country. This is an editable, live document from which we will choose our ultimate list of children’s books from around the world. We will leave it open as a reference guide for anyone interested in reading quality, children’s literature from around the world!
Click here to participate and add your favorite book to our list of children’s book from every country.
To participate, add the book information to the spreadsheet below. You can view the embedded document below, and you can also use this link. Please do not alter the list of countries. However, if we are missing a territory that you’d like to be included, add it to the bottom of the list. 🙂 To add another book below a country, scroll to the right. Leave the cell blank if info is unknown.
Please help us fill in this list of children’s books from around the world! Let us know the titles of your favorite children’s books from another country, and follow along as we read the world. Also please share with your friends from different countries so we can get as many responses as possible.