O is for Outside In

O is for Outside In:

the organisation dedicated to promoting and exploring world literature and children’s books in translation.” 

 I have found this website of enormous help in compiling and researching this A-Z, and the nice people there provide all kinds of ways to discover new books. You can search for a specific author or  title, browse by age range or choose a country from an interactive map of the world. Or you can have a look at their book of the week. Not all the books are translations, incidentally – some are written in English by international authors.

There is also information on their work bringing international books to children in the UK and a whole range of schemes and events supporting translated children’s literature: it really is a worthwhile site to check out!

Meanwhile, here’s a range of translated picture books beginning with ‘O’ that I found there – follow the links below the images to read their reviews:

Odd Bird Out
Odd Bird Out

Oink, Oink Benny
Oink, Oink Benny

On the Farm
On the Farm

Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon
Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon
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About forwardtranslations

I'm a freelance literary translator from German and French to English. The title of my blog comes from Mary Schmich's description of reading: it struck home with me, and seems especially apt for translated fiction. Here are some of my musings on what I'm reading, re-reading, reading to my children, and translating.
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2 Responses to O is for Outside In

  1. Barb Freda says:

    Wow–thanks for this link!! Can't wait to explore it in more depth.b

  2. Rachel Ward says:

    It's great isn't it – I just had to share the love!

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