Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Batchelder Award for Translated Books, Winners & Honors from 2001-Present

Alemagna, Béatrice.

Eddie is five and a half and thinks she is the only one in her family without a special talent. So ...

Brun-Cosme, Nadine.

Big Wolf has always lived alone at the top of a hill under a tree, so when a little wolf suddenly a...

Daciute, Evelina.

Learn about family, happiness, and friendship in this hope-filled children's book. Our story s...

Fang, Suzhen.

"Xiao Le's grandmother lives in a faraway village. A visit with Grandma is always a speci...

Gomi, Taro.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. A young girl gazes out over the horizon, and wonders what l...

Hole, Stian.

As the summer ends, six-year-old Garmann's three ancient aunts visit and they all talk about t...

Johansen, Hanna.

The persistence of Henrietta, one of 3,333 chickens on a chicken farm, leads to a better life for t...

Lunde, Stein Erik.

Unable to sleep, a young boy climbs into his father's arms and asks about birds, foxes, and wh...

Moundlic, Charlotte.

On his first vacation without his parents, eight-year-old Myron faces a scary grandfather, teasing ...

Naumann-Villemin, Christine.

When Edmond Bigsnout, a lone wolf, sets out to satisfy his craving for a city rabbit, his efforts a...

Sanabria, José.

"Once upon a time there was a ship that sailed beside the sun with very important people on bo...

Scotto, Thomas.

"A young boy expresses his love for his friend Jerome"-- ...

Apelfeld, Aharon.

Adam and Thomas, two nine-year-old Jewish boys who survive World War II, take refuge in the forest ...

Bredsdorff, Bodil.

After the death of her grandmother, a young orphaned girl leaves her house by the cove and begins a...

Bredsdorff, Bodil.

Eidi leaves her mother and stepfather in Crow Cove to live in a nearby village, where she meets the...

De Mari, Silvana.

Struggling to survive in a post apocalyptic world after his village is destroyed, Yorsh, the earth&...

Chotjewitz, David.

In 1933, best friends Daniel and Armin admire Hitler, but as anti-Semitism buoys Hitler to power, D...

Dumon Tak, Bibi.

"Mikis is thrilled when his grandfather buys a new donkey, but soon begins to worry that he is...

Dumon Tak, Bibi.

An orphaned Syrian brown bear cub is adopted by Polish soldiers during World War II and serves for ...

Funke, Cornelia.

Also available in Overdrive. Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the youn...

Goscinny.

Nicholas is invited to a birthday party by the girl next door, plays a very messy game of chess, an...

Lindelauf, Benny.

When the Boon family moves into an old, ramshackle house at the very edge of a small town in the Ne...

Matti, Truus.

A tale of a girl in two stories, one involving a fox and rat, the other involving her constantly-tr...

Miyabe, Miyuki.

With a determined plan to reunite his mother and father, the 10-year-old boy named Wataru knowingly...

Morgenstern, Susie Hoch.

Elderly Monsieur Noel, the very unconventional new eighth-grade teacher, gives coupon books for suc...

Mourlevat, Jean-Claude.

Loosely based on Charles Perrault's "Tom Thumb," seven brothers in modern-day France...

Orlev, Uri.

Based on the true story of a nine-year-old boy who escapes the Warsaw Ghetto and must survive throu...

Øvreås, Håkon.

2020 Winner. With help from his recently-deceased grandfather, new friends and their superhero alte...

Peretti, Paola.

When nine-year-old Mafalda learns she will go blind in six months from Stargardt Disease, she needs...

Raschke, Jens.

Ten-year-old Jette wrestles with the death of her younger brother, Emil, at age six, recalling spec...

Svingen, Arne.

Also available in Overdrive. Immersing himself in his love for opera in order to cope with a diffic...

Thor, Annika.

Also available in Overdrive. In 1939 Sweden, two Jewish sisters wait for their parents to flee the ...

Thor, Annika.

Also available in Overdrive. Having left Nazi-occupied Vienna a year ago, thirteen-year-old Jewish ...

Wegelius, Jakob.

When her best friend, the sailor Henry Koskela, is falsely accused of murder, a gorilla named Sally...

Kuhlmann, Torben.

"When two unlikely friends build a vessel capable of taking them to the bottom of the ocean fi...

Mello, Roger.

"Introduces a colorful cast of characters whose fates are connected in different ways, explori...

Ringtved, Glenn.

Also available in Hoopla. Aware their grandmother is gravely ill, four siblings learn to realize th...

Yi, Ok-Pae.

Grandfather returns each year to the demilitarized zone, the barrier--and accidental nature preserv...

Dauvillier, Loïc.

"A grandmother shares the story of her experiences in WWII with her grandchild in this graphic...

Jun, Nie.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. "Four short stories set in a hutong, or residential al...

Liniers.

"When Henrietta's mother gives her a box of colored pencils, she sets out to draw a terri...

Schyffert, Bea Uusma.

A biography of the astronaut, Michael Collins, who circled the moon in the Apollo 12 space capsule ...

Frier, Raphaële.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Malala Yousafzai stood up to the Taliban and fought for the...