WLT Book Buzz Episode #4 - Kids’ Lit in Translation: Dragons, Zombies, Friendship, and Adventure

December 20, 2021
by  WLT

In this fourth episode of WLT Book Buzz, Laura Hernandez & Bunmi Ishola cover 18 books in translation for children and young adults, with translations from Japanese, German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Dragons, zombies, friendship, and adventure + a special shout-out to @worldkidlit!

Books in Episode 4

1. Chirri & Chirra, by Kaya Doi; trans. Yuki Kaneko

2. Soul Lanterns, by Shaw Kuzki; trans. Emily Balistrieri

3. Hannah’s Night, by Komako Sakai; ill. Komako Sakai; trans. Cathy Hirano

4. Wild Animals of the North, by Dieter Braun; trans. Jen Calleja

5. How to Light Your Dragon, by Didier Lévy; illus. Fred Benaglia; trans. Jill Phythian

6. Aster and the Mixed-Up Magic, by Thom Pico; illus. Karensac; trans. Anne Smith & Owen Smith

7. Catherine’s War, by Julia Billet; illus. Claire Fauvel; trans. Ivanka Hahnenberger

8. A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return, by Zeina Abirached; trans. Edward Gauvin

9. Me Tall, You Small, written and illus. Lilli L’Arronge, trans. Madeleine Stratford

10. Ghoulia (Book 1), by Barbara Cantini; trans. Anna Golding

11. The Murderer’s Ape, by Jakob Wegelius, trans. Peter Graves

12. The Thief Lord, by Cornelia Funke, illus. Christian Birmingham; trans. Oliver Latsch

13. Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke; trans. Anthea Bell

14. The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas, by María García Esperón; ill. Amanda Mijangos; trans. David Bowles

15. Two White Rabbits, by Jairo Buitrago; illus. Rafael Yockteng; trans. Elisa Amado

16. Mexique: A Refugee Story from the Spanish Civil War, by María José Ferrada; illus. Ana Penyas; trans. Elisa Amado

17. Akissi: Tales of MischiefMore Tales of Mischief, and Even More Tales of Mischief, by Marguerite Abouet; illus. Mathieu Sapin; trans. Marie Bédrune & Judith Taboy