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International Book Lists
The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.
Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children's Books
This annotated bibliography (e-book), organizes geographically by world region and country, with descriptions of nearly 700 books representing more than 70 countries, is a valuable resource for librarians, teachers, and anyone else seeking to promote international understanding through children's literature. Like its predecessors, it will be an important tool for providing stories that will help children understand our differences while simultaneously demonstrating our common humanity.
The Carnegie Medal is one of the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. The Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people.
Global Reading: Selected Literature for Children and Teens Set in Other Countries
A selective list published by the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) of books for children and young adults and set in other countries.
Hans Christian Andersen Awards
The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books. Every other year IBBY presents the awards to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature.
Kate Greenaway Medal
The Kate Greenaway Medal is one of the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. The Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) has a number of awards for outstanding international books for young people.