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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.

Latin American Artists in Conversation with Yael Bernstein

Translating Children's Books - Read the World at the Eric Carle Museum

Accessing African Children’s Literature through Online Resources

This 2020 webinar sponsored by the Africa Committee of the International Relations Committee of ALA is moderated by Janet Lee and introduces the audience to Brenda Randolph, Director of Africa Access who share resources about African authors and illustrators published in the U.S. Dorcus Wepukhulu who is the Kenya-based Partner Development Coordinator for the African Storybook. This resource provides open access to 1786 Storybooks in 219. Languages.. 6527. Translations. 

2020 Batchelder Award Acceptance Speeches

                                                                                      Batchelder Award winners (Outstanding Books translated ...

Listen to Honorees accept the 2020 Mildred L. Batchelder Award as well as Claudia Bedrick's Acceptance Speech for the winner, Brown. Remarks were recorded for the 2020 ALSC Awards Ceremony - The ALA Book Award Celebration and begin  at minute 16:15 and end at 25: 02. 

Other Acceptance Speeches can be accessed through the ALA Information Repository (ALAIR).

Thames & Hudson Inc. is the winner of the 2019 (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award for The Fox on the Swing

Delacorte Press is the winner of the 2018 (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award for The Murderer’s Ape

Enchanted Lion Books is the winner of the 2017 (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award for Cry, Heart, But Never Break

Enchanted Lion Books is the winner of the 2016 (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award for The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers is the winner of the 2015 (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award for Mikis and the Donkey

Enchanted Lion Books is the winner of the 2014 (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award for Mister Orange

Dial Books for Young Readers is the winner of the 2013 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for My Family for the War

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers received the 2012 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for Soldier Bear

Latin American Children's Book Creators

A series of free webinars featuring interviews with Antonio Malpica (Mexico), Isol (Argentina), María Teresa Andruetto (Argentina), María José Ferrada (Chile), Roger Mello (Brazil) and Gusti (Argentina) was presented in the Summer of 2021. Each lecture, a collaboration between the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with the International Youth Library (Munich, Germany) and UWM Translation & Interpreting Studies.  CLACS is a Title  VI National Resource Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is available on the University of Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies website


Read Around the World: Innovative International Publishing in the US

Four distinguished, award-winning publishers with roots in Nigeria, the UK, New Zealand, and Iran share their varied publishing philosophies and explore the challenges and benefits of publishing international children's books in the United States. View this USBBY ALA presentation here



Nami Island International Picture Book Concours

This video chronicles the jury's selection of winners from the inaugural Nami island illustration Concours (NiiiC), held in 2013.  It was initially prepared to present at the Bologna Book Fair's 50th anniversary programs, with images from the Book Fair added afterwards.

In Conversation with Peter Sis and Roger Mello

Lisa Drasek, Curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections (CLRC) at the University of Minnesota moderated a conversation hosted by the Eric Carle Museum on April 1, 2021  with Peter Sis and Roger Mello. Peter discussed his new book Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children and Roger talked about You Can't Be Too Careful. 



WorldKidLit Live

Starting Nov 2020, WorldKidLit LIVE has launched a new series of talks on youtube focused on the literature for young readers from a particular language or country, and how that literature can enrich others through translation.

The Danger of a Single Story

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warns of the unintended consequences of not seeing yourself in your literature in this compelling Ted Talk

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Makes the Case for Truth in ...

Sophie Van Der Linden talks about French Picture Books

“Introduction to Kamishibai and the World Kamishibai Forum”

Tara McGowan, (kamishibai researcher, artist, and storyteller in New Jersey, USA,) gives a delightful introduction that includes an original kamishibai story. Tara is the author of “The Kamishibai Classroom.” She is an organizer of The World Kamishibai Forum.  View the full 2020-2021 schedule for live performances, many of which can be seen on youtube. 

Fuse#8 31 Days, 31 Lists

31 Days, 31 Lists: Day 18 - 2016 Easy Books — @fuseeight A ...

Each December, SLJ Fuse #8 Productions Columnist Betsy Bird posts great lists of new and notable books published during the current year. Check out these past lists for International titles and watch for current titles on December 7 and December 13. 


Translated Picture Books

Translation Watch List for 2022

On the lookout for new translated Children's and YA literature? Check out 'The List' on WorldKidLit. 



Latin American Children's Book Creators


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