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International Youth Literature Collection

The International Youth Literature Collection is a representative collection of children’s and young adult books, both translated and in their original language, that celebrate writing, visual style and design from outside of this country.


The Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is dedicated to support library services and reading promotion to children and young adults throughout the world.  This division strives to encourage the exchange of experience, education, and training and research in all aspects of children's and young adult's literature.


International Board on Books for Young People

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together. 

The autobiography of  IBBY's founder, Jella Lepman, A Bridge of Children's Books, is available for purchase from USBBY. 

Fifteen copies of A Bridge of Children´s Books are available for a free loan of six weeks for book discussion groups. You will be asked to pay the postage to and from your location. For more information, contact the USBBY Secretariat.

Global Literature in Libraries Initiative

The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative strives to raise the visibility of world literature for adults and children at the local, national and international levels. 

United States Board on Books for Young People


The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) serves as the U.S. national section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY),  which was founded to promote international understanding and good will through books for children and adolescents.

EU Read

EURead is a consortium of European reading promotion organizations who exchange knowledge, experiences and concepts, and jointly develop new strategies for the promotion of reading.  These organizations strongly believe that reading is a prerequisite for full participation in our media-led and culturally diverse society.

International Research Society for Children's Literature

The International Research Society for Children's Literature is an international scholarly organization established to support and promote research in the field of children's literature. It includes members from over forty countries worldwide.

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International Literacy Association

ILA is a global organization whose mission is to empower educators, inspire students, and encourage leaders with the resources they need to make literacy accessible for all.

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Outside In World

Outside In World is an organization dedicated to promoting and exploring world literature and children's books in translation. A feature of the website allows you to browse geographic regions to discover books from that region.  

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